Sort order in Stationery folder

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Matt_A
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Sort order in Stationery folder

Post by Matt_A » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:50 am

Can anyone explain what controls the sort order of the files that show up in the dialog window that opens when you double-click the PowerCADD application? It shows the contents of the Stationery folder, but in no discernible order. This is an image of the contents of my Stationery folder sorted by Name, and the contents of the dialog box. I have tried clicking the column headers in the dialog box to sort them (the way the Finder works) to no avail. The header box highlights but does not propagate a sort.

Any clues? I would like the files grouped in a way that makes sense, I can rename them but I'm flying blind. It is not by name or date or size that I can tell.

Also, is there a way to delete the *Blank entry? I have no use for it.
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Post by patrickm » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:16 am

That's interesting. In my Stationery window (within PC 9.1.10 Build SG10), the files are listed in alphabetical order.

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Post by Matt_A » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:07 am

I am using PowerCADD 9.1.10 (Build SG10) as well, on MacOS 10.14.6 :|

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Post by RRichards » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:53 pm

This was discussed in the last few months. It is supposed to be possible to change the sort order by clicking on the headings but for many of us this does nothing. I can't remember when this problem first appeared but it is at least a year ago. Also, this happens on two different computers.

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Post by Matt_A » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:28 pm

Patrick -- What version of the OS are you using?

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Post by patrickm » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:36 am

Matt_A wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:28 pm
Patrick -- What version of the OS are you using?
Sierra, whatever number that is. (Edit: I'm on OS 10.12.6.)
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Post by Matt_A » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:08 am

Can anyone else using Mojave post their experience. Mojave is the one that is 10.14

the system names are
Apple DOS
Apple ProDOS
Apple GS/OS
Apple SOS
Lisa OS
MacWorks XL
System 1
System 2
System 3
System 4
System Software 5
System Software 6
System 7 or Mac OS
Mac OS 8
Mac OS 9
Mac OS X beta Kodiak
Mac OS X Cheetah
Mac OS X 10.1 Puma
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
Mac OS X Panther
Mac OS X Tiger
Mac OS X Leopard
Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Mac OS X Lion
OS X Mountain Lion
OS X Mavericks
OS X Yosemite
OS X El Capitan
macOS Sierra (10.12)
macOS High Sierra
macOS Mojave
macOS Catalina

It's on the test.

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Post by DavidScottOrkney » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:43 am

I'm using Mojave (10.14.6) and I get the same problem. I reported this to ESW a wee while ago and it's on their 'to do' bug list.

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Post by Derek » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:49 am

Looks like the listing issue may have started with High Sierra (10.13...)

BTW Matt, did you miss A/UX in your list? That was the underlying system of System 7. I guess that was just for the Unix geeks anyway. And do you remember the first Apple II's that didn't have any OS other than a BASIC interpreter built into the ROM? Oh what fun and simple those early days were!

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Post by Matt_A » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:00 pm

Q for Derek: who is Neural Ttoille?

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