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by ColeValleyGirl
17 Jul 2019 06:48
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: IUP questions
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: IUP questions

You can't make the radio buttons vertical if you're using iup.GetParam. You would have to construct the dialog yourself using iup.dialog and put the radio control inside a vbox. Quite honestly, if you are going to use iup you will have to get to grips with the documentation, sparse though it is. Hav...
by ColeValleyGirl
15 Jul 2019 14:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version

It uses a flat text file and performs very well. See https://www.tamurajones.net/ARealDatabase.xhtml (and note that tamura is not a user and has no axe to grind). Calico Pie Family Historian The best known genealogy application to use GEDCOM as its database format is Calico Pie's Family Historian, a...
by ColeValleyGirl
15 Jul 2019 11:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version

They do not really involve a third party as they are integrated into FH and the scripts can be modified by you. To be fair, Mike, most people are not like us and do not enjoy maintaining or modifying plugins, especially complex ones like Add Source From Template . So for those people, they are depe...
by ColeValleyGirl
15 Jul 2019 07:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version

tatewise wrote: Let me add that you can do everything that the Add Source From Template Plugin offers without actually using the Plugin, but it does require a little more manual effort . The Plugin is simply an aid to creating the Sources illustrated by Helen, but they can be produced by hand witho...
by ColeValleyGirl
15 Jul 2019 06:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version

Let.s talk about Places first. FH supports Place Records which can have: ⋅  A place name which must be unique (no two Places can have the same name, which is a squence of comma separated parts). This is the text that is displayed with a Fact, and used to geocode the Place. It would be poss...
by ColeValleyGirl
15 Jul 2019 06:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Æ, Ø and Å
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Æ, Ø and Å

by ColeValleyGirl
15 Jul 2019 06:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Where within source, symbols and text length
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Where within source, symbols and text length

That's no problem within FH and should export OK as long as the programme you're exporting to understands the character set you're using . FH defaults to UTF-16, but UTF-8 is more common elsewhere and you can configure FH to use that instead (Menu Tools > Preferences > File Load/Save and tick the bo...
by ColeValleyGirl
13 Jul 2019 17:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version

Mike, Yes, it's possible, but OP said:

I also want to be able to create my own source/citation templates


for which you need the plugin (to create the templates, and then create sources using the templates). Without the plugin there are no templates and it's more than 'a little more effort'.
by ColeValleyGirl
13 Jul 2019 16:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: Trying to Evaluate Family Historian But Can't Use Sources Because Eval Version

Hi! This is the Family Historian User Group, not the software developers, whose website is at Family Historian . However, the evaluation version of Family Historian is fully functional except for the ability to run plugins (user-developed add-ins), so I'm not sure why you can't create a source -- ca...
by ColeValleyGirl
13 Jul 2019 09:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Hiding private notes in a report
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Hiding private notes in a report

Mike,

You just have to ensure you have customised for enough instances.


Fair enough if there are just a few notes to show...
by ColeValleyGirl
13 Jul 2019 09:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Hiding private notes in a report
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Hiding private notes in a report

I'll log a bug report. Just my luck... I want the Notes in the Main section -- makes more sense to me because e.g. I use them for a potted biography (I'd rather craft that myself than use the narrative options, which are too stilted/too much work to sort). Which looks silly if it's put in at the bot...
by ColeValleyGirl
13 Jul 2019 07:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Hiding private notes in a report
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Hiding private notes in a report

I'm experimenting with the Individual Summary Report for Web and including Notes in the Main Section: Screenshot 2019-07-13 08.34.49.png This individual has three notes (two local, one shared, the entire contents of which are included in [[]] privacy markers. Screenshot 2019-07-13 08.36.35.png Even ...
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Jul 2019 08:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Finding linked sources
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Finding linked sources

For a media record, open the property box for that media record and open the tab Links.

For a source or media record, select the source in the relevant records list and then in the menu, choose View Record Links.

Probably the best way of all is to use the plugin: Where Used Records Links.
by ColeValleyGirl
09 Jul 2019 09:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Short Fact Type List
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Short Fact Type List

You can't get rid of the 'Fast-Add' menu, but you can customise it. On the Fact tab, click Add Fact and then More Fact Types. Click More. Select a fact you want to add or remove to the the Fast-Add menu and click Edit. Bottom right, you'll see a tick-box that determines whether the fact appears on t...
by ColeValleyGirl
05 Jul 2019 10:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source 'Type' field
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Source 'Type' field

I of course do things different to Mike :D I use types of Birth, Death, Baptism, Census etc. -- i.e. the event which lead to the source being produced. I include the details about what kind of X record it is in the source long title. There are things that don't fit exactly into this scheme so I also...
by ColeValleyGirl
03 Jul 2019 11:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Media folder

Mine is a 34" screen for reference.
by ColeValleyGirl
03 Jul 2019 11:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Military service records
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Military service records

If you want a very simple approach, add a Military Service fact to the individual with the relevant date range; support it with a source or sources linked to the images -- one source if it's a single document in four images, four sources if it's four separate documents with an image each. Maybe incl...
by ColeValleyGirl
03 Jul 2019 08:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Media folder

Screen size 3440 x 1440:

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by ColeValleyGirl
03 Jul 2019 07:03
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 725

Re: Best way to capture images

You certainly won't be allowed to use Blu-tack or white tack at an Archive, but they should have the lead weights available.
by ColeValleyGirl
01 Jul 2019 09:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Media folder

tatewise wrote:Helen, I don't have an external NAS, and it is that sort of reference material, etc, that I organise into subfolders.


But.... we were talking about the Media folder when you gave your advice.

The pathname length however is a very good point.
by ColeValleyGirl
01 Jul 2019 08:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Media folder

I believe that Windows performance is slowed when there are too many files in one folder. So if you expect to have thousands of FH Media files, then Media subfolders are good for efficient performance. Not necessarily true -- depends on what you're doing. If you're viewing them in Windows explorer,...
by ColeValleyGirl
30 Jun 2019 14:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Media folder

I'll add that I'm increasingly thinking that I can have a flat structure in my Media folder , or probably just divide it into a few folders: 1. Photos (images of people and places) 2. Sources (images pdfs etc of source documents) 3. Interviews (written or oral records of interviews with family membe...
by ColeValleyGirl
30 Jun 2019 11:21
Forum: General
Topic: Apps for Android
Replies: 10
Views: 1728

Re: Apps for Android

Not a solution for everyone, but to view my data on my phone I use my website.
by ColeValleyGirl
29 Jun 2019 11:01
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 4246

Re: New Multifact plugin

Mike, I've now had a chance to do some detailed testing and I spoke too soon. Snag 1: on a large (3340x1440) screen the plugin overflows the bottom of the screen -- can be easily fixed by setting the start window position. Snag 2: The plugin window flickers repeatedly when moved, resized or when an ...
by ColeValleyGirl
29 Jun 2019 07:12
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: New Multifact plugin
Replies: 116
Views: 4246

Re: New Multifact plugin

Thanks, Ron.

I've dropped this into user.lua and it seems to have done the trick -- hasn't changed the default but added fh_lua

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local luaspec = ide.specs.lua
luaspec.exts[#luaspec.exts+1] = "fh_lua"

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