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*montagne, michael
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File Open sort Order

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06-25-2002 11:51 PM
How in the world does the sort order of the files in the OPEN dialogue get
reversed? They are sorted, but descending instead of ascending. The layers
are sorted fine. Don't think this a MAXSORT problem. I've seen this once
before and I can't recall the fix. It doesn't matter how the Windows
explorer sort is ordered.

mjm
*Dotson, Terry W.
Message 2 of 9 (132 Views)

Re: File Open sort Order

06-25-2002 11:51 PM in reply to: *montagne, michael
michael montagne wrote:

> How in the world does the sort order of the files in the OPEN dialogue get
> reversed? They are sorted, but descending instead of ascending. The layers
> are sorted fine. Don't think this a MAXSORT problem. I've seen this once
> before and I can't recall the fix. It doesn't matter how the Windows
> explorer sort is ordered.

I have users who confirm this problem. True that MAXSORT does not effect it.
Switching to details mode and sorting works for that launch, but does NOT stick
and nobody wants to do that each time. Searched the registry for 'sort'
settings and found none.

Quite an elusive problem that I would love to have an answer for.

Perhaps someone from Autodesk could provide an answer, if they know.

Terry
*Jessup, Allen S.
Message 2 of 9 (132 Views)

Re: File Open sort Order

06-25-2002 11:51 PM in reply to: *montagne, michael
If need be change the file display to Details then pick the Title of the
Files column. This should reverse the order. This also works for File Type
and Date.

luck
Allen

michael montagne wrote in message
news:7tfi3n$9e319@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> How in the world does the sort order of the files in the OPEN dialogue get
> reversed? They are sorted, but descending instead of ascending. The
layers
> are sorted fine. Don't think this a MAXSORT problem. I've seen this once
> before and I can't recall the fix. It doesn't matter how the Windows
> explorer sort is ordered.
>
> mjm
>
>
*Wagner, John
Message 2 of 9 (132 Views)

Re: File Open sort Order

06-25-2002 11:51 PM in reply to: *montagne, michael
For an interim fix, select the title bar where it says "Name" with the left
button. Each time you press it it will reverse the order, same for the other
bars in the dialogs. Also works in the Explorer

michael montagne wrote:

> How in the world does the sort order of the files in the OPEN dialogue get
> reversed? They are sorted, but descending instead of ascending. The layers
> are sorted fine. Don't think this a MAXSORT problem. I've seen this once
> before and I can't recall the fix. It doesn't matter how the Windows
> explorer sort is ordered.
>
> mjm

--
John Wagner
email: johnw4usa@netscape.net
*Furman, Paul
Message 2 of 9 (132 Views)

Re: File Open sort Order

06-25-2002 11:51 PM in reply to: *montagne, michael
Someone said they re-installed acad & fixed it, I've just learned to live with
it.

michael montagne wrote:

> How in the world does the sort order of the files in the OPEN dialogue get
> reversed? They are sorted, but descending instead of ascending. The layers
> are sorted fine. Don't think this a MAXSORT problem. I've seen this once
> before and I can't recall the fix. It doesn't matter how the Windows
> explorer sort is ordered.
>
> mjm

--
PAUL FURMAN
native plants - slope design
San Francisco - http://www.edgehill.net

George W. Girvin Associates
landscape architects
San Rafael - Santa Barbara
http://www.edgehill.net/girvin/index.htm
*Reeves, Tim
Message 6 of 9 (132 Views)

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06-25-2002 11:51 PM in reply to: *montagne, michael
Isn't that just the Windows Standard for Ascending or Descending Order of
Files? Unless I misunderstand the problem, it is working the way it is
supposed to. You can have your files sorted either way. Someone obviously
accidentally clicked on the Name Box instead of the actual file, and it
switched the Order. Click the name box again, and it will switch again.
Right?
Tim Reeves

Paul Furman wrote in message
news:37FB7D70.8D19B862@edgehill.net...
> Someone said they re-installed acad & fixed it, I've just learned to live
with
> it.
>
> michael montagne wrote:
>
> > How in the world does the sort order of the files in the OPEN dialogue
get
> > reversed? They are sorted, but descending instead of ascending. The
layers
> > are sorted fine. Don't think this a MAXSORT problem. I've seen this
once
> > before and I can't recall the fix. It doesn't matter how the Windows
> > explorer sort is ordered.
> >
> > mjm
>
> --
> PAUL FURMAN
> native plants - slope design
> San Francisco - http://www.edgehill.net
>
> George W. Girvin Associates
> landscape architects
> San Rafael - Santa Barbara
> http://www.edgehill.net/girvin/index.htm
>
>
*montagne, michael
Message 7 of 9 (132 Views)

Re:

06-25-2002 11:51 PM in reply to: *montagne, michael
Nope. I just tried that, and clicking the Name box did re-sort the list to
descending. I then opened a drawing so I would cancel the changes. I then
opened another drawing and the list was ascending again, just as it should
be. I should mention that the problem that I originally posted about is
actually happening to a client, not me.

mjm

Tim Reeves wrote in message <7tfvgv$bmp19@adesknews2.autodesk.com>...
>Isn't that just the Windows Standard for Ascending or Descending Order of
>Files? Unless I misunderstand the problem, it is working the way it is
>supposed to. You can have your files sorted either way. Someone obviously
>accidentally clicked on the Name Box instead of the actual file, and it
>switched the Order. Click the name box again, and it will switch again.
>Right?
>Tim Reeves
>
>
>
>
>Paul Furman wrote in message
>news:37FB7D70.8D19B862@edgehill.net...
>> Someone said they re-installed acad & fixed it, I've just learned to live
>with
>> it.
>>
>> michael montagne wrote:
>>
>> > How in the world does the sort order of the files in the OPEN dialogue
>get
>> > reversed? They are sorted, but descending instead of ascending. The
>layers
>> > are sorted fine. Don't think this a MAXSORT problem. I've seen this
>once
>> > before and I can't recall the fix. It doesn't matter how the Windows
>> > explorer sort is ordered.
>> >
>> > mjm
>>
>> --
>> PAUL FURMAN
>> native plants - slope design
>> San Francisco - http://www.edgehill.net
>>
>> George W. Girvin Associates
>> landscape architects
>> San Rafael - Santa Barbara
>> http://www.edgehill.net/girvin/index.htm
>>
>>
>
>
*Furman, Paul
Message 7 of 9 (132 Views)

Re:

06-25-2002 11:51 PM in reply to: *montagne, michael
No, it's an acad bug, we went through this a couple months ago & reinstalling
acad was the only workable solution proposed.

Tim Reeves wrote:

> Isn't that just the Windows Standard for Ascending or Descending Order of
> Files? Unless I misunderstand the problem, it is working the way it is
> supposed to. You can have your files sorted either way. Someone obviously
> accidentally clicked on the Name Box instead of the actual file, and it
> switched the Order. Click the name box again, and it will switch again.
> Right?
> Tim Reeves

--
PAUL FURMAN
native plants - slope design
San Francisco - http://www.edgehill.net

George W. Girvin Associates
landscape architects
San Rafael - Santa Barbara
http://www.edgehill.net/girvin/index.htm
*Vess, Jerry
Message 9 of 9 (132 Views)

Re:

06-25-2002 11:51 PM in reply to: *montagne, michael
I have the same problem, only on one out of eleven machines. I reinstalled Acad
4 times today and it didn't fix the problem!

Paul Furman wrote:

> No, it's an acad bug, we went through this a couple months ago & reinstalling
> acad was the only workable solution proposed.
>
> Tim Reeves wrote:
>
> > Isn't that just the Windows Standard for Ascending or Descending Order of
> > Files? Unless I misunderstand the problem, it is working the way it is
> > supposed to. You can have your files sorted either way. Someone obviously
> > accidentally clicked on the Name Box instead of the actual file, and it
> > switched the Order. Click the name box again, and it will switch again.
> > Right?
> > Tim Reeves
>
> --
> PAUL FURMAN
> native plants - slope design
> San Francisco - http://www.edgehill.net
>
> George W. Girvin Associates
> landscape architects
> San Rafael - Santa Barbara
> http://www.edgehill.net/girvin/index.htm
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