Garry's referring to the fact that the parcels are platted in order of their
"item number", or order of appearance in the deed file. As long as the
original large deed was entered first, there's no difficulty assigning fill
colors to the smaller descendant deeds. If the large deed was entered after
the division deeds, then the fill color of the large deed will cover over
the fill color of the division deeds.
By the way, as an alternative to filling the original deed, I've recently
been using a different line color for the original deed. You can also
experiment with bold or thick line style too.
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Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [DMU] Use of color in "offspring parcels"
Thanks Garry for the tip. I am just starting the process.
Garry Brown wrote:
> Using color coding can be really useful but there is a problem with it.
a little difficult to control which color is actually dislayed. You
cannot simply designate the color you want. You have to cut and paste to
change the item number of the deed. The latest or largest item number for
the plot is the one whose color is displayed. It's not real difficult just
one more step. This is a good candidate for an improvement in the next
version. (Hear that Steve Broyles?)
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