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by Mark1834
26 Jan 2021 20:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Including update date in reports
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Including update date in reports

Thanks folks, simple when you know how :). I took the hint from Lorna's suggestion and just used =LastUpdated() as the data reference, and it works fine for individual data (Family Group and Individual Summary). It displays as dd/mm/yyyy, which I don't like because of its ambiguity, but I'll play wi...
by Mark1834
26 Jan 2021 20:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice for place names from existing database
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Advice for place names from existing database

I used Chapman codes extensively prior to keeping records on computer. Later, I stored the full parish, county, country, but FTM had the useful ability to use a predefined short form for reports, so Taunton, Somerset, England was output as Taunton SOM, for example. I use the full version in FH, with...
by Mark1834
26 Jan 2021 18:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files
Replies: 66
Views: 2771

Re: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files

@Nalaho, welcome to the FHUG, and sorry that your first experience is a negative one. FH7 is printing its PDF output as an image file, so effectively a large photograph of what the printed page looks like, rather than just the contents and letting the PDF software create the page. It’s a major bug i...
by Mark1834
26 Jan 2021 18:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Including update date in reports
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Including update date in reports

Is it possible to include the date an individual record was last updated in a Individual Summary or Family Group Report? It’s a useful indication of whether it’s somebody I’ve worked on recently, or not touched in months. I couldn’t see it in the standard list of data references, and various experim...
by Mark1834
26 Jan 2021 09:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Guidance for Upgrade to FH7?
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Guidance for Upgrade to FH7?

This has now been added to the Knowledge Base.

The KB is a wiki, so if any authorised editors note anything I have missed or is unclear , feel free to change it directly!
by Mark1834
25 Jan 2021 20:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7 report paragraph fix - new version v7.0.1.1
Replies: 30
Views: 1656

Re: FH7 report paragraph fix - new version v7.0.1.1

No, all new users (and anybody else who checks their original download link) are getting the latest version, but they don’t want to create a poor impression with existing users by issuing frequent new versions. Begs the question of what is required to trigger an update notice in the program. A major...
by Mark1834
25 Jan 2021 17:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7 report paragraph fix - new version v7.0.1.1
Replies: 30
Views: 1656

Re: FH7 report paragraph fix - new version v7.0.1.1

The standard new version is up to 7.0.1.3 already, so there are clearly very frequent new builds coming out of CP. They seem to be gradually fixing issues, but not constantly prompting every user each time there is an incremental upgrade. That makes sense in terms of managing customer perceptions.
by Mark1834
24 Jan 2021 15:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Guidance for Upgrade to FH7?
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Guidance for Upgrade to FH7?

The easiest way for the general FH user to backup their settings (which includes all your customisations, as well as any downloaded features such as plugins) is to install and run the Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings plugin . Help on using the plugin is included in the download. "Full ba...
by Mark1834
24 Jan 2021 10:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Guidance for Upgrade to FH7?
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Guidance for Upgrade to FH7?

OK - I'll get the initial version up sometime this week. It's a community wiki, so others can chip in and add anything I have missed.
by Mark1834
24 Jan 2021 10:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Guidance for Upgrade to FH7?
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Guidance for Upgrade to FH7?

Calico Pie manage discounts, so information on who is eligible and how to apply is on their website, in FH7 Upgrade . The key steps are Obtain the FH7 installation or upgrade file from CP (download only, there is no physical product to purchase). Fully backup both your settings and every project. Ru...
by Mark1834
23 Jan 2021 18:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Rich text and table display limitations
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Rich text and table display limitations

It sounds like CP are having to write FH with one hand tied behind their back. A table control that doesn’t work properly, a PDF report routine that can’t output text. What else, I wonder... :(
by Mark1834
23 Jan 2021 17:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Rich text and table display limitations
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Rich text and table display limitations

I thought I had an issue with FH7 displaying strikeout text incorrectly. In this example, George Carter had helpfully put in children details from his first marriage, but the enumerator crossed them out. The strikeout was not displaying for the children columns, but after scratching my head for a wh...
by Mark1834
23 Jan 2021 14:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH V7 Source Citation Options
Replies: 34
Views: 885

Re: FH V7 Source Citation Options

I’ve got a thick ring binder on the shelf of 1980s extended family correspondence, mostly from people who are no longer with us. I find that it’s worth re-reading it occasionally, for references to people you’d never heard of at the time, but it might just solve a mystery. I had a breakthrough when ...
by Mark1834
23 Jan 2021 14:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording Census.
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: Recording Census.

Yes, Ancestry is weird. An Ancestry tree seems to support and correctly export census events, but accepted hints can only be saved as residence, and it won’t compare a new census hint with an existing census, only with a residence! It’s as though the hint coders had never heard of CENS... :D
by Mark1834
23 Jan 2021 13:55
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Version 7 announced to the press
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Version 7 announced to the press

Unfortunately, that’s the case with most online “reviews”, and too often they’re just a comparison of the feature lists. To compare different apps objectively, you need to have used them for a significant time, and that is not a luxury most journalists or bloggers have. FH, RM and FTM (and others) c...
by Mark1834
23 Jan 2021 12:31
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: ATTN Users of Mike Tate's "Order Facts by Sort Date" plugin
Replies: 25
Views: 368

Re: ATTN Users of Mike Tate's "Order Facts by Sort Date" plugin

Particularly as their policy and expectation is that plugins (including DEAs) come from the community...
by Mark1834
23 Jan 2021 10:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording Census.
Replies: 12
Views: 447

Re: Recording Census.

I create individual census facts for relevant people, but not separate residence facts, as census does not not demonstrate residence. It is easy enough to convert census to residence for GEDCOM export to products such as Ancestry that don't support separate census facts. I will record an approximate...
by Mark1834
23 Jan 2021 10:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Reverting to V6 from V7
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Reverting to V6 from V7

I did that recently for a couple of topics. You will need to read the section on KB on adding new material , but the actual process of drafting the text is very straight forward. I had never used WordPress (the software used for creating pages) before, but picked it up very quickly. It's no more dif...
by Mark1834
23 Jan 2021 09:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH V7 Source Citation Options
Replies: 34
Views: 885

Re: FH V7 Source Citation Options

There is a step missing from that process flow. Neither what you describe as "source-driven" nor "fact-driven" start just with the source. We don't pick an arbitrary document and see if it relates to our tree. We are interested in the source because we believe it supports a new fact. Usually we find...
by Mark1834
21 Jan 2021 20:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH V7 Source Citation Options
Replies: 34
Views: 885

Re: FH V7 Source Citation Options

The draft plugins have been downloaded around 30 times since they were posted 6 weeks ago, but I have only seen comments from 3 people, 2 of which are very experienced Lua programmers.

Have any non-programmers got them working satisfactorily?
by Mark1834
18 Jan 2021 17:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Discontinuing support for IE
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Discontinuing support for IE

I'm sure our more specialist contributors are well aware of this, but it was only recently that I picked up that current Edge is a completely different product to the one launched back in 2015. Legacy Edge was much more of an updated IE, but "new" Edge is based on the same open source core technolog...
by Mark1834
18 Jan 2021 14:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linking laptop to PC
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Linking laptop to PC

Clear thanks. I’ll pm you with the url changes when I submit for review.
by Mark1834
18 Jan 2021 13:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linking laptop to PC
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Linking laptop to PC

I’m getting on with my draft, but a couple of questions on process from a newbie author. As I’m creating a new page to replace two existing ones, it will have a new url. It probably makes sense to create new versions of linked pages with the url and associated descriptive text tweaked accordingly, a...
by Mark1834
17 Jan 2021 16:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linking laptop to PC
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Linking laptop to PC

OK, I was trying to get working across 2 PCs onto the front page, as it is a FAQ, but I’ll draft my bit and let’s see how it looks then.
by Mark1834
17 Jan 2021 15:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Linking laptop to PC
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Linking laptop to PC

OK, I'll work on that this week. One suggestion before I start - synchronizing FH across two computers comes up quite often on this forum, but the existing KB material is not that easy to find unless you know exactly what you are looking for. It's a bit of lots of different things, backup, cloud sto...