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by pwe
04 Jun 2019 18:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Data Entry, Tools & Guides
Replies: 24
Views: 805

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: 280

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" "pers...
by pwe
13 May 2019 20:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Source help
Replies: 86
Views: 2857

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: 447

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: 360

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: 1162

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: 1162

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: 1162

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: 443

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 o...
by pwe
08 Dec 2018 18:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Fact type "event"
Replies: 3
Views: 719

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...
by pwe
11 Nov 2018 17:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: What does Cog mean
Replies: 6
Views: 805

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 "delet...
by pwe
22 May 2018 18:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Font change Ancestor Diagram
Replies: 4
Views: 834

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: 701

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: 701

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...
by pwe
12 Mar 2018 19:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Changing the name of a Record Flag
Replies: 3
Views: 878

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: 1608

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: 3469

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...
by pwe
28 Nov 2017 20:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Columns in media list window
Replies: 14
Views: 3469

Re: Columns in media list window

I have had reply from Calico regarding this problem I reported and have had a positive response. I have reproduced the reply below. Peter E __________________ We have investigated this issue. There is no good reason why you should not be able to configure columns when you are viewing a filtered subs...
by pwe
25 Nov 2017 22:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Columns in media list window
Replies: 14
Views: 3469

Re: Columns in media list window

For me the record window media tab seems to behave correctly but in the media list pane I never see the panel "you cannot configure the columns of this list" Like you Mike I cannot see "selected media" in the media list row but always "all media" I shall report this to ...
by pwe
25 Nov 2017 20:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Columns in media list window
Replies: 14
Views: 3469

Re: Columns in media list window

Lorna,
I have 6.2.5
Peter
by pwe
25 Nov 2017 20:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Columns in media list window
Replies: 14
Views: 3469

Re: Columns in media list window

Bill,
Thanks for that.
I have experimented further and find that on exiting the programme the extra column is not saved and does not appear on re-opening FH.
Peter E
by pwe
25 Nov 2017 19:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Columns in media list window
Replies: 14
Views: 3469

Columns in media list window

I have brought up all my media using the "media" button on the main toolbar I then use the "keyword filter" to filter out all except one keyword eg "census 1851" Using the "layout" button on the main toolbar I select "list pane only" This produces a ...
by pwe
09 Sep 2017 18:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Duplicated records on All Relatives diagram
Replies: 5
Views: 2031

Re: Duplicated records on All Relatives diagram

John, The coloured lines are called Linking ribbons. There is some information about them on page 94 of the book "Getting the most from Family Historian 5" This is not included in FH version 6 but is a free download from the FH website. Much of the information in this is applicable to vers...
by pwe
10 Jul 2017 19:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Diagram layout
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Re: Diagram layout

Rob, I am sure this is possible. Try this:- Delete all people below the right hand appearance of Elizabeth McGregor so that the proxy lines disappear along with the Irvines, Forsyths etc. that descend from Thomas Irvine/Elizabeth McGregor. On the remaining diagram use the movement control feature to...
by pwe
03 Jul 2017 17:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Merging 2 trees -
Replies: 8
Views: 2561

Re: Merging 2 trees -

You could make a copy of each of your two trees in FH and then merge these two copies to form one combined tree. This you could then add to Ancestry. Your two original trees in FH would be left as they were. Having said that I can see no advantage in having separate trees for the different sides of ...

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