Phillip didn't say that the dates didn't show up correctly; just that they aren't sorted in chronological order when the index is created in alphabetical name order. So if he has 600 John Smiths, they all show up in the index -- page-after-page of them -- sorted in reverse RIN order (for whatever good that does).
This really should be a "fixable" deficiency. It has been discussed before in this forum, and someone (you?) suggested creating a focus list of the 600 John Smiths which you print to an .rtf file and then use your word processor to sort them by birth date. Back in 1989-90, using PAF 1.0, that suggestion might have made sense, since we all knew we were living in the computer stone age. But not now!
We're only asking you why you can't program a secondary sort sequence -- even the most rudimentary word processors and database programs have secondary, tertiary, --- sort sequences. I've done enough programming to know you don't need a committee of rocket scientists to add this feature.
-- Cliff in Virginia
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