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by Croftian
14 Apr 2021 17:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Virtual Family Historian PDF printer accidentally deleted
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Virtual Family Historian PDF printer accidentally deleted

I'm running FH version 5.0.11 on a Windows 10 Home PC. I accidentally deleted the virtual FH pdf printer, so I can't make pdfs any more. There were posts about this around 10 years ago which seem to suggest I have to upgrade my FH version to get the "printer" back. Is that so? Thanks I had a simila...
by Croftian
13 Apr 2021 12:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom Templates
Replies: 12
Views: 355

Re: Custom Templates

An enum field allows you to choose from a set of predefined values (specified in the source template e.g. England|Scotland|Wales|Ireland), so would not help you with a dropdown list of family members. Somebody looking from outside might think you're specifying informant in both a source field and a...
by Croftian
13 Apr 2021 10:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom Templates
Replies: 12
Views: 355

Re: Custom Templates

That should work. If you have more than one project, you'd need to customise the template in each project to hold the correct list of names. Thanks Helen, I'd realized that, in switching between sample project and my own, luckily at the moment I only run one project. Do I take it that the only way ...
by Croftian
12 Apr 2021 22:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom Templates
Replies: 12
Views: 355

Re: Custom Templates

Been playing with templates in sample project, and I think I've found a workable solution (holds breath !) . I used the Oral Testimony and made changes see screenshots : You can add individuals via <Add new...> , but to delete individuals you have to go into the "Source Templates" box, and delete fr...
by Croftian
11 Apr 2021 23:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Custom Templates
Replies: 12
Views: 355

Custom Templates

I've been exploring the custom templates, and thought the "Oral Testimony" was a better constructed source than the one I was using, with a few modifications : I used the expression 'Author' for the "Select Informant" field, and the 'where within source' for the citation "informant" field, would doi...
by Croftian
11 Apr 2021 23:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to save a view
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: How to save a view

Just another little niggle:
when I choose file root (myself), the focus window changes from the size and position I'm using, to full screen !!! ;)

surely that's a bug ?

Ian

ps I'm still enjoying the program overall, although not adding any new research until I become more proficient :)
by Croftian
08 Apr 2021 10:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to save a view
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: How to save a view

Thanks for your input Mike, it just means one extra 'click' to get to my preference, life is tough :lol:
I think I have now voted on the wish list.

cheers
Ian
by Croftian
07 Apr 2021 23:37
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to save a view
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: How to save a view

Hi Mike
Laptop FH V4 opens like the top screenshot, which is how I would prefer FH V7 to open

cheers
Ian
by Croftian
07 Apr 2021 23:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lat and Long for address?
Replies: 23
Views: 1227

Re: Lat and Long for address?

Ian, I believe the 3rd parameter should probably be "1" not "4". That parameter specifies how many sections (parts) to return. Try =TextPart(%_PLAC%,2,1,STD), =TextPart(%_PLAC%,3,1,STD), etc. See the help for TextPart. Bill Thanks Bill, that solved the problem, I'm an absolute beginner when it come...
by Croftian
07 Apr 2021 00:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Lat and Long for address?
Replies: 23
Views: 1227

Re: Lat and Long for address?

I'm trying to find the best method for my address/place records to use in the mapping window, I came to the conclusion to have 'address,place,county,country' in the place box, and it seems to work in the first few examples I tried, certainly in the map, the only strange thing is the data in the colu...
by Croftian
06 Apr 2021 22:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to save a view
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: How to save a view

Ian, when the FH main window opens what icons are on the very top right-hand corner? Are they — □ X or is the middle one a double box and when you hover cursor on it does it say Restore Down ? If the former □ then try dragging the edges of the window to make it smaller and reposition it. If the lat...
by Croftian
05 Apr 2021 22:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources image duplication in 'Family Group Sheet' in FH7
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: Sources image duplication in 'Family Group Sheet' in FH7

Or you could hide the Entry Date if it is not needed in the Report and that will avoid the duplicates. Use Tools > Preferences > Sources and the Generic Sources Formats... button where you can untick Entry Date . I assume you are still using all Generic Source Citations. Mike I tried hiding the ent...
by Croftian
02 Apr 2021 17:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources image duplication in 'Family Group Sheet' in FH7
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: Sources image duplication in 'Family Group Sheet' in FH7

Mike

will that work on all previous citations ?
I'll try it later.

Ian
by Croftian
02 Apr 2021 16:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources image duplication in 'Family Group Sheet' in FH7
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: Sources image duplication in 'Family Group Sheet' in FH7

Thanks Mike & Lorna, I've managed to sort the duplication, it seems to be as Lorna stated, when checking the different citations for a source, I discovered that the dates on the citations varied, this is a hangover from my historical bad practice of using the date section for the date I had entered ...
by Croftian
02 Apr 2021 15:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to save a view
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: How to save a view

thanks Helen, although focus window still not opening at previous setting, yet "gowermick" apparently is able to retain previous view !!

cheers
Ian
by Croftian
01 Apr 2021 12:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Sources image duplication in 'Family Group Sheet' in FH7
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Sources image duplication in 'Family Group Sheet' in FH7

Is it possible to restrict images of sources in a 'Family Group Sheet' to one, even though the source may be quoted for a number of different items. In a Family Group Sheet I am using as a basis for a Web/ CD I have multiple images of birth certificates, census pages, etc. I'm impressed with the abi...
by Croftian
01 Apr 2021 12:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: How to save a view
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: How to save a view

Remembering state of window on start up I've recently upgraded to FH7 Checked FH4 on laptop, I have focus window and property box floating, and on restart the same window appears, although it always reverts to the root person, any records windows previously open are closed on restart. FH7: on reopen...
by Croftian
01 Apr 2021 11:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7
Replies: 24
Views: 1454

Re: FH7

I've finally upgraded to FH7 on my pc, and am impressed , especially the Map facility, and the ease of moving between various records, still playing with sources, but making progress. Once again thanks for everyone's support !

Now about to put up a separate couple of topics re FH7

cheers
Ian
by Croftian
13 Mar 2021 17:50
Forum: Research
Topic: Rail maps
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Rail maps

Brian
Very interesting site, with a wealth of info, only trouble is time to take it all in !!
I got sidetracked to the Coastal shipping trade.
:lol:

cheers
Ian
by Croftian
12 Mar 2021 18:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7
Replies: 24
Views: 1454

Re: FH7

Thanks Mike & Helen for your prompt replies.
nice to know the amount of backup available

cheers

Ian
by Croftian
12 Mar 2021 17:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7
Replies: 24
Views: 1454

Re: FH7

Wow I've really opened a can of worms ! I had noticed in one of Mike's posts he had mentioned hanging fire on his main project until FH7 had settled in, which made me ponder. I think for the next couple of weeks I'll continue browsing the forum, before I make the decision, I'll also copy everything ...
by Croftian
12 Mar 2021 12:09
Forum: Research
Topic: Rail maps
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Rail maps

Recently discovered this website :

https://www.railmaponline.com/UKIEMap.php#

a resource for people researching Rail or Industry relating to ancestors, the level of detail is excellent.

Ian
by Croftian
12 Mar 2021 12:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7
Replies: 24
Views: 1454

Re: FH7

Many thanks for the input, methinks I need to upgrade soon, I seem to be one of the few still in the "Dark Ages" .
My excuse is I've had a few years absence from the craft, and am only just revisiting my past.
:roll:

cheers
Ian
by Croftian
12 Mar 2021 01:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7
Replies: 24
Views: 1454

Re: FH7

Thanks BillH

I have : Family Historian Project-"my project name".ged
along the title bar.

If I load a GED file from project window title bar is : Family Historian Gedcom-"file name"

So I assume am actually using a project.

cheers
Ian
by Croftian
11 Mar 2021 01:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH7
Replies: 24
Views: 1454

Re: FH7

by ColeValleyGirl » 04 Mar 2021 17:57 It's worth taking your time to understand all the differences you'll find between version 4 and version 7 -- the change will be a steep learning curve, and you'll want to decide what new features will impact you. Are you already using the Project structure for ...