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by LeslieP
06 Aug 2022 15:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Simple Citations Templates for Family Historian 7
Replies: 19
Views: 937

Re: Simple Citations Templates for Family Historian 7

I'm so happy to see this! Your philosophy of Simple Citations makes so much sense to me.

Now I can get to work FINALLY cleaning up all of my sources that were at one time lovely in TMG and have been a complete mess throughout my time with RootsMagic.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
by LeslieP
26 Jun 2022 21:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Should I Eliminate Most Witness Facts?
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Should I Eliminate Most Witness Facts?

'over-using' the Shared Roles functionality in RM. I understand now! And now I'm thinking maybe I've been UNDER-using the shared roles functionality. Note to self: add "informant" to death fact when I have the death certificate - that's USEFUL stuff because it puts the informant in the decedent's p...
by LeslieP
26 Jun 2022 19:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Should I Eliminate Most Witness Facts?
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Should I Eliminate Most Witness Facts?

I've been using witnesses on facts since my TMG days, they carried over into RM, and carried over into FH. I have no intention of ever not using witnesses, and GEDCOM7 now supports the concept with an official structure, so the future is bright on that front! Your RM witnesses should have come into ...
by LeslieP
21 Jun 2022 13:57
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: TNG and FH event witnesses standoff
Replies: 96
Views: 22241

Re: TNG and FH event witnesses standoff

LeslieP, Have a look at this page of my website and tell me whether you like the way I have dealt with witnesses to Wills and with Associations: https://hulbert.one-name.net/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I4&tree=tree1 I do like the way you have a working link from the witnessed event back to the...
by LeslieP
18 Jun 2022 16:27
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: TNG and FH event witnesses standoff
Replies: 96
Views: 22241

Re: TNG and FH event witnesses standoff

Lack of interest - or frustration that it's still not fixed followed by resignation and moving on to other, more fixable things? tomato - tomahto ;) I looked at the tng.community site and found wishes/discussion going back to 2008. I will probably go ahead and try to revive the issue over there, may...
by LeslieP
17 Jun 2022 20:13
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: TNG and FH event witnesses standoff
Replies: 96
Views: 22241

Re: TNG and FH event witnesses standoff

Has there been any change in status on this concern? I've used witnesses on events to great advantage ever since I was a TMG user, it's really a vital feature to me, and it's sad that TNG gets close-but-no-cigar on handling of these events. The TNG import of the gedcom file obviously creates the eve...
by LeslieP
14 Jun 2022 21:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Plugin to Set the Title to be the same as the File Name?
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Plugin to Set the Title to be the same as the File Name?

Worked perfectly! (on a copy of my database, I've not done it on the main yet, but will do soon)

Can't thank you enough for this. Now I can actually use the "title" field in the filter are on the media records page!
by LeslieP
14 Jun 2022 00:04
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Plugin to Set the Title to be the same as the File Name?
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Plugin to Set the Title to be the same as the File Name?

Must be something wrong. If I select to run prompted, the popup shows the exact right title YAY! I cancel out because I have 1104 media files and am not going to step through each one. I run automatic, the window tells me plugin completed, 1104 titles updated. All seems good. But exactly zero titles...
by LeslieP
13 Jun 2022 19:04
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Plugin to Set the Title to be the same as the File Name?
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Plugin to Set the Title to be the same as the File Name?

Dang. I was just logging in to look around and see if something like this was possible, and here it is. You guys are so amazing. But of course I have to ask if a small enhancement is possible...add the subdirectory to the name. file: P:\Genealogy\exhibits\birth_records\fisher_john-nh-birth-record.jp...
by LeslieP
13 Jun 2022 17:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Need to Fix Field Name on Source Template
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Need to Fix Field Name on Source Template

Jeff, SO excited to see that you are now over here in the world of FH! Your simplified citations are my "ideal destination" for making sanity of my sources. An eon ago, while using TMG I discovered Mills' EE format. Went whole hog into making such lovely EE compliant sources with beautifully complex...
by LeslieP
13 Jun 2022 17:50
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Please Add a Metafield Description Tooltip for Templates
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Please Add a Metafield Description Tooltip for Templates

Whole-heartedly support this wish list request! It was a very helpful feature in RM that should definitely make the leap over to FH!
by LeslieP
12 May 2022 14:24
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin
Replies: 92
Views: 5396

Re: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin

In my brief test of this plugin I think I identified a small problem. Desktop computer, 2 monitors, FH runs on 2nd monitor. Create a backup. Laptop computer, restore that newly created backup. FH loads to "2nd monitor" which doesn't exist, so there's no way to get to the program. It's open, accordin...
by LeslieP
17 Mar 2022 23:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Is it possible to customize the Fact Tab layout area?
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Is it possible to customize the Fact Tab layout area?

I had voted on item 557 more than a year ago, but went ahead and added a comment. What I'm talking about here would be a small subset of what is being requested in that wishlist item, but you're right, they are related.
by LeslieP
16 Mar 2022 21:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Is it possible to customize the Fact Tab layout area?
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Is it possible to customize the Fact Tab layout area?

I have chosen to not use the Address field, and have disabled it in all of my fact definitions. The result is an empty wasted space between the Place field and the Note field. screenshot_20220316_ 162810.png I would like to get rid of that empty space and be able to maximize the vertical space avail...
by LeslieP
04 Dec 2021 18:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Two Computers, One Set of FH data files
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: Two Computers, One Set of FH data files

I have 2 PCs. One is a laptop and the other a desktop with a huge screen. The laptop is in my office and the desktop is in what passes for a library on a different floor. Is it possible to install FH on the laptop and have my files on the laptop, and also install FH on the desktop and have that ins...
by LeslieP
14 Oct 2021 20:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Facts with active URL
Replies: 9
Views: 2398

Re: Facts with active URL

Oooh, exciting! I had looked at the "Auto-Create Note" field on the advanced tab of fact definitions thinking that maybe there was some way to use that for this purpose, couldn't figure it out at first glance, then got distracted by all of the other things I need to learn. At some point in my explor...
by LeslieP
14 Oct 2021 16:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Facts with active URL
Replies: 9
Views: 2398

Re: Facts with active URL

OK, going to give it a go at explaining what I'm imagining, hope this makes sense. Premise : Good capabilities from other programs maybe could get added to FH and made even more useful because FH is clearly the best. Legacy 9.0 Feature to emulate : In Legacy, at the bottom of the individual screen a...
by LeslieP
14 Oct 2021 00:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Facts with active URL
Replies: 9
Views: 2398

Re: Facts with active URL

I just spent about 30 minutes writing a detailed reply, hit preview, got a 403 error and now it's all gone. So I'm mad at myself for not copying first. I realize what I put in that prior message was unclear, it wasn't the right place to provide detail. I'm going to go get "un mad" at myself, perhaps...
by LeslieP
13 Oct 2021 21:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FamilySearch Id
Replies: 22
Views: 3927

Re: FamilySearch Id

Whether that falls within the scope of what CP intended for that field is anyone's guess. Yep. ;) I recall noticing that "future magic" field before I did my final import from RM, it made me happy to see! Also having seen CP's comment about having Internet Data Matches with more providers, I was ho...
by LeslieP
13 Oct 2021 19:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FamilySearch Id
Replies: 22
Views: 3927

Re: FamilySearch Id

Can't speak for how the "direct RM import" brings things across, but the GEDCOM import from RM contained the _FSFTID fact type, which was identified as UDF.

I used the Change Any Fact Tag plugin to change them from UDF to a custom fact I created, now I have the FS ID show up on the fact tab.
by LeslieP
17 Jul 2021 22:02
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Ability to Change Type of Fact
Replies: 95
Views: 12562

Re: Ability to Change Type of Fact

tatewise wrote:
17 Jul 2021 20:28
Leslie, in my tests the ORIGINAL section is NOT in property box order but in alphabetical order.
Maybe your chosen Property Box just happens to have its facts in alphabetical order?
Yep, alphabetical it is! I needed to be looking at someone with more facts. Derp :oops:
by LeslieP
17 Jul 2021 20:11
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Ability to Change Type of Fact
Replies: 95
Views: 12562

Re: Ability to Change Type of Fact

Results of quick test: ORIGINAL section in property box order, TARGET section in alphabetical order makes perfect sense and is intuitive. Plugin only runs if property box is open, facts tab doesn't have to be selected. This makes sense, but maybe eventually add an error msg if someone tries to run i...
by LeslieP
14 Jul 2021 15:43
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Ability to Change Type of Fact
Replies: 95
Views: 12562

Re: Ability to Change Type of Fact

I am in awe of you coding types! To already have some sort of mockup and have investigated how to make a plugin for it, just incredible. I'm moderately capable of adapting or troubleshooting some code, but creating from scratch is just not compatible with the way my brain works. At any rate, I do se...
by LeslieP
13 Jul 2021 21:08
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Ability to Change Type of Fact
Replies: 95
Views: 12562

Ability to Change Type of Fact

Would like to be able to quickly and easily change a fact from being one type to being a different type. Limitation of not changing family facts to individual facts or an attribute fact to an event fact would be expected. For example: Change Occupation attribute to Employment attribute Change Christ...
by LeslieP
11 Jul 2021 20:23
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import from TMG, Name-Variation lost Given Name
Replies: 6
Views: 2079

Re: Import from TMG, Name-Variation lost Given Name

Oh my, I've fallen down quite the rabbit hole with this, and I don't think I have any solution for you, just maybe a bit of explanation - particularly why my results are different from yours. In TMG, all those years ago, when I created a married name for a woman, I only input the new Surname, and pl...