Previous Supps List files can be found as "PLACESUP.GEN" in a folder named drive:\VALDREV\filename.DIR\ (where filename might be "RG12.1234".)
These files will be found to have a general structure similar to:-
The list is seen to be alphabetic, one entry per line. The record structure must not be altered.
However, files can be added together (end to end) - do not worry that this upsets the alpha sequence.
Save the resultant file as a text file with the name "PLACESUP.GEN" and copy this file into the VALDREV\filename.DIR\ folder for the piece you are about to start validating. (It will replace a file of the same name which is initially size 0K)
Start VALDREV for the filename to be worked.
Before doing any work:-
Right-click the birthplace field: this presents the GENIE list of place-names.
Click [View Supp'y] just below this display.
The new Supplementary Place List is presented and will be found to be now correctly sorted alphabetically.
Duplications may be found in the list, especially if it was compiled from two or more earlier Supp Lists. These will not impair operation of the routine but will increase the overall list length and perhaps make it more tedious to use the list. Duplications and any other unwanted entries can be removed by highlighting the line and [Remove Entry].
VALDREV is now ready to continue the file-validation processes.
Remember: do not add mis-spelt or 'wrong-county' placenames to a Supplementary List.