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by ColeValleyGirl
23 May 2022 14:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Questions from TMG Refugee
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: Questions from TMG Refugee

To be a little pedantic the Facts tab displays the note associated with each single fact (if there is one). The Notes tab displayed notes associated with one or more individuals but not specific to a fact.
by ColeValleyGirl
21 May 2022 07:09
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Mac/Linux-compatible version of Backup & Restore FH Settings via Windows plugin
Replies: 32
Views: 847

Re: Mac/Linux-compatible version of Backup & Restore FH Settings via Windows plugin

I have always assumed experienced programmers would access the windows APIs via luacom to get exactly the details they need and would never chide anyone for a DIY approach. Admittedly the luacom and windows documentation can be hard to find your way around but I doubt that's anything an experienced ...
by ColeValleyGirl
20 May 2022 19:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Mac/Linux-compatible version of Backup & Restore FH Settings via Windows plugin
Replies: 32
Views: 847

Re: Mac/Linux-compatible version of Backup & Restore FH Settings via Windows plugin

We have been over this ground repeatedly. I remember pointing out the luacom. Date format option to Mike as a way forward for his own use

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=20497&p=123571#p123571
by ColeValleyGirl
05 May 2022 14:52
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Updating AS Census Auto Text Tables
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: Updating AS Census Auto Text Tables

I'm probably not allowed to have an opinion :D but I think the absence of information is important to record...
by ColeValleyGirl
03 May 2022 18:19
Forum: Maintaining the KnowledgeBase
Topic: Backup and Restore FH Settings plugins
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Backup and Restore FH Settings plugins

Having just experimented with both, that feels like a fair summary.

I know the 'Windows' (new) plugin can read backups made by the longstanding alternative. Is the converse true, and should that capability be mentioned if its another difference?
by ColeValleyGirl
29 Apr 2022 11:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media Record links to Header Records
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Media Record links to Header Records

Thanks, Mike -- that works.
by ColeValleyGirl
29 Apr 2022 07:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media Record links to Header Records
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Media Record links to Header Records

I've just run a test, and it is indeed reporting a media link to the Header Record if there is a Media record attached to the Prepared Citation. (The Data reference for the Prepared Citation is HEAD._PCIT which I can now see in your screenshot (too small to read on my phone!). Interestingly the plug...
by ColeValleyGirl
29 Apr 2022 06:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media Record links to Header Records
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Media Record links to Header Records

If you have a Prepared Citation, it is stored in the Header Record. I'm away from my PC so can't check, but I suspect that may be the explanation.
by ColeValleyGirl
28 Apr 2022 16:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Opening a Diagram to just a Named Person
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Opening a Diagram to just a Named Person

I think this is partly a generational thing and partly whether people feel intimidated by "systems". I think there's something else in play here. I regularly help somebody who is not inclined to 'click around' or explore menus to find out what is possible. They have 11 years longer in the IT indust...
by ColeValleyGirl
28 Apr 2022 14:59
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Quick Family Facts
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Quick Family Facts

Tools > Plugins, then the More button which reveals an extra set of buttons to the right. Select the relevant plugin and the Edit
by ColeValleyGirl
26 Apr 2022 09:53
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Timestamp error in Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings Plugin
Replies: 16
Views: 744

Re: Timestamp error in Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings Plugin

Clearly, the Windows-based backup/restore is faster. No surprise there. I would love to retire my plugin but that would leave some scenarios unsupported. e.g. 1) Windows emulators (Crossover/Wine), 2) Beta test FH installed versions I'm pretty sure a version of Marks' plugin could be quickly pulled...
by ColeValleyGirl
26 Apr 2022 09:42
Forum: Research
Topic: Looking for archival storage boxes
Replies: 15
Views: 1408

Re: Looking for archival storage boxes

Conservation Resources just came up on my Twitter feed, recommended by one archivist to another.
by ColeValleyGirl
23 Apr 2022 19:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Generic Source Templates and Evidence Explained guidelines
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Generic Source Templates and Evidence Explained guidelines

No controversy! Just a discussion. There's merit in your comment about a counsel of perfection. Using easy to create source details in FH to enable you to locate a source again, and hand crafting an EE compliant Citation when publishing makes sense, especially since you'd almost certainly be hand cr...
by ColeValleyGirl
23 Apr 2022 15:30
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Generic Source Templates and Evidence Explained guidelines
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Generic Source Templates and Evidence Explained guidelines

To achieve something close to EE, I used the Create Source Form Template plugin (not yet updated for V7) to create Source Title and Short Title (using Generic source terminology) but it was nowhere near as good as using the Advanced templates in V7. It could come closer in V7, perhaps, but isn't hig...
by ColeValleyGirl
23 Apr 2022 11:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Transferring Customisation Settings from Old to New PC
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Transferring Customisation Settings from Old to New PC

Have a look at Family Historian Copy and Migration Guide . For a plugin to transfer settings, there are now two options available: (1) the Plugin described in this thread: https://fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=20544&start=50#p124390 (2) this longer-standing plugin which is a bit more comple...
by ColeValleyGirl
23 Apr 2022 11:08
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin
Replies: 92
Views: 4101

Re: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin

Even easier would be to use a temporary file via os.tmpname.
by ColeValleyGirl
23 Apr 2022 11:05
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts may not work after June 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Map Life Facts may not work after June 2022

Is there a wider need to be able to use the Webview2 control from within Lua? Opening a web page (e.g. for Help) isn't an issue, and I can't immediately think of another plugin beside Map Life Facts that needs to interact with a browser window, so I don't think that such a need exists but I'm prepar...
by ColeValleyGirl
23 Apr 2022 10:27
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Map Life Facts may not work after June 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Map Life Facts may not work after June 2022

I'm running Windows 11 (on the Insiders beta testing channel). I can't run Internet Explorer as a standalone app (I get Edge instead if I try), but your plugin seems to work fine.
by ColeValleyGirl
21 Apr 2022 08:57
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Problem with Census plugin
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Problem with Census plugin

Ruth, I wasn't suggesting you would need to modify the plugin -- I would have to do it, but fear it will be some time before I can find the time, so to speak.

It might be work asking if AS can create text from source without using tables?
by ColeValleyGirl
21 Apr 2022 08:24
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Problem with Census plugin
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Problem with Census plugin

If you manage to adjust the templates, there may be significant work needed on the plugin to use a template that doesn't support tables.
by ColeValleyGirl
21 Apr 2022 07:36
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Problem with Census plugin
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Problem with Census plugin

It sounds as if you're running into the issues with rich text tables described in this thread 18285|FH v7 and windows emulators WARNING , which is not something that can be fixed in the DEA ... Can you get into the autotext templates to edit them? (Tools > Manage Autotext, navigate to a entry and se...
by ColeValleyGirl
17 Apr 2022 06:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Tab for USA - Modified from neil40's UK Census
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Census Tab for USA - Modified from neil40's UK Census

We prefer people use this link to add downloads to the KB: Add/Update a Download

It allows us to collect all the info we need in a structured fashion.
by ColeValleyGirl
16 Apr 2022 19:04
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin
Replies: 92
Views: 4101

Re: Backup and Restore FH Settings via Windows - new plugin

Mark,

my use case is:
  • planning to migrate to new PC
  • backup
  • restore
If I have a major PC failure, I depend on restoring my entire system (backed up via another program) not a specific FH backup.

And so, dates are irrelevant -- all I need is backup and restore a day (or a few days later).