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by AdrianBruce
19 Jan 2021 10:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Surname Prepositions / Prefix
Replies: 10
Views: 3719

Re: Surname Prepositions / Prefix

I'm reasonably certain (i.e. not totally certain) that sort-order of prefixed names is not consistent across different cultures. According to https://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/8870/how-should-van-names-be-ordered-in-a-bibliography , the International Federation of Library Associations and...
by AdrianBruce
18 Jan 2021 17:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Discontinuing support for IE
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Discontinuing support for IE

Presumably if you are using the Internal Browser (the Web Search Window, it's called in v6), then you'll get that message in v7 as well - I certainly do in v6, so if you are using that Internal Browser (which is permanently stuck to IE), then you'll need to switch to the External Web Browser and set...
by AdrianBruce
18 Jan 2021 12:28
Forum: Research
Topic: 1939 Register
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: 1939 Register

... So presumably 1920 births will be in the process of being opened - or already done ... Bear in mind that they can only work from the birth date given on the Register, so if that's wrong... And the auto opening at 100 will, I'm certain, be driven by the transcribed value so if that got out of st...
by AdrianBruce
14 Jan 2021 22:13
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Just started using Zerobrane
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Just started using Zerobrane

The funniest thing that I ever saw with a card punch was when I walked up to the punch and pushed the front cover down over the output hopper to make the circuit that would let me punch. Now, it was possible to lift that lid at exactly the right point after the keys had been pressed but before the c...
by AdrianBruce
14 Jan 2021 15:58
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Just started using Zerobrane
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Just started using Zerobrane

Sigh... I haven't the faintest idea what you're talking about! ;)

I used to do folding of punch cards? Anything like? :D
by AdrianBruce
14 Jan 2021 15:55
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Calico Pie resolved my problem
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Calico Pie resolved my problem

It probably also makes sense to do a "soft release" of fixes to people who have a specific issue, who know they have it and will check it, rather than get loads of people downloading "on spec" and then saying "But you haven't fixed my..."
by AdrianBruce
13 Jan 2021 23:32
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: error in import from Rootsmagic
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: error in import from Rootsmagic

IMO the GEDCOM formal syntax rules carry more weight than the examples which know to have mistakes. ... Totally agree with you. The idea that the examples were written first and the syntax followed but they made a mistake - is, IMHO, fantasy. I believe that the syntax should be considered to be cor...
by AdrianBruce
12 Jan 2021 11:58
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: 2007-2019 births
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Re: 2007-2019 births

Worth noting that, when the GRO created its new indexes, they changed their own rules about how to index birth registrations where (a) the parents are not married but also (b) both parents are named. As I recollect, the paper based indexes will index such children twice , under both parents surnames...
by AdrianBruce
11 Jan 2021 19:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files
Replies: 62
Views: 2548

Re: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files

CP clearly knew how to produce Reports as text-searchable PDFs in FH5 and FH6. Why have they forgotten for FH7? I very much doubt that they have forgotten. As I understand it, the text in v7 can be much more sophisticated in what gets printed, what with the "rich text" in notes, etc. That wasn't in...
by AdrianBruce
11 Jan 2021 15:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files
Replies: 62
Views: 2548

Re: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files

Hmm. It's clearly not simply a matter of saving text into a PDF - it's the need to save a correct configuration of text, images, etc, all marked up with ... whatever PDF needs. Not just my report, but everyone's... Come to that, I doubt very much that CP have written their own word processing - they...
by AdrianBruce
11 Jan 2021 13:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files
Replies: 62
Views: 2548

Re: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files

I've never written any code to put a file of text and images into a PDF so I have no idea what is required. Therefore I'm speculating - well, worrying really... If you need to wrap the text and other objects in "commands" to create a PDF with text and embedded images (as distinct from a PDF that is ...
by AdrianBruce
11 Jan 2021 13:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saint and Street format conventions
Replies: 35
Views: 1635

Re: Saint and Street format conventions

Yeah - the problems with the Bristol areas appear to come from: Some of the parishes crossed the City boundary and therefore had an in-parish and an out-parish bit; Some of the out-parish bits became parishes in their own right; ... whose parish church's dedication naturally bore no relation to the ...
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2021 23:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saint and Street format conventions
Replies: 35
Views: 1635

Re: Saint and Street format conventions

Although on reflection, the oddity is actually "St. Paul's" so adjusting that to be "St. Paul's Ward", or whatever it actually is, would let the church's name remain standard.

Need to do a bit of digging to work out what type of thing those districts actually are.
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2021 23:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saint and Street format conventions
Replies: 35
Views: 1635

Re: Saint and Street format conventions

Adding "Church" - that would make more sense in the diagram - thanks for the idea.
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2021 22:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saint and Street format conventions
Replies: 35
Views: 1635

Re: Saint and Street format conventions

I can't resist adding this example of how reality manages to confuse us. Or me at any rate. As some of you will know, the City of Bristol has districts known as (e.g.) "St. Paul's". I've just added a marriage of someone at St. Barnabas there, and in the diagram, the way I have my text scheme, the ma...
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2021 20:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 2353

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

... Maybe the majority of users will be happy to mix and match, even given the disadvantages. I don't know, however much I think they should not. From my viewpoint, with something like 5,300 source records, most split, some lumped (like BMD indexes or Directories), and with all sorts of styles and ...
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2021 17:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 2353

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

... in fact, it's rarely used --ESM says that repositories are only cited as follows: .. [omitted. AB] ... Neither is Author used a lot. Although ESM is always at pains to point out that her standards are about the final, printed output, and what goes in your file can contain more - such as web-sit...
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2021 17:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7 report paragraph fix - new version v7.0.1.1
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: FH7 report paragraph fix - new version v7.0.1.1

David W - thanks for the update.
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2021 16:08
Forum: Research
Topic: Registration district numbers
Replies: 17
Views: 861

Re: Registration district numbers

Repeating my thanks, Antony, and especially for the insight that "An event occurring anywhere in the district can be registered by any registrar in that district, so you can't take any further meaning from the codes"
by AdrianBruce
10 Jan 2021 07:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 2353

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

Lorna - thanks for the advice re the plugin and the alternatives. The "other features" that you refer to, have to be balanced out in my mind by the hopefully short term issues with narrative reports not respecting initial PARA and PDF printing, etc. Helen - I've never done any imports, seldom export...
by AdrianBruce
09 Jan 2021 23:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 2353

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

Thanks Mike - if remapping can be done, then I presume that it may help. I assume it will take an effort adjusting loads of templates, somehow, in some sort of order, but the alternative is for me to ignore templated sources entirely. In which case, why bother to upgrade? For me some of these things...
by AdrianBruce
09 Jan 2021 21:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 2353

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

I've commented elsewhere in the past that I think it's a shame that FH7 didn't just make use of the existing Repository link rather than adding an entirely FH7 bespoke repository link when using templated sources. ... Slightly from ignorance here, sitting calmly in v6-land but worrying over the way...
by AdrianBruce
09 Jan 2021 17:38
Forum: Research
Topic: Registration district numbers
Replies: 17
Views: 861

Re: Registration district numbers

I notice that the format has changed again - a GRO birth from 2018: DOR Q4/2018 in CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER (345-1C) Entry Number 999999999 [that's a 9 digit number. AB] It's still 345 for CWaC. No clue about the register! But it does clarify that the 345 is one thing and the 1C another. From 2010:...
by AdrianBruce
09 Jan 2021 13:06
Forum: Research
Topic: Registration district numbers
Replies: 17
Views: 861

Re: Registration district numbers

I have just been comparing some FMP birth registrations for 2006 with those on the GRO site - and am scratching my head! FMP has: District Chester & Ellesmere Port District number 3401D County Cheshire Register number D106 For the corresponding reg, the GRO site has: GRO Reference: DOR Q1/2006 in CH...
by AdrianBruce
08 Jan 2021 21:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saint and Street format conventions
Replies: 35
Views: 1635

Re: Saint and Street format conventions

Strangely, the identical Inc. [[private]] Notes option in Reports does honour [[ private ]] brackets in Address . So, logically, it should do the same in Diagrams . Have you ever reported that anomaly to Calico Pie? I have - #440137 "Private text in Diagram Text Schemes" on 22 November 2017 (thank ...