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by BobWard
08 Sep 2019 00:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Images of Residences
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Images of Residences

I keep my workflow pretty simple. When I want to add a photo of a particular location, residence, school, church, cemetery, etc., I just add a Source record for the Fact that references such a location, and then attach a media file to that Source record. As an example, I have a attached a segment of...
by BobWard
26 Aug 2019 18:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Everyone v All Relatives chart
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Everyone v All Relatives chart

Paul, I generate All Relatives diagrams quite frequently for family members. The steps I follow are: 1. Select the person in the Focus window that you are going to generate the diagram for. Right click their Focus window box and set them as the Root person. 2. Go to the menu strip at the top of the ...
by BobWard
29 Jul 2019 02:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Comparing trees without merging them
Replies: 19
Views: 868

Re: Comparing trees without merging them

Or is it a case of slogging through 100 individuals one by one? (Via merge without merging or some other approach) Probably something very similar to what you suggest, if you really want to dive into details. Perhaps open FH twice, in two separate windows on a split screen. Open your tree in one wi...
by BobWard
11 Jul 2019 02:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Face image pixelation
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Face image pixelation

Someone else will most likely provide a more exact answer to your question on optimum image file size. Are you working with a jpeg file format? I have jpeg files in my FH Media folder that are as large as 21 MB. Files that large do not seem to cause any issues with FH at all. I have no pixelation is...
by BobWard
04 Jul 2019 21:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to send info to relatives
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: How to send info to relatives

You can create a copy of your family tree diagram as a pdf file. You can also generate a pdf report using any of the report formats listed under the Publish tab. I do this all the time for numerous relatives. I have 2,254 relatives in my FH tree. I use the Family Historian PDF printer that is availa...
by BobWard
13 Jun 2019 21:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Focus window to that shown in property box
Replies: 23
Views: 1346

Re: Change Focus window to that shown in property box

I agree with Evelyn on this one. I always keep the Focus window and Property box in-sync for the same person. Otherwise, there is too much of a risk of inadvertently entering data in the Property box for the wrong person. I think I got caught in that trap early on in my FH experience.
by BobWard
08 May 2019 22:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Language for Map Display
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Language for Map Display

Perhaps there is some simple option I have not found to control the written language that appears on the FH Map display. I have attached a screenshot that shows a portion of China with all the town/city name locations written in Chinese. Is there a way to force the FH map display to show all locatio...
by BobWard
25 Mar 2019 18:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom Query Linking Places to Individuals
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Custom Query Linking Places to Individuals

Wow, I'm impressed Jane! Thank you very much for setting that up. Very easy to run and it brought up exactly what I was looking for, plus a few more bonus bits of information. I continue to be amazed at the powerful features that are built into Family Historian . Jane, thanks again for doing this. I...
by BobWard
24 Mar 2019 22:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom Query Linking Places to Individuals
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Custom Query Linking Places to Individuals

Before I spend a day or more trying to figure this out, I thought I should first inquire from the experienced Query writers if what I want to do is even possible. I have extremely limited Query experience. My daughter and her family are going to Europe in 3 months and she asked me if we had any ance...
by BobWard
22 Mar 2019 20:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 1438

Re: Change map locator symbol

With the cursor outside the map pane, the mouse scroll wheel should not zoom the map at all. When you do that does the slider move up & down in sync with the mouse scroll wheel? Mike, when I have the mouse cursor outside the map pane, and use the scroll wheel to zoom the map, the slider does move u...
by BobWard
21 Mar 2019 23:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 1438

Re: Change map locator symbol

Bob, after using the slider, where is your mouse cursor? Is it centred on the cross-hair? If so, then yes the mouse wheel will zoom and maintain the original location, but move the mouse cursor and the mouse wheel zoom will reposition the map. Mike, After I make the initial zoom adjustment with the...
by BobWard
21 Mar 2019 00:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Map Window Location search field question
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Map Window Location search field question

Yes, I get the same thing Bill. I was also puzzled as to what is going on with that when we were trading replies on the other map thread. I was about to submit a new post as well, but you beat me to it. I don't have an answer.
by BobWard
20 Mar 2019 23:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 1438

Re: Change map locator symbol

That is strange Bill. Yes, my cross-hair always stays in the center of the Map display window, regardless of whether I use the slider bar or mouse wheel to do the initial zoom. However, in the case where I use the mouse wheel for the initial zoom, the cross-hair remains in the middle of the display ...
by BobWard
20 Mar 2019 23:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 1438

Re: Change map locator symbol

Doesn't seem to be a coincidence. I just opened FH again, opened the Map window and typed a location in the Search box. The Map window went right to the correct location and centered the cross-hair right on the spot. I then moved the slider bar up & down and the cross hair stayed in the correct posi...
by BobWard
20 Mar 2019 15:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 1438

Re: Change map locator symbol

I was using the mouse scroll wheel. Your are right, when using the slider bar, the cross-hair stays fixed to the correct map position. However, I also noticed that if I use the slider bar as the initial zoom activator, then subsequent zooming with the mouse scroll wheel works the same as the slider ...
by BobWard
20 Mar 2019 00:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change map locator symbol
Replies: 21
Views: 1438

Re: Change map locator symbol

I haven't used the Map Search feature before. But I just tried it to see what you were talking about and I also noticed that as you zoom in & out on the map that the cross-hair does not stay fixed on the search location, i.e., it just stays in the center of the map screen. I would have expected it t...
by BobWard
05 Mar 2019 21:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Newbie to FH6, Improper location on map question
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Newbie to FH6, Improper location on map question

I'm sure that I am in the minority here, but my approach for avoiding mis-plotted PLACE locations is to manually geo-code all PLACEs in my database. I research each Place using sources such as WikiPedia or Google Earth to get accurate coordinates. I enter those coordinates into my PLACE database and...
by BobWard
05 Mar 2019 20:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New User Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: New User Questions

Regarding the various report formats that are offered in FH. As others have said, it would be a good idea to experiment with the different FH report formats until you find something that appeals to you. However,as you do this experimenting, be aware that most of the FH report formats use computer ge...
by BobWard
18 Jan 2019 00:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Text Search Within A Specific Individual Record
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Text Search Within A Specific Individual Record

Thanks Mike. I will give that a try.
by BobWard
17 Jan 2019 22:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Text Search Within A Specific Individual Record
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Text Search Within A Specific Individual Record

Does anyone know if it is possible to do a text search within a specific Individual record, as opposed to the entire FH database?

I have not found any Menu options that will allow me to isolate an Individual record and confine the text search to just that record.
by BobWard
27 Dec 2018 20:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Show Relationship to 2 People in ISR Output
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Show Relationship to 2 People in ISR Output

Thanks for the suggestion Mike. However, that complex of an expression is going to be beyond my capabilities to deal with. With over 2,000 relatives in the database, I will undoubtedly run into issues. I think my safest bet will be to just print out 2 separate ISRs, one for my side of the family and...
by BobWard
26 Dec 2018 20:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Show Relationship to 2 People in ISR Output
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Show Relationship to 2 People in ISR Output

Mike, Using your suggestion, I inserted =Relationship( %CUR_FILE_ROOT.~SPOU[1]>% ) for the 1st Spouse of the File Root. And, put my wife's maiden name in the Label box. The resulting ISR produced the following output (see attachment) for one of our shared relatives, Charlemagne. As you can see it is...
by BobWard
26 Dec 2018 03:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Show Relationship to 2 People in ISR Output
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Show Relationship to 2 People in ISR Output

I am generating an Individual Summary Report (ISR) for a combined family tree, which will include both my and my wife's sides of the family. Currently, I am the Root person in the tree and I use the expression " =Relationship(FileRoot(),%INDI% )" in the Report Options>Contents>Main Sections Items bo...
by BobWard
02 Dec 2018 00:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: "All Pool Relatives Except Partner Ancestors" Missing Some Direct Relatives
Replies: 51
Views: 4317

Re: "All Pool Relatives Except Partner Ancestors" Missing Some Direct Relatives

Yes Mike, using a setting of 0.6 pretty much did the trick. 1728 Individuals 799 Families Both George V & Mary of Teck are included in the All Relatives diagram, with George's relationship to me listed as half 25th cousin 3 times removed and Mary predictably being listed as half 25th cousin 3 times ...
by BobWard
01 Dec 2018 21:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: "All Pool Relatives Except Partner Ancestors" Missing Some Direct Relatives
Replies: 51
Views: 4317

Re: "All Pool Relatives Except Partner Ancestors" Missing Some Direct Relatives

Mike, I downloaded Ver 0.9 of the Plug-In and ran some more tests. Here are some simple comparison stats on the results when removing my wife's side of the tree. As a baseline, my combined tree for my wife and I lists: 2170 Individuals 1002 Families With your previous Ver 0.8, I got the following re...