HOWTO: Flattening Lists
If you sort a list with indented items, the child items will always remain with their parent. Here is an example:
EXAMPLE: Bob is working with a list of players on his local softball team. He has entered the players under the team they play for, like this:
If Bob sorts his list by name, it will look like this:
If, however, Bob wants to see all the players in alphabetical order, regardless of what team they are on, he needs to Flatten his list. Flattening a list temporarily ignores indentation (without removing it). To Flatten a list, open a list with indentation, then touch the List button at the bottom of the screen and then touch Flatten.
EXAMPLE: Bob Flattens his list, then sorts by name. Now his list looks like this:
When you're done working with a Flattened list, just touch the Unflatten button next to the Flatten button to return it to its normal state.