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by ColeValleyGirl
23 Jun 2019 15:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deceased/retired Occupation
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: Deceased/retired Occupation

I'd record a 'retired' occupation as the occupation with a 'before date' based on the certificate; you might also consider recording a 'Retirement' fact again with the 'before date' (although I personally don't bother). I would NOT record the Occupation as "Occupation (Retired)" because that's not t...
by ColeValleyGirl
23 Jun 2019 12:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deceased/retired Occupation
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: Deceased/retired Occupation

I put it in with a 'before date' -- either before their death if I have a date for that, or before the marriage otherwise. If you don't think it's obvious why you've chosen that date ypu can add a note. Same with the death date of anyone shown as deceased on a marriage certificate -- died 'before ma...
by ColeValleyGirl
22 Jun 2019 10:00
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 5058

Re: New Multifact plugin

Horses for courses. I don't like tabs as an interface for routine data entry. I use them for example in the Research Planner for configuring templates, but for something like Multifact it's very helpful to have the option to to see everything at once .
by ColeValleyGirl
22 Jun 2019 09:23
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 5058

Re: New Multifact plugin

Mike, I'm not ignoring your suggestions but it will take me some time to look at them -- releasing (unplanned) v1.5 and then v1.6 has meant I have two branches of code development to reconcile (as I am working slowly on a development of 1.5 that is not 1.6. Also, some of your suggestions affect my '...
by ColeValleyGirl
22 Jun 2019 06:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multiple Private Notes in a query
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Multiple Private Notes in a query

You may not even need a query, depending in what you want to show in the results. For a very simple display, try using Edit > Find as described at how_to:using_notes_to_track_your_research#locating_your_notes|> Locating your notes . Also, Jane's plugin to Find-Research-Notes will include as many pri...
by ColeValleyGirl
21 Jun 2019 17:20
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 5058

Re: New Multifact plugin

Mike, Version 1.5 was late updated on Mar 2019 but only uploaded yesterday as the fixes in it were't urgent. Version 1.6 will be uploaded to the store tomorrow, at which point I will correct the file name, as it appears perversely that the file name takes precedence over the name of the Plugin in th...
by ColeValleyGirl
21 Jun 2019 16:12
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 5058

Re: New Multifact plugin

Have you tried 1.6 which I posted here
by ColeValleyGirl
21 Jun 2019 09:38
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 5058

Re: New Multifact plugin

Thanks, Mike. And yes, the font will be too small for some people but changing the layout much more will IMO severely affect the usability. Scrollbox might be a solution but with the version of iup we have, I can't see how to overcome the limitations.
by ColeValleyGirl
21 Jun 2019 08:11
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 5058

Re: New Multifact plugin

OK -- I've used Jane's idea about testing for screensize and also made a couple of other tweaks to how the initial size is calculated. As far as I've been able to test, it displays completely (with nothing overflowing) on a screen 864 deep; a screen 800 deep will cut off the title bar and the very b...
by ColeValleyGirl
20 Jun 2019 12:58
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 5058

Re: New Multifact plugin size

OK. There is something I can do about the startup size, but it isn't ideal for anyone. First off, the minimum size for the Plugin dialog is currently calculated so that you can expand all the sections and have everything visible -- you can enlarge it but you can't shrink beneath that 'show everythin...
by ColeValleyGirl
19 Jun 2019 18:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 5058

Re: New Multifact plugin

May now be fixed -- and at least I have a copy of the code my PC ate for another plugin earlier today :)
by ColeValleyGirl
19 Jun 2019 18:18
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 5058

Re: New Multifact plugin

Weird -- it runs for me without errors. Ill check tomorrow.

Even weirder -- there is no Help File! Which is as expected.
by ColeValleyGirl
19 Jun 2019 15:39
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 5058

Re: New Multifact plugin

In Edit Plugin dialogue delete existing File using Remove file button, then upload new File.
Mike, I do not have a Remove File button at this point. I have assumed you mean the Remove File X icon? If so, the plugin store version should have been updated,
by ColeValleyGirl
19 Jun 2019 15:05
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 5058

Re: New Multifact plugin

OK, I have a version 1.5 although I suspect it will not solve the problem -- but I can't see how to upload it to the store -- Mike, DM me if you can help. In the interim, attached for testing. It would hep to know what size (especially height) people are testing with? I can possibly reduce the heigh...
by ColeValleyGirl
19 Jun 2019 14:20
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 5058

Re: New Multifact plugin

OK -- 1.4 should work without the scrolling problem. Can you post a screenshot of what you're seeing?
by ColeValleyGirl
19 Jun 2019 13:22
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 5058

Re: New Multifact plugin

Can you confirm which version of the plugin you're running -- within FH, go to Tools > Plugins, and then click on the Multifact name -- you'll see the version at the bottom of the window -- should be 1.5.
by ColeValleyGirl
19 Jun 2019 12:10
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 5058

Re: New Multifact plugin

pl isn't a problem -- it's widely used. Are you running on a Mac? If so we can advise how to download manually. Which version of the plugin do you have installed -- there was an earlier problem with screen handling but that should be fixed with the latest version from the Plugin store. There is no t...
by ColeValleyGirl
19 Jun 2019 06:18
Forum: General
Topic: To Do List
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: To Do List

I can't find my notes now, but I looked at ToDo when William first suggested it and concluded that -- for me at least -- it isn't mature enough to replace ToDoist (which I currently use). In particular there's meta-data that doesn't transfer from OUtlook on the desktop to the Android version, so the...
by ColeValleyGirl
18 Jun 2019 16:10
Forum: Research
Topic: Workhouses and Census's
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Workhouses and Census's

I'm assuming you've checked if there's anything helpful on http://www.workhouses.org.uk/records/census.shtml ?

In particular, if you have access to Ancestry the search tip of including "Norwich workhouse" in the search seems to work.
by ColeValleyGirl
15 Jun 2019 17:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 1077

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

Evelyn, The earlier versions of FH worked either form the records list or a diagram to the Property Box. To add a parent for somebody who doesn't already have one, clicking on the Blue up arrow in the Property Box gives you the option to add a parent; if you want to add an additional (set) of parent...
by ColeValleyGirl
15 Jun 2019 11:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 1077

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

I don't use highlighting in the Focus window at all... I find it distracting, and it doesn't tell me anything useful, especially as I rarely use the focus window to do data entry, just to provide family context on an individual. Which is nothing more than another piece of anecdata demonstrating that...
by ColeValleyGirl
14 Jun 2019 18:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 1077

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

To be fair, the number of people commenting that they have mis-entered data isn't a good indication of whether it's a problem -- how many people have never mentioned it because they've never made that mistake? We can't know. I'd positively dislike the behaviour being described, as I've previously sa...
by ColeValleyGirl
13 Jun 2019 15:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 1077

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

Have you tried the Display In Focus Window icon (magnifying glass) at the top of the Property box?

Re synchronisation, I often want to see an individual's details in the Property Box and some context in the Focus Window, not the same information in two places.
by ColeValleyGirl
07 Jun 2019 14:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Step child entry

This is a matter of personal choice and (you know what I'm going to say) depends on how you want the output to look. I only add the children to their birth parents, for simplicity, but if there are individuals in your family who want to see the data presented with them in both families, you may migh...
by ColeValleyGirl
07 Jun 2019 10:14
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Problem with notifications
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: Problem with notifications

As one data point, I edit my own posts quite often.