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by PeterR
28 Nov 2009 18:00
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: How do I?
Replies: 3
Views: 996

How do I?

I suggest using the Tools menu Work with Fact Sets... to create a new custom fact with the following template: {individual} travelled <to {_place}> <on boat {note}> {date} You can then enter place and date in their respective fields, and enter the name of the boat in the Note field. The displayed se...
by PeterR
28 Nov 2009 12:15
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Private Notes - a question and a cautionary tale
Replies: 13
Views: 2770

Private Notes - a question and a cautionary tale

I don't think so, apart from Fig.50 (v3) or Fig.71 (v4) which show the Report Options dialog, including: http://www.fhug.rjt.org.uk/images/uploads/2009-11-28_130914.png However, FH Help does include the following: 'You can mark a section of any note as private by putting it in doubled square bracket...
by PeterR
25 Nov 2009 15:41
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Family Group Sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 2309

Family Group Sheet

Marilyn, Marriage can be found as an Event for Family as Spouse>> in the Data Reference Assistant, and you can drill down to Date and Place, as shown below: http://www.fhug.rjt.org.uk/images/uploads/2009-11-25_163519.png and you need to manually alter the index from FAMS[1] to FAMS[2] in the Data Re...
by PeterR
25 Nov 2009 12:33
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Private Individuals in Census Records
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Private Individuals in Census Records

Any 'Actual Text' in a Source record, and any 'Text from Source' in a Source Citation is most likely to appear in the 'Sources' footnote section(s) of a report, where 'private' text in double square brackets is generally displayed even if the 'Inc. [ [private] ] Notes' checkbox is unticked.  As I me...
by PeterR
22 Nov 2009 21:32
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Private Notes - a question and a cautionary tale
Replies: 13
Views: 2770

Private Notes - a question and a cautionary tale

The problem of visible 'private' notes need not be confined to the Sources footnote section of reports.  It is possible to use the Report Option to Add... Main Section Items . For instance, a Source Note (or citation Note, etc.) thus reported in the Main section will display any 'private' passage ev...
by PeterR
22 Nov 2009 21:03
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Error when trying to delete custom query
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Error when trying to delete custom query

There may be other possibilities, but this error occurs when you try to delete a custom query which is in a read-only file in your
'...Application DataCalico PieFamily HistorianQueriesCustom' folder.
by PeterR
22 Nov 2009 17:04
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: printing multiple marriage in diagram
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

printing multiple marriage in diagram

Roz,
I don't know what causes the '2' to appear instead of the name (Jane may well be able to explain this).

Have you tried printing two separate diagrams, and simply hiding one of the spouses each time?
by PeterR
22 Nov 2009 16:55
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Private Notes - a question and a cautionary tale
Replies: 13
Views: 2770

Private Notes - a question and a cautionary tale

Bilko, I agree that it appears that the use of double square brackets to hide the 'private' (parts of) Notes is not univerally supported.  As well as the citation/link Note that you mentioned, Source Notes and any Source-Note Notes cannot be 'private'.   I don't know whether this is a bug.  Either w...
by PeterR
22 Nov 2009 15:48
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Printing Family Tree on Individual Pages
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Printing Family Tree on Individual Pages

Marilyn, Have you tried using the two little buttons for Show Page Boundaries and Avoid Page Boundaries ? (Chapter 11 of the manual.) You may also need to Enable Movement/Resizing and move some boxes around (chapter 10). I don't know of any way to automatically number the separate pages for a diagra...
by PeterR
21 Nov 2009 14:15
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Entering occupations
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Entering occupations

The vast majority of the occupations that I have entered have come from various census returns, so naturally I have entered them by using Nick Walker's excellent Gedcom Census, downloadable from this site: http://www.fhug.org.uk/cgi-bin/index.cgi?action=downloadinfo&cat=GedCom&id=14 I don't think it...
by PeterR
20 Nov 2009 11:58
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: V3 amp; V4
Replies: 12
Views: 1850

V3 amp; V4

I am also generally reluctant to upgrade for the sake of it, but I'm very glad I moved up to V4. Apart from the Focus window, I particularly like that the Properties box can now be resized in both directions, and you can customize it to include any additional fields you like. Also, the new Fact Quer...
by PeterR
19 Nov 2009 12:04
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Use of flags to hide in Diagrams
Replies: 16
Views: 2237

Use of flags to hide in Diagrams

Nick, just to clarify terminology: 'Text Scheme', as mentioned by Jane, is what you must have edited to hide certain text in boxes.
by PeterR
19 Nov 2009 11:25
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Use of flags to hide in Diagrams
Replies: 16
Views: 2237

Use of flags to hide in Diagrams

I've found a weird way to make boxes disappear, e.g. if the Private flag is set. However, the connecting lines between boxes remain, since the boxes are not really 'hidden'. On Diagram Options, you have to set a Boxes Record Flag Condition for the Private Flag as follows: Box Line colour the same as...
by PeterR
19 Nov 2009 11:13
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 14
Views: 2871

Occupations

As Jane pointed out above, in V3 the Main tab of the Property box always shows only the first Occupation.  It is only in V4 that the Property box can be customized to show, e.g. INDI.OCCU[last].
by PeterR
18 Nov 2009 23:02
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 14
Views: 2871

Occupations

The V3 equivalent of the V4 'Facts' tab is the 'Events' tab.
by PeterR
18 Nov 2009 22:31
Forum: V3 Usage
Topic: verifying backups
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

verifying backups

Fergus, If your backup file was made by FH it is just a zipped (compressed) copy of your GEDCOM file and will not contain any of your linked picture files, etc.  It is hard to say whether the file size is reasonable, without knowing how much information about each Individual and Family is stored, an...
by PeterR
18 Nov 2009 22:12
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Places
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Places

Jackie, Unfortunately I don't think there is one 'best' way to do this, given the limitations of the GEDCOM 5.5 standard.  There are two relevant FH Wish-List items (which I think should be merged) but their development would, I think, be quite tricky. You may care to add your votes for them: Abilit...
by PeterR
18 Nov 2009 20:02
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Web Page file names
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Web Page file names

Not sure what's going on. I've just looked at a very small example I generated using V4 a while ago. It contains just seven Family pages with numbers 3, 4, 8, 9, 51, 870, & 1049 and just two Individual pages with numbers 581 & 582. In all cases the numbers correspond to the current FH Record IDs. Pe...
by PeterR
18 Nov 2009 19:44
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Use of flags to hide in Diagrams
Replies: 16
Views: 2237

Use of flags to hide in Diagrams

Nick, There may be a better way, but it is possible to use the Set Marks using Query option from Marks on the Diagram menu.  If you have a very simple query which finds all individuals with the Private Flag set, you can use that to automatically select all such individuals within your current diagra...
by PeterR
17 Nov 2009 13:01
Forum: V3 Usage
Topic: Links to photos - difficult to change
Replies: 11
Views: 2740

Links to photos - difficult to change

Fergus, glad our instructions worked OK! Before you upgrade to version 4, I strongly recommend you look at some of Jane's excellent video demonstrations: http://www.fhug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:index particularly the one on 'Understanding Projects'.  That will also recommend that you study th...
by PeterR
17 Nov 2009 12:14
Forum: V3 Usage
Topic: Font in diagrams
Replies: 6
Views: 2171

Font in diagrams

Vimira, Jane may well be able to advise a better way, but I think you could edit the diagram text scheme to include an additional conditional font entry above the name. You would have to set a flag for the relevant 'header' individual(s) and specify that flag must be set for the new font to be activ...
by PeterR
15 Nov 2009 13:42
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: =factowner()
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

=factowner()

The above-mentioned failure of the =Field() and =GetField() functions to recognize a valid Qualifier for the %INDI.NAME% Field occurs when the functions are used in Query Filters as well as in Column definitions. However, a workaround is possible since the following Filter works OK: Add If =Text(Fie...
by PeterR
15 Nov 2009 10:20
Forum: V4 Usage
Topic: International character sets
Replies: 5
Views: 2337

International character sets

There was a recent thread on this topic: Accented charaters
by PeterR
14 Nov 2009 17:03
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Loss of Pictures
Replies: 17
Views: 2887

Loss of Pictures

Please confirm whether you are using v4 (as this thread is in 'V4 Usage') or V3.  Page 53 of 'Getting the Most From Family Historian 4' (available via the FH Help Menu) has a description of Work with External File Links and (as Jane also recommended above) suggests studying the information available...
by PeterR
12 Nov 2009 15:09
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Data validation
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Data validation

Wish-List item 36 'Data validation on entry (e.g. to detect unlikely dates, etc.)' was implemented in version 2.2, and may have only prevented entry of non-existent dates, i.e. not allowed within the current (Gregorian) calendar.  FH does also already warn about some unlikely or impossible dates, e....