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by rlparsons
21 Feb 2021 21:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding new source record without relating initially to an individual?
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Adding new source record without relating initially to an individual?

Thanks folks.

How embarassing! Strangely I don't think I've ever used the ADD button before. So obvious.

It's Lockdown, you know.
by rlparsons
21 Feb 2021 20:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding new source record without relating initially to an individual?
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Adding new source record without relating initially to an individual?

I have been trying to add a number of pages from the 1939 census into my family tree in anticipation of adding citations at a later point from various individuals. It appears that I have to start with at least one individual in both Ancestral Sources and FH in order to create a source record - or am...
by rlparsons
05 Feb 2021 18:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: File Folders within project duplicated?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: File Folders within project duplicated?

Thanks Mike. However, I recognise where the file should be etc., but having realised that I had a duplicate, I wanted to confirm from within FH which file was actually being accessed. I suspect that is not possible and my assumption that "the file in the correct location was being used" was the only...
by rlparsons
03 Feb 2021 17:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: File Folders within project duplicated?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: File Folders within project duplicated?

Thanks Mike. I was just being perhaps over cautious. Yes, my project is working fine. However, this has raised another query in that I was unable to identify exactly which folder was being used by the project. In the "More Tasks" menu neither the "Browse for.." nor "Project List.." actually say whic...
by rlparsons
03 Feb 2021 16:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: File Folders within project duplicated?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

File Folders within project duplicated?

I seem to have a second NAME.fh_datafolder within my file folders. The first instance is ; FAMILY HISTORIAN PROJECTS>NAME>NAME.fh_data - as I would expect and the second is ; FAMILY HISTORIAN PROJECTS>NAME.fh_data All the files are virtually identical except a couple of files show different "date mo...
by rlparsons
13 Jan 2021 17:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing second marriages on charts
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Showing second marriages on charts

I have replicated this situation a couple of times and confirmed that this alternative type of diagram link and appearance of duplicate box occurs when the person is not a blood relative.
Solved!
by rlparsons
12 Jan 2021 12:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Showing second marriages on charts
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Showing second marriages on charts

I have a pair of sisters who married the same man - legally I should add as the first sister died. After a file cleanup and a couple of corrections (thanks Mike) charts now show the two marriages with two separate boxes each for the husband married to the individual wives and a hoop-link for the two...
by rlparsons
08 Jan 2021 20:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Record ID Confusion!
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Record ID Confusion!

Many thanks Mike. Much appreciated. I had the flicker of light just before I'd sent my next but last submission. I've never had to look into this before but was very concerned that simply deleting a record with an (apparently to me!) wrong Id could have caused mayhem!
Saved again.
by rlparsons
08 Jan 2021 16:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Record ID Confusion!
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Record ID Confusion!

Perhaps I should have explained that on p1, the "Family of.." screen was brought up by clicking on the greyed out name.
by rlparsons
08 Jan 2021 16:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Record ID Confusion!
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Record ID Confusion!

Tried to show various screens with different Id's. Hope this helps.
Is there a different Id list for "Families of ..." from "Individual"?
Yellow highlighting is my emphasis.
by rlparsons
08 Jan 2021 14:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Record ID Confusion!
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Record ID Confusion!

Just thinking! I understand the function of the individual record Id but surely, just adding an additional, albeit duplicate record just adds another record with its own Id, I seem to have different Id's being shown for what appears to be the same record depending on which screen I look at. Would a ...
by rlparsons
08 Jan 2021 14:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Record ID Confusion!
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Record ID Confusion!

Many thanks Mike. I'll go for it. I had already made sure I had a decent back-up! I've been there before! However, not having used the merge function before I was concerned about the connected descendants. Can I assume they will be handled during the merge?
by rlparsons
08 Jan 2021 12:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Record ID Confusion!
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Record ID Confusion!

I should perhaps add that the chart shows W appearing twice, each time married to the respective wife but the two wives are only shown once each.
by rlparsons
08 Jan 2021 12:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Record ID Confusion!
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Record ID Confusion!

I am getting in to unfamiiar territory! I have 3 records which have ended up being entered again a second time with slightly different data. All six are shown on the Record list. Ancester Mr W married Miss A who unfortunately died fairly soon after without issue. W then married M, who was the sister...
by rlparsons
12 May 2020 11:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Changing the aspect ratio of a .pdf diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: Changing the aspect ratio of a .pdf diagram

Thanks Mike. I did wade through lots of info, including the one you pointed to, and am now fairly happy with my understanding of this subject. However there is one item I am still stuck on. The way the layout, text schemes etc are handled seem to depend on the Box Type they are going into, and I am ...
by rlparsons
11 May 2020 06:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Changing the aspect ratio of a .pdf diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: Changing the aspect ratio of a .pdf diagram

I must apologise! I have just gone into the FAQ's and on a search on this item, looks like there is a lot of discussion in there on text schemes which I need to wade through and also to go back to "Getting the most from ..." . Something I should have done much sooner! I just got carried away in my e...
by rlparsons
11 May 2020 06:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Changing the aspect ratio of a .pdf diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: Changing the aspect ratio of a .pdf diagram

Thanks folks. I'm slowly learning a lot about diagrams! However, I have not yet cracked it. I've modified various parameters and e.g. changed box sizes etc. and improved it somewhat but then met my next roadblock! To change the text font I went to Diagrams > Options > Text > Edit and changed "Initia...
by rlparsons
08 May 2020 18:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Changing the aspect ratio of a .pdf diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Changing the aspect ratio of a .pdf diagram

I have generated a diagram containing the individuals I selected and am happy with it. I saved it as a .pdf page and wish to print it onto an A3 sheet but am having great difficulty in finding how to change the aspect ratio. I wish to increase the depth of the diagram whilst maintaning the width, in...
by rlparsons
13 Apr 2020 13:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Printing Diagram as .pdf file messed up!
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Printing Diagram as .pdf file messed up!

Re-installing Family Historian PDF did the trick.
Many thanks Mike
roy
(One learns a bit more every day!)
by rlparsons
13 Apr 2020 12:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Printing Diagram as .pdf file messed up!
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Printing Diagram as .pdf file messed up!

Thanks for the tips, Mike
As a first shot, Printer Name is "Family hIstorian PDF", Type is "novaPDF7 Printer Driver" and Type is "NVK7", so appears to be in order.
I'll try re-installing a little later.
by rlparsons
13 Apr 2020 11:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Printing Diagram as .pdf file messed up!
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Printing Diagram as .pdf file messed up!

I installed Ashampoo PDF Pro on my computer, mainly to get its page numbering facility which generally works quite well for me. However, since the installation I have been trying to save diagrams as pdf files in FH and failed miserably! Thinking perhaps the new PDF software was the problem, I uninst...
by rlparsons
12 Apr 2020 05:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Diagram box Text Scheme Editing
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Diagram box Text Scheme Editing

First time I’ve ventured into manipulating the text content of diagram boxes so wallowing a bit! When I go into “Diagram>>Diagram Options>>Text” and select “Birth, Marr, Death, Occups + notes” as the text scheme to use, the marriage info only appears in one spouses box (which I want in order to mini...
by rlparsons
11 Apr 2020 19:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding honours e.g. MBE and JP to an individuals record
Replies: 6
Views: 1546

Re: Adding honours e.g. MBE and JP to an individuals record

Thanks, folks.
Seems it is not quite as cut and dried as I thought. I'll do a bit more experimenting before deciding which suits me best.
I'm just getting back into FH after a period and I need to refresh my memory cells on a few things as well. Self isolation seems a perfect opportunity!
by rlparsons
11 Apr 2020 16:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Adding honours e.g. MBE and JP to an individuals record
Replies: 6
Views: 1546

Adding honours e.g. MBE and JP to an individuals record

A relative of mine is/was both a Justice of the Peace (JP) and was also awarded the MBE but I am confused as to how I record these against her name. I would like her record sheet to show "A N Other JP MBE on reports etc with the associated correct sentences. As default at present I have entered her ...
by rlparsons
18 May 2015 06:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using FH v5 on New Computer with SSD and Hard Disk
Replies: 4
Views: 2773

Re: Using FH v5 on New Computer with SSD and Hard Drisk

Many thanks all! I am now up and running (and have been for a while and running very fast).