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by jimlad68
14 Jan 2021 12:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: need to refresh/exit FH to update ALL session changes
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: need to refresh/exit FH to update ALL session changes

I got a nice reply from FH support, "There are complex reasons of efficiency why Family Historian works this way with the Property box. If this is something you do regularly we recommend you use the All tab which does delete fields, or write a plugin to clean empty Address fields." They also suggest...
by jimlad68
13 Jan 2021 17:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: need to refresh/exit FH to update ALL session changes
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: need to refresh/exit FH to update ALL session changes

I've raised a ticket, if not a feature, it might be a simple fix, or creation of something similar to "reorder out of sequence data"
by jimlad68
13 Jan 2021 16:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: need to refresh/exit FH to update ALL session changes
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: need to refresh/exit FH to update ALL session changes

Thanks Mike, a "nice to know". Is it a bug, or just the way it works! I would imagine it may do the same anywhere that a field is "emptied", Not a major issue now I know. I don't know if it is possible, but I cannot think of any other logic for an "empty" field as opposed to a "non existent" field. ...
by jimlad68
13 Jan 2021 14:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: need to refresh/exit FH to update ALL session changes
Replies: 5
Views: 194

need to refresh/exit FH to update ALL session changes

I'm sure I have read about something similar before, but can't find it now. In that certain changes do not get fully updated/ cleaned up until the program has been exited and reopened. e.g. I have a diagram text scheme that includes various ADDRess queries including: =NotExistsText(%INDI.DEAT.ADDR%,...
by jimlad68
01 Jan 2021 12:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Associated Person feature
Replies: 14
Views: 6153

Re: Associated Person feature

In V6 I add most of my associations via Ancestral Sources. The other way I use is via ALL tab > R click on individual name > Add Misc > Add associated person. Also check here https://fhug.org.uk/kb/download/associated-persons-3/ for a useful tab for the property box. (does not say V7) Also check out...
by jimlad68
23 Dec 2020 11:34
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Multiple role for 1 person
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Multiple role for 1 person

Although this would not fix your problem, you can have an additional ASSOciation. I use ASSO for non related people, especially useful for weddings, as a way to keep track of potential future interactions.
by jimlad68
22 Dec 2020 13:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Odd display at bottom of citation window
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Odd display at bottom of citation window

I'm sure this is a bug, but I get a similar situation with some programs (particularly FH v6) that have a "popout" window when the popout window is on a 2nd/3rd monitor via a USB3 to HDMI adapter. In my case I am sure it is windows10 or the windows driver as there is no problem when directly connect...
by jimlad68
10 Dec 2020 20:01
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Insert today's date
Replies: 14
Views: 2675

Re: Insert today's date

To enter todays date in various formats I use "Arsclip" similar to "Ditto" added benefit of these windows clipboard addons is that you can repeat previous dates you have entered/COPYed, or many other things.
by jimlad68
09 Dec 2020 13:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7 Paragraphs missing in reports
Replies: 27
Views: 1086

Re: FH7 Paragraphs missing in reports

would an actual "non-breaking space" be better, or if you are using it in a list say a - or _ or >.
by jimlad68
04 Dec 2020 16:34
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Addresses
Replies: 19
Views: 1354

Re: Addresses

"but what about Autocomplete?"

I use mostly copy/paste from the Places tab or elsewhere (sometimes in a separate window). TMG had a good feature of keeping (I think) the last 15 entries in in the copy/paste log. To replicate that I also use "Arsclip" similar to "Ditto"
by jimlad68
04 Dec 2020 15:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Addresses
Replies: 19
Views: 1354

Re: Addresses

Age old problem, one I did earlier, and earlier: The last entry on this post has some links and queries. 15376|Place List I store my PLACes in Highest order first with strict comma separation e.g. England, , Greater Manchester, Bolton, Westhoughton:Chequerbent, Brancker Street, 51 England, , Lincoln...
by jimlad68
22 Oct 2020 19:37
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: New Look FreeBMD
Replies: 17
Views: 1815

Re: New Look FreeBMD

As much as I don't like intrusive adds, they do pay for the sites we visit.

I may be wrong, but I thought the major browsers had built in "partial" add blockers, but that still lets through a lot of ads from the supposed legitimate advertisers.
by jimlad68
29 Sep 2020 21:26
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 22
Views: 3749

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

Adrian, my point is time and place. For instance, my Y-dna shows most similar to some people that were found in Sweden ~2000BC, 22000 years ago Siberia, and my autosomnal dna the usual 1-2% Neanderthal. But this relies on samples of DNA from those times, the more, the "statistically" more likely. I'...
by jimlad68
29 Sep 2020 17:54
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 22
Views: 3749

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

Adrian, I strongly suspect that the tools and methodologies are incompatible. If a free site like Gedmatch can do it, and there are many very good amateurs out there that can do it, and some also paid for sites; for Ancestry it should be easy. Could the reason be that for Ancestry their business mod...
by jimlad68
29 Sep 2020 11:25
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 22
Views: 3749

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

Mark, yes nicely put, confirming my points above. From a "building your tree" perspective, their statistical results may be helpful. What I cannot understand is why they do not also make use of all the "ancient" DNA samples out there and give places/migration routes in historic+prehistoric timelines".
by jimlad68
19 Sep 2020 21:11
Forum: Genealogy News
Topic: Ancestry DNA recalculations
Replies: 22
Views: 3749

Re: Ancestry DNA recalculations

There is a glaring fault with Ancestry origin calculations, and many others. They rarely give you a time point, so it is meaningless. At least a previous "version" of Ancestry origins gave various dates back to I think 1700ish. I suppose that might be "statistically" useful, but that is not of much ...
by jimlad68
27 Aug 2020 11:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Associated People
Replies: 6
Views: 2519

Re: Associated People

see my comment before yours
by jimlad68 » 20 Mar 2018 11:03

otherwise I think manually it is via All tab, r click on the name > add misc > add associated person
by jimlad68
09 Jul 2020 14:35
Forum: General Usage
Topic: reordering the Pool
Replies: 21
Views: 4537

Re: reordering the Pool

Mike, thanks for that reminder, perhaps I should not have included my FAILED test1 as it seems to have confused the issue. I was hoping it would emphasise another limitation, in this scenario, of the Record Identifier tool. For me it was the test2 that worked for Pool Numbers, i.e. Altering the INDI...
by jimlad68
09 Jul 2020 14:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: reordering the Pool
Replies: 21
Views: 4537

Re: reordering the Pool

Jane, from my experiment with Record Identifier tool, I don't think it alters the position of the INDI in the GEDCOM file, just the RecordId.

However, my test2 suggestion does not alter the RecordId, but the position of the INDI within the GEDCOM file.
by jimlad68
09 Jul 2020 13:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: reordering the Pool
Replies: 21
Views: 4537

Re: reordering the Pool

I hope this has not been mentioned already: <> Test 1 - I did a modified "Search For Orphans" query, add column for record Id "=RecordId()" sort result by pool - I noticed that the 1st person in next pool had the next lowest recId. so on a copied project I deleted the first person in pool 2. - redo ...
by jimlad68
16 Jun 2020 19:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: In a top down diagram, after two levels, I want to stack the children rather than side by side
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: In a top down diagram, after two levels, I want to stack the children rather than side by side

I find for the best use of space, and for printing, especially if you have to stitch pages, the standard Orientation = Left-Right works a treat.
by jimlad68
01 Jun 2020 22:23
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: The New Knowledgebase
Replies: 12
Views: 3689

Re: The New Knowledgebase

thanks lorna, I will check them out
by jimlad68
01 Jun 2020 20:25
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: The New Knowledgebase
Replies: 12
Views: 3689

Re: The New Knowledgebase

Apologies if I missed something, and please excuse my curiosity, but why do we need a new New Knowledgebase, some technical reason perhaps, outdated software, or a new super platform?
by jimlad68
09 May 2020 21:23
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Topic Numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 6593

Re: Topic Numbers

OK if I set my My board style to anything but Prosilver the * is there.

I'm not sure if there are any advantages to the 4 My board styles, but an obvious solution to my problem!
by jimlad68
09 May 2020 21:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Changing the aspect ratio of a .pdf diagram
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Changing the aspect ratio of a .pdf diagram

I would go with Mike's suggestion. Alternative: - double (or as required) the diagram zoom ( https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13535 ) - Diagram > save as > a png image > Whole diagram - then most image editors (e.g. Irfanview) will be able to change aspect ratio (e.g. Canvass > resize >...