Names and titles

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Names and titles

Title is the part of the guest's title (e.g. Mr) or rank (e.g. Captain) that comes before their name.

First name(s) is the guest's first (given) name(s). You can also record middle names or initials, if you wish.

Last name(s) is the guest's last (family) name(s). If the last name contains particules (e.g. the 'da' in 'da Vinci') these can be specially handled.

Suffix can be used for anything that appears after the guest's name, such as a: job title (e.g. 'Director of sales'), role (e.g. 'Master of ceremonies'), qualification (e.g. 'BSc') or post-nominal title (e.g. 'OBE').

You can configure titles and suffixes in the prefs_16Preferences window - this can be particularly useful for military ranks, Masonic titles etc.

If you don't know the name of your guest you can check the Anon check box. If you find out their name later just uncheck the box.

Note The Title, First name, Last name and Suffix will be automatically capitalised (e.g. mr john smith converted to Mr John Smith) if you are adding guests via the Insert menu and have checked automatically capitalise new guest names in the Names tab of the prefs_16Preferences window.

Display name is the name in the format you want to display it, e.g. Mr John Smith Phd, Master of Ceremonies. PerfectTablePlan sets a default display name from the Title, First name, Last name and Suffix (according to the Default display name format field in the Names tab of the prefs_16Preferences window), but you can override this for each guest.

You can use HTML tags to control the appearance of the guest Display name field. For example:

John <b>Smith</b><br><small><i>Director</i></small>


See also:

Adding and removing dots at the end of titles

Customize standard guest titles

Handle post-nominal titles

Use particules in names

Turn on/off guest name capitalisation