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by davidb
30 Nov 2009 08:24
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Next version?
Replies: 12
Views: 1750

Next version?

Perhaps if we were all willing to pay a little more, Simon Orde would have more of an incentive to devote more time to respond to our criticisms. I don't have money to throw away but I do think the present price is ridiculously low for a piece of software that does so much for us, whatever its prese...
by davidb
24 Jul 2009 09:59
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Wish List Requests processed
Replies: 19
Views: 5421

Wish List Requests processed

Good point, Maggie. Wish I was clever like you! Igbore my previous post!

Feeling silly -

David
by davidb
24 Jul 2009 08:31
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Wish List Requests processed
Replies: 19
Views: 5421

Wish List Requests processed

What operating system are you using, goodwin2? I'm still on Win98, with Firefox 2 browser and I can't see a dropdown either. My page does look like Chris' screenshot but below 'Last Vote' all I've got is a black stripe with a 'Return to List' link underneath it. No part of the black stripe is clicka...
by davidb
26 May 2009 20:00
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Supported graphics formats
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Supported graphics formats

Many thanks, PeterR. Most of my family photos are in LZW-TIFF format and when I first started with FH3 (which didn't support LZW) I had to convert a lot of them. As yet I haven't taken the plunge with V4 but when I do, it's good to know that I won't have that problem any more. Thanks again for takin...
by davidb
26 May 2009 14:35
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Supported graphics formats
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Supported graphics formats

Can anyone please tell me whether V4 now supports LZW-compressed Tiffs?

Thanks

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by davidb
02 Apr 2009 10:12
Forum: Research
Topic: Blue Packer
Replies: 3
Views: 939

Blue Packer

Hull is the clue here. Your relative would have worked for Reckitts, who made the famous 'Dolly Blue' that was extensively used in laundry at that time. There were various types of 'blue' but, being a domestic product, Dolly Blue was by far the most well known. See: http://www.oldandinteresting.com/...
by davidb
25 Mar 2009 23:03
Forum: Research
Topic: Date and Ages? (largish image files)
Replies: 12
Views: 1989

Date and Ages? (largish image files)

I am quite prepared to accept that the older William in the second photo is the same man as the William in the first. The older man's nose seems to have been broken at some time and its somewhat pendulous appearance is not necessarily inconsistent with that of the younger man's. Old men's ears often...
by davidb
24 Mar 2009 20:17
Forum: Research
Topic: Date and Ages? (largish image files)
Replies: 12
Views: 1989

Date and Ages? (largish image files)

I would guess between 1900 and 1915. Mum and Dad are probably early to mid-30s, Grandma is early- to mid-50s and the boy is about 3. It does seem that people in those days looked older than their modern counterparts of the same age. Dressing boy toddlers in what we might regard as girls' clothes see...
by davidb
25 Dec 2008 15:46
Forum: General
Topic: ...and a Very Merry Christmas to you All
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

...and a Very Merry Christmas to you All

And the same to you, Jane - together with a huge thank you, on behalf of everyone, for all that you do for us.
[wink]
by davidb
24 Nov 2008 09:31
Forum: V2 Usage
Topic: Gedcom
Replies: 6
Views: 3658

Gedcom

Bryn - Now I'm not sure whether you want to send  the relative your data in a form that can be read into genealogy program like FH, Brothers Keeper, Generations, etc., or whether you want to send it merely in a form that your relative can access on a computer using some other software (otherwise, yo...
by davidb
22 Nov 2008 10:39
Forum: V2 Usage
Topic: Gedcom
Replies: 6
Views: 3658

Gedcom

Bryn - When you say 'a copy of my tree', do you mean the diagram (picture) of your family tree or do you mean the database that holds all the information? If it's the database (and if I'm not stating the obvious), just use any burning software to create a CD of the Gedcom file that you use FH to mai...
by davidb
12 Sep 2008 12:56
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Margins on printed output
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Margins on printed output

I have searched the website quite hard for information on adjusting the margins when printing the result set from a query but have come up with very little. There was something vaguely related way back in 2004 but I presume that is out of date. There was one inquiry and a reply from Jane in May 2007...
by davidb
25 Aug 2008 11:23
Forum: Gedcom Census (closed)
Topic: GedCom Census - scroll wheel support
Replies: 2
Views: 841

GedCom Census - scroll wheel support

This is one for Nick; apologies if it has come up before but I couldn't find it. How easy would it be to implement mouse scroll-wheel support in the 'All individuals' list in the main window? I'd be interested to know if anyone else would find this helpful. Perhaps the larger the list the less usefu...
by davidb
16 Mar 2008 06:04
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: military uniforms
Replies: 15
Views: 2384

military uniforms

Have you considered the possibility that the uniform in the second picture might not be a military one? Postal service or public transport, for example. The style of the collar and tie, in particular, doesn't look very military to me.
by davidb
02 Mar 2008 16:19
Forum: General
Topic: Toponymy 2, Trial version
Replies: 22
Views: 2622

Toponymy 2, Trial version

No, this was the first time I had used it on any computer. Looking forward to hearing how you fare under Windows 98.
by davidb
02 Mar 2008 12:43
Forum: General
Topic: Toponymy 2, Trial version
Replies: 22
Views: 2622

Toponymy 2, Trial version

Downloaded OK, installed OK (Windows 98 SE) but when I tried to run it, the following appeared in rapid succession:

Image

Click OK and the whole lot disappears. Have shut down and restarted but the same thing happens. Help, Chris, please.
by davidb
02 Feb 2008 11:49
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: 3000
Replies: 31
Views: 4753

3000

My guess is

Sunday, 23 March at 21:00 hours
[wink]
by davidb
19 Jan 2008 22:44
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Date Generated for Diagrams
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Date Generated for Diagrams

Many thanks to Jane and Jon. I didn't  want to start an argument but it does go to show how valuable FHUG is to  we mere mortals. Long may it continue. For those who may use this facility, be aware that the maximum number of characters that the HEAD.NOTE2 data reference will display on the diagram i...
by davidb
17 Jan 2008 23:04
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Date Generated for Diagrams
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Date Generated for Diagrams

Thanks very much Jane. Where would we all be without you?! One further query, if I may:  in the example you gave in your previous post you separated the three items with a line space, which you then show as converting in the diagram to plain text, again with a line space between the three items. Whe...
by davidb
16 Jan 2008 10:29
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Date Generated for Diagrams
Replies: 13
Views: 1938

Date Generated for Diagrams

This is a useful little facility but so far I have failed to find where it picks up the HEAD.NOTE2 text from. Without my entering that text somewhere, all I get in the text box in the diagram is 'From HEAD.NOTE2' (i.e. just the percent symbols are missing). I have found the file's header record (abo...
by davidb
31 Dec 2007 22:50
Forum: General
Topic: Family Historian 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Family Historian 2

Athenaeum Books, selling through Amazon is still offering FH v.2.1. The following limk should take you to the relevant page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00008R8L8/ref=dp_olp_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1199140723&sr=1-4 S&N Genealogy Supplies has always been most obliging to me in the past; like mos...
by davidb
30 Nov 2007 13:47
Forum: V3 Usage
Topic: Odd behaviour in Multimedia Records window
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Odd behaviour in Multimedia Records window

I have just one PDF file in my multimedia collection, so I tried to replicate the problem described by gladtobegrey. But there was no problem - the 'Select file' dialog box opened as I expected it to at the folder that contained the PDF file in question. I don't know whether it makes a difference to...
by davidb
26 Sep 2007 14:00
Forum: Research
Topic: WW2 Evacuation
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

WW2 Evacuation

My father was a butcher, which was a reserved occupation - at least it was at the start of the war. I should imagine that  any occupation connected with feeding the country was also reserved. As the war progressed, however,  my father's occupation became gradually less reserved, as it were. At first...
by davidb
24 Aug 2007 12:35
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Probate
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Probate

Thanks, I'm glad I wasn't barking up the wrong tree. But why the strange  wording for this event in the default fact set?
by davidb
23 Aug 2007 23:01
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Probate
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Probate

Every time I enter a probate date I get the message 'Entered date is later than the individual's date of burial. Is this intended?' Well, yes it is, for the reason given below. Also, the text wording for a probate event is 'He had his estate probated on (date)'.     To me, probate has always meant t...