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by Jane
17 Jan 2020 12:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Transfer project folder to different drive
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Transfer project folder to different drive

There are a couple of ways to do this If you only want to move Family Historian Projects, copy the folder from Documents to your preferred location and click on the blue link at the base of the Project Window to tell FH where to look. Another option is to move the whole Documents folder to the new l...
by Jane
16 Jan 2020 12:19
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: The Knowledge Base
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: The Knowledge Base

For the example with the templates and the Sentences you could use unordered lists eg ==== Census Event ==== This style caters for the **1939 National Register** and relies on the full address being in the **Place** field. * Template: * {individual} appeared in the {=TextIf(GetDisplayText(%FACT.DATE...
by Jane
16 Jan 2020 12:09
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: The Knowledge Base
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: The Knowledge Base

ColinMc wrote:
15 Jan 2020 18:28
I was not aware that the style was effectively forced on to you. That does make a difference
I have changed the knowledge base links to DarkBlue and turned off the bold.

The bold on the other items are entirely in the control of the editor of the page.
by Jane
16 Jan 2020 10:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Burial Fact Sentence
Replies: 12
Views: 1165

Re: Burial Fact Sentence

Also check you do not have a custom sentence field set for the individual fact, the quick place to check is the All tab.
by Jane
14 Jan 2020 16:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Diagram - Hide Photo if Living
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Diagram - Hide Photo if Living

There is an easier way, if you display the diagram, then select all the "living" boxes using the Set Marks with Query option and then right click on one of the boxes and set the Picture option to None.
by Jane
14 Jan 2020 08:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 1773

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

Bob, neither in normal operation. In the 5.5 spec you could also add sources to the notes. This could be done on any notes anywhere in FH, using the All tab. The 5.5.1 spec does not allow you to add sources to notes so you would need to add them to the item the note is attached to. In normal practic...
by Jane
13 Jan 2020 16:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 1773

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

If you are concerned about sourcing Notes in 5.5.1 for migration another method is to have a "Miscellaneous" custom events, as custom events are generally accepted by other programs. I do this and source the fact and have a sentence template of simply {note}, I can put a date in to keep it in a logi...
by Jane
13 Jan 2020 11:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 37
Views: 1773

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

It's worth remembering that 5.5.1 still allows custom extensions. So they would not need to disable anything simply record it in a different way.
by Jane
12 Jan 2020 09:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Whole record source question
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Whole record source question

Personally I always source at the fact / field level when entering information, rather than at record level, as it gives you a better handle on where the information came from. The problem with only using Whole record, is later on as you become a better researcher you will be adding information from...
by Jane
11 Jan 2020 10:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ancestry Tree tags vs. Family Historian
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Ancestry Tree tags vs. Family Historian

Ancestry introduced MyTreeTags (tm) where we can tag profiles with things like Military service, direct ancestor, etc. Some of my custom tags are for members of Fraternal organizations, Data Conflicts, people whose wills I've obtained via the probate search service (to stop me from ordering them tw...
by Jane
10 Jan 2020 16:16
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Weekly Bulletin
Replies: 5
Views: 930

Weekly Bulletin

With end of the FHU imminent, I have added an option to the Forums, so you can subscribe to receive a Weekly Summary of all topics direct to your email box. This is in addition and not affected by any subscriptions you have to individual posts or forums. If you don't have an account you will need to...
by Jane
09 Jan 2020 11:43
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: "Whole person"
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: "Whole person"

I think this only applies when adding new records. This controls if the citation is added to the Name field or the "Whole Record" , the latter can be seen in Family Historian by clicking the drop down on the Citation pane and selecting <Whole Record>, it's just a personal preference as to which to u...
by Jane
08 Jan 2020 08:29
Forum: General
Topic: RootsWeb [FHU] Mailing List to end
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: RootsWeb [FHU] Mailing List to end

As an admin on a Rootsweb list I only received that announcement yesterday, so I suspect Calico will need to think if it's worth creating a new list. The FHU list is not active these days with only an odd post other than the automated what's happening at FHUG one. So personally I doubt a replacement...
by Jane
07 Jan 2020 16:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Larger projects
Replies: 6
Views: 803

Re: Larger projects

As projects go that is still pretty small, it's worth remembering when using Dropbox it's generally doing updates via the internet connection, so you need to make sure it's finished sending up before you turn off your main machine. My project is still fairly small, just under 2Gb for the folder and ...
by Jane
04 Jan 2020 09:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: One person tree - Recording war service with all the bits that go with it!
Replies: 14
Views: 1102

Re: One person tree - Recording war service with all the bits that go with it!

My question here is , I have a small pocket diary for 1942 which I would like to transcribe within FH and particularly the source itself - if I were to create a Note for each entry, (within Notes in the Source), what problems might I face later, when say, trying to reference a particular day somewh...
by Jane
03 Jan 2020 08:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Some days you just can't make a farthing, disk crash
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Some days you just can't make a farthing, disk crash

I have not used free Drive image software for years so I have not looked at them, I currently use and pay for "Acronis True Image", it does not have to use the cloud and I have used it to recover my C drive several times. I don't backup my Data drive with it as my data is around 2Tb so a full drive ...
by Jane
02 Jan 2020 16:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Section of family tree gone missing
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Section of family tree gone missing

There are a couple of possible problems either you accidentally unlinked someone "breaking" the tree or there was some sort of error while updating. If it's the former you should be able to re-attach the broken link by adding her parent and using the existing record option. Alternately you could use...
by Jane
29 Dec 2019 12:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Converting Descendant Outline Query Output to a Spreadsheet
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: Converting Descendant Outline Query Output to a Spreadsheet

On Mike's "BTW" point you can also right click on the oldest child and select "Keep with Parents"
by Jane
29 Dec 2019 09:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Excluding facts from reports
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Excluding facts from reports

It's not possible to automatically suppress facts in reports across all, but you can, as you have discovered, exclude facts using the list and exclude for each report. For Narrative reports you can set the Sentence to {blank} to suppress them. In some reports the List is initially set for items to i...
by Jane
29 Dec 2019 09:07
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Charts
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Re: Charts

You can print fan charts already in FH and you can use Charting companion for Fractal charts which works with Family Historian Projects of you want that format.
by Jane
28 Dec 2019 09:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Converting Descendant Outline Query Output to a Spreadsheet
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: Converting Descendant Outline Query Output to a Spreadsheet

If you use the View>Standard Query>Descendants this will give you a full list of all descendants with the relationship to root, this can be saved as a CSV file to load into Excel, you could probably use a pivot table to push the data out into your columns using the Generations column. You might need...
by Jane
25 Dec 2019 08:20
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Merry Chrismas Everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Merry Chrismas Everyone

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.

Thanks to all who have helped users old and new with their questions over the year.

May your brick walls crumble and stories unfold.
by Jane
21 Dec 2019 10:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Export GEDCOM File Question? Asymmetric ?
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Export GEDCOM File Question? Asymmetric ?

This option only affects Same Sex couples in your tree.

I recommend you read the Family Historian Help for "Exporting Same Sex Relationship Information" this covers the reasoning and explains the pit falls of sharing the information with other programs.
by Jane
19 Dec 2019 09:05
Forum: General
Topic: Lights?
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Lights?

gwilym'smum wrote:
19 Dec 2019 08:12
I'm on Chrome but don't have any sound. Have looked at control panel and lights are checked.
The sound works fine in Chrome on my PC. You might need to clear your cookies for FHUG and make sure you don't have it set to block sounds played by default
by Jane
19 Dec 2019 09:02
Forum: General
Topic: Lights?
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Lights?

If still use the old theme and want to turn them off, swap to one of the other themes change the settings and save and then swap back to the other theme.

The Switch Sound link should work now.