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by NickWalker
14 Jan 2021 18:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 20,000 and still going strong!
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: 20,000 and still going strong!

Don't encourage him :lol:
by NickWalker
13 Jan 2021 07:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Teeny tiny icons and Navigation Bar
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Teeny tiny icons and Navigation Bar

Have you looked at Tools->Preferences->Display and then the toolbar size and some of the other settings on that screen?
by NickWalker
11 Jan 2021 21:43
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: AS - Problem with deleting data from an automatically populated field.
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: AS - Problem with deleting data from an automatically populated field.

It's quite shocking that mothers are not even recorded on modern England & Wales marriage certificates although I believe changes may be afoot. By default AS doesn't tick to include the mothers and does include fathers although this is controlled by options that can be set.
by NickWalker
11 Jan 2021 17:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files
Replies: 62
Views: 2264

Re: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files

I'm only guessing with my developers hat on and I may be completely wrong. But I can imagine a scenario where CP may be using a new control for reporting in FH7 which is entirely different to the one they used in the past and different to the one used for charting. And that control may have a built ...
by NickWalker
11 Jan 2021 14:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files
Replies: 62
Views: 2264

Re: V7 PDF creation very slow, creating huge files

I don't have any inside information on this and have no knowledge as to how FH deals with the PDF conversion. But my gut feeling is that it will be a major job to get it to output in text rather than graphical form. Hope I'm wrong.
by NickWalker
10 Jan 2021 20:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Web Search Window
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Web Search Window

It's using the default home page you have set for Internet Explorer on your PC. To change it go to Windows Internet Options (in the Windows 10 search box or start menu, type Internet Options and then open the lnternet Options control panel settings). You'll see a box where you can paste in a differe...
by NickWalker
10 Jan 2021 18:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 2012

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

I give up I'm clearly talking rubbish sigh.
by NickWalker
10 Jan 2021 17:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 2012

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

There do seem to always be a number of users who are 'starting again', going back and sourcing things properly, etc. Over the years I've come across a lot of those people who have discovered Ancestral Sources and they've decided to go back and use it re-enter their data and to ensure they record all...
by NickWalker
10 Jan 2021 16:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 2012

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

As I've said there may well be a good reason for it, I just don't know what it is. I don't understand why there has to be a different syntax when querying generic fields as opposed to template fields - they could surely abstract to the same syntax. Users shouldn't have to worry about this stuff, it'...
by NickWalker
10 Jan 2021 16:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source led data entry?
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Source led data entry?

Sometimes there is some confusion because there is a plugin for Ancestral Sources but that's just a method of running the actual Ancestral Sources application from within Family Historian and isn't actually required (although you may find it useful once you're using AS). So you first need to install...
by NickWalker
10 Jan 2021 15:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 2012

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

I must admit I've not looked at footnotes, etc. (I've had no time to really use FH for anything except testing AS) but from what he's been saying I'd assumed there was some additional formatting that wasn't available to generic sources.
by NickWalker
10 Jan 2021 15:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 2012

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

I think Mike just means there would be one template that would mimic the generic source fields but would give the benefits of being able to format footnotes and bibliography, etc. It would then also mean they could be easily exported.
by NickWalker
10 Jan 2021 15:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Starting FH7
Replies: 18
Views: 748

Re: Starting FH7

Gowermick: the screenshot Rick posted is showing the .fh_data file structure, as requested by Mike. It is not showing the banner at the top of FH. I think Gowermick just means that 'Untitled Standalone GEDCOM file (limited functionality)' is the default file name while it's loading up - that's what...
by NickWalker
10 Jan 2021 14:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Starting FH7
Replies: 18
Views: 748

Re: Starting FH7

That's what happened to me the very first time I ran the release version of Family Historian 7 back in early December. I assumed the delay was because it was checking my licence and perhaps the servers were busy etc. So I wonder if it's doing some kind of licence check?
by NickWalker
10 Jan 2021 13:16
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Source Template
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Source Template

Go to Tools->Options and tick the 'Use Template Sources' option. You'll then see an 'Edit Templated Source' link at the top of the main AS screen. Once you've entered all your data click that link and edit the fields as necessary.

I hope that helps

Nick
by NickWalker
10 Jan 2021 12:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 2012

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

Sorry yes I was just adding to the general discussion about the complexities of templates and the difficulties you would have in dealing with exporting them.
by NickWalker
10 Jan 2021 12:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 2012

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

There are a reasonably small number of field types but each one can have different names. There would be nothing to stop a template having 20 repository fields if it wanted to I think. To add to the complication they could be citation fields or source fields.
by NickWalker
10 Jan 2021 12:25
Forum: Research
Topic: Registration district numbers
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Registration district numbers

I'd suggest asking first rather than going down the FOI route. FOI requests cause more work and are extremely annoying to deal with.
by NickWalker
10 Jan 2021 11:48
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources Data Entry plugin issue
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: Ancestral Sources Data Entry plugin issue

I have updated to AS v7.0.15 that was released last night. Before anyone picks up on this... I haven't released a new version of AS, you're one of a very small number of people who got a new Beta test version because you're in the AS beta testing group. All being well it will be released soon. I ce...
by NickWalker
09 Jan 2021 17:27
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources Data Entry plugin issue
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: Ancestral Sources Data Entry plugin issue

Mike: Is there something Valkrider could do to have the plugin perhaps popup a message box showing the command line arguments it is sending to AS?
by NickWalker
09 Jan 2021 17:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)
Replies: 49
Views: 2012

Re: Records window customisation odd problem (FH7)

I've commented elsewhere in the past that I think it's a shame that FH7 didn't just make use of the existing Repository link rather than adding an entirely FH7 bespoke repository link when using templated sources. The link from Source to Repository is a standard GEDCOM link that's been used for deca...
by NickWalker
09 Jan 2021 16:59
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources Data Entry plugin issue
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: Ancestral Sources Data Entry plugin issue

Ive just tried running AS with the command line arguments that Mike included in his reply above - I tried with different files, different source types and different individuals and each time it opened the correct file, the correct source type and with the correct individual selected. So it doesn't l...
by NickWalker
09 Jan 2021 16:41
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: AS Not Remembering Last Used Folder
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: AS Not Remembering Last Used Folder

I have actually found a problem with this which should be fixed in the next version. Thanks to Mike for letting me know.
by NickWalker
09 Jan 2021 16:40
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources Data Entry plugin issue
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: Ancestral Sources Data Entry plugin issue

I've never used the plugin so rely on people telling me if things like this are working - this is the first report that it isn't! I'll take a look.

Cheers

Nick
by NickWalker
08 Jan 2021 23:32
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Ancestral Sources vs 7
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Ancestral Sources vs 7

Good news and useful to know.