|Title||Word-processing facilities for note and source text (italics, bold, tables, etc)|
|Description|| The following closed WLitems have been merged into this one. This may have been a mistake as Nick notes '..I don't really think are related to having word-processing facilities for note or source text. Wishlist items #251, #357, #455 and #470 all seem to be about adding functions to queries or sentences. I don't think these wishes would be fulfilled by adding wp facilities. |
as they essentially call for the same thing
WL#251 33 votes rating 3.8
Option to insert new paragraph marker in Fact Set Sentances
Option/code to allow a Fact Sentance to force a new paragraph.
WL#357 37 votes rating 3.6
Allow sentence templates to accept data expressions and functions
This would allow a greater amount of flexibility in sentences, to allow
such things as adding ages to census or other events and complete
customisation of sentences, such as omiting the spouses surname
from family events, such as family census.
WK#455 5 votes rating 2.2
New Function FormatText()
please could we have a FormatText() function?
And maybe a FormatDate() one too?
The idea is that we can format text into commonly-used formats, such as
uppercase, lowercase, sentence case etc. In other words, what most word
processing software will do.
I would like to see it added so that it could be used in Queries and in the
Text Schemes which you can use in diagrams. Reports would be be very useful too.
One particular gripe of mine (unless anyone can put me right), is that if I
include "relationship to" in a diagram box, it always come out lowercase,
which conlicts with the look of everything else in the box.
Another useful function, on exactly the same lines, could be a
Format Date() function.
or some such, you get the idea.
WL#470 6 votes rating 3.3
Ability to force new lines in sentance templates.
When producing genealogical reports, it would be nice if different facts,
such as occupations and residences, could be bullet pointed or placed on different lines.
Currently, everything is reported in one long gibberishy paragraph (potentially over
a page long) which appears as though it has been written by somebody of low
intelligence/not possessing the basics of grammar etc.
I currently bypass the above problem by using The Complete Genealogical Reporter
(at added expense (so add that to the cost of Family Historian if coherent genealogical
reports are desired)), but I feel the ability to produce a sensible and coherent report
should be one of the most important features of any genealogical software.
I was always complimented on my Family Tree Maker reports, so perhaps a few
ideas could be learnt from there.
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|Added||Tuesday 08th August 2006 12:12 AM|
|Last Vote||Thursday 28th March 2013 03:59 PM|
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