Search found 77 matches

by edmacke
11 Jul 2018 18:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: PDF Formatting Weirdness... Whattup?
Replies: 6
Views: 560

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: 316

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: 255

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: 255

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: 560

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: 560

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: 575

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: 575

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: 575

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: 1924

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: 1924

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: 1924

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: 1601

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: 1601

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: 1601

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: 1601

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: 1601

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: 1601

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: 1601

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: 1601

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...
by edmacke
19 Mar 2018 13:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Entry: Witness or Not?
Replies: 25
Views: 1601

Re: Census Entry: Witness or Not?

What you say about needing to make 10 amendments if you need to alter something about a 10 person census form is perfectly correct....that's the Data Analyst in me speaking.

Yeah, I almost mentioned in the original post about the downside of de-normalized data ;)
by edmacke
19 Mar 2018 12:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Bug In Fact Tab Override for Witnesses??
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Bug In Fact Tab Override for Witnesses??

OK, bug ticket created.
by edmacke
18 Mar 2018 18:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Bug In Fact Tab Override for Witnesses??
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Bug In Fact Tab Override for Witnesses??

Thanks, Mike!

Can you remind me again how to report a bug?

Is there any way to just re-post this forum post as a bug report?
by edmacke
18 Mar 2018 18:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census Entry: Witness or Not?
Replies: 25
Views: 1601

Re: Census Entry: Witness or Not?

Thanks for the quick reply, folks! I read some of the background provided in the links, and I get the feeling that FH and AS seem to discourage using the witness role for Census. I agree, a person living in a house isn't really a witness . But at the same time, they do share certain attributes that ...
by edmacke
18 Mar 2018 17:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Bug In Fact Tab Override for Witnesses??
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Bug In Fact Tab Override for Witnesses??

Couldn't post 4 files at once... here's the Resident Role sentences

Go to advanced search