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by edmacke
08 Feb 2019 04:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Picture Captions For Group Photos
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Picture Captions For Group Photos

An alternative way is to go to the Records Window, Families tab and select the family record there. Huh. Who knew there was a Families tab on the Records window? I didn't, until now! Not sure why/how, but I didn't have a Families tab, so after you mentioned it I poked around, and went to View > Rec...
by edmacke
07 Feb 2019 23:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Picture Captions For Group Photos
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Picture Captions For Group Photos

tatewise wrote: But of course I've heard nothing and nothing has changed.

Hey, it's only been 5 years... be patient ;)
by edmacke
07 Feb 2019 23:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Picture Captions For Group Photos
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Picture Captions For Group Photos

I think their rationale is that group photos are more likely to be attached to a Family record in their complete form, while links to individuals will usually be 'frame' links. OK, Stupid Question 1: Do I get to the Family record by going to the "All" tab and selecting the "Parents f...
by edmacke
07 Feb 2019 19:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Picture Captions For Group Photos
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Picture Captions For Group Photos

Hmm, interesting. OK, so I changed the title to be "Cecilia Marie & Christina (L to R)". No note. No date. Then, in the media window for the person/link, the "Link to Person" section is empty. No note. None of the checkboxes are checked. But when I generate an Individual Narr...
by edmacke
07 Feb 2019 18:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Picture Captions For Group Photos
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Picture Captions For Group Photos

Apologies if this is a repeat question - I tried searching the forum and couldn't find anything but I have to think this is a common thing... I have a group photo, I'd like to caption it so that each person is identified - for example, " Cecilia, Marie, and Christina (L to R) ". What I'd L...
by edmacke
11 Jul 2018 18:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: PDF Formatting Weirdness... Whattup?
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: PDF Formatting Weirdness... Whattup?

I suggest you report the problem to Calico Pie with details of which fonts work and which do not. Done I have updated Knowledge Base > Using Reports to warn about this problem. Thank you, sir! One minor point, to use the Nitro PrimoPDF printer, you need to use Print > PrimoPDF (or similar) rather t...
by edmacke
10 Jul 2018 17:32
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Universal Suppression of ( - ) where No Dates Available
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Universal Suppression of ( - ) where No Dates Available

In published reports, when birth and death date are unavailable, a person is formatted as John Smith ( - ). This request is to add a preference to universally suppress the display of empty date reference "( - )" so that anywhere and everywhere that "John Smith ( - ) " is displaye...
by edmacke
10 Jul 2018 17:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How To Suppress '( - )' in Reports
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: How To Suppress '( - )' in Reports

Well, I guess the good news is that I wasn't really missing something obvious. The bad news is those are all fairly icky workarounds (but thanks for documenting them!) I'll put in an feature request, but I'm not sure whether to ask for a "Stop putting ( - ) everywhere when there's no dates"...
by edmacke
10 Jul 2018 16:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How To Suppress '( - )' in Reports
Replies: 2
Views: 640

How To Suppress '( - )' in Reports

For people with no known birth or death dates, I keep seeing the following in reports: John SMITH ( - ) I just want to suppress the ( - ), so it just shows like: John Smith Under Format > Heading > Record, there seems to be an option to use =LifeDates() or =LifeDates2(), but I can't figure out how t...
by edmacke
10 Jul 2018 15:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: PDF Formatting Weirdness... Whattup?
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: PDF Formatting Weirdness... Whattup?

Thanks, Jane. So I did some playing around, and here's what I found: Nova PDF Reinstalling the Nova PDF printer didn't help - I still get the garbled lines. However, when I changed my report's font from Adobe Devanagari to Times Roman, that worked. The Nova PDF looked fine. At first I thought it mig...
by edmacke
08 Jul 2018 17:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: PDF Formatting Weirdness... Whattup?
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

PDF Formatting Weirdness... Whattup?

I generated an "Ancestors By Generation" report. Everything looks fine (see screenshot #1). When I "Save Report As..." a PDF using all default settings, the PDF version has randomly flubbed formatting. It's mostly OK, but some lines have just clearly gone off the rails (see scree...
by edmacke
25 Jun 2018 18:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Citing Ancestry.com Sources in FH
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: Citing Ancestry.com Sources in FH

In the case of the book you need to cite the specific section or page that holds the details for the bride & groom's marriage, otherwise hunting for those details in future years will be more difficult that it needs to be. Where amongst the 7,000 is this marriage?... The problem with ancestry i...
by edmacke
25 Jun 2018 16:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Citing Ancestry.com Sources in FH
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: Citing Ancestry.com Sources in FH

Are you proposing to use Method 1 'splitter' mode or Method 2 'lumper' mode for such sources? Ummm... huh? :) I'm guessing it's probably "lumper" based on your examples. How do you record Source Citation details for other Marriage records. Well, so far my source source citations for Marri...
by edmacke
25 Jun 2018 15:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Citing Ancestry.com Sources in FH
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Citing Ancestry.com Sources in FH

Looking for thoughts on how to best cite ancestry.com sources in the FH sources. For example, on ancestry, there's a marriage fact whose source ancestry cites as "Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800". But when you look at the details for that source, you see tha...
by edmacke
20 Mar 2018 23:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to Enter Place Data for England?
Replies: 26
Views: 3404

Re: How to Enter Place Data for England?

This is awesome info, everybody. I'm bookmarking this page!

I feel so worldly now... :)
by edmacke
20 Mar 2018 22:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to Enter Place Data for England?
Replies: 26
Views: 3404

Re: How to Enter Place Data for England?

Excellent. Exactly what I was looking for... thanks!!
by edmacke
20 Mar 2018 20:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to Enter Place Data for England?
Replies: 26
Views: 3404

How to Enter Place Data for England?

Here's a question for those of you on the wrong side of the pond ;) I'm trying to be better about entering full place information. Here in the good old US of A, that usually means "City, County, State, USA". What's the best practice for England? For example, see the 1841 England Census exa...
by edmacke
20 Mar 2018 18:50
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Entry: Witness or Not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3516

Re: Census Entry: Witness or Not?

Helen, Thanks for that link - an interesting read! Good to know I'm not alone in questioning GEDCOM as a DB. GEDCOM was designed as a data transfer format...not as a genealogy database itself. That. GEDCOM files contain data, but that does not make them databases That. ...your main genealogy editor ...
by edmacke
20 Mar 2018 16:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Entry: Witness or Not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3516

Re: Census Entry: Witness or Not?

For example, will you be using AS to create the Method 1 Source records and associated Facts and Citations? Yes, that. Then there are two techniques to achieve Point B...Re-capture all your Census records using AS, and Delete the redundant Residence facts. You know, I think I may just go with that....
by edmacke
20 Mar 2018 16:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Entry: Witness or Not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3516

Re: Census Entry: Witness or Not?

I just wanted to jump in here and make a comment on this. I am also a database designer and I've never liked the way that GEDCOM forces a lot of this data to be duplicated... Hopefully I'm not blaspheming here, but I've always wondered why FH uses GEDCOM as its data source, due to GEDCOM's many odd...
by edmacke
19 Mar 2018 22:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Entry: Witness or Not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3516

Re: Census Entry: Witness or Not?

It sounds as if you would like the Plugin to create a Method 1 Source record with its Text From Source and Media copied & deleted from the principal Citation and perhaps given a Title based on the principal's Name? Are there any other Facts that might Cite those Method 2 source records for US C...
by edmacke
19 Mar 2018 21:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Entry: Witness or Not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3516

Re: Census Entry: Witness or Not?

Do you have some residence facts that are not related to censuses, so shouldn't be changed?

Well, of course I do! Otherwise it would be too easy ;)
by edmacke
19 Mar 2018 20:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Entry: Witness or Not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3516

Re: Census Entry: Witness or Not?

Question 2: I currently have my census data recorded in the Residence fact? Any easy way to change those to Census facts? I haven't looked, but could I just do a "change all" in the GEDCOM file from RESI to CENS (or whatever the fact key is)?
by edmacke
19 Mar 2018 19:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Entry: Witness or Not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3516

Re: Census Entry: Witness or Not?

I think I'm going to have to play around with a test file and AS to see how all of this plays out. I'm thinking Method 1 might be the way to go, given ColeValleyGirl's info on how that avoids manual "Text From Source" data entry - nothing about entering "Text from Source" sounds ...
by edmacke
19 Mar 2018 15:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Entry: Witness or Not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3516

Re: Census Entry: Witness or Not?

...it's not particularly that FH discourages the use of witnesses for censuses... Fair enough. Maybe it's more just that the per-person census event seems to be encouraged ? As always with these options it is a personal choice. Yeah, one of the great things about FH is that it seems to give you lot...

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