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by davidf
14 Jan 2020 16:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Diagram - Hide Photo if Living
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Diagram - Hide Photo if Living

Another way to tackle this might be through "Command Line" changes 1) Create an Image "Nil Portrait" that has nothing other than "suitable text" - say "Living Person - Image withheld" 2) Whenever you create an image of someone living preface the actual file name with "Living" 3) Create a set of "Nil...
by davidf
10 Jan 2020 10:08
Forum: General
Topic: RootsWeb [FHU] Mailing List to end
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: RootsWeb [FHU] Mailing List to end

.... Thanks so much Ancestry (yes that's sarcasm) for complicating everything for everyone just because you can't be bothered to maintain simple mailing lists. Presumably Ancestry have concluded it is "not worth the candle" to maintain mailing lists and they would rather a few moved to Ancestry Mes...
by davidf
01 Jan 2020 17:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Attribute vs. Event
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Attribute vs. Event

I am not sure that the distinction is that useful (others will no doubt claim otherwise!) except that attributes in data terms are like "events with a value". The two are often interchangeable: "He has grave number XYZ (in value) at [place] (from date dd/mm/yyyy)" - is an attribute but is so closely...
by davidf
30 Dec 2019 13:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: File Naming Convention
Replies: 29
Views: 5566

Re: File Naming Convention

I don't necessarily have a fully worked solution to this puzzle, but I have found the following practices useful. If downloading (say a census image) from the likes of FMP, keep the proposed filename. Then if when investigating someone else who happens to be on the same schedule, when you download t...
by davidf
19 Dec 2019 21:14
Forum: General
Topic: Lights?
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Lights?

If you are using Firefox there is an add-in called "Mute sites by default" - also stops autoplay videos in things like twitter feeds
by davidf
18 Dec 2019 18:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: missing map pins
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: missing map pins

.... I've got a last known position for a submarine, but other than that it's pretty vague, such as 'Atlantic Ocean' or 'English Channel'. They'll be popping up in the middle of nowhere. ... But one of the problems is that a "map pin" implies a single point, when without an address, we mean "an are...
by davidf
17 Dec 2019 16:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Engaged couples
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Engaged couples

If I come across engagements, for instance in a newspaper, I will record them. That way if I come across the event again, I know that I have got it. Once I have found an engagement, I then try to find the marriage; if I do, I enter both the engagement and the marriage as family events. If I don't, I...
by davidf
15 Dec 2019 16:14
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Highlight complete selected row in Records Window
Replies: 18
Views: 1050

Re: Highlight complete selected row in Records Window

I would, I appreciate locking the left column and then allowing horizontal scrolling solves some of the problem (and is useful in its own right), but If you have another window open on top (e.g. property window), you sometimes want to scan across that window and pick up the same record on both sides...
by davidf
09 Dec 2019 14:39
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Research Planner Version 2 -- request for beta testing
Replies: 132
Views: 6793

Re: Research Planner Version 2 -- request for beta testing

I agree, only version titles offer a solution, so the next version may be called Research Planner 7... Does the plug-in store offer only versions compatible with your FH version? (If not, perhaps it should - or at least offer a filter (like the Thunderbird email client does )) If not, should your n...
by davidf
07 Dec 2019 19:36
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 18
Views: 2493

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

Ok, to try and clarify my own thoughts I have been looking at the existing Import functionality particularly with respect to Places. It is interesting to note that if you repeatedly merge a small GEDCOM into another file electing not to match , FH will create suffixed Places: Cheltenham, Gloucesters...
by davidf
07 Dec 2019 16:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup Family Historian Settings
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Backup Family Historian Settings

... If people don't make use of such facilities [provided backup facilities], even when they are provided, then I can't see a strong argument for individual commercial application developers spending development time on building and maintaining individual backup systems for anything other than 'zip...
by davidf
07 Dec 2019 00:05
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 18
Views: 2493

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

OK, we are nudging nearer a workable solution, but you are the only interested party contributing, and I would want at least one other user to voice their opinions. I was waiting for you to say that! I think we can leave the details of the Place name suffix to Calico Pie . Yes, if the user performs...
by davidf
06 Dec 2019 21:29
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 18
Views: 2493

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

Place records cannot be sorted out as part of a separate housekeeping exercise. They must be resolved the instant they Drop into the target Project . Maybe an answer is to give such duplicated Place names a suffix such as (2) in the same way duplicated file names gain a suffix when added to a folde...
by davidf
06 Dec 2019 20:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup Family Historian Settings
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Backup Family Historian Settings

It is very hard to legislate for others whether they are more or less diligent than you. But many users are told with respect to Windows Registry "here be dragons" and they don't (knowingly) touch anything to do with the registry. Which would seem to be a reasonable approach! Once you have moved on ...
by davidf
06 Dec 2019 17:32
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: GetLabelledText to be case sensitive
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: GetLabelledText to be case sensitive

Oh I have voted
But voting is not exactly thanking you for formulating the wish list item!
by davidf
06 Dec 2019 14:52
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: GetLabelledText to be case sensitive
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: GetLabelledText to be case sensitive

Thanks
(can't see a simple "like" button!)
by davidf
06 Dec 2019 14:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup Family Historian Settings
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Backup Family Historian Settings

... That is why I wrote the Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings Plugin to capture the Windows Registry and all other settings, and save them together for ease of backup. Appreciated, but so many seem to not use it, or wait until it is too late! I was just wondering whether in effect your p...
by davidf
06 Dec 2019 14:44
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Drag and Drop between projects
Replies: 18
Views: 2493

Re: Drag and Drop between projects

I was contemplating how to word a Wish List entry for Drag and Drop between Projects , but am struggling with some of the technicalities. Can you help me? I think the consensus of opinion is to allow any subset of Records in the source Project to be selected. Then Drag & Drop would copy those Recor...
by davidf
06 Dec 2019 11:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup Family Historian Settings
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Backup Family Historian Settings

In 17279|Displaying dates of death of siblings in Properties Facts window FH Backups only backup Project data, i.e. the content of the Project folder. You sometimes wonder whether it is worth having an enhancement so that FH writes out its "configuration data" to a file that might get backed up! Pre...
by davidf
05 Dec 2019 15:50
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: GetLabelledText to be case sensitive
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: GetLabelledText to be case sensitive

By a user preference I assume you mean Tools > Preferences setting. Yes, that was my original thought as possibly being simpler than extending parameters in a function - although as you point out the last can easily default to a value if not stated Given the number of optional function parameters n...
by davidf
05 Dec 2019 14:52
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: GetLabelledText to be case sensitive
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: GetLabelledText to be case sensitive

.... =ContainsText(...) could have a similar Parameter 4 and also a Parameter 5 to match whole words. ... Yes, I was wondering about whether there were similar gotchas with other functions. In queries of course on the Row tab; "add/include etc if: contains/matches etc", there is a match case flag, ...
by davidf
05 Dec 2019 14:45
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: GetLabelledText to be case sensitive
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: GetLabelledText to be case sensitive

Yes, that is probably a good compromise. I had pondered whether such an option might be held as a user preference - which allows compatibility within a user's set-up. Your solution would mean that if someone had been "sloppy" (pejorative - I know) in entering "Embarkation Port" and "embarkation port...
by davidf
05 Dec 2019 00:14
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: GetLabelledText to be case sensitive
Replies: 10
Views: 498

GetLabelledText to be case sensitive

Been using this useful function to manage some custom facts "Voyage Arrival" and "Voyage Departure" but =GetLabelledText(%FACT.NOTE2%,"Embarkation Port: ") will also pickup " Dis embarkation Port" because the function is not case sensitive! If I am careful I can avoid problems resulting from this in...
by davidf
03 Dec 2019 23:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Help Understanding Sources in FH
Replies: 42
Views: 1718

Re: Help Understanding Sources in FH

... am crossing my fingers and anything else it's safe to, that FM v7 can take a major leap towards the sort of citations, foot / end notes, bibliographies, etc., that software like RM can provide. I know this was the subject of the OP, but how much do people really expect a genealogy program to pr...
by davidf
03 Dec 2019 23:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Help Understanding Sources in FH
Replies: 42
Views: 1718

Re: Help Understanding Sources in FH

.... The crucial factor though, is that I write several paragraphs explaining why I think that this census schedule (say) is the right one for my family. If I have one census schedule per source record, that explanation is written once and kept in one place - on the source record. If the entire 185...