Name Style Change



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To learn more about Early Access features and to find out how to opt in, please see Early Access Overview.

This article provides steps to change the name style for the Formal Name, Informal Name, and Family Name in Directory.

Whenever you add a family to Directory, name styles are automatically formatted for the Formal Name, the Informal Name, and the Family Name, which are used on envelope lists, in reports, and in contact lists created during quick tasks. The Formal and Informal name styles are listed on the Family Detail page. You can update the name styles at any time.

If, instead of changing the name styles, you need to update the Family Last Name, you can Change the Family Last Name in Directory.

Complete the following steps to change the default name styles:

1. In Directory, search for and select the family to view the Family Details page.

2. On the Family Detail card, click the ellipsis to view the drop-down menu.

3. In the drop-down menu, select Change Name.

4. Enter the updated Formal Name, Informal Name, and/or Family Name.

Note* The default name styles are displayed in a faint gray text. Enter your new text to update the name style. To revert back to the default name styles, delete the customized text (the default text appears), and then click the Update button.

5. Click the Update button.

Note* Once customized, the name styles are no longer governed by the automated style process until a life event of Divorce, Marriage, or Death is performed for the family or members.

Changes can be viewed on the Family Detail card.

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