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by arthurk
17 May 2020 10:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Windows 10 updates inhibit FH Backups
Replies: 9
Views: 1416

Re: Windows 10 updates inhibit FH Backups

Just going back to the original question, my experience was the same as Brent's. I have FH 6.2.7 and Windows 10 Pro, which was updated on 13 May with KB4556799, and FH is still backing up as it always did.
by arthurk
13 May 2020 19:05
Forum: Research
Topic: Build description.
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: Build description.

The middle letter group of the mystery string, which we might "want to be" a "p" unfortunately does not match. The recovery from the descender is unlooped - unlike the "z" of "Hazel" (L). On the right the "g" of groin is looped, unlike the "g" of "thigh" which does not recover into the "h". On the ...
by arthurk
13 May 2020 09:35
Forum: Research
Topic: Build description.
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: Build description.

Could it be Propor - short for Proportionate?
by arthurk
22 Apr 2020 18:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marriage Licence wording in Records Window
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Marriage Licence wording in Records Window

I don't often delve into the All tab, so hadn't noticed the problem there. I've just reminded Calico Pie of this.

UPDATE:
They have logged the issue.
by arthurk
22 Apr 2020 18:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marriage Licence wording in Records Window
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Marriage Licence wording in Records Window

I've had a reply from Calico Pie, and it explains how to configure the column in the Record window: Extra columns are configured by right-clicking on the background of the relevant tab, and choosing 'Columns'. To get what you want, you need to set the expression used for the 'Marr Lic' column to =Co...
by arthurk
19 Apr 2020 15:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marriage Licence wording in Records Window
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: Marriage Licence wording in Records Window

Mike - thanks for confirming my observation.

I've reported it to Calico Pie with a reference to your report, and will see what happens.
by arthurk
19 Apr 2020 13:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Marriage Licence wording in Records Window
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Marriage Licence wording in Records Window

I'm using Windows 10, FH 6.2.7, and the International setting is correctly at English - UK. I ran a Fact query recently to find instances of a Marriage Licence - there was just a single row: Exclude unless =FactLabel (%FACT%) contains 'licence' One of the columns in the results was configured to sho...
by arthurk
26 Feb 2020 17:07
Forum: Research
Topic: US or British Navy ++
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: US or British Navy ++

From a quick play with contrast/levels etc, the photographer at bottom right can be made out as Metropole Studio, Cardiff. As is usual, the cap appears to have the name of the man's ship on it, but I can't get a clear result with that. Are you able to do a very high definition scan of just that bit,...
by arthurk
12 Feb 2020 13:51
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Update Source and All Linked Citations > Where Within The Source
Replies: 20
Views: 1383

Re: Update Source and All Linked Citations > Where Within The Source

Mike I should have mentioned if it is a certificate the certificate number is placed at the beginning of the data in the Where Within Source so quickly becomes apparent and useful. The certificate number you quoted (DK 848199) refers to the physical piece of paper that you have, but this is similar...
by arthurk
24 Dec 2019 10:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Zoom Factor When Opening Report
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Zoom Factor When Opening Report

I've had a reply from Calico Pie - it's been passed to the development team for consideration.
by arthurk
22 Dec 2019 11:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Zoom Factor When Opening Report
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Zoom Factor When Opening Report

Thank you - I've just submitted a ticket.
by arthurk
21 Dec 2019 19:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Zoom Factor When Opening Report
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Zoom Factor When Opening Report

I'm reluctant to play around with this in case I end up with something that takes ages to sort out (and I'm currently trying to concentrate on a fairly lengthy research task), but I did notice that it was possible to reduce the size of the report window (ie non-maximised) so that Page Width was the ...
by arthurk
21 Dec 2019 10:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Zoom Factor When Opening Report
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Zoom Factor When Opening Report

I can't find a setting or Help item relating to this, but if you put it on the Wish List, I'd vote for it.

Incidentally, I think the zoom factor may relate to the size of your monitor/window. My reports open at the Page Width preset, and I suspect yours are doing too, but for me that's 173%.
by arthurk
12 Dec 2019 13:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Charts - straight lines? Snap to grid?
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Charts - straight lines? Snap to grid?

Thank you - I've just voted, and on one of them added a comment which referred to this topic.
by arthurk
12 Dec 2019 11:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Charts - straight lines? Snap to grid?
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Charts - straight lines? Snap to grid?

Are you simply trying to do a single line of descent rather than a full Ancestry up all lines? If so you might get on better starting from a How Related diagram not showing siblings. Then use the Spouse "swap" movement option to get a more direct line It was mostly a single line, though in a couple...
by arthurk
11 Dec 2019 22:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Charts - straight lines? Snap to grid?
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Charts - straight lines? Snap to grid?

I wondered about this, but found I could get the same effect when using Fork style.

(I tried this before writing my previous post but I can’t post a screenshot as I’m on a tablet at present.)
by arthurk
11 Dec 2019 19:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Charts - straight lines? Snap to grid?
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Charts - straight lines? Snap to grid?

The type of diagram is really only incidental to the issue, but since you mention it, here's a snip from an Ancestor Chart from the sample project. This effect is easy to reproduce by enabling the Movement Control Box and simply clicking the white dot on a descent line and dragging it around.
by arthurk
11 Dec 2019 16:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Charts - straight lines? Snap to grid?
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Charts - straight lines? Snap to grid?

I don't often work with diagrams and charts, but recently needed to produce a small and simple ancestor chart (single sheet of A4, top to bottom). It was a lot trickier than I expected. The main problem was that it seemed impossible to drag boxes to exactly where I wanted them, and when I did get th...
by arthurk
31 Oct 2019 19:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Root
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: Root

The Root person in your file is the one that appears in the Focus window when you first launch the program, and from whom all relationships are calculated. It can easily be changed. If viewing either the Focus window or the Records window, select the person you want to be the Root, then click Edit i...
by arthurk
10 Oct 2019 18:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: My Heritage Hints not working
Replies: 29
Views: 5473

Re: My Heritage Hints not working

I don't actually use the Hints feature so can't comment on whether or how they work, but what John reports may not be totally surprising. A couple of years ago, My Heritage bought the company behind Legacy Family Tree, and they also have their own Family Tree Builder software, so to expect them to p...
by arthurk
29 Aug 2019 18:04
Forum: General
Topic: View PDF
Replies: 11
Views: 1898

Re: View PDF

WilliamFrier wrote:
29 Aug 2019 17:53
...under the street name it has UD written.
Urban District. Which UD is sometimes obvious from the certificate, but if you can't figure it out, this site should help:

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/
by arthurk
21 Aug 2019 10:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Printing an ancestors chart from the Focus window
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Printing an ancestors chart from the Focus window

It is possible to save a snip as a pdf file - look in the File > Print menu in the Snipping Tool. You may well have a Microsoft Print to PDF option (mine came as part of Windows 10), and Family Historian also installs a PDF creator. These tools are sometimes called virtual printers, which is why you...
by arthurk
30 Jul 2019 10:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Comparing trees without merging them
Replies: 19
Views: 3699

Re: Comparing trees without merging them

As mentioned above, I'd use GENMATCHER from MudCreek Software. Not free, but very cheap. Built for just this purpose (comparing GEDCOM files). Has saved me hours of time in the past. The website invites you to download a free trial, but doesn't seem to say if that's the full version, or if there ar...
by arthurk
29 Jul 2019 18:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Comparing trees without merging them
Replies: 19
Views: 3699

Re: Comparing trees without merging them

If you compare the files with a Notepad++ plugin, or some other standalone utility, would it only be feasible if the records to be compared were listed in exactly the same order in each file? And even if you did find a way of using something like that, I suspect you might still need to scroll throug...
by arthurk
29 Jul 2019 09:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Comparing trees without merging them
Replies: 19
Views: 3699

Re: Comparing trees without merging them

Is this the kind of thing that GENMatcher from Mudcreek Software might be able to do?

I've never used it, though I've sometimes found GENViewer from the same company quite useful.