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by David Potter
25 Apr 2018 07:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Latest Plugins are not downloading
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Re: Latest Plugins are not downloading

Thank you Mike

I will of course report this. And use the workaround.
by David Potter
24 Apr 2018 21:10
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Latest Plugins are not downloading
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Latest Plugins are not downloading

Hi All

When I run the plugin to check installed plugin against the store - if a newer version is found and I choose to download it for some reason it fails. Please see image attached. This has happened a few times now and between sessions on my laptop.

Any ideas welcome.
by David Potter
11 Dec 2017 13:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup Message - Progress Dialog Not Responding
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Re: Backup Message - Progress Dialog Not Responding

Hi Mike

I cleared the cache and allowed it to rebuild - it seems to have solved that error message. Thanks for your help.
by David Potter
10 Dec 2017 22:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup Message - Progress Dialog Not Responding
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Re: Backup Message - Progress Dialog Not Responding

Hi Mike

The backup restores okay. Would it help to delate the Thumbcache and have it rebuild?
by David Potter
10 Dec 2017 19:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Backup Message - Progress Dialog Not Responding
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Backup Message - Progress Dialog Not Responding

Hi Forum When running the Full Backup option the Backup progress dialogue box opens but then I momentarily see the message in the Box Header = Progress Dialogue Not Responding. The Backup progress box then disappears from view and runs in the background. Clicking the screen brings it back to life. T...
by David Potter
30 Nov 2017 14:30
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rename Selected Media Files
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

Re: Rename Selected Media Files

Thank you Mike.

I will try the revised plugin - I'm not sure I have any of the scenarios mentioned though.
by David Potter
29 Nov 2017 21:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media Display Sort Sequence
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Media Display Sort Sequence

Thanks David - That link helped me find the solution. Basically don't date the media if already dated in the source. Then the Pref # has control over the displayed sequence.

Thank you both.
by David Potter
29 Nov 2017 21:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media Display Sort Sequence
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Media Display Sort Sequence

Hi Mike

Sorry for the confusion. I used the date Q2 1956 purely to illustrate the differing dates are then sorted in some 'date' order. The Pref # is ignored.

Thank you for the answer.
by David Potter
29 Nov 2017 20:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media Display Sort Sequence
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Media Display Sort Sequence

Hi Forum In the Source > Media display window. Is it possible to always sequence the display of media files strictly by Preferred #? I see when I have images with differing media dates the date sort value overrides the Preferred # sort order upon opening the screen. See screen shot - where Pref # = ...
by David Potter
29 Nov 2017 19:21
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rename Selected Media Files
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

Re: Rename Selected Media Files

Hi Mike

Early tests shows it is absolutely spot on. I'll make more extensive tests tomorrow, but what a time saver, thank you so much.
by David Potter
29 Nov 2017 17:42
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rename Selected Media Files
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

Re: Rename Selected Media Files

Thank you Mike

I will put this plugin through testing tonight . Much appreciated.

David
by David Potter
29 Nov 2017 11:13
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rename Selected Media Files
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

Re: Rename Selected Media Files

Hi Mike

Follow up on your idea. Are you thinking of a way to actually rename the windows media file?
by David Potter
28 Nov 2017 22:22
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rename Selected Media Files
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

Re: Rename Selected Media Files

Hi Mike

That would be great - Thank You.
by David Potter
28 Nov 2017 18:06
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rename Selected Media Files
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

Re: Rename Selected Media Files

Hi Bill

Figured it out - thank you very much. This will for sure save time. Thanks for the recommendation and guidance.
by David Potter
28 Nov 2017 17:24
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rename Selected Media Files
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

Re: Rename Selected Media Files

Thanks Mike/Bill

The search and replace plugin worked a treat for renaming the unique part of the Source and Media links. I see Bill has offered up a Windows File rename solution. Thanks Bill, I'll check this out.
by David Potter
28 Nov 2017 15:21
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rename Selected Media Files
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

Re: Rename Selected Media Files

Thank you Mike

Yes - I did wonder if the Search and Replace might handle it but then as you say the Media files themselves would need attention. I guess your suggestion would handle the bulk of the task if I were to verify each update. I'll take a full backup of course and try it out.

Many thanks.
by David Potter
28 Nov 2017 14:55
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Rename Selected Media Files
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

Rename Selected Media Files

Dear Jane/Forum Looking at your Plugin (Rename Selected Media Files) would it be possible to change the plugin to work from the Source Record Title instead of the Media Record? I have a large number of Baptism records whereby the Source record would read something like: Baptism Bishops Cleeve, Glouc...
by David Potter
09 Nov 2017 15:21
Forum: Research
Topic: Source Records and Individual Naming Convention
Replies: 8
Views: 2583

Re: Source Records and Individual Naming Convention

@Helen

My test worked fine - I'll add the appropriate 'aka' to make the distinction.

Thanks once again.
by David Potter
09 Nov 2017 15:01
Forum: Research
Topic: Source Records and Individual Naming Convention
Replies: 8
Views: 2583

Re: Source Records and Individual Naming Convention

Hi Mike

Thanks but I'm lost when it comes to stylised formats - they are probably very smart and useful but beyond my level of understanding.
by David Potter
09 Nov 2017 14:58
Forum: Research
Topic: Source Records and Individual Naming Convention
Replies: 8
Views: 2583

Re: Source Records and Individual Naming Convention

Hi Helen I'm going through the setup changes required in AS to handle your approach. Do you see any issue in having the Method 1 Main Source Template mapped to use the {OTHER} field whereby the Actual Name used is then used in the Source Template and the Short Title to use {KEYPERSON} That way I get...
by David Potter
09 Nov 2017 14:14
Forum: Research
Topic: Source Records and Individual Naming Convention
Replies: 8
Views: 2583

Re: Source Records and Individual Naming Convention

Thank you Helen and Mike. I see another clean up on the horizon :lol: But always justified and worth it. I'll try Helen's approach to begin with as I would like this handled by AS and as simple as possible. Mike your method looks detailed and I'm sure a very good solution but somewhat daunting for s...
by David Potter
09 Nov 2017 13:08
Forum: Research
Topic: Source Records and Individual Naming Convention
Replies: 8
Views: 2583

Source Records and Individual Naming Convention

Hi Forum. This is not an AS question... I use AS for practically all Vital Source entries. AS will append the FH database name of the individual to the Source record. I appreciate this question could be seen as personal choice - but from a purist point of view should the Source record carry the expl...
by David Potter
30 Oct 2017 18:10
Forum: Research
Topic: Rethink of Sources and how to use them.
Replies: 9
Views: 3191

Re: Rethink of Sources and how to use them.

Thanks everyone - especially for such a quick response. Clearly you all agree... Therefore I will not separate these two documents into separate Sources. Although I will continue to include both Certificate and Index as images where I have the Birth Certificate created as a Source. Like you say pers...
by David Potter
30 Oct 2017 13:35
Forum: Research
Topic: Rethink of Sources and how to use them.
Replies: 9
Views: 3191

Rethink of Sources and how to use them.

Hi Forum Sometime ago I asked a question about post 1837 GRO Indexes and the related Full Birth Certificate - in that are they supportive of a single Birth Source or should they be separate Source records? The response was very good - thanks once again; and I went down the path of having one Birth S...
by David Potter
25 Oct 2017 07:26
Forum: Research
Topic: Census Records and differing Birth year and Place
Replies: 9
Views: 2880

Re: Census Records and differing Birth year and Place

Thank you Mike - That looks fine.