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by pwe
08 May 2020 18:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Entering information
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Entering information

Could you create a named list and then add to it any BMD certs where you have not yet identified witnesses. Then later you could periodically look through the list to see if you have now added a particular witness name. If so you can delete that certificate from the list.
Peter
by pwe
18 Apr 2020 18:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Images of Residences
Replies: 12
Views: 1620

Re: Images of Residences

My preferred solution to this would be the ability to attach media to addresses as is possible with places. This is a wish list item which I have voted for. Perhaps this will be present in V7 when it is released. As an aside, with many of us confined to our homes, the release of FH v7 would give us ...
by pwe
31 Mar 2020 19:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Removing Source Records
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Removing Source Records

In the records window for sources select the redundant source and then hit the keyboard delete key or go "edit" then select "delete". To be sure that the source is not used go "view" then "record links".
Peter
by pwe
26 Feb 2020 10:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media in books
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Media in books

Mike, I have added the first two media images to my book and it was a complete success. I used the blank diagram method. This gave me plenty of scope to make adjustments to position and size etc and also to add a title. I am very pleased with the result and shall now add more media to my book. many ...
by pwe
25 Feb 2020 19:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media in books
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Media in books

Mike, I have not yet had time to try any of your suggestions, I was just assembling the tools to have a go at the problem. I have Irfanview and Wordpad so have something to work with. I have images of 18th century indictment and inquest and although I have a transcript of these the real thing, which...
by pwe
25 Feb 2020 14:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media in books
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Media in books

Mike,
Thanks for those suggestions. I had thought of trying to use a blank diagram but I thought I would ask first in case there was an obvious way.
I don't have a word processor programme, can you recommend a free one? I shall also pursue the blank diagram method.
many thanks ----- Peter
by pwe
24 Feb 2020 19:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media in books
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Media in books

I have finally decided to write a book, just for fun with no intention of publishing. I worked through the tutorial and have made reasonable progress starting the book. I wish to add media into the book but cannot find a way to do it. I can add media if it is linked to an individual or a source but ...
by pwe
27 Nov 2019 19:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Attach Media
Replies: 24
Views: 2470

Re: Attach Media

Similar to Mike I download images to a separate folder. I use the "public" folder that is within FH. This has the advantage that it is part of the FH back-up regime and so does not get lost.
Pater
by pwe
04 Jun 2019 18:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 2578

Re: Stopping Age Count

The earlier versions of FH included a manual which used a tutorial format. I found that very helpful and worked through it section by section making sure that I fully understood. This feature does not seem to be part of the version 5 manual which is a pity.
Peter
by pwe
30 May 2019 17:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: From Windows 7 to Windows 10
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: From Windows 7 to Windows 10

Ken, Do you mean that the top border on various panels eg "This PC" " Documents" or the property box and many others in FH is white and not coloured? Mine were white when I first got my win 10 computer. To change the white top border to a colour go "settings" "personalisation" then "colours". Then c...
by pwe
13 May 2019 20:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 8712

Re: Source help

William,
To find out where a source is used highlight the source in the source records window. Then click on "view" along the top and then select "record links".
Peter
by pwe
06 May 2019 17:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Not seeing hints from FindMyPast
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Re: Not seeing hints from FindMyPast

Gareth,
If you go "tools" then "preferences" then "internet data matches" you can enable or disable Find My Past and My Heritage as you wish.
Peter
by pwe
25 Feb 2019 22:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: List Citation links/persons for a Given Source
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: List Citation links/persons for a Given Source

Ron,
Click on the source in the source list and then go "view" and then select "record links" This will give a list of all individuals using that source.
Peter
by pwe
03 Feb 2019 22:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Age at Burial
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: Age at Burial

Lorna & Mike,
Thanks for that explanation. I see it now, I missed the tick box in the fact edit panel. I looked but I did not see!!! :oops:

Peter
by pwe
03 Feb 2019 16:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Age at Burial
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: Age at Burial

But the real point of the OP is that his/her burial fact did not offer a place to record age whereas my burial fact and presumably other peoples does have a place to record age. Why would that be?
Peter
by pwe
02 Feb 2019 19:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Age at Burial
Replies: 17
Views: 2706

Re: Age at Burial

My standard "burial" event includes a place for age. I use it often where parish registers give the age of a person when buried. It gives a fairly good indication of birth date and death date and for pre 1837 it is probably the best information available for those two.
Peter
by pwe
14 Jan 2019 21:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: SAVE AS COMMAND
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: SAVE AS COMMAND

Michael,
I too cannot find "save as". In the help file if you search for "save as" one option presented is "file save as dialogue" but I cannot find this "save as" which is referred to only "save". I am sorry but cannot answer your question but can only confirm what you have said.
Peter
by pwe
08 Dec 2018 18:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact type "event"
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: Fact type "event"

You can just create your own custom event [or attribute] by using "tools" "fact types" and then "new". You could, in your case, create an event fact for "Petition to Parliament" and use the "fact definition" panel to make adjustments as you wish. You would not want a fact type "event" to cover a mul...
by pwe
11 Nov 2018 17:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: What does Cog mean
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: What does Cog mean

The cog referred to is a symbol at the top edge of the property box. Click on this and you will be presented with options which include "Customize data entry."
Click on this and then click on the "more tab tasks" button. This will give you various tab option including "delete tab".
Peter E
by pwe
22 May 2018 18:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Font change Ancestor Diagram
Replies: 4
Views: 1340

Re: Font change Ancestor Diagram

Use the font change option in the available items in the left hand column of the edit text scheme pane (you can see it in your attachment - 4th line down).
Then you are presented with a panel "edit text scheme item - font". There you can change the font style and size etc.
Peter E
by pwe
18 Mar 2018 21:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Print and Print set-up help button
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Re: Print and Print set-up help button

Thank Mike, I have made a report to Calico Pie.
Peter E
by pwe
18 Mar 2018 20:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Print and Print set-up help button
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Print and Print set-up help button

When looking at a diagram and going "File" and selecting either "Print" or "Print Setup" you are presented with a small panel which has a Help button in the bottom left corner. On the installation on both of my computers this Help button is active but when it is pressed nothing happens. Is this a pr...
by pwe
12 Mar 2018 19:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Changing the name of a Record Flag
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Re: Changing the name of a Record Flag

Could you not change the name twice? The first time change it to something very different to "marriage certificate" and then the second time change it to the required correct spelling that you want.
Peter E
by pwe
09 Dec 2017 19:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding children below their Mother in a diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 2179

Re: Adding children below their Mother in a diagram

Mike
Thanks for that explanation.
It is a feature that I had not found before. I followed your instructions and all was well so that is something that I have learnt.
Peter E
by pwe
28 Nov 2017 20:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Columns in media list window
Replies: 14
Views: 4536

Re: Columns in media list window

Bill, Yes I get that effect also. I think Calico are saying that for now configure the columns in the record window media tab. These columns should then be reproduced in the media list window. That method works ok for me. The reply says that the columns should be able to be configured equally from b...