Ancestral Sources Tutorial ~ Enter Baptism ~ (5) Edit Auto Text and Note


The next two areas below the tabs are the Text and Note boxes, which define multi-line text for the Text From Source and Note fields of the Source Record.

Watch the associated Edit Auto Text and Note tutorial video.

Auto Text Transcript

To create an automatic transcript of the Baptism, click the Auto button, or use Edit > Auto Text, and select the Rose’s Act Eng & Wales 1812- option.

Note how all the data entered so far is reproduced automatically, and that the 18th Century Baptisms and Generic Baptism options are available to produce different transcript layouts.

The ticked Auto option allows any further changes made to the data to be automatically updated in the Text box, unless the text is manually edited.

To edit the text, click the Text link to obtain a large editing window, and click OK when satisfied that the transcript accurately reflects the Baptism record.

Auto Text Transcript & Source Note

It is beyond the scope of this tutorial, but the Auto Text transcript can be customised with a template that compiles data from many fields to generate an alternative transcript.
See the menubar Tools > Autotext Template Editor options and the Auto Text Templates tutorial for details.

Source Note

The Note box can be similarly edited via the Note link, and possibly should say Fictitious tutorial data.

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