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by tatewise
27 Mar 2017 19:36
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Auto-Install Plugin
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Auto-Install Plugin

Would it be a good idea to take a leaf out of the Charting Companion book and auto-install the Ancestral Sources Data Entry Plugin when the AS program is installed? Then it would be covered from both angles. The Plugin already ensures the Program is installed. This suggestion would make the Program ...
by tatewise
27 Mar 2017 19:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Charting Companion add-on.
Replies: 22
Views: 539

Re: Charting Companion add-on.

WOW! It would be fun if FH updated that often!
by tatewise
27 Mar 2017 18:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Charting Companion add-on.
Replies: 22
Views: 539

Re: Charting Companion add-on.

It is odd that some of the versions mentioned here (6.4.47 and 6.5.3) are not mentioned in the Version History.

And FH is only mentioned once: 19 Apr 2015 5.4.24 Family Historian;
by tatewise
27 Mar 2017 16:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to Handle Probate information
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: How to Handle Probate information

Why not keep it simple, and just enter the Will into your Wife 's tree? Don't bother with your tree. When you eventually merge it will (sic) sort itself out. Otherwise, any future complications depend upon how you plan to enter Wills and Beneficiaries , etc, in general. If you plan to use custom Ben...
by tatewise
27 Mar 2017 16:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to Handle Probate information
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: How to Handle Probate information

That is a perfect example of why we advise having just one family tree Project . As you find more inter-branch connections it can only get more complicated to handle. With separate Projects , my first reaction is you need a custom Beneficiary fact for your Wife and Children to use. Alternatively, th...
by tatewise
27 Mar 2017 15:00
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Canada and US marriages
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Canada and US marriages

Excellent! Can't comment on the accuracy of the AS Templates, but KB looks OK.

BTW: I have added blank pages for Birth, Burial & Death Auto-Text Templates too.
by tatewise
27 Mar 2017 13:48
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Canada and US marriages
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Canada and US marriages

No, but I can add one with the necessary hooks to get you started. Here it is fhugdownloads:contents:template_marriage_autotext|> Ancestral Sources Template ~ Marriage Auto-Text . But it won't appear in the fhugdownloads:ancestralsources|> Downloads and Links ~ Ancestral Sources until the KB index g...
by tatewise
27 Mar 2017 13:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How To Get Nicknames To Show In Reports?
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: How To Get Nicknames To Show In Reports?

BUT remember you also asked for Given Name Used to be incorporated that adds a little extra complexity. None of the current Qualifiers allow both the full Primary Name and the Given Name Used to be combined. There is nothing to stop you using both the Nickname field and insert the nickname into the...
by tatewise
27 Mar 2017 13:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Help with V6.2 failure
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: Help with V6.2 failure

You must first left-click the green Download "Family Historian 6.2.4 Upgrade" button, and save the upgrade_fh6_to_6.2.4_dl.exe file to your PC and make a note of where. Use File Explorer to navigate to that downloaded file and then right-click to use Run as administrator . If that still do...
by tatewise
26 Mar 2017 19:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Unable to load object
Replies: 23
Views: 1058

Re: Unable to load object

Try switching off the thumbnail cache in FH by using Tools > Preferences > General tab, Advanced... button at bottom, and set Thumbnail Images: to Load When Needed . Then delete the Thumbcache.dat file and try again. Is it possible that the file is locked by some other process such as cloud store, b...
by tatewise
26 Mar 2017 18:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: To Do List - Create Custom Tab
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: To Do List - Create Custom Tab

Sorry about that Joan. I find it difficult to understand how New paragraph for each Task. is shown, but the text box underneath is not, as they are both part of the same Customize Property Box item. You could try using the More Tab Tasks > Delete Tab option, and download again. Could you post a scre...
by tatewise
26 Mar 2017 18:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Unable to load object
Replies: 23
Views: 1058

Re: Unable to load object

The Thumbcache.dat file holds the thumbnail images of Media, and will automatically get recreated as necessary. So it is not important in a Full Backup, and deleting it will do no harm, and in fact often helps to reduce its size. It is possible that the file is locked by some other process such as c...
by tatewise
26 Mar 2017 15:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How To Get Nicknames To Show In Reports?
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: How To Get Nicknames To Show In Reports?

The short answer is it's NOT currently possible to achieve that format everywhere names appear in all reports. It is possible to get that format in the Name Header at the top of ALL reports. It should also be possible in the Name fields of non-Narrative reports. As AdrianBruce suggested it is possib...
by tatewise
26 Mar 2017 13:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: individual records /relationship to root
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: individual records /relationship to root

You can print the entire Records Window display of Individuals and any of the Columns , but you have to do a little work via a Query to get there. However, it is quite straightforward. See how_to:customising_record_window_columns|> Customise or Print Records Window Columns for full details under the...
by tatewise
25 Mar 2017 23:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Help with V6.2 failure
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: Help with V6.2 failure

To Run as administrator you right-click on that downloaded .exe file as described earlier and choose that option. I doubt if that will improved matters, but it is worth a try. Pity you did not give that error message detail before, because it confirms what John and I thought about access permission ...
by tatewise
25 Mar 2017 17:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Help with V6.2 failure
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: Help with V6.2 failure

When you installed FH V6.2.4 again did you download from http://www.family-historian.co.uk/downloads/latest-free-upgrade ? Right-click on the downloaded file and choose Run as administrator that may need a password. What exactly does error message say, or post a screen-shot by using the Attachments ...
by tatewise
25 Mar 2017 15:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Two Marriages
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Two Marriages

What exactly did you do? Merge worked when I performed it. When you are viewing the Merge Records dialogue can you see both Marriage Events ? As shown below the Merge Into will Keep its Marriage , and the Merge From will * Add * its Marriage . Everything else is a Null Merge or Keep , so the only ch...
by tatewise
25 Mar 2017 14:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Two Marriages
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Two Marriages

Yes, as it says in its closing dialogue, AS does not support two Marriage Events in the same Family record. But it does allow an new Family record to be created for the new Marriage Event so choose that option. Then in FH select the original Family record, use Edit > Merge/Compare Records , and sele...
by tatewise
25 Mar 2017 13:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Password protect/encryption?
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Password protect/encryption?

A standard Windows encrypted folder (even the Family Historian Projects folder), or an external USB memory stick should work OK. Also don't forget about backup or cloud storage copies. But I wonder if your are over reacting. It is not something any genealogist has ever raised before. I can't believe...
by tatewise
25 Mar 2017 12:17
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Child wrongly identified in census
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Child wrongly identified in census

I have moved this to the Ancestral Sources Forum that is more appropriate than User Group that is for " Suggestions and requests for help on using this site. " I would advise that you enter the Census image and transcript as it is. Many historical documents are full of mistakes, and it is ...
by tatewise
25 Mar 2017 11:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Newbie: Simple diagram print?
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Newbie: Simple diagram print?

Welcome to the FHUG and the Family Historian ( FH ) world. Usually the best way to get a single page Diagram is to use Diagram > Save Diagram As > PDF File and leave the option to Adjust PDF File Page Size so that Diagram fits into One Page selected. The size of the PDF page can be adjusted for vari...
by tatewise
25 Mar 2017 11:37
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Canada and US marriages
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Canada and US marriages

There could be various types of marriage. According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_license#United_States , until the mid-19th century, common-law marriages were recognized as valid, but later licences were introduced. So maybe enter Marriage Type as Common-law . Note: Some AS (and some FH...
by tatewise
25 Mar 2017 11:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How To Get Nicknames To Show In Reports?
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: How To Get Nicknames To Show In Reports?

The snag is that there are so many name fields. To offer a Qualifier for every imaginable combination would take some doing. The regular fields offered in the FH Names & Titles dialogue are: Primary Name Name Prefix Name Suffix Nickname Given Name Used In addition on the All tab are standard Ged...
by tatewise
24 Mar 2017 22:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How To Get Nicknames To Show In Reports?
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: How To Get Nicknames To Show In Reports?

Correct again. The underlying problem is %INDI.NAME:ADORNED_FULL% adorns the name with everything except the Nickname . This was originally pointed out to Calico Pie during Beta testing over 2 years ago. If it included "Nickname" just before Surname , as many other products do, then it wou...
by tatewise
24 Mar 2017 20:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How To Get Nicknames To Show In Reports?
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: How To Get Nicknames To Show In Reports?

Correct.
But please report your problem to Calico Pie, as the more they get hopefully the sooner it will get fixed.

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