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by AdrianBruce
11 Feb 2021 10:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: RM Place details in FH
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: RM Place details in FH

Pete - are you implying that RM could provide a list of all subsidiary places in Milwaukee? A standard list provided by RM? Because FH doesn't have access to any list like that - you have to enter all the places and addresses yourself (or import them as part of an imported tree).
by AdrianBruce
11 Feb 2021 10:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: narrative reports use italics for children's data
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: narrative reports use italics for children's data

I don't know how to turn the italics off (I can't find any setting in v6 for that) but I thought it might be useful to explain what I think is the reason why those entries are different. Basically, if you ask for a two generation report (say), the children are an extra, third, generation. To highlig...
by AdrianBruce
11 Feb 2021 00:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to add a citation to a family relationship
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: How to add a citation to a family relationship

Jeremy - Mike's comments about the learning curve prompt me to add that no-one but no-one ever gets their processes right first time. So don't be afraid to try something and look back at it later and say, "Why did I make such a meal of it?" - or the opposite, "How and why on earth did I decide that?...
by AdrianBruce
10 Feb 2021 21:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to add a citation to a family relationship
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: How to add a citation to a family relationship

It isn't a dumb question - it's surprisingly complicated if and when you sort through the possibilities. That's not to mention do you want to see the citation / assessment / whatever in various places? Just to consider the complexity - I knew that my 3G-GF was John Cooper and (from his marriage) tha...
by AdrianBruce
10 Feb 2021 16:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: "Past tense" field in New Role dialogue
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: "Past tense" field in New Role dialogue

... Where does this short description appear? Is it in a sentence in a narrative report? In a summary report? Somewhere else? ... Firstly see me setting up (in v6 ) the role "Prosecutor" for my Court Martial event: Screenshot 2021-02-10 162346.jpg You will see that the Past Tense is Prosecuted (wit...
by AdrianBruce
06 Feb 2021 07:50
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO query
Replies: 16
Views: 947

Re: GRO query

When the GRO compiled its new index, they changed the rules. Cynically, I've often said that I'm not convinced that they knew that they'd changed the rules! One of the changes made was to the indexing of a child with unmarried parents where both are named. Originally the child was indexed twice, und...
by AdrianBruce
05 Feb 2021 22:34
Forum: Research
Topic: GRO query
Replies: 16
Views: 947

Re: GRO query

Using FreeBMD, there are 6 entries indexed on p.492. There are, however, only 5 entries on a register page. Therefore one has been indexed twice - the only possibility is Harry, viz: Births Mar 1930 (>99%) Buckley Hazel Parker Halifax 9a 492 Hammond Harry R Hall Halifax 9a 492 Johnson Harry R Hall H...
by AdrianBruce
05 Feb 2021 17:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step-Children in Descendant Diagram, and other Quibbles
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: Step-Children in Descendant Diagram, and other Quibbles

Would it help to add a sentence in whatever notes show up in the diagram, saying "Stepchild of Fred Bloggs later on"? Keep it simple?
by AdrianBruce
04 Feb 2021 16:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Default settings Focus Window /Property Box
Replies: 16
Views: 1190

Re: Default settings Focus Window /Property Box

tatewise wrote:
04 Feb 2021 16:07
OK, but I am focussing on the rendering of the colour photos, which are completely different on there two screens, ...
A good point - my instinctive reaction, however, was that comparing those aspects would be easier if the base (Windows) colours were the same.
by AdrianBruce
04 Feb 2021 14:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Default settings Focus Window /Property Box
Replies: 16
Views: 1190

Re: Default settings Focus Window /Property Box

tatewise wrote:
04 Feb 2021 11:20
Adrian, did you see my posting of: How to Calibrate Your Monitor Color in Windows 10...
Indeed, but black v. blue is also the sort of difference that can be seen via the Windows colour scheme.
by AdrianBruce
03 Feb 2021 22:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Default settings Focus Window /Property Box
Replies: 16
Views: 1190

Re: Default settings Focus Window /Property Box

The fact that the task bar on the left appears to be black, and the one on the right is blue suggests a difference in the Windows colours. I have just spent some time trying to find the settings again and I believe that the story is: In Windows, go to Settings / Personalisation / Colours I have set ...
by AdrianBruce
01 Feb 2021 16:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 5th generation has married 6th generation
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: 5th generation has married 6th generation

... about how to get the report to correctly depict the generations. ... As Mike says - this sort of thing happens whenever someone marries their Xth cousin Y times removed. For instance, my 5th great-grandparents, William Healow and Mary Farrington are also my 6th great-grandparents - i.e. on a di...
by AdrianBruce
31 Jan 2021 23:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Citation specific fields in Bibliography
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Citation specific fields in Bibliography

Jackie - I'm slightly confused over what you want. Do you want just one source-record that covers all the personal Facebook pages that you have used as sources? Because if you do, then the Bibliography will just include one entry for Facebook. That's the way it's supposed to work - one Bibliography ...
by AdrianBruce
31 Jan 2021 22:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 2661

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

... As far as I remember, in FH6, one couldn't Create or Delete a Place Record via the records window. ... Sorry... From my v6, I can confirm that you can create a new place via the Places tab - and then delete it again. Oddly though, it was ages before I found that out - you have to do it via a ri...
by AdrianBruce
31 Jan 2021 18:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 2661

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

... My definition of an Empty Record, is any record with a Record ID (the key), but contains no other information. ... I'll buy that. As you can see by Mike's reply (thank you Mike), I'd actually missed that you can create a Place Record with no Place-name. Hence proving my own argument that we nee...
by AdrianBruce
31 Jan 2021 18:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Missing column in customised Records Window
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: Missing column in customised Records Window

... it's when he reverses the polarity of the neutron flux. :o
by AdrianBruce
31 Jan 2021 18:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Missing column in customised Records Window
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: Missing column in customised Records Window

Thanks likewise - I'd not lost it, but it seems a good idea. But I can't find it (in v6) as a Data.Reference so I'd not know how to find it again. :?
by AdrianBruce
31 Jan 2021 17:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 2661

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

Adrian, With regards to place records, they shouldn’t be classed as ‘Empty’ if they contain a Placename! You’re possibly confusing Empty with Unused/uncited😀 Once a place record has a name (and possibly geocoding), it is not empty, so would escape the Garbage collector! ... You're just illustrating...
by AdrianBruce
30 Jan 2021 23:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 2661

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

... Yes, but it isn't a very good diagram -- nor is it up to date. Yes, can I vote for crows-feet notation, please? ;) Actually, whatever the notation, it would need explaining - I never did get my head round the extra bars, and without concrete examples, I tend to forget which end the "o" for opti...
by AdrianBruce
30 Jan 2021 23:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 2661

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

... Also if it is not a record, why would my suggested garbage collection affect it? It would only apply to blank Records ! Well, for clarity, we need a precise definition of Record in the context of FH. From the v6 viewpoint, that would be Individual Family Note (as in freestanding / shared Note-R...
by AdrianBruce
29 Jan 2021 21:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 2661

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

... is it beyond the wit of a programmer to also spot that a newly created record is empty, so rather than save it, delete it instead. This isn’t restricted to citations but all record types. I think that this is much closer to the real requirement that we want, and is something I would support. Co...
by AdrianBruce
29 Jan 2021 17:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 2661

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

I can't resist adding this tale against myself about the dangers of needing to confirm a Save... I've just closed down FH and - to my surprise - got a dialog box to do a back-up. This obviously implies I'd updated my file but my initial reaction was that I had done no such thing - I was about to can...
by AdrianBruce
29 Jan 2021 16:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Additional Untitled Sources
Replies: 64
Views: 2661

Re: Additional Untitled Sources

... That is the problem, we didn’t create them [empty sources] in FH6. ... Well I did - and every so often, still do if I press the wrong button. And I'm on v6 still. But I think that's just loss of concentration on my part. I am wondering if the increase in input forms on the v7 screens might lead...
by AdrianBruce
28 Jan 2021 16:37
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 doesn’t address the more fundamental question of how we get a wide table to properly display in an A4 portrait report, but that’s a topic for another day ... Definitely another day - but I would like to squeeze in this thought - that we first need to think what an over-wide table should look...
by AdrianBruce
28 Jan 2021 14:15
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

.... My conclusion (and what I reported to CP) is that the overspill kills output, not the embedded tables. ... Thanks Mark That warns me not to go down the route of over-wide tables (out of gauge as we said on the railways). I know that I'm quite liable to enter data without really thinking how to...