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by pwe
12 Nov 2020 18:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: strange behaviour in Books
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: strange behaviour in Books

I have had a reply from Calico Pie about the strange behaviour in Books that I reported. They say there is an issue in the programme which will be fixed in the next version of FH. I seems to me that one of the bonuses of FH is the direct access that users have to the programme authors. Thank you Cal...
by pwe
08 Nov 2020 16:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: strange behaviour in Books
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: strange behaviour in Books

Mike,
Thanks very much. I have generated a problem report ticket No 934085. I shall report back any resolution.
Thanks again -- Peter
by pwe
08 Nov 2020 15:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: strange behaviour in Books
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: strange behaviour in Books

Thanks Mike, I have checked the monitor and the graphics card driver and both are reported to be up to date. I have recently replaced the computer hard drive with an SSD and re-installed the O/S [Win 8.1] and all of my programmes. I cannot say if this problem was present before these alterations. I ...
by pwe
08 Nov 2020 12:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: strange behaviour in Books
Replies: 6
Views: 573

strange behaviour in Books

I am starting to prepare a book but am experiencing very strange behaviour in some of the pages. Some of the chapters I have started with a portrait of the person by using the method blank diagram, save as chart etc. then insert the chart into the book. I set the page format as "chapter". If I then ...
by pwe
30 Oct 2020 19:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change from Flags to Expressions for Diagram Icons
Replies: 23
Views: 5600

Re: Change from Flags to Expressions for Diagram Icons

I use the quality assessment of the source to determine whether or not a marker should be present. Primary assessment is the only one that generates a marker. A typical expression that I use is =IsTrue(%INDI.BAPM.SOUR.QUAY% = "Primary evidence") So for me baptism primary evidence would be sight of o...
by pwe
24 Aug 2020 18:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: symbols/icons on my family tree
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: symbols/icons on my family tree

Sailor,
When viewing the diagram click on "diagram" on the top toolbar [or right click on the diagram itself].
Then select "options" at the bottom of the list presented.
then on the "general" tab untick the box "check for duplicates"
Peter
by pwe
05 Jul 2020 20:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Timeline to aid research
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: Timeline to aid research

Brent, You say that Tapscott is a fairly unusual name but I have come across it in my research. You probably know this but a Robert Tapscott heroically survived in an open jolly boat after his vessel SS Anglo Saxon was sunk in WW2 by a German ship Widder. My interest is that my 3rd cousin once remov...
by pwe
08 May 2020 18:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Entering information
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: Entering information

Could you create a named list and then add to it any BMD certs where you have not yet identified witnesses. Then later you could periodically look through the list to see if you have now added a particular witness name. If so you can delete that certificate from the list.
Peter
by pwe
18 Apr 2020 18:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Images of Residences
Replies: 12
Views: 2746

Re: Images of Residences

My preferred solution to this would be the ability to attach media to addresses as is possible with places. This is a wish list item which I have voted for. Perhaps this will be present in V7 when it is released. As an aside, with many of us confined to our homes, the release of FH v7 would give us ...
by pwe
31 Mar 2020 19:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Removing Source Records
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: Removing Source Records

In the records window for sources select the redundant source and then hit the keyboard delete key or go "edit" then select "delete". To be sure that the source is not used go "view" then "record links".
Peter
by pwe
26 Feb 2020 10:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media in books
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: Media in books

Mike, I have added the first two media images to my book and it was a complete success. I used the blank diagram method. This gave me plenty of scope to make adjustments to position and size etc and also to add a title. I am very pleased with the result and shall now add more media to my book. many ...
by pwe
25 Feb 2020 19:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media in books
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: Media in books

Mike, I have not yet had time to try any of your suggestions, I was just assembling the tools to have a go at the problem. I have Irfanview and Wordpad so have something to work with. I have images of 18th century indictment and inquest and although I have a transcript of these the real thing, which...
by pwe
25 Feb 2020 14:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media in books
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: Media in books

Mike,
Thanks for those suggestions. I had thought of trying to use a blank diagram but I thought I would ask first in case there was an obvious way.
I don't have a word processor programme, can you recommend a free one? I shall also pursue the blank diagram method.
many thanks ----- Peter
by pwe
24 Feb 2020 19:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media in books
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Media in books

I have finally decided to write a book, just for fun with no intention of publishing. I worked through the tutorial and have made reasonable progress starting the book. I wish to add media into the book but cannot find a way to do it. I can add media if it is linked to an individual or a source but ...
by pwe
27 Nov 2019 19:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Attach Media
Replies: 24
Views: 4129

Re: Attach Media

Similar to Mike I download images to a separate folder. I use the "public" folder that is within FH. This has the advantage that it is part of the FH back-up regime and so does not get lost.
Pater
by pwe
04 Jun 2019 18:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 3951

Re: Stopping Age Count

The earlier versions of FH included a manual which used a tutorial format. I found that very helpful and worked through it section by section making sure that I fully understood. This feature does not seem to be part of the version 5 manual which is a pity.
Peter
by pwe
30 May 2019 17:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: From Windows 7 to Windows 10
Replies: 6
Views: 1448

Re: From Windows 7 to Windows 10

Ken, Do you mean that the top border on various panels eg "This PC" " Documents" or the property box and many others in FH is white and not coloured? Mine were white when I first got my win 10 computer. To change the white top border to a colour go "settings" "personalisation" then "colours". Then c...
by pwe
13 May 2019 20:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 13616

Re: Source help

William,
To find out where a source is used highlight the source in the source records window. Then click on "view" along the top and then select "record links".
Peter
by pwe
06 May 2019 17:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Not seeing hints from FindMyPast
Replies: 8
Views: 1968

Re: Not seeing hints from FindMyPast

Gareth,
If you go "tools" then "preferences" then "internet data matches" you can enable or disable Find My Past and My Heritage as you wish.
Peter
by pwe
25 Feb 2019 22:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: List Citation links/persons for a Given Source
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: List Citation links/persons for a Given Source

Ron,
Click on the source in the source list and then go "view" and then select "record links" This will give a list of all individuals using that source.
Peter
by pwe
03 Feb 2019 22:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Age at Burial
Replies: 17
Views: 3827

Re: Age at Burial

Lorna & Mike,
Thanks for that explanation. I see it now, I missed the tick box in the fact edit panel. I looked but I did not see!!! :oops:

Peter
by pwe
03 Feb 2019 16:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Age at Burial
Replies: 17
Views: 3827

Re: Age at Burial

But the real point of the OP is that his/her burial fact did not offer a place to record age whereas my burial fact and presumably other peoples does have a place to record age. Why would that be?
Peter
by pwe
02 Feb 2019 19:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Age at Burial
Replies: 17
Views: 3827

Re: Age at Burial

My standard "burial" event includes a place for age. I use it often where parish registers give the age of a person when buried. It gives a fairly good indication of birth date and death date and for pre 1837 it is probably the best information available for those two.
Peter
by pwe
14 Jan 2019 21:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: SAVE AS COMMAND
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: SAVE AS COMMAND

Michael,
I too cannot find "save as". In the help file if you search for "save as" one option presented is "file save as dialogue" but I cannot find this "save as" which is referred to only "save". I am sorry but cannot answer your question but can only confirm what you have said.
Peter
by pwe
08 Dec 2018 18:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact type "event"
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

Re: Fact type "event"

You can just create your own custom event [or attribute] by using "tools" "fact types" and then "new". You could, in your case, create an event fact for "Petition to Parliament" and use the "fact definition" panel to make adjustments as you wish. You would not want a fact type "event" to cover a mul...