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Ability to add a caption to other media.

Post by waltonnz » 18 Apr 2018 02:35

I have a large number of letters, charts etc in Word and pdf format. When I add these to an individual's media and add a caption, it doesn't show. So I'm left with a number of pdf and Word thumbnails with no caption. I can click on each and look in the box above for the title, but I would find it very helpful to be able to add a caption If it would be possible to add this facility.
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Re: Ability to add a caption to other media.

Post by tatewise » 18 Apr 2018 08:51

Yes, that is an oddity.
There is a workaround of sorts.
Change the Format of the Media record to any image format such as gif or jpeg or tiff.
FH will object and show it as a grey rectangle with a diagonal cross instead of the file type icon.
But the caption is displayed, and the Open in Editor/Player triangular button still works.
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Re: Ability to add a caption to other media. [FIXED]

Post by tatewise » 23 Jul 2021 13:33

I'm not sure about earlier FH versions but in FH v7.0 there appears to be no difference between any Media file types.

In the Individual/Family record Media tab, Edit the Media item, then enter a Date &/or a Link Note caption and click OK.
The thumbnail then displays the Date & Age &/or the Link Note caption in the same way for every type of Media.

In the Source record Media tab, the Media Title is always shown as the thumbnail caption for every type of Media.

So the problem no longer exists.
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Re: Ability to add a caption to other media.

Post by Jane » 24 Jul 2021 08:16

It is simpler, just to press the show Face button to get the description, rather than the age.
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Re: Ability to add a caption to other media.

Post by tatewise » 24 Jul 2021 11:03

Yes, unsetting the Show Face button displays the Media Title in FH v7 but did it do that in earlier versions?
It also shows the full image of graphic Media instead of just the Face Frame, which may not be desired.
Anyway, the OP wanted to add a Caption to non-image Media, just like image Media, and that is now fixed in FH v7.
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