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by ColeValleyGirl
30 Mar 2020 13:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Focus Window and Property Box
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Focus Window and Property Box

You can have two copies of Family Historian open for the same project at the same time... although it takes some discipline only to make changes in one of them. (You can make changes in both, but I don't recommend it -- that way lies confusion). The Quick Family Facts plugin (from the plugin store) ...
by ColeValleyGirl
30 Mar 2020 12:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Create project using existing data files
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Create project using existing data files

Open the Project Window. (File > Project Window)

Choose New Project.

Choose Import a GEDCOM File.

I recommend keeping the box ticked to Copy your linked multimedia files into the project folder.
by ColeValleyGirl
25 Mar 2020 06:00
Forum: General
Topic: Web sites whose owners have died
Replies: 20
Views: 872

Re: Web sites whose owners have died

Worth checking whetherthe material is on the British Library Web Archive which is less likely to vanish...
by ColeValleyGirl
24 Mar 2020 15:29
Forum: General
Topic: Web sites whose owners have died
Replies: 20
Views: 872

Re: Web sites whose owners have died

Mike, copyright subsists even if the original website doesn't.

It subsists typically 75 years after death of the creator.
by ColeValleyGirl
23 Mar 2020 11:01
Forum: Research
Topic: brick wall in New Zealand
Replies: 23
Views: 1009

Re: brick wall in New Zealand

You need to go through a process of elimination. Examine each candidate arriving or born in New Zealand of the right(ish) age and the same or similar name, and track them forward from the point at which you first find them. Some of them will die at the 'wrong time/place', some of them will marry the...
by ColeValleyGirl
23 Mar 2020 07:51
Forum: Research
Topic: brick wall in New Zealand
Replies: 23
Views: 1009

Re: brick wall in New Zealand

Have you looked for records of him immigrating to NZ, as you don't know he was born there.
by ColeValleyGirl
21 Mar 2020 08:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V2.1
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: V2.1

If you follow the links for the various versions at how_to:about#version_history|> Version History you'll see there have been a load of new features since 2.1 (which is where I started as well), and there are even more coming in v7... There has been so much change you might find it sensible to get t...
by ColeValleyGirl
20 Mar 2020 06:58
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Penlight Library
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Penlight Library

Everybody's code style is different -- I can't make head nor tail of your code, nor of Mike Tate's, most of the time. I think it depends on how each person's brain is wired.
by ColeValleyGirl
19 Mar 2020 19:50
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Penlight Library
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Penlight Library

I use the do-end construct to localise variables (restrict the scope to the code block) and also to make it easy to fold/unfold great chunks of code as once in Zb. The functions don't run unless they're called
by ColeValleyGirl
19 Mar 2020 17:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Penlight Library
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Penlight Library

Starts with something like:

Code: Select all

--[[ Dialog
@Author:      Helen Wright
@Version:      1.0
@LastUpdated:  29 October 2019
@Description:  Helper functions for IUP dialogs
@V1.0:        Initial version.
]]--
and ends with the MakeDateField function.
by ColeValleyGirl
19 Mar 2020 14:15
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Penlight Library
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Penlight Library

Have a look at the Dialog helper functions in my plugins, to start with.
by ColeValleyGirl
19 Mar 2020 11:49
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Penlight Library
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Penlight Library

the Loadrequire code is at the knowledgebase page I pointed you to; you need to drop it into your plugin. When you say you're trying to nick the code (and go ahead, use whatever you want frommy plugins), do you want a popup windows for options (I suspect not) or a basic iup dialaog? If you can give ...
by ColeValleyGirl
19 Mar 2020 07:16
Forum: General
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade questions
Replies: 30
Views: 3966

Re: Windows 10 upgrade questions

For the techies amongst us, the root cause of the problem is that Microsoft has two different 'software installation architectures' for Office which are not compatible with each other. Standalone products like Access 2010 use the old one; MS Office H&S 2019 uses the new one. I ran into a similar con...
by ColeValleyGirl
19 Mar 2020 07:11
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Penlight Library
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Penlight Library

You need to 'loadrequire' it first: see plugins:code_snippets:module_require_with_load|> Module Require With Load (code snippet) . The first time it's run this will download the library to your PC, thereafter it's the same as require. if not LoadRequire("pl","pl.init") then return end -- Load requir...
by ColeValleyGirl
17 Mar 2020 14:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Version 7
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: Version 7

Nobody has been selected as a beta tester yet -- beta testing hasn't started. So if you've put your name forward to test as a former TMG user, you may yet be selected.
by ColeValleyGirl
16 Mar 2020 06:58
Forum: Research
Topic: Deceased Online Records.
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Deceased Online Records.

A slight correction -- Deceased Online does not use Parish Registers.
by ColeValleyGirl
10 Mar 2020 15:16
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 28
Views: 2913

Re: FH7 Looks?

How many people have freely chosen to move to Windows 10? I did. I find it very stable -- I've had many fewer problems than with Windows 7 or 8 -- and very customisable. (I particularly like the ability to use light-weight apps rather than heavyweight programs for some purposes). As for the ribbon ...
by ColeValleyGirl
09 Mar 2020 11:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Question: Marriage Status
Replies: 12
Views: 1157

Re: Question: Marriage Status

Adrian, it's clunky but just about works -- two events and one status show what happened. Much harder to deal with a void marriage -- there's a Marriage Event, and the Status should be 'Never Married' but there isn't a 'Void Marriage' event; the marriage event has to be bestrewn with notes explainin...
by ColeValleyGirl
07 Mar 2020 09:28
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 28
Views: 2913

Re: FH7 Looks?

William, if you use the Backup and Restore FH Settings Plugin after you've customised the product to your preferences, you'll be able to get the colours (and other stuff) back if the worst comes to the worst.
by ColeValleyGirl
05 Mar 2020 09:35
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Plugin updates
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: Plugin updates

You want the plugin from the plugin store at https://www.family-historian.co.uk/plug ... try?id=253
by ColeValleyGirl
04 Mar 2020 11:32
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 28
Views: 2913

Re: FH7 Looks?

I have to say that both those styles would have me running for the customise button -- I think they're dreadful! I can't bear grey themes -- I go for the whitest brightest I can find. Plus large icons take up too much space -- I automatically hide the Microsoft ribbon. But we're all different, and t...
by ColeValleyGirl
03 Mar 2020 13:43
Forum: General
Topic: FH7 Looks?
Replies: 28
Views: 2913

Re: FH7 Looks?

What would you like to see changed? Having worked with FH since version 2, I've always appreciated its clean modern appearance and personally hope that isn't changed.
by ColeValleyGirl
02 Mar 2020 13:20
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Updated versions of Lua and libraries?
Replies: 11
Views: 3104

Re: Updated versions of Lua and libraries?

Helen, it sounds like you are proposing Plugins with two slightly different names in the Plugin Store : a new one for FH V7 while keeping the old one for the frozen FH V6 version. Yes, where the functionality depends on new features in FH7. For me, and maybe others, it gets more complicated than th...
by ColeValleyGirl
02 Mar 2020 12:38
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Updated versions of Lua and libraries?
Replies: 11
Views: 3104

Re: Updated versions of Lua and libraries?

I'm planning to create new versions for FH7 and leave the FH6 versions alone. Admittedly. I only have two released plugins -- Research Planner will change significantly with the new features, ditto Multifact. But I have a load more in the works -- just waiting for FH7. I am however making no assumpt...