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by JohnLiddle
19 Apr 2021 16:20
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Moving source 'Notes' to 'Text From Source'
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Moving source 'Notes' to 'Text From Source'

tatewise wrote:
19 Apr 2021 15:06
The clue that the Plugin has done something is that Edit > Undo Plugin Updates is an available option.
Ah - a useful little wrinkle!

Thanks again Mike.
by JohnLiddle
19 Apr 2021 14:39
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Moving source 'Notes' to 'Text From Source'
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Moving source 'Notes' to 'Text From Source'

Hi Mike, I seem to have overcome the problem (which was probably me!). The second of the two plugins I identified has worked. This is the one which swaps "Text from source" with "Notes". I suspect that since it did its job so quickly (I am playing with a small database) and does not give notificatio...
by JohnLiddle
19 Apr 2021 11:21
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Moving source 'Notes' to 'Text From Source'
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Moving source 'Notes' to 'Text From Source'

Mike,

thank you for your prompt response.

The plugins I had come accross which have a bearing on this include:-

download/file.php?id=4050

download/file.php?id=1580

Does this help?
by JohnLiddle
18 Apr 2021 20:33
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Moving source 'Notes' to 'Text From Source'
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Moving source 'Notes' to 'Text From Source'

I have come across several of Mike Tate's plugins which automate the process of moving source "Notes" to "Text from source", but none of them seem to do anything under Version 7. I assume this is a result of changes in Ver 7 and wondered if anyone could advise me how those older plugins should be mo...
by JohnLiddle
16 Mar 2021 14:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to save a view
Replies: 17
Views: 897

Re: How to save a view

Thanks Mike - I have to say that this is a major oversight by the program writers - other programs seem perfectly able to able to offer this facility.
by JohnLiddle
16 Mar 2021 13:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to save a view
Replies: 17
Views: 897

How to save a view

I know I'm being dumb here, but I cannot figure out how, having produced an arrangement of Focus Window, Property Box, source citation that I want to work with, I can save that view and have the program open in that configuration every time.

There must be an easy answer, but I can't find it.
by JohnLiddle
19 Dec 2020 11:12
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Apparent failure to transcribe TMG text format code on import
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: Apparent failure to transcribe TMG text format code on import

I raised a ticket with FH suggesting that translation of these codes should be part of the import process and within a commendably short space time got an answer, reproduced below. "As you rightly say, it could be handled as part of the input process. However, we weren't quite sure what to do with t...
by JohnLiddle
17 Dec 2020 17:40
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Apparent failure to transcribe TMG text format code on import
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Apparent failure to transcribe TMG text format code on import

UPDATE - I have now raised a support ticket on this I have been footling around with a subset of my TMG database to assess the improved import process and I seem to have come across a problem. In my sources on TMG, I use the TMG italic code [ITAL:] text goes here[:ITAL]. Instead of being transcribed...
by JohnLiddle
11 Mar 2015 15:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Creating a web site with FH
Replies: 39
Views: 9953

Re: Creating a web site with FH

Dear Nick-V, I am afraid my use of Second Site has so far been limited pretty well to the vanilla straight out of the box level. Whilst I cannot guarantee that the GEDCOM version John Cardinal has in hand will have all the bells and whistles that the TMG version has, I would be surprised if it were ...
by JohnLiddle
10 Mar 2015 22:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Creating a web site with FH
Replies: 39
Views: 9953

Re: Creating a web site with FH

As regards third-party programs which create web sites from genealogical data, you may care to keep an eye out for an upcoming offering from John Cardinal. John produces the Second Site program, which is used with TMG only. This is an incredibly flexible web site generator of great quality. However,...
by JohnLiddle
09 Mar 2015 14:37
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Truncation of Media filenames on import from TMG
Replies: 13
Views: 6090

Re: Truncation of Media filenames on import from TMG

Mike,

many thanks for the latest plugin - it did the trick and saved me a load of work - much appreciated.

Is it something that should be mentioned in the "Transfer from TMG" section?

Best wishes
by JohnLiddle
08 Mar 2015 19:31
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Truncation of Media filenames on import from TMG
Replies: 13
Views: 6090

Re: Truncation of Media filenames on import from TMG

Mike,

many thanks for the plugin.

Unfortunately, when I ran it I got:-
by JohnLiddle
08 Mar 2015 18:35
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Truncation of Media filenames on import from TMG
Replies: 13
Views: 6090

Re: Truncation of Media filenames on import from TMG

Hi Mike, I have cracked it! It is a TMG quirk. Having looked at one of the Media Records ("Exhibits" in TMG) I have discovered the following. TMG gives each exhibit a name which for reasons unknown it calls the "Topic". You can specify your own (I was not aware of this and have never done so) or in ...
by JohnLiddle
08 Mar 2015 17:34
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Truncation of Media filenames on import from TMG
Replies: 13
Views: 6090

Re: Truncation of Media filenames on import from TMG

Hi Mike,

my Media Record window is not quite the same as yours, but you will note the truncation of the names.
by JohnLiddle
08 Mar 2015 15:25
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Truncation of Media filenames on import from TMG
Replies: 13
Views: 6090

Re: Truncation of Media filenames on import from TMG

You can make the column as wide as you like - only 30 characters are displayed.
by JohnLiddle
08 Mar 2015 14:13
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Truncation of Media filenames on import from TMG
Replies: 13
Views: 6090

Re: Truncation of Media filenames on import from TMG

Oh b*ll*cks! - my error - it is just the width of the first column of the media window which is truncated (and I note, not configurable) - not the filename itself.

Grovelling apologies
by JohnLiddle
08 Mar 2015 12:38
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Truncation of Media filenames on import from TMG
Replies: 13
Views: 6090

Truncation of Media filenames on import from TMG

Looking at the TMG data I have imported (using direct method), I note that FH has truncated the names of the media files to 30 characters.

Why?

Is this configurable?
by JohnLiddle
07 Mar 2015 21:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to enter witness age
Replies: 4
Views: 2760

Re: How to enter witness age

Hi again Nick,

I see your argument and I think that you draw a valid distinction in terms of the equality of participation in the event.
by JohnLiddle
07 Mar 2015 21:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to enter witness age
Replies: 4
Views: 2760

Re: How to enter witness age

Hi Nick,

you wrote "Witness roles don't have an option to include age" - yes, I see that, but why not?
by JohnLiddle
07 Mar 2015 20:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to enter witness age
Replies: 4
Views: 2760

How to enter witness age

When I click on a "normal" census fact in the "Facts" tab for an individual, the data entry pane below allows me to input date, age, place, address and a note. However, if I click on a census fact that is derived from the individual being a witness to a census entry, there is no box in which to inpu...
by JohnLiddle
06 Mar 2015 20:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Incorrect lifespan dates in Focus window
Replies: 9
Views: 4402

Re: Incorrect lifespan dates in Focus window

Hmmm..... well not entirely. Putting Facts in Date Order does change things, but it makes it clearer that FH merely takes the first birth fact it sees as the start of the life span and the first death fact it sees as the end of the span. No genealogy program should make assumptions on the part of th...
by JohnLiddle
05 Mar 2015 21:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Incorrect lifespan dates in Focus window
Replies: 9
Views: 4402

Incorrect lifespan dates in Focus window

I have several instances where I have more than one possible birth date and/or death date for an individual. These derive from different sources. FH seems to make up its own mind as to which of these dates to use to display the lifespan in the focus window. For instance, where I have 6 possible birt...
by JohnLiddle
22 Jan 2015 12:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Position of proxy boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 3301

Re: Position of proxy boxes

Thanks to Mike and Lorna for their responses - yes this was a direct import from TMG, which as Lorna observes, sorts tags (facts) into date order automatically, with the additional flexibility of a sort date to force the precise sequence you desire for tags which share a common date.
by JohnLiddle
22 Jan 2015 11:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Position of proxy boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 3301

Re: Position of proxy boxes

Thank you John Morrison - simple when you know how!

But what possible reason can there be for not putting data in date order as default?
by JohnLiddle
22 Jan 2015 11:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Position of proxy boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 3301

Position of proxy boxes

I recently generated an All Relatives diagram for my father and noticed that where proxy boxes occur, they are always positioned at the leftmost end of the group of siblings to which they belong, rather than in their correct date order. Since the stated aim of proxy boxes is to enhance the diagram s...