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by AdrianBruce
28 Jan 2021 12:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files
Replies: 125
Views: 8226

Re: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files

It is the saved RTF files that use tables to format the Report sections (and has always done so) but now a rich text table sits within those RTF file tables, i.e. table within table. Thanks Mike - that's what I was trying to get at, though I hadn't got it as precisely defined as you just did. So th...
by AdrianBruce
28 Jan 2021 11:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files
Replies: 125
Views: 8226

Re: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files

Mark - thanks for this (from v6-land). Do you have a tentative summary about the cause of the table related issue? Specifically do you think it's tables within tables that cause your problems? (As I understand it, the RTF pages appear to be laid out in tables so any user created table in text is a t...
by AdrianBruce
27 Jan 2021 16:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files
Replies: 125
Views: 8226

Re: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files

... FH seems incapable of saving a document with this number of tables (perhaps the complexity of having so many tables embedded in other tables in the RTF doc?). ... Tables inside tables? Oh crikey.... Speculating just to try and link bits: Does this sound like the Rich Text Control for Windows th...
by AdrianBruce
25 Jan 2021 20:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH V7 Source Citation Options
Replies: 34
Views: 2017

Re: FH V7 Source Citation Options

Thanks for that Paul - my image(s) of Death Notices so far (only a couple) are from the eGSSA Library - I'd not worked through to the FS films yet so that connection / demo might be useful.
by AdrianBruce
25 Jan 2021 12:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH V7 Source Citation Options
Replies: 34
Views: 2017

Re: FH V7 Source Citation Options

... The Death Notice is a valuable document for family historians as it has so much information on it. ... Thanks for that Paul - one of my families went out in the 1820 lot, so I've used your site extensively (the Pickstock family, if any asks) but up until now I've misunderstood the phrase "Death...
by AdrianBruce
24 Jan 2021 18:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Attempting to create a Hospital Admission fact
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Attempting to create a Hospital Admission fact

Oh there's all sorts of stuff on the All-Tab that can be used with benefits. Like Organisation being used for Occupation facts?

Maybe the feeling was that if CP allowed them all to appear on the Fact tab, it was going to get too crowded.
by AdrianBruce
24 Jan 2021 18:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source Templates for Poor Law Sources
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Source Templates for Poor Law Sources

Helen's recommendation seems sensible. From my v6 out in the sticks, the problem is that there's a bit of chicken and egg here, I think. You need a lot of experience with Poor Law documents before you can get a handle on what items ought to be distilled out for use in Source Templates. But you want ...
by AdrianBruce
24 Jan 2021 18:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7 report paragraph fix - new version v7.0.1.1
Replies: 57
Views: 4427

Re: FH7 report paragraph fix - new version v7.0.1.1

Yes, I'd call 7.0.1.2 a soft release, rather than a test release, precisely because, as we understand it, anyone going to the site will get that. But people aren't being prompted to go there "all muck and nettles" to get the next version.
by AdrianBruce
19 Jan 2021 10:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Surname Prepositions / Prefix
Replies: 10
Views: 4247

Re: Surname Prepositions / Prefix

I'm reasonably certain (i.e. not totally certain) that sort-order of prefixed names is not consistent across different cultures. According to https://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/8870/how-should-van-names-be-ordered-in-a-bibliography , the International Federation of Library Associations and...
by AdrianBruce
18 Jan 2021 17:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Discontinuing support for IE
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: Discontinuing support for IE

Presumably if you are using the Internal Browser (the Web Search Window, it's called in v6), then you'll get that message in v7 as well - I certainly do in v6, so if you are using that Internal Browser (which is permanently stuck to IE), then you'll need to switch to the External Web Browser and set...
by AdrianBruce
18 Jan 2021 12:28
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: 1939 Register

... So presumably 1920 births will be in the process of being opened - or already done ... Bear in mind that they can only work from the birth date given on the Register, so if that's wrong... And the auto opening at 100 will, I'm certain, be driven by the transcribed value so if that got out of st...
by AdrianBruce
14 Jan 2021 22:13
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Just started using Zerobrane
Replies: 23
Views: 1351

Re: Just started using Zerobrane

The funniest thing that I ever saw with a card punch was when I walked up to the punch and pushed the front cover down over the output hopper to make the circuit that would let me punch. Now, it was possible to lift that lid at exactly the right point after the keys had been pressed but before the c...
by AdrianBruce
14 Jan 2021 15:58
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Just started using Zerobrane
Replies: 23
Views: 1351

Re: Just started using Zerobrane

Sigh... I haven't the faintest idea what you're talking about! ;)

I used to do folding of punch cards? Anything like? :D
by AdrianBruce
14 Jan 2021 15:55
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Calico Pie resolved my problem
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Calico Pie resolved my problem

It probably also makes sense to do a "soft release" of fixes to people who have a specific issue, who know they have it and will check it, rather than get loads of people downloading "on spec" and then saying "But you haven't fixed my..."
by AdrianBruce
13 Jan 2021 23:32
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: error in import from Rootsmagic
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: error in import from Rootsmagic

IMO the GEDCOM formal syntax rules carry more weight than the examples which know to have mistakes. ... Totally agree with you. The idea that the examples were written first and the syntax followed but they made a mistake - is, IMHO, fantasy. I believe that the syntax should be considered to be cor...
by AdrianBruce
12 Jan 2021 11:58
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: 2007-2019 births
Replies: 18
Views: 1892

Re: 2007-2019 births

Worth noting that, when the GRO created its new indexes, they changed their own rules about how to index birth registrations where (a) the parents are not married but also (b) both parents are named. As I recollect, the paper based indexes will index such children twice , under both parents surnames...
by AdrianBruce
11 Jan 2021 19:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files
Replies: 125
Views: 8226

Re: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files

CP clearly knew how to produce Reports as text-searchable PDFs in FH5 and FH6. Why have they forgotten for FH7? I very much doubt that they have forgotten. As I understand it, the text in v7 can be much more sophisticated in what gets printed, what with the "rich text" in notes, etc. That wasn't in...
by AdrianBruce
11 Jan 2021 15:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files
Replies: 125
Views: 8226

Re: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files

Hmm. It's clearly not simply a matter of saving text into a PDF - it's the need to save a correct configuration of text, images, etc, all marked up with ... whatever PDF needs. Not just my report, but everyone's... Come to that, I doubt very much that CP have written their own word processing - they...
by AdrianBruce
11 Jan 2021 13:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files
Replies: 125
Views: 8226

Re: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files

I've never written any code to put a file of text and images into a PDF so I have no idea what is required. Therefore I'm speculating - well, worrying really... If you need to wrap the text and other objects in "commands" to create a PDF with text and embedded images (as distinct from a PDF that is ...
by AdrianBruce
11 Jan 2021 13:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saint and Street format conventions
Replies: 35
Views: 2905

Re: Saint and Street format conventions

Yeah - the problems with the Bristol areas appear to come from: Some of the parishes crossed the City boundary and therefore had an in-parish and an out-parish bit; Some of the out-parish bits became parishes in their own right; ... whose parish church's dedication naturally bore no relation to the ...
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2021 23:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saint and Street format conventions
Replies: 35
Views: 2905

Re: Saint and Street format conventions

Although on reflection, the oddity is actually "St. Paul's" so adjusting that to be "St. Paul's Ward", or whatever it actually is, would let the church's name remain standard.

Need to do a bit of digging to work out what type of thing those districts actually are.
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2021 23:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saint and Street format conventions
Replies: 35
Views: 2905

Re: Saint and Street format conventions

Adding "Church" - that would make more sense in the diagram - thanks for the idea.
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2021 22:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saint and Street format conventions
Replies: 35
Views: 2905

Re: Saint and Street format conventions

I can't resist adding this example of how reality manages to confuse us. Or me at any rate. As some of you will know, the City of Bristol has districts known as (e.g.) "St. Paul's". I've just added a marriage of someone at St. Barnabas there, and in the diagram, the way I have my text scheme, the ma...
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2021 20:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 3850

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

... Maybe the majority of users will be happy to mix and match, even given the disadvantages. I don't know, however much I think they should not. From my viewpoint, with something like 5,300 source records, most split, some lumped (like BMD indexes or Directories), and with all sorts of styles and ...
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2021 17:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 3850

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

... in fact, it's rarely used --ESM says that repositories are only cited as follows: .. [omitted. AB] ... Neither is Author used a lot. Although ESM is always at pains to point out that her standards are about the final, printed output, and what goes in your file can contain more - such as web-sit...