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by TimM
14 May 2017 16:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saved charts crashing FH
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Re: Saved charts crashing FH

Thanks for the suggestions Mike. Out of 40+ saved charts, 5 are corrupted, all created within the current project. I've been aware of the problem for several months with one of them and only today gone through and checked them all. From the chart names, it seems the only individuals common to the 5 ...
by TimM
14 May 2017 08:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Saved charts crashing FH
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Saved charts crashing FH

When I go to open some of my saved charts (view/saved charts), FH crashes with the message "Family Historian has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working properly...." It's not all of the saved charts but always the same ones as far as I can tell. What might be causing the corru...
by TimM
26 Jun 2016 09:11
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade questions
Replies: 30
Views: 7257

Windows 10 upgrade questions

The up and coming deadline for free Window 10 upgrade is fast approaching. I’ve been putting off the potential problems of the transition, but must make a decision, and would appreciate some clarification. I have Windows 7 on a desk-top PC connected to a router and use MS Office 2010 & Live Mail 201...
by TimM
31 Mar 2016 19:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Getting the most from Family Historian
Replies: 20
Views: 6668

Getting the most from Family Historian

Under the help menu, on my FH version 5, there’s “Getting the most from Family Historian 5”. I can’t remember whether it came as part of the installation or if I downloaded it. And if I downloaded it, how did it get included in the help menu? Maybe someone can tell me if it was included in the V5 in...
by TimM
06 Dec 2014 16:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multimedia preference problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Re: Multimedia preference problem

Thanks LornaCraig, you were right, the diagram options was set to 2nd, so problem fixed. I have a vague recollection of seeing that setting and thinking that it defined how many images were to be shown. Now, seeing the list goes up to 10, that might be rather a crowd of images if I thought it was qu...
by TimM
06 Dec 2014 10:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Multimedia preference problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Multimedia preference problem

I seem to have a problem selecting my preferred photo of an individual when I've got multiple images on the multimedia tab. Moving an image up to preference 1 doesn't show that one on the diagram. To get the image I want I have to set it to preference 2! Has anyone had this issue? My FH version is 5...
by TimM
01 Jan 2013 12:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording various facts with linked media
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Recording various facts with linked media

Thanks Mike for that. It’s not sources I have trouble with, it’s when you get oddball stuff to enter. I scratch my head every time trying to categorize the information. Should it be entered as an event or attribute, or even a note! Then I try to see if there’s a standard fact which might suit, if no...
by TimM
31 Dec 2012 12:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Recording various facts with linked media
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Recording various facts with linked media

How would you record the following in FH? - 1. A manufacturing business owned and run by father and sons for which I have photos and an index (pdf) of archived business records. 2. Photos of a church window presented by an ancestor in memory of their siblings. 3. Lengthy documents (over 40 pages) in...
by TimM
20 Mar 2012 21:47
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Version 5
Replies: 22
Views: 3838

Version 5

John Owen said:
'See http://www.family-historian.co.uk/featu ... s-new-in-5'
As Simon says, that's a summary, and apparently there's more, hence my request for more detail.
by TimM
20 Mar 2012 21:13
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Version 5
Replies: 22
Views: 3838

Version 5

I'm happy to wait till the end of March for V5, but I had hoped, as Simon said, that there'd be more detail of the new features in the weeks before. I don't suppose there's any chance of whetting our appetites?!
by TimM
09 Jan 2011 09:40
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Ancestral Sources – Struggling to get started!
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Ancestral Sources – Struggling to get started!

I have installed AS (64 bit) on windows 7 and have tried to follow the “Getting Started with Ancestral Sources” help guide. I’ve loaded a temporary project file which has no sources yet and the individuals appear in the right-hand panel. The guide says to select individuals, highlight them and add t...
by TimM
06 Aug 2010 21:05
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Problem updating saved chart.
Replies: 4
Views: 1650

Problem updating saved chart.

Thanks Tatewise. I had tried various Diagrams>Options, including Preference = 1st, but that hadn't worked. I tried stretching the boxes in question, in case the pictures needed a larger box, but that hadn't worked either. However your suggestion of selecting the box and setting it to Autosize has wo...
by TimM
05 Aug 2010 23:26
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Problem updating saved chart.
Replies: 4
Views: 1650

Problem updating saved chart.

I’ve got a descendant diagram in which I’ve repositioned most boxes and bars to suit the page. There are a number of  individuals with linked photos displayed against their box. The Diagram has been saved as a  FH Chart. I’ve now got some new photos to add for other people. I’ve added the photos and...
by TimM
06 May 2009 21:34
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Project folders and media files
Replies: 16
Views: 3108

Project folders and media files

With FH V4 and projects, we now apparently have each of our GEDCOM files in its own folder with its associated media files copied into folders below it. As a result of copying a file or two, I’ve got some media files linked to more than one GEDCOM file. What’s going to happen if I import those files...
by TimM
27 Nov 2008 21:15
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Version 4!
Replies: 8
Views: 1424

Version 4!

I always look forward to new versions of software, all those added features we wanted!!
Hopefully , as with previous versions, there will be a detailed 'What's New in Version 4?' to whet the appetite.

Hope it lives up to expectations and keeps Family Historian at No.1.

Tim
by TimM
16 May 2007 18:49
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: The Complete Genealogy Reporter
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

The Complete Genealogy Reporter

I've tried this as well. I like the combination of narrative report with diagrams and photos. The referencing of people and the diagram pages is good, although the little diagrams don't use the page space very efficiently. Has anyone noticed the quality of the photos in the pdf output. They come out...
by TimM
22 Mar 2007 21:00
Forum: V3 Usage
Topic: All relatives diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 2019

All relatives diagram

I’ve been trying to produce an all relatives diagram consisting of 300 individuals arranged to use the minimum area (& paper). The movement control on the all relatives diagram seems to restrict certain moves. Moving individuals or branches up and down seems ok, but there is limited left / right mov...
by TimM
31 Aug 2006 23:15
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Name variants in individual and outline reports
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Name variants in individual and outline reports

It would be nice if certain reports could include Nickname and Alternative Names. At the moment, one or both of these are not available on Individual Narrative; Individual Summary; nor Descent Outline.

Thanks
Tim

ID:1798
by TimM
09 Apr 2006 19:02
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Ambiguous links
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Ambiguous links

When you have a person with multiple parents, they are shown twice on the diagram. I'm still trying to find a way of showing their relationship to each set of parents. I have managed to add the data reference %INDI.FAMC[2].PEDI% which adds 'Adopted' to both instances of the person. But this doesn't ...
by TimM
07 Apr 2006 23:00
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Ambiguous links
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Ambiguous links

Sorry, I've gone off on an adoption tack as opposed to the sons of two brothers, but the issue is still the same, how do you show this on a diagram?

Tim (again)
by TimM
07 Apr 2006 22:55
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Ambiguous links
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Ambiguous links

Ok, I've set the child up with multiple parents. She was adopted by an uncle and aunt, so she appears twice in the diagram. So how do I show which are the natural parents whilst also showing her adopted ones?

Tim
by TimM
07 Apr 2006 19:12
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Ambiguous links
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Ambiguous links

Around 1770, two brothers (each married), living in the same parish, each had sons. The two sons (cousins) were given the same name. From the parish registers there is no real clear way to distinguish one from the other. One of them had a family, but the records don’t tell us which one. So there is ...
by TimM
30 Mar 2006 17:35
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Sequential vs Non-Sequential table
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Sequential vs Non-Sequential table

The v2 manual had a very useful table on page 111 listing the Sequential equivalents of Non-Sequential filters for use in queries. I can't find it now in the v3 manual, nor in the help pages.
Does anyone know where it can be found?

Tim

ID:1475
by TimM
30 Mar 2006 17:28
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Override Text
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Override Text

In V2 we had a very easy way to override text in a diagram whereby you could overtype most, if not all, text with some temporary alternative, (re page 70 of the old manual). With V3, the manual (still page 70) talks about using a Record Flag and setting a condition in the text scheme. Could this be ...
by TimM
04 Mar 2006 10:21
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Google Earth placemarks.
Replies: 16
Views: 2048

Google Earth placemarks.

Hi, This might help, but I'm afraid it's not quite Google Earth. If you can extract your birth places with a query, then you should be able to populate a map (uk and most of Europe) with your birth places if you have Autoroute. Have a look at my article in: Articles>Editorials>Populate a map with al...