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by SpencerDudeUK
22 Sep 2019 17:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Create custom query - find correct fields
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: Create custom query - find correct fields

Again, thanks for the response - that's a very clear and concise explanation, although quite a lot to get my head around. I will take your suggestions on board and try to work my way through to see where I get.
Thanks again :)
by SpencerDudeUK
22 Sep 2019 15:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Create custom query - find correct fields
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: Create custom query - find correct fields

OK. Thanks for the responses - perhaps I can rephrase to explain it better... I'm both a lumper and a splitter, in that I lump stuff like Census images under the generic source of, say, 1841 Census, and add the image as citation media in the Properties Box. However, I split too, in that all GRO Cert...
by SpencerDudeUK
22 Sep 2019 09:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Create custom query - find correct fields
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Create custom query - find correct fields

I've been using FH for a while now, and, as with all complex software, you don't know where you're going wrong until you have entered quite a few records. Then you have to revisit them to correct whatever the deficiency in your records is. I want to revisit all my records to further detail the sourc...
by SpencerDudeUK
10 Jul 2019 08:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Finding linked sources
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Finding linked sources

Superb response, as always. Thanks ColeValleyGirl. Still learning this software, and as usual, there is an answer. The View->Record Links showed that I had it linked to a different person. I will download the plug-in though, to see if it's useful to me. Thanks again :D
by SpencerDudeUK
10 Jul 2019 08:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Finding linked sources
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Finding linked sources

I created a burial record picture, and discovered I already had it in my collection. When I go to the FH software, it's there as a picture, and I've created a source from it - all good so far. However, I can't see how to view what that source is linked to - and as has been proven before in this foru...
by SpencerDudeUK
13 Jun 2019 15:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 1512

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

I knew there would be an easy answer - and I apologise for the glaringly obvious miss!
Thanks, all, once again for your excellent responses :D
by SpencerDudeUK
13 Jun 2019 15:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 1512

Change Focus window to that shown in property box

I think I must be missing a trick here, but when you search back and forward using the white arrows above the property box, the only choice you have to set the main focus window to that record is to select 'Go To Record' which takes you to the Individuals list with that person highlighted. From ther...
by SpencerDudeUK
30 Mar 2019 10:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running queries from code or another query
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Running queries from code or another query

Brilliant! Thanks - that will solve all the questions :o
Thanks very much for the help - prompt reply. I'm always amazed how quickly this forum helps you with questions :)
by SpencerDudeUK
30 Mar 2019 10:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Running queries from code or another query
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Running queries from code or another query

I've utilised a very useful piece of code to establish whether someone has a census entry: Exclude if %INDI.CENS[year=1841]% is null. I've created something like this for each census, and the result looks like the picture attached. Picture1.jpg However, what I would really like to do is run them all...
by SpencerDudeUK
24 Dec 2018 17:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup File Size
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Backup File Size

I deleted them all except the latest one, and the backup size has dramatically decreased...thanks for the help :D
by SpencerDudeUK
24 Dec 2018 16:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup File Size
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Backup File Size

I'm backing up the whole directory. Yes, the culprit would appear to be the cache folder, which has several large .dat files in - the last one being the date in question. I can't remember doing anything that would have created that, but I'm assuming they can be deleted?
by SpencerDudeUK
24 Dec 2018 15:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup File Size
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Backup File Size

I've suddenly noticed a huge increase in the file size of my backups - going from 186 mb on 12 December to 451 mb when I next back up 2 days later. Since then, it's always been the larger size. Is there a way to compact the file to eliminate 'white space', etc.? I certainly didn't do an enormous amo...
by SpencerDudeUK
20 Nov 2018 09:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple Address report
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Multiple Address report

Superb! Works well - thanks very much for the tip.
by SpencerDudeUK
19 Nov 2018 17:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple Address report
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Multiple Address report

When one selects more than one address from the list of addresses, the 'Where Used' button is greyed out. Is there a query to overcome this? If not, can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm looking to try to produce a 'timeline' of, say, a particular street so I can see who lived where in wha...
by SpencerDudeUK
28 Aug 2018 17:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Attach sources elsewhere
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Attach sources elsewhere

Superb! Thanks for all the help - brilliant as always. :) :) :)
by SpencerDudeUK
28 Aug 2018 10:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Attach sources elsewhere
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Attach sources elsewhere

I'm getting on great with FH - it's a really good program. I do have a couple of things perhaps I'm not getting hold of though. I've been used to resourcing all aspects of the data I input, and it doesn't seem to be possible to do one or two things... 1) Add a resource to an alternative name, to sho...
by SpencerDudeUK
21 Aug 2018 09:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting Children
Replies: 8
Views: 1337

Re: Sorting Children

Yes, I have a few 'batch' baptisms, etc., but I have to say the vast majority of my FT were christened at less than a year old. It would appear that many were christened at one or two months, or seemingly much quicker if they weren't expected to live (one or two days old in many instances). I agree ...
by SpencerDudeUK
21 Aug 2018 09:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Modify what appears in Focus Window box
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Modify what appears in Focus Window box

OK. Thanks for the quick response.
by SpencerDudeUK
21 Aug 2018 07:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting Children
Replies: 8
Views: 1337

Re: Sorting Children

Yes, that's what I do at present (put a circa date in the birth). It's only that it's somewhat disconcerting when FH doesn't sort them at all if all the children have baptisms only. In the vast majority of cases, families tend to 'christen' their children in the UK when they are babies, so the assum...
by SpencerDudeUK
21 Aug 2018 07:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Modify what appears in Focus Window box
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Modify what appears in Focus Window box

I'm not sure what this box is called: FH1.jpg Under the name, it appears that the birth date is shown, or if blank, the baptism date, then the death date or if blank, the burial date, then the notes field. I was wondering if the lines that are shown can be modified by the user to show the fields the...
by SpencerDudeUK
21 Aug 2018 07:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sorting Children
Replies: 8
Views: 1337

Sorting Children

I've seen several posts ref. the sorting of children, but haven't found any to cover sorting when only the baptism date is used. It would seem to me that if the actual birth date is not known, then the software should sort on the baptism date instead? If you have a large family to sort and say one o...
by SpencerDudeUK
31 Jul 2018 08:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Open property box in new window
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Open property box in new window

Thanks for the response... I looked right through those settings, but obviously not closely enough.
Thanks for the help :oops:
by SpencerDudeUK
31 Jul 2018 07:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Open property box in new window
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Open property box in new window

I realise this is probably something I should know, but on my PC when I 'undock' the Property Box into a new window, the sources show to the right, and are 'docked' to the Individual Property Box. However, this is the first time I've used my laptop, and I can't get the same behaviour. When I undock ...
by SpencerDudeUK
13 Jul 2018 15:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Window Focus - Keyboard Usage
Replies: 14
Views: 1837

Re: Source Window Focus - Keyboard Usage

...also I start my resources in a standard way...BC- Bloggs, Fred; MC-Bloggs Fred & Parker, Vera, etc., so just typing the first two letters gets me to the list quicker than a filter...
by SpencerDudeUK
13 Jul 2018 15:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Window Focus - Keyboard Usage
Replies: 14
Views: 1837

Re: Source Window Focus - Keyboard Usage

I confess to being a bit of a 'lumper', although I do have separate sources for anything I have a certificate for. I only have one resource for each census, for instance, then add the picture of it as citation media as opposed to record source media - it works for me. I do the same for transcript re...