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by BobWard
27 Jan 2022 20:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Back up & Restore V6
Replies: 19
Views: 1093

Re: Back up & Restore V6

Just for clarification, I have always been scared by that Warning message as well, because I do not fully understand the consequences of one option versus the other. As a result, I have always chosen the "Skip Operation" option.

Under what conditions would one select the "Registry Data Keys" option?
by BobWard
25 Sep 2021 22:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Location of cremains
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: Location of cremains

I still use FH 6.2. When you add the "Cremated" fact, a box appears which allows you to enter Date, Place, Address, and Note.
by BobWard
24 Jul 2021 21:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Possible corruption of Calico Pie file
Replies: 11
Views: 2183

Re: Possible corruption of Calico Pie file

Mike, are the " global customisation settings " all saved when simply copying the "C:\ProgramData\Calico Pie\Family Historian\ folder" to an external hard drive? If so, are these "global customisation settings" different from "custom" settings that are saved by using the " Backup and Restore Family ...
by BobWard
24 Jul 2021 17:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Possible corruption of Calico Pie file
Replies: 11
Views: 2183

Re: Possible corruption of Calico Pie file

Mike, Your comment in the previous post " An alternative is to include that C:\ProgramData\Calico Pie\Family Historian\ folder in your regular backup regime. " raises a question for me. What is the difference in saving a copy of the above file path versus just doing the "Full Backup" from FH via Fil...
by BobWard
01 Jul 2021 03:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add Cause of Death to Pedigree Diagram Boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Add Cause of Death to Pedigree Diagram Boxes

I suspect you need to add the [1+] looping index to the CAUS component.
Yep, that fixed the problem. Lorna had that in her response and I somehow managed to exclude it when I made the edit to my template.

Thanks,
Bob
by BobWard
30 Jun 2021 20:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add Cause of Death to Pedigree Diagram Boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Add Cause of Death to Pedigree Diagram Boxes

Thanks Lorna. That expression worked, but it lists the cause of death twice. See attached screenshot.

My edited template is: =ExistsText(%INDI.DEAT[1+]%,"Died:") %INDI.DEAT[1+].DATE:COMPACT% in %INDI.DEAT[1+].PLAC:TIDY%. Cause: %INDI.DEAT.CAUS%
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by BobWard
30 Jun 2021 18:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Add Cause of Death to Pedigree Diagram Boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Add Cause of Death to Pedigree Diagram Boxes

I am trying to find a way to add the Cause of death item to the pedigree diagram boxes. I don't find Cause of death as an option in any of the Text Schemes under Diagram Options>Text . Even when editing the text schemes, I do not find it as an item to select. However, I can select the Birth, Marr, D...
by BobWard
22 Mar 2021 21:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: novaPDF 7 Printer not Working in V6
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: novaPDF 7 Printer not Working in V6

I rebooted the computer this morning and everything now seems to be back to normal. Had not done a reboot in over a week, just letting the machine go into Sleep mode at night. That must have caused some kind of glitch.

Thanks for the replies.
Bob
by BobWard
21 Mar 2021 00:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: novaPDF 7 Printer not Working in V6
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

novaPDF 7 Printer not Working in V6

Never had a problem with the FH pdf printer for all the years that I have had Family Historian . I still run V6. I have not tried to print any FH docs to pdf for over a year. Unfortunately, when I tried to print an ISR today, the file opened in Adobe Acrobat 8.1 and all of the pictures were missing....
by BobWard
14 Dec 2020 02:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Descendant Report
Replies: 9
Views: 2229

Re: FH Descendant Report

Have you explored the Individual Summary Report (ISR) format? It provides a wonderful, dated chronology of all the factual events in a person's life. Plus, you can enhance the story of each Fact by typing your own text in the Note box for each fact. I use this format exclusively for all my genealogy...
by BobWard
07 Sep 2020 02:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 11707

Re: Media and addresses / Places

I'm probably missing something here, but if you have 4,000 entries (Place records?) that you have not yet attached images to, aren't you still going to have to invest the time to attach images to those 4,000 entries (Place records?) no matter what genealogy program you might use?
by BobWard
06 Sep 2020 21:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media and addresses / Places
Replies: 33
Views: 11707

Re: Media and addresses / Places

I use the method that Mike suggested above, i.e., I create a Source record for each Place in my database and then attach media file(s) to that Source record. Then, everytime that I add that Place record to an individual's profile, the Source record and pictures come along automatically. BTW, I inclu...
by BobWard
19 Aug 2020 23:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using "Find Record" Icon
Replies: 3
Views: 1962

Re: Using "Find Record" Icon

Yep, the Records window filter is the way to go. The delimiters option with the binoculars icon is also a good tip.

Thanks for the info.
Bob
by BobWard
18 Aug 2020 23:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using "Find Record" Icon
Replies: 3
Views: 1962

Using "Find Record" Icon

When using the Find Record icon (binoculors), is there a way to trick it into listing a person if you do not use their full name as entered in the Name field in the Property Box ? For example, I have a relative named "Wayne Eugene Howard". I could not remember his middle name, so I just typed "Wayne...
by BobWard
16 Jul 2020 21:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Orienting certificate images
Replies: 18
Views: 7180

Re: Orienting certificate images

I have always used Photoshop Elements to rotate any images that need rotating for proper display in FH. I have about 3,600 images in my FH project media folder, most of which have been run through Photoshop Elements for one reason or another, including rotating. These images come from digital camera...
by BobWard
22 Jun 2020 00:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Merging two projects.
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

Re: Merging two projects.

Peter_H_Williams wrote:
21 Jun 2020 16:43
Family Historian IMO will always beat a web based commercial store for the research I collect.
Agree completely. I also use Ancestry as a research tool, but all the collected research data goes directly into my FH project.
by BobWard
28 Mar 2020 21:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Back up
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Re: Back up

I assume that you are referring to backing up a V6 FH Project, as opposed to the actual V6 program software. Go to File>Backup/Restore and select the desired backup option. Picture is attached for the Full Backup option, which is what I always do. That insures that all my images will get backed up a...
by BobWard
27 Jan 2020 22:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lost Project
Replies: 8
Views: 3317

Re: Lost Project

Do we know that the OP actually created an FH Project, or, just worked on a GEDCOM file?

I have never tried this, but can you do a Full FH Backup on a GEDCOM file without being prompted for a "Project" file name?
by BobWard
25 Jan 2020 18:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: PDF Print Defaulting to Microsoft Edge
Replies: 9
Views: 3917

Re: PDF Print Defaulting to Microsoft Edge

You may be right, an automatic WIN10 update happened on my computer a few days ago. That may have reset Microsoft Edge as the default pdf program. They should not be doing those kind of resets without user approval. Yes, I went through the steps to get Adobe reset as my default pdf program. Thanks.
by BobWard
24 Jan 2020 23:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: PDF Print Defaulting to Microsoft Edge
Replies: 9
Views: 3917

PDF Print Defaulting to Microsoft Edge

I have not knowingly changed anything in my settings when printing pedigree diagrams using the FH PDF Printer. However, everytime that I now attempt to print a pedigree diagram, using the FH PDF Printer, the printed diagram opens up in Microsoft Edge. I cannot find any settings where I have selected...
by BobWard
13 Jan 2020 23:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1
Replies: 51
Views: 14994

Re: Note field Citations disallowed in 5.5.1

I am still a little confused as well.

Just to clarify, are we talking about impacts to Note boxes for Facts, or, Note boxes for Citations? Sounds like it only impacts Citation Note boxes, but I would like to know for sure.

I have attached a screenshot showing the 2 boxes in question.
by BobWard
12 Jan 2020 21:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Check for Unlinked Relatives or Individuals
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

Re: Check for Unlinked Relatives or Individuals

MB@RE wrote:
12 Jan 2020 21:11
Those not in Pool 1, should be orphans.
Agree, that seems to match the results that I got using the Search for Orphans query.

I think I have answered my question. Thanks.
by BobWard
12 Jan 2020 20:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Check for Unlinked Relatives or Individuals
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

Check for Unlinked Relatives or Individuals

I am trying to find a way to check my database to see if there are any people there who may have been inadvertantly, or intentionally, unlinked from my family tree, i.e., I am looking for any "orphans". I thought there was a Plug-In to do this, but I was unable to find one. Is there an easy way to i...
by BobWard
05 Jan 2020 20:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Citation Listing Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Re: Citation Listing Question

My guess is that there are two Source records with the same Title but different Record Id.
One has Citations and the other does not.
You are right! Thanks for the tip.
by BobWard
05 Jan 2020 17:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Citation Listing Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Citation Listing Question

Based on a recent post by another forum member, I decided to check my Citation record summary for any possible errors. So, I selected the Source Records tab in the Records window. I found a Citation for a birth certificate for Joan Carol Hugg that listed "0" under the Citations column. This puzzles ...