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by dbnut
27 Apr 2022 18:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: AgeAt() in Years and Months
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: AgeAt() in Years and Months

You may be correct Paul. What are your input values to the calculation and where is the resulting age to be displayed? Hi, Mike, thanks for answering. This is the way I use input ages and the calculated value [shown in square brackets]. Obviously there would be some benefit for such comparisons if ...
by dbnut
27 Apr 2022 14:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: AgeAt() in Years and Months
Replies: 2
Views: 289

AgeAt() in Years and Months

Apologies if this has been raised before ( I did check KB & Forums).

The 1921 Census prompted me to look at formatting a string with calculated age in years and months. That doesn't seem possible without excruciating pain using a couple of TimeSpan() plus extra calculation. Hope I'm wrong :) .
by dbnut
20 Apr 2022 12:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relation Pool Number: Caution
Replies: 31
Views: 1437

Re: Relation Pool Number: Caution

Pathological Pools Being drawn back to this, just a few more observations... There are apparently 3 equivalent routes to creating an unrelated individual, all starting out with an "empty" pool number (beginning to learn here). (1) From the Individual Records window (by right-click in the first (exp...
by dbnut
20 Apr 2022 10:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relation Pool Number: Caution
Replies: 31
Views: 1437

Re: Relation Pool Number: Caution

David Potter wrote:
20 Apr 2022 07:38
Does the FH > Window > Refresh tool not help?
Well, David, I should have checked before opening my big mouth. Window > Refresh does exactly what is needed, and I never would have believed that.

Many thanks for the suggestion. Kudos!
by dbnut
20 Apr 2022 08:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relation Pool Number: Caution
Replies: 31
Views: 1437

Re: Relation Pool Number: Caution

Never tried, but wouldn't expect so - given that opening a brand-new diagram rooted in any of the participants didn't help.
by dbnut
13 Apr 2022 16:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relation Pool Number: Caution
Replies: 31
Views: 1437

Re: Relation Pool Number: Caution

Gowermick wrote:
13 Apr 2022 16:41
Paul,
Not too rare an occurence, I’ve suffered from it too. I just go to another screen and come back, and it has updated itself. :)
Good you discovered that, GM :)
by dbnut
13 Apr 2022 16:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relation Pool Number: Caution
Replies: 31
Views: 1437

Re: Relation Pool Number: Caution

tatewise wrote:
13 Apr 2022 09:06
However, prior to running the Query the Pool number is missing. I wonder what the Query does to cause the assignment.
Not quite sure what you're saying here, but the oddity I mention of failure to update instantly is *very* rare. Probably too rare to make a fuss about - so I won't.
by dbnut
13 Apr 2022 16:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relation Pool Number: Caution
Replies: 31
Views: 1437

Re: Relation Pool Number: Caution

johnmorrisoniom wrote:
13 Apr 2022 08:13
When you add a connected or unconnected individual, they are not immediately assigned a pool number. That is only assigned when the data is saved.
I believe that is incorrect. If you watch a diagram (that displays pool number), drag down to create a child, its pool number appears instantly.
by dbnut
13 Apr 2022 07:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relation Pool Number: Caution
Replies: 31
Views: 1437

Relation Pool Number: Caution

I've come to rely heavily on RelationPool() e.g. for heavy-duty splitting trees as well as routine maintenance. Splendid tool. It's also handy for me to show this value in diagram boxes, and that is how I came to notice a curiosity. Working in a Pool 1 diagram, I added an extra spouse to one person ...
by dbnut
24 Jan 2022 13:51
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Improve Source Citation Pane in FH V7
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Improve Source Citation Pane in FH V7

Thanks, Mike, sorry for the trouble (and for trying to take a shortcut).
by dbnut
23 Jan 2022 18:23
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Improve Source Citation Pane in FH V7
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Improve Source Citation Pane in FH V7

My recurring complaint, almost since Day 1 (exaggerating a bit), is that the whole structure is a mess. i.e. slavishly using the GEDCOM model as the interface paradigm. Was working on a WLR but decided to save time and put it to you graphically: Window, sub-form, sub-sub-form. I know you will "get" ...
by dbnut
23 Jan 2022 15:03
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Improvements to Diagrams - seeking top level wishes/requirements
Replies: 18
Views: 1547

Re: Improvements to Diagrams - seeking top level wishes/requirements

How do I get my thrills (within the limitations of a 15.6 inch diagonal laptop screen)? (Currently V6)... I use diagrams almost exclusively together with a floating individual property box (showing the fact tab with sources to the right).. Mine's twice the size of yours, eyesight's b***d, they did ...
by dbnut
23 Jan 2022 14:24
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Improvements to Diagrams - seeking top level wishes/requirements
Replies: 18
Views: 1547

Re: Improvements to Diagrams - seeking top level wishes/requirements

LornaCraig wrote:
23 Jan 2022 14:02
Come on, Ladies, did I really need to put a smiley in there?
No, you didn't need to. Did I really need to put a smiley in mine :) ?
You're so stern, Ma'am, I haven't got the measure of you yet.
by dbnut
23 Jan 2022 14:20
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Improvements to Diagrams - seeking top level wishes/requirements
Replies: 18
Views: 1547

Re: Improvements to Diagrams - seeking top level wishes/requirements

For example in David's point 2b he says “is clicking to bring up the property box an adequate way to see more detail?” Well yes, I think it is. I have developed a text scheme which contains most of the detail I need, and I’m quite happy to look at the Property box if I need anything more. I use the...
by dbnut
23 Jan 2022 13:42
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Improvements to Diagrams - seeking top level wishes/requirements
Replies: 18
Views: 1547

Re: Improvements to Diagrams - seeking top level wishes/requirements

ColeValleyGirl wrote:
23 Jan 2022 12:39
There's a whole spectrum of ways in which users use diagrams.
LornaCraig wrote:
23 Jan 2022 12:39
However I don’t (I hope) suffer from the extreme syndrome hinted at by Paul!
Come on, Ladies, did I really need to put a smiley in there? :D
by dbnut
23 Jan 2022 12:14
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Improvements to Diagrams - seeking top level wishes/requirements
Replies: 18
Views: 1547

Re: Improvements to Diagrams - seeking top level wishes/requirements

I don't have any particular requirements for diagrams that aren't already met... That highlights the (apparent) dichotomy between: (apparently normal) FH users, who use diagrams/charts for their originally intended purpose, and (weirdo) Diagram Man types like me, who abuse them. Perhaps we need to ...
by dbnut
23 Jan 2022 11:52
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Improvements to Diagrams - seeking top level wishes/requirements
Replies: 18
Views: 1547

Re: Improvements to Diagrams - seeking top level wishes/requirements

Grateful for this summary. Following it "from afar" at the moment.

I'd suggest this ought to go back into General. It's a debate, not a specific request, or even a mature outline for a range of requests.
by dbnut
23 Jan 2022 11:41
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Diagram Text Schemes: Family of Variants
Replies: 27
Views: 2434

Re: Diagram Text Schemes: Family of Variants

davidf wrote:
22 Jan 2022 11:24
... For instance you are using a supplied text scheme, whilst I use a highly customised text scheme...
David, just for the record, my working text scheme is exceedingly customised. :)
by dbnut
22 Jan 2022 21:56
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Diagram Text Schemes: Family of Variants
Replies: 27
Views: 2434

Re: Diagram Text Schemes: Family of Variants

tatewise wrote:
22 Jan 2022 17:24
Is that because you want to avoid scrolling through to the end?
:D no, Mike, because I want a library of "choice cuts" - thanks for the tip, though :idea:
by dbnut
22 Jan 2022 17:10
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Diagram Text Schemes: Family of Variants
Replies: 27
Views: 2434

Re: Diagram Text Schemes: Family of Variants

My initial thoughts on scope:... Wish I could bookmark a post, instead of just a topic! You've put a lot of effort into listing those areas for attention. They must call for at least a dozen, possibly 20 or more, Wish List Requests. I haven't got time at the moment to give much thought to this part...
by dbnut
21 Jan 2022 22:40
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Diagram Window: Box Views "Exploded"
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: Diagram Window: Box Views "Exploded"

Idiotic choice of Subject, that. How about: "Diagram Window: Pop-up, Movable, Non-Modal, Multiple Instance, Read-only, My Custom View of Properties that I'm used to using via my favourite Diagram Custom Text Scheme"? P.S. What's the deal with "Famous" now? I didn't ask for that. In fact "Diamond" fe...
by dbnut
21 Jan 2022 22:31
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Diagram Window: Box Views "Exploded"
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: Diagram Window: Box Views "Exploded"

(I would then want to be able, via a right-click, to switch between the individual in the Properties box and the individual in the pop-up - which would mean using something like the "find in diagram functionality" to position the correct individual under the pop-up!) Sorry, must be getting tired. C...
by dbnut
21 Jan 2022 22:28
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Diagram Window: Box Views "Exploded"
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: Diagram Window: Box Views "Exploded"

I can see significant benefit in that - particularly for navigating complex trees. You would however want a right click on the pop-up to take you to the Properties box for editing. One particular benefit is that you could select one individual and bring up its Properties box and then hover over ano...
by dbnut
21 Jan 2022 22:22
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Diagram Window: Box Views "Exploded"
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: Diagram Window: Box Views "Exploded"

In the current state of FH this could mean having a diagram with one text scheme, but being able to specify a different text scheme for the pop-up - via the Diagram Options dialog? Yes. At the moment it's straightforward (if clumsy via menus & dialog) to add any Individual of interest in the curren...