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by jelv
14 May 2024 17:22
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

Would it be possible to incorporate the additional Citation Assessment methodology that is usually accessed from the assessment pulldown as "<more options...>? Possibly, I'll add it to the list of things to look at. It would mean a totally different way of storing the default assessment in the...
by jelv
14 May 2024 14:26
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

Essentially that's what I've done for the reference. Separate fields for each of the possible fields in the reference and labels configured for each of the fields which are combined to form a single reference which goes in the Where in Source. That ensures consistency and reduces the typing for each...
by jelv
14 May 2024 10:54
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

I'm sufficiently happy with the plugin to let anyone try it out. Link to version 0.2 below which corrects a couple of minor issues. It also, when picking up the name to go in the citation, will look for a woman's last spouse and use their surname if present. It is still just generic sources. It will...
by jelv
13 May 2024 17:42
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

As you've probably found births before 1911 can have the mother's maiden name. And even if we managed to determine what the exact state is (best summarised as confusing) it will probably change. I've recently found a birth with year of birth only. That's why the approach I've taken is to always have...
by jelv
12 May 2024 19:26
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

Thanks for the sample Gary. I've loaded that along with an example from someone else on to my test project to evaluate. For generic sources sticking to the way the GEDCOM is supposed to be used gives the best chance of portability to other software. Using a templated source instantly means that some...
by jelv
11 May 2024 21:00
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Better options for adding plugins to Tools menu
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Better options for adding plugins to Tools menu

At the moment you can add plugins to the tools menu and you can sometimes quickly open the plugin by keying Alt+T and the first letter of the plugin name. Issues : You can't use the keyboard selection if the plugin name begins with some of the letters assigned to other options on the menu (e.g. A, G...
by jelv
11 May 2024 20:20
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

I'm going to, but I'd like to see other examples so that I don't code myself in to a corner and have to change things again to support variations.
by jelv
11 May 2024 19:22
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

I've got some ideas on how I could support templated sources - what I could do with is some examples of the templates people are using for recording GRO index information. Could you send them to me please. Note that they would need to be lumped sources as that's the whole design philosophy of this a...
by jelv
11 May 2024 19:15
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

Had you spotted that all the dialogs with a Cancel button the Esc key works? When one is in the "Select Individual Record" screen and has placed the cursor in one of the fields that relates to filtering, the Escape Key does not work. That dialog is not one I've written, it's a standard FH...
by jelv
10 May 2024 20:00
Forum: Programming Technicalities
Topic: Cursor disappearing in iup.list
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Cursor disappearing in iup.list

I'm trying to raise a ticket to see what CP say but get the following when I try to attach the test plugin:
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by jelv
10 May 2024 19:51
Forum: Programming Technicalities
Topic: Cursor disappearing in iup.list
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Cursor disappearing in iup.list

If the cursor is outside the plugin dialogue window then Alt + arrow may cause it to vanish. If the cursor is inside the plugin dialogue window it never vanishes! That's not quite what I'm seeing. If the mouse is over the list control when Alt+arrow is keyed it stays visible. Even if it is over the...
by jelv
10 May 2024 17:27
Forum: Programming Technicalities
Topic: Cursor disappearing in iup.list
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Cursor disappearing in iup.list

The script below demonstrates the odd behaviour I've found with the an iup.list. If you key a few leading characters of a place in your project then cursor down it selects the first place that matches. Click the down arrow at the end of the edit box and the list is opened at the matching point in th...
by jelv
10 May 2024 11:16
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

I've spent all morning trying to find a way to automatically open the drop downs in a way that wouldn't bemuse the user. All get sticky when a new district name is being entered so I'm giving up on that for now. If you use the dropdown arrow on the list to open it the mouse pointer remains visible b...
by jelv
10 May 2024 10:06
Forum: Research
Topic: Birth certificate not found at GRO England
Replies: 24
Views: 728

Re: Birth certificate not found at GRO England

Another thought: The person who is saying you can't inspect the register is probably just a junior who either doesn't know the law or just CBA. As the register offices are run by the council, raise an official complaint using the council's complaint procedure. That will ensure that someone more seni...
by jelv
10 May 2024 07:43
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

I've just found the list showdropdown attribute. Setting that when the length of the data keyed is 3 or more does automatically open the list. But it also selects the first matching item and fills the edit box with that item - which isn't great if you are trying to enter a new district which isn't ...
by jelv
10 May 2024 07:36
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

With Respect to where to include the mother's maiden name... How about appending it to the "Citation-specific Details" > "Where Within" data that now holds something like "1872 Q4 Oct-Nov-Dec Bath Vol: 05C Page: 677"? It could look like "1872 Q4 Oct-Nov-Dec Bath V...
by jelv
09 May 2024 23:49
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

I've just found the list showdropdown attribute. Setting that when the length of the data keyed is 3 or more does automatically open the list. But it also selects the first matching item and fills the edit box with that item - which isn't great if you are trying to enter a new district which isn't i...
by jelv
09 May 2024 23:31
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

Experimenting I've just found that Alt down arrow opens the list at the point matching the characters keyed so far.
by jelv
09 May 2024 23:20
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

John; When in the Main data-entry screen, one would think that typing the name of the registration district in the "District" field would automatically open a pull-down with the existing places that are a potential match. That would avoid one continuing to type, when the place has already...
by jelv
09 May 2024 23:18
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

I have two physical screens and it does seem to remember the position of the main dialog screen, if I've dragged it to the second monitor. That is not true of the other application screens. Remembering the dialog position was a late feature addition prompted by the fact that when entering the data ...
by jelv
09 May 2024 23:04
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

2) May want to consider allowing the user to optionally include the added info from the GRO Index as a part of a Citation Specific Note, instead of only as a citation note in the notes tab. BMD index Entries have so little to record that I doubt anyone will look at the notes tab that often, but the...
by jelv
09 May 2024 22:40
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

Is remembering the main dialog screen position working correctly for you? I have two screens and it seems to work correctly if I've moved it to the secondary screen.

Had you spotted that all the dialogs with a Cancel button the Esc key works?
by jelv
09 May 2024 22:09
Forum: Research
Topic: Birth certificate not found at GRO England
Replies: 24
Views: 728

Re: Birth certificate not found at GRO England

My grandmother's birth certificate says she was born 22nd May 1893 and that's the date she always used.

However she was baptised on 21st May 1983 and the baptism register says she was born 22nd April.

The birth was registered 4th July.
by jelv
09 May 2024 15:43
Forum: Research
Topic: Birth certificate not found at GRO England
Replies: 24
Views: 728

Re: Birth certificate not found at GRO England

If there is a statutory right and they are denying it you need to respond to them quoting the instrument giving that right (AntonyM can you provide details?) and if they still refuse tell them that you intend to seek a judicial review. The prospect of them being told by a judge what they have to do ...
by jelv
09 May 2024 15:27
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 61
Views: 1180

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

What do you have in your blog posts? It may be configurable (if not already, maybe a new option).