Categories showing in very odd fashion

Evening All

I upgraded to 9 from 8 over the weekend and am now in the process of finding my way around it. I've read with dismay that Categories now show in a non-hierarchical manner (i.e. not under their folders) in the category pane, but that is only part of my problem.

The dump (which is only how I can describe how it appears) of categories in my category pane is also:
1) not complete; some catgories only show under their parent entry and some seem not to be showing at all. What shows seems quite random.
2) I get random semi-colons on some category names that don't show when i go into the category folder
3) some categories show in different sized fonts

Is this likely to be a result of bad conversion of the data from 8? It all seems there and in working order in the categories folder

thanks

ciao

guy

Evening PaulSorry for the

Evening Paul

Sorry for the slow reply, but I ended up reverting back to version 8. Too many GUI issues with 9; it is simply less well designed than 8 from a data entry and management point of view. It meant re-entering three weeks work, but in the longh run that was less of of a problem than the poor performance of the 9 interface. This is a pity because other areas are improved, but they are peripheral to the actual management of my references and notes.

ciao

guy

There will be some

There will be some improvement in this area in version 10. 

more details

Ok, I took some playing but I now have the categories sorting alphabetically. Not idea why they weren't before. Also it appears that the categories pane may be showing what are deleted categories. I can now see that all the entries with a semi-colon, are matched by entries without. It is possible that these are cetegories i deleted because I miss entered them.

Yet now I can't see the extra categories again. weird. it is as if some categories are showing twice

ciao

guy

The categories are shown by

The categories are shown by folders. For example, if categories folder A has 10 items and B has 15 items. The 10 items will be shown first followed by the 15 items from folder B. If you want to see just items from one categories folder, click the right mouse button and select "Folder". Then pick your folder. 

> I get random semi-colons on some category names that don't show when i go into the category folder

Can you give me an example?

> some categories show in different sized fonts 

Can you post or email me a screenshot? 

screen shots attached

Evening Paul

I can't actually see any way of attaching on embedding screenshots. am I missing something? And by email do you just mean the generic Bibioscape one?

ciao

guy

You can upload your

You can upload your screenshot to some places on the web. There are many web sites let you upload a picture. Then in your post, use the html image tag like "<img src="http://www.freepic.com/mypic.jpg">" in your post.