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by PeterR
25 May 2009 12:59
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Marriage Sources and Citations
Replies: 10
Views: 1712

Marriage Sources and Citations

Ric, You may wish to avoid 'over-egging the pudding', but I think the following are all possible, but by no means required - up to you how much detail you record. If your Source (2) includes all the text, then in some cses it may help to repeat just the relevant portion of the text in each citation;...
by PeterR
24 May 2009 14:49
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Media links on census events
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Media links on census events

I believe that media such as census images are best attached to the corresponding Source record (e.g. by Gedcom Census) since this provides the same link to the image from the Individual's Census Event for all relevant Individuals, via the Source Citation. I have many examples where family members i...
by PeterR
23 May 2009 10:53
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: V4 - ETA for bug fixes
Replies: 2
Views: 759

V4 - ETA for bug fixes

Quite a few were fixed on 12/05/09 in v4.0.1 which is not yet officially released, but available for download from http://www.family-historian.co.uk/downl ... _4.0.1.htm and the installation on top of V4 couldn't be simpler.[smile]
by PeterR
18 May 2009 13:34
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Adding media
Replies: 9
Views: 1640

Adding media

I think Peter E's issue is that if you open a different project P2 and add multimedia, FH4 goes to the same folder as used previously for project P1, not to a folder which is part of the folder structure for project P2. I suppose the problem is that FH4 doesn't know which folder to default to for mu...
by PeterR
17 May 2009 14:47
Forum: V4 Usage
Topic: V 4 Download
Replies: 15
Views: 3881

V 4 Download

I believe v4.0.1 is not yet formally released, and so not found automatically or advertised on the website. SimonOrde's post part way down this page: http://www.fhug.org.uk/cgi-bin/index.cgi?action=forum&board=v4use&op=display&num=3607&start=60 explains where you can find it, and the Learn More link...
by PeterR
16 May 2009 14:57
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: how do I set an icon using a function
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

how do I set an icon using a function

Graham, You can find Jane's excellent FHUG Flag Tutorial via the How To's menu which can take you to Using Flags and Icons here: http://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:using_flags_and_icons There is also a link to information about Gedcon Census, which I would strongly recommend. Amongst oth...
by PeterR
15 May 2009 11:42
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Historian Demo
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

Historian Demo

Bernard, One possibility is that the file for the demo version is simply too big to be emailed as an attachment. Many email systems set a limit, and although they are bigger than they were, you may still be exceeding such a limit. Why not just send an email to your son containing the relevant link s...
by PeterR
15 May 2009 11:34
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Upgrade path for eventual V5
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

Upgrade path for eventual V5

I certainly agree, and would vote for such a wish-list item. My upgrade to v4 was straightforward because I already had V3 on the required laptop.  But I expect that by the time V5 is ready, I will be moving to a new laptop and would not relish digging out all the original installation and intermedi...
by PeterR
14 May 2009 20:27
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Free Upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1767

Free Upgrade

With FH you can use the Add menu or the Records Window to add Sources whether or not you have added any Individuals. You may even care to first add Repositories before adding whatever Sources they hold. FH is very flexible.[smile]
by PeterR
14 May 2009 14:50
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: =Relationship() function - consistent output
Replies: 4
Views: 1348

=Relationship() function - consistent output

Currently (FH v4.0.1) it appears that 'once-removed' is hyphenated only for 1st cousins. I agree that more consistency would be an improvement, although personally I'm not bothered that just 'cousin' is used for '1st cousin'.
by PeterR
14 May 2009 12:07
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Setting paths to folders for backups, diags etc
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Setting paths to folders for backups, diags etc

Perhaps this has been at least partly overtaken by the introduction of the 'Project' folder structure in FH4?
by PeterR
14 May 2009 12:06
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Notes-the three types
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Notes-the three types

I would certainly find it useful if the current or an additonal (FH4 onwards, obviously) Notes tab on the Individual Property Box could show appropriately labelled Fact/Event Notes, as well as the Individual's Local Notes and Note Records.
by PeterR
14 May 2009 11:45
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: linking unlinking records
Replies: 3
Views: 1121

linking unlinking records

Hi Paul, This is looking a bit like a 'super-set' of Jon's suggestion at http://www.fhug.org.uk/cgi-bin/index.cgi?action=forum&board=WishList&op=display&num=3531 . Merge/Compare is already available on the Edit menu if you highlight the two individuals on a diagram; but only the last two highlighted...
by PeterR
14 May 2009 11:28
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Marriage entry by selecting two individuals
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Marriage entry by selecting two individuals

I would certainly vote for this. I wonder if the functionality could be extended to allow the definition of a 2-way Association?
by PeterR
14 May 2009 10:56
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Pools to include assocations
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Pools to include assocations

I agree. See also my comment on the above-linked wish-list item.
by PeterR
13 May 2009 17:16
Forum: V4 Usage
Topic: V 4 Download
Replies: 15
Views: 3881

V 4 Download

PyreneesPirate,
While I have some sympathy with your frustration, is there any reason why you cannot at least make a start by entering your data using your FH3 installation? The data will then be in your Gedcom file ready for FH4 as soon as the upgrade arrives.
by PeterR
13 May 2009 16:46
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Family Property Facts Sentence Bug Unfixed
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Family Property Facts Sentence Bug Unfixed

[smile] Fixed in 4.0.1. Many thanks, Simon. [smile]
by PeterR
13 May 2009 15:49
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: V4 nbsp;- upside down text
Replies: 80
Views: 11316

V4 nbsp;- upside down text

I quite agree with Steve's and Nick's comments above. FH3 was a great program, and FH4 is even better, in many, many ways. And now v4.0.1 (the patch couldn't be quicker and easier to run, by the way) already brings no less than 8 worthwhile improvements, including the few bug fixes.  Well done Simon...
by PeterR
13 May 2009 15:26
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Greeting and Gedcom question
Replies: 15
Views: 2432

Greeting and Gedcom question

Hi Brian,
It is my understanding that the only place that FH keeps your data is in your Gedcom file.  If you provide a new Gedcom file for FH to load, the only data it uses will be that in your new Gedcom file. Your old Gedcom file can be ignored or archived, whatever you prefer. Hope this helps.
by PeterR
11 May 2009 10:57
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: v4 - Web Site Exporting Bug
Replies: 23
Views: 3563

v4 - Web Site Exporting Bug

I have also noted that there is no link to a child, but there is a link to the child's spouse.
by PeterR
10 May 2009 16:30
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Editing of Named Lists
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

Editing of Named Lists

Jane, I think it is possible that goodwin2's 'EXCLUDED: invalid line's and consequent 'EXCLUDED BRANCH LINES' could have been intended as Source Repository Citations in the Source Records. See the GEDCOM 5.5 definitions: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pmcbride/gedcom/55gcch2.htm#SOURCE_RECO...
by PeterR
07 May 2009 22:43
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Family Property Facts Sentence Bug Unfixed
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Family Property Facts Sentence Bug Unfixed

Nick, Thanks, and of course what you say is true for that parrticular 'individual' fact.  But there are several other 'family' facts (which is the relevant context), e.g. co-residence, which includes '{couple}' rather than '{individual}' and birth of child, which includes a non-ambiguous '{individua...
by PeterR
07 May 2009 14:16
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Family Property Facts Sentence Bug Unfixed
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Family Property Facts Sentence Bug Unfixed

My V4 Update CD arrived today and so far I'm very pleased with the many improvements (and cannot yet find any upside-down text even at 32-bit resolution). However, a minor but annoying bug first reported 31/03/06 for V3.0 has still not been fixed.  Please see my post of 02/05/07 for V3.1.2 at http:/...
by PeterR
02 May 2007 13:59
Forum: V3 Usage
Topic: Bug not fixed in 3.1.2
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Bug not fixed in 3.1.2

Simon - Many thanks. Please say if we can hope for a fix to the Sentence bug in a future patch or release. (I had also hoped for a fix in 3.1 or 3.1.1)
by PeterR
02 May 2007 11:22
Forum: V3 Usage
Topic: Bug not fixed in 3.1.2
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Bug not fixed in 3.1.2

The Sentence box on the Events tab of the Family Property Dialog only ever shows the template, and never the resulting sentence.  This differs from the Individual Property Dialog where the Sentence box only displays the template when you click in the box to edit the template; if you click in another...