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Subject: Easy Way to View 'available' Reminder List books?
Date Posted: 3/3/2008 12:23 PM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2006
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When I first started adding books to my Reminder list, I remember that the available books would be displayed on the first page so that I didn't have to go digging through my whole list to find what I could request.  I thought it was a great feature because it saved me time and (hopefully) got the books I wanted and kept them from floating endlessly in the system.  However, this stopped happening and for the longest time I thought I wasn't getting any matches at all.  Today as I was cleaning up my request list I found that I was getting matches, but the system was no longer moving them to the top of the list.  How would I go about resetting that feature so that once again, when there's a book match it gets moved to the top of the list?

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 1:34 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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Suzi--

I'm not sure what you're seeing, as I just checked and my Reminder list is showing the stuff currently available to order first.  Maybe try re-sorting the list and see if that helps?

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 2:42 PM ET
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Right now the books are listed by date in ascending order.  I thought that was how I had it set before.  Maybe I had it in descending order instead?  Since your reminder list is doing what I want mine to do, what are your settings?

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 6:00 PM ET
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Hmm, well, I had never changed my settings or sorted the list, so it has always been that way.  But I just tried sorting it ... and now it is broken like yours is :(

The Help Center does not address this either.  Perhaps it is part of the tinkering in preparation for the "new" wish list?  I dunno, sorry ...

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 6:43 PM ET
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Oh no! :( I'm sorry about that. 

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 6:53 PM ET
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By Default, the Reminder List displays available books in alphabetical order above unavailable books. The sort options are Title, Author and Date.  To return your Reminder List to it original default display with available books listed above unavailable books, click this  Link

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 8:22 PM ET
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Awesome!

Thank you!

Subject: printing reminder list alphabetically by title
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 9:27 AM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2007
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Sherry, thanks for the link to restore the default sort.  I searched for this answer because I had just resorted and wanted to get back to the original list.

Does anyone know if you can make the reminder list print in alphabetical order?  When I tell it to print, and the print screen comes up, it appears that sections of it in the print list are in alphabetical order but not the whole list.  But my reminder list shows up alphabetically by title.

Hope that makes sense....

 

Okay, you can ignore my question.  Now the list is printing in alphabetical order.



Last Edited on: 5/29/08 3:01 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Linda S. (thk) - ,
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 4:35 PM ET
Member Since: 10/4/2006
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Sherry,

Do you have any idea if this sort-by-available link shows up somehwere in the Help Center?  So we can use it without finding your post again, or bugging you.