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by tatewise
16 Jan 2021 15:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Pictures not resizing in Family Group Sheet
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Pictures not resizing in Family Group Sheet

I presume this is referring only to Family Group Sheet Reports so have changed the Subject line?
by tatewise
16 Jan 2021 10:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Removing/Modifing Generic Footnote Format
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Removing/Modifing Generic Footnote Format

It seems that Prepared Citation has a Source > Repository > Call Number field (SOUR.REPO.CALN) but it has no value. Check that Source Record Id 418 and on its All tab ensure that field is deleted. The Footnote and Bibliography templates for generic Sources like that are in Tools > Preferences > Sour...
by tatewise
15 Jan 2021 22:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Query results without text
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Query results without text

It seems somebody has been tampering with the Query Window colours and set the names of linked records to white :roll: Click the cog wheel Query Menu and choose Options to open the Query Window preferences. Alternatively, use Tools > Preferences > Query Window to reach the same dialogue. ( Click on ...
by tatewise
15 Jan 2021 17:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7 Full backup very slow
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: FH7 Full backup very slow

You are still not comparing like for like. FH uses the standard Windows compression not 7zip. As I said, use Windows File Explorer right-click the Project folder and Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder You then get a ZIP folder very similar to the FH Full Backup ZIP folder. (FH actually omits a few...
by tatewise
15 Jan 2021 15:56
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Historical Place Names - How to create a Query that recognizes the date of places?
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Historical Place Names - How to create a Query that recognizes the date of places?

The FHUG KnowledgeBase has a section on Plugins and under Writing Plugins start with Getting Started Writing Plugins . That has cross-references to some tutorials in the FH How to Write Plugins Help pages. When you have experimented with them, I'm sure you will have some questions. I have moved this...
by tatewise
15 Jan 2021 15:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7 Full backup very slow
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: FH7 Full backup very slow

Yes, perhaps Simon can confirm what he was comparing. The FH File > Backup/Restore commands only ever produce standard Windows Compressed ZIP files. So the comparison would be a Windows File Explorer Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder on the Project folder. Just copying the raw folder & files does...
by tatewise
15 Jan 2021 15:41
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Rootsmagic->Family Historian
Replies: 22
Views: 588

Re: Rootsmagic->Family Historian

If you did have Captions on the RM Media then they would not get imported to FH as Titles.

I don't have _FSFTID or _AMTID fields in my RM data, so that is where users add value to the advice.

Yes, Sort Dates are a useful new feature in FH V7 once CP got them implemented correctly.
by tatewise
15 Jan 2021 15:16
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Historical Place Names - How to create a Query that recognizes the date of places?
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Historical Place Names - How to create a Query that recognizes the date of places?

The only technique for automating that process is with a Plugin.
So this is your motivation to learn how to write Plugins, especially if you have other historical place name corrections in mind.
by tatewise
15 Jan 2021 15:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7 Full backup very slow
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: FH7 Full backup very slow

I don't understand why Jane's explanation only affects FH and not File Explorer appending files to the ZIP file.
by tatewise
15 Jan 2021 15:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Role persons BDATE
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Role persons BDATE

Sorry, but many users have tried that approach, but it is impossible to add the extra details you want. It is just not possible to combine {role(single)=stepson} with any other computed value such as {%CUR~WITN.BIRT.DATE%} inside the conditional < angle brackets > and {=CombineText(...)} does not of...
by tatewise
15 Jan 2021 14:25
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Historical Place Names - How to create a Query that recognizes the date of places?
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Historical Place Names - How to create a Query that recognizes the date of places?

The best type of Query will be a Fact query so that you can test %FACT.PLAC% and %FACT.DATE% However, the biggest problem you have is overlapping dates. 1379-1815 overlaps with 1815-1918 and that overlaps with 1918-1953 So you need a specific date in of those years to act as the watersheds. Then you...
by tatewise
15 Jan 2021 11:17
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Copy Child Branch Fields code snippet for FH V7
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Copy Child Branch Fields code snippet for FH V7

Sorry. The KB administrator had difficulty understanding what needed updating.
Helen requested I use the KB Contact Form but that upset the script layout indents, etc, adding further confusion.
There only seems to be one <wbr> remaining now. Why not use the KB Contact Form to report that mistake?
by tatewise
15 Jan 2021 10:43
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Rootsmagic->Family Historian
Replies: 22
Views: 588

Re: Rootsmagic->Family Historian

If you check the RM exported GEDCOM, each OBJE tag will typically have a subsidiary FILE, FORM & TITL tag. They are known as Local Media Objects and FH converts them to Media Records but loses the TITL tag & value. You could report that fault to Calico Pie via http://www.calico-pie.com/osticket/open...
by tatewise
14 Jan 2021 23:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing V7 on a second device
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Installing V7 on a second device

Belated welcome to the FHUG Dave. The KnowledgeBase has much advice on this topic as so many users need to do it. Presumably, the mini-laptop is a fully-fledged Windows 10 PC. Copy the downloaded FH V7 installation file to the laptop, then run it and enter your account and activation code details ex...
by tatewise
14 Jan 2021 23:05
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Give witnesses their own fact error
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Give witnesses their own fact error

You do know that Edit > Undo Plugin Updates will reverse the Plugin changes quickly as long as you don't close FH. And then Edit > Redo Plugin Updates will put the Plugin changes back, so you can quickly compare the two. Also remember, that File > Backup/Restore > Revert to Snapshot... is available....
by tatewise
14 Jan 2021 22:56
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Rootsmagic->Family Historian
Replies: 22
Views: 588

Re: Rootsmagic->Family Historian

Thank you for the insight, Leslie. The advice in the Knowledge Base is based largely on user feedback, and may become obsolete when the product (RM in this case) is updated or FH is updated. I have performed a similar GEDCOM export from RM and import to both FH V6 and FH V7 with & without Extra deta...
by tatewise
14 Jan 2021 19:38
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Calico Pie resolved my problem
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Calico Pie resolved my problem

This something that has been complained about before by users. CP don't publish a detailed set of release notes with new features and fault corrections. Coupled with no feedback for rectified support tickets, it means there is no definitive reference of what is fixed. When asked about this, CP have ...
by tatewise
14 Jan 2021 18:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 20,000 and still going strong!
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: 20,000 and still going strong!

If only they were the complete works of Shakespeare?
I'd have made a fortune and not need to contemplate another 20,000 :roll:
by tatewise
14 Jan 2021 16:23
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Give witnesses their own fact error
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Give witnesses their own fact error

Try the attached Give Witnesses Their Own Facts Version 1.3.2 Date 14 Jan 2021. This gives the option of enclosing the Witness Role in [[privacy]] brackets. Which of the following alternative formats would you prefer? I've used the neat format: [[Witness Role: Informant]] which leaves a blank line w...
by tatewise
14 Jan 2021 15:14
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Copy Child Branch Fields code snippet for FH V7
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Copy Child Branch Fields code snippet for FH V7

OK, but thought it worthwhile publicising here as I don't suppose authors will go checking the KB for changes
by tatewise
14 Jan 2021 14:35
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Copy Child Branch Fields code snippet for FH V7
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Copy Child Branch Fields code snippet for FH V7

The KB code snippet Copy Child Branch Fields fails for FH V7 scenarios involving rich text Notes and source citation metafields. The function CopyBranch(...) needs amending as below: function CopyBranch(ptrSource,ptrTarget) local strTag = fhGetTag(ptrSource) if strTag == "_FMT" then return end -- Sk...
by tatewise
14 Jan 2021 14:16
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: error in import from Rootsmagic
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: error in import from Rootsmagic

I am interested in your observation that previously defined FH Fact Types for custom fact Attributes did not match later imports from RM for the 'same' FACT & TYPE custom fact Attributes. As long as the TYPE value matches the Fact Type name then they should apply to imported data. The only caveat is...
by tatewise
14 Jan 2021 14:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Family Historian Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Family Historian Manual

See the Family Historian website https://store.family-historian.co.uk/product/getting-the-most-from-family-historian/ for details of the FH V6 manual, which is about £15. The FH V7 manual has not yet been published. The FH V5 manual & tutorials are free downloads from https://www.family-historian.co...
by tatewise
14 Jan 2021 13:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can you run FH on two machines
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Can you run FH on two machines

The concepts are also covered in the Family Historian V5 & V6 Migration Guide . The FH V6 instructions apply to FH V7 too. The checks using Tools > External File Links... in each Project are necessary to ensure they can sync. The Plugin Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings is needed to migra...
by tatewise
14 Jan 2021 13:21
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Give witnesses their own fact error
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Give witnesses their own fact error

This investigation has revealed several aspects of handling rich text and metafields that Plugin authors need to learn. e.g. KB Code Snippet Copy Child Branch Fields that says it is V7 compatible is definitely not! Try the attached Give Witnesses Their Own Facts Version 1.3.1 Date 14 Jan 2021. Forma...