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by wulliam
06 Jan 2019 20:20
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: how to remove alternate names with Clean Unwanted Fields
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: how to remove alternate names with Clean Unwanted Fields

Have just used this plugin to great effect - many thanks!!
by wulliam
06 Oct 2018 11:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Automatic setting of 'Private' flag
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Automatic setting of 'Private' flag

Hi Mike,

that is excellent...thanks!
by wulliam
05 Oct 2018 19:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Automatic setting of 'Private' flag
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Automatic setting of 'Private' flag

My flags have become somewhat untidy over time, and I'm finally moving over to using expressions for all of my icons. Is it possible to identify, probably by way of a query, all those people who might still be alive and then assign the 'Private' flag to them? I do understand the distinction between ...
by wulliam
06 Sep 2018 18:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Expression searching within INDI.NAME.SOUR and INDI.FAMS>MARR.SOUR
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: Expression searching within INDI.NAME.SOUR and INDI.FAMS>MARR.SOUR

Hi Mike, I've only been able to read your detailed reply this evening since coming in from work. Thank you for trying to make sense of my ramblings...I have got things working properly now, with variations upon: =ContainsText(%INDI.FAMS>MARR.SOUR>TITL%,"PRegisters Marriage",STD) I hope tha...
by wulliam
05 Sep 2018 21:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Expression searching within INDI.NAME.SOUR and INDI.FAMS>MARR.SOUR
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: Expression searching within INDI.NAME.SOUR and INDI.FAMS>MARR.SOUR

Thanks Mike...that comma was a very careless error - sorry... As for what I'd like to achieve...Alexander Mackenzie was married three times. temp.png Marriage 1: Ann Macaulay Source: PRegisters: Marriage, 1852, Mackenzie & MacAulay Marriage 2: Catherine Maclennan Source: BMDCertificate: Marriage...
by wulliam
05 Sep 2018 18:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Expression searching within INDI.NAME.SOUR and INDI.FAMS>MARR.SOUR
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: Expression searching within INDI.NAME.SOUR and INDI.FAMS>MARR.SOUR

That's all working well now...now I'm trying to think about marriage icons from expressions. I've read this thread 14373|Icons, Expressions Diagrams at length but am obviously missing something. I want to achieve exactly the same effect as johnmorrisoniom (I used to do this manually with flags), and...
by wulliam
29 Aug 2018 15:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Expression searching within INDI.NAME.SOUR and INDI.FAMS>MARR.SOUR
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: Expression searching within INDI.NAME.SOUR

That's really helpful Mike - thanks. I have a source citation against the individual's name for every source relevant to them. The sources are also cited against other relevant fields, such as (estimated) d.o.b. I don't use any census events. Anyway, there is enough space for me to check the first 1...
by wulliam
29 Aug 2018 15:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Expression searching within INDI.NAME.SOUR and INDI.FAMS>MARR.SOUR
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Expression searching within INDI.NAME.SOUR and INDI.FAMS>MARR.SOUR

Hi, I'm starting what is, for me, the mammoth task of converting most (all?) of my icons from being flag-based to expression-based...and I've hit my first problem. I should say up-front that I've never used Ancestral Sources. All sources are added manually...I'm sure that'll make some of you shudder...
by wulliam
17 May 2017 16:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Counting instances of a forename amongst the descendants of an individual.
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Counting instances of a forename amongst the descendants of an individual.

Hi, Naming patterns are becoming more and more important in some research I'm doing in the Scottish Highlands. I'm needing some help in writing an expression which would judge whether a flag exists for an individual, and if it does, then count the frequency of a forename [Torquil] amongst the descen...
by wulliam
10 Jan 2017 16:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Biting the bullet
Replies: 18
Views: 3986

Re: Biting the bullet

I re-entered all my data when moving from FTM some years ago. I've never regretted it - everything is in the same format and I'm happy with it in a way I never was in FTM. It took an exceedingly long time but was so worth it :)
by wulliam
20 Nov 2016 15:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: BMD & Census Icons under boxes in diagrams
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

Re: BMD & Census Icons under boxes in diagrams

I asked a similar question some time ago - this thread might be of some interest to the OP: Toggling icons (12828)

[COMMENT by Mike Tate: That only applies to Flag Conditions and NOT Expression Conditions, which sound like Margaret is using as she said they took ages to set up.]
by wulliam
15 Oct 2016 13:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using part of Note to customise a diagram
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: Using part of Note to customise a diagram

That works beautifully - thanks Mike :)
by wulliam
15 Oct 2016 11:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Using part of Note to customise a diagram
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Using part of Note to customise a diagram

Hi, I have created a new Fact to identify individuals who were tenants in various villages in various years. The format is always the same: Tenant: Swordale, 1841 This data is stored in the Note section of the Fact. I currently have this text appearing on diagrams. Is it possible to create an expres...
by wulliam
08 Jul 2016 18:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice on Best Report Formats
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Advice on Best Report Formats

I posted about this on another forum a few years ago: https://www.familytreeforum.com/content.php/978-Publishing-your-research-in-book-format Whilst reports have their undoubted uses, being able to write as much or as little about any person or theme, and being able to format that work in precisely ...
by wulliam
17 Apr 2016 20:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Wrong Parent for Child
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Wrong Parent for Child

I would do this: 1) change the surname of the child you want to move so that it has an 'x' at the front - this will make it easy to identify later. 2) right-click the child and choose 'unlink'. 3) choose the correct marriage and click 'add child'...'link existing record' 4) type x into the surname b...
by wulliam
08 Apr 2016 16:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Print diagram
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: Print diagram

Try this:
right-click on the diagram and choose 'Diagram options'
Go to the boxes tab and have a play in there - it's fairly intuitive.
Check out the other tabs whilst you're at it!
by wulliam
12 Feb 2016 21:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Customising diagram end of branch siblings
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Re: Customising diagram end of branch siblings

That's excellent Mike - it works a treat. It isn't too bad at all to set up:

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Thanks again :)
by wulliam
12 Feb 2016 18:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Customising diagram end of branch siblings
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Re: Customising diagram end of branch siblings

That's great - I've gone for a slight variant:

=TextIf(%INDI.~CHIL[1]>SEX%="Male","M",TextIf(%INDI.~CHIL[1]>SEX%="Female","F","")) %INDI.~CHIL[1]>NAME:FIRST% %INDI.~CHIL[1]>TITL[1]%

Thanks again!
by wulliam
12 Feb 2016 17:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Customising diagram end of branch siblings
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Re: Customising diagram end of branch siblings

Thanks very much Mike - I hadn't appreciated that text boxes could do so much! It's an excellent workaround for what I want. One other question about this - is it possible to format the text produced in this way? For example, can I colour the names of the individuals depending upon their sex? If not...
by wulliam
12 Feb 2016 14:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Customising diagram end of branch siblings
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Customising diagram end of branch siblings

Having seen Mike's customised pedigree at 13321|Pedigree Charts it has made me wonder whether the following might be possible...the image shows an original FH tree at the top, and another quickly mocked up in Paint to show what I'm thinking of. temp.png The idea behind is this is simply to stop a di...
by wulliam
06 Feb 2016 14:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 1939 Register flag icon
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: 1939 Register flag icon

Thanks Mike!
by wulliam
05 Feb 2016 19:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 1939 Register flag icon
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: 1939 Register flag icon

Here you go Mike - hope they're of some use to someone!
Thanks for all you do!
by wulliam
05 Feb 2016 18:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 1939 Register flag icon
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: 1939 Register flag icon

Thanks Mike - a reminder would be helpful!
by wulliam
05 Feb 2016 18:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 1939 Register flag icon
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: 1939 Register flag icon

My current list of icons looks like this:
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