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by BobWard
09 Oct 2019 02:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Yes, all the Media files are there, with no unlinked files.

I always keep all my media files in the default FH media folder.
by BobWard
08 Oct 2019 21:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Yes, I ran the Restore Settings Plug-In.

Everything seems to have come across intact. I have the same stats on the Restored project as was on the old WIN7 machine.
by BobWard
08 Oct 2019 20:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Got it! Thanks for the explanation. Don't know why I did it that way to begin with, must the mental frustration of getting everything transferred to the new computer.
by BobWard
08 Oct 2019 18:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Well, I copied the FH zip file to my C drive and then tried the Restore command again and everything worked fine. My FH project is now fully restored.

I have no idea why FH will not Restore from the external D drive - that is the way I have done it in the past with WIN7.

Any thoughts?
by BobWard
08 Oct 2019 18:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Well, I just selected my external D drive and scrolled down to the FH zip folder. Clicked the FH zip file and got what you see in the screen shot. No, I have not zipped one inside another. Those zip files were created by FH Full Backup. I looked inside the zip folder and all the FH data files & fold...
by BobWard
08 Oct 2019 15:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Mike, that zip folder in the left hand pane was created by FH as part of a full backup. I thought the Restore operation was supposed to unzip that folder. Yes, it has been 3 years since I did a Restore, but I thought you just selected the backup zip folder and FH took it from there. Obviously I have...
by BobWard
07 Oct 2019 22:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Will not continue to run FH on the old PC. Don't use AS. However, the Restore command will not work in my efforts to get the backup file loaded into the new computer When I select Restore Backup and navigate to the zipped backup file on my external drive, then select the zipped file, I get a message...
by BobWard
07 Oct 2019 13:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Lorna, Yes I have the original download links. I will just uninstall v5 and start over. Regarding loss of Place records - I was not going to Restore my Project backup file until I had FH up and running on V6. So no problem there. Once V6 and my backup project file are in place, I will run the Settin...
by BobWard
06 Oct 2019 22:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Re: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Lorna, Yes I have the V5 to V6 download link printed out ( upgrade fh5 to 6.0.0 dl.exe ) But that link does not take me to FH. This is confusing. Are we to use the original V5 purchase download link or the V6 upgrade link? Since I already have V5 working, it would seem the V6 upgrade download link w...
by BobWard
06 Oct 2019 21:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Installing FH on New Win10 Computer
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Installing FH on New Win10 Computer

Just got a new computer with Win10. Downloaded the trail version of FH to the new machine- went fine. Then I tried to activate the trial version by entering my FH license info. Got out my printed copies of my FH license/purchase receipts. 1. Entered my License Name and Registration Key from my origi...
by BobWard
27 Sep 2019 21:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Rules for Names Appearing in ISR Index
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Rules for Names Appearing in ISR Index

Interesting. I did not realize that FH was smart enough to be searching the parents, children, and spouse fields on each Individual Record to include those additional names in the ISR Index. I had assumed that it would limit the Index names to only the Individual Record names for each person in the ...
by BobWard
27 Sep 2019 02:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Rules for Names Appearing in ISR Index
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Rules for Names Appearing in ISR Index

I just generated an "ISR with Index" report from a Named List . My parent's records are not in the Named List , yet their names appear in the Index. My record is in the Named List . Each of my parent's names are referenced to the page number associated with the first page that I appear on in the ISR...
by BobWard
08 Sep 2019 00:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Images of Residences
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: Images of Residences

I keep my workflow pretty simple. When I want to add a photo of a particular location, residence, school, church, cemetery, etc., I just add a Source record for the Fact that references such a location, and then attach a media file to that Source record. As an example, I have a attached a segment of...
by BobWard
26 Aug 2019 18:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Everyone v All Relatives chart
Replies: 12
Views: 1044

Re: Everyone v All Relatives chart

Paul, I generate All Relatives diagrams quite frequently for family members. The steps I follow are: 1. Select the person in the Focus window that you are going to generate the diagram for. Right click their Focus window box and set them as the Root person. 2. Go to the menu strip at the top of the ...
by BobWard
29 Jul 2019 02:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Comparing trees without merging them
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: Comparing trees without merging them

Or is it a case of slogging through 100 individuals one by one? (Via merge without merging or some other approach) Probably something very similar to what you suggest, if you really want to dive into details. Perhaps open FH twice, in two separate windows on a split screen. Open your tree in one wi...
by BobWard
11 Jul 2019 02:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Face image pixelation
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Face image pixelation

Someone else will most likely provide a more exact answer to your question on optimum image file size. Are you working with a jpeg file format? I have jpeg files in my FH Media folder that are as large as 21 MB. Files that large do not seem to cause any issues with FH at all. I have no pixelation is...
by BobWard
04 Jul 2019 21:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to send info to relatives
Replies: 9
Views: 828

Re: How to send info to relatives

You can create a copy of your family tree diagram as a pdf file. You can also generate a pdf report using any of the report formats listed under the Publish tab. I do this all the time for numerous relatives. I have 2,254 relatives in my FH tree. I use the Family Historian PDF printer that is availa...
by BobWard
13 Jun 2019 21:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 1552

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

I agree with Evelyn on this one. I always keep the Focus window and Property box in-sync for the same person. Otherwise, there is too much of a risk of inadvertently entering data in the Property box for the wrong person. I think I got caught in that trap early on in my FH experience.
by BobWard
08 May 2019 22:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Language for Map Display
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Language for Map Display

Perhaps there is some simple option I have not found to control the written language that appears on the FH Map display. I have attached a screenshot that shows a portion of China with all the town/city name locations written in Chinese. Is there a way to force the FH map display to show all locatio...
by BobWard
25 Mar 2019 18:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom Query Linking Places to Individuals
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Custom Query Linking Places to Individuals

Wow, I'm impressed Jane! Thank you very much for setting that up. Very easy to run and it brought up exactly what I was looking for, plus a few more bonus bits of information. I continue to be amazed at the powerful features that are built into Family Historian . Jane, thanks again for doing this. I...
by BobWard
24 Mar 2019 22:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom Query Linking Places to Individuals
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Custom Query Linking Places to Individuals

Before I spend a day or more trying to figure this out, I thought I should first inquire from the experienced Query writers if what I want to do is even possible. I have extremely limited Query experience. My daughter and her family are going to Europe in 3 months and she asked me if we had any ance...
by BobWard
22 Mar 2019 20:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 1538

Re: Change map locator symbol

With the cursor outside the map pane, the mouse scroll wheel should not zoom the map at all. When you do that does the slider move up & down in sync with the mouse scroll wheel? Mike, when I have the mouse cursor outside the map pane, and use the scroll wheel to zoom the map, the slider does move u...
by BobWard
21 Mar 2019 23:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 1538

Re: Change map locator symbol

Bob, after using the slider, where is your mouse cursor? Is it centred on the cross-hair? If so, then yes the mouse wheel will zoom and maintain the original location, but move the mouse cursor and the mouse wheel zoom will reposition the map. Mike, After I make the initial zoom adjustment with the...
by BobWard
21 Mar 2019 00:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map Window Location search field question
Replies: 7
Views: 682

Re: Map Window Location search field question

Yes, I get the same thing Bill. I was also puzzled as to what is going on with that when we were trading replies on the other map thread. I was about to submit a new post as well, but you beat me to it. I don't have an answer.
by BobWard
20 Mar 2019 23:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 1538

Re: Change map locator symbol

That is strange Bill. Yes, my cross-hair always stays in the center of the Map display window, regardless of whether I use the slider bar or mouse wheel to do the initial zoom. However, in the case where I use the mouse wheel for the initial zoom, the cross-hair remains in the middle of the display ...