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by woodr2011
21 Nov 2021 16:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Newly added child will not sort according to birth date
Replies: 24
Views: 1888

Re: Newly added child will not sort according to birth date

With all due respect, you said: " The default sorting of children by birth order is a standard feature across the board with genealogy apps. " The others have suggested that it is not a standard feature across the board and your only example so far is the obsolete unsupported product TMG. Mike, are...
by woodr2011
21 Nov 2021 13:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Newly added child will not sort according to birth date
Replies: 24
Views: 1888

Re: Newly added child will not sort according to birth date

@woodr2011 I'm surprised that you you believe the default in other applications is to automatically sort the order of newly entered children, eg. both Family Tree Maker and RootsMagic do exactly the same as Family Historian, i.e. leave it to the user to reorder children if/when necessary and provid...
by woodr2011
20 Nov 2021 13:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Newly added child will not sort according to birth date
Replies: 24
Views: 1888

Re: Newly added child will not sort according to birth date

This is a recurrent question. See FHUG Knowledge Base Sorting Children, Spouses & Facts into Date Order . Thank you, Mike. I am quite surprised that one would need to prompt the software to do this sort of thing. The default sorting of children by birth order is a standard feature across the board ...
by woodr2011
19 Nov 2021 23:14
Forum: New Wish List Requests
Topic: Re-order Events by Date as a preferential UI setting
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Re-order Events by Date as a preferential UI setting

I would like to see the Re-order Events by Date incorporated into the UI as a Focus Window preference that would apply to all family groups within a dataset. It is rather tedious to have to F9 every time I add new children to a couple in order to see all of them in proper order by DOB.
by woodr2011
19 Nov 2021 22:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Newly added child will not sort according to birth date
Replies: 24
Views: 1888

Newly added child will not sort according to birth date

When I add a new child to an existing family group within the Focus window, the new child always appears on the bottom of the list of children rather than in the correct order according to date of birth, and he or she remains there (at the bottom). Is this a setting?
by woodr2011
10 Nov 2021 17:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Make name suffix visible in F, P, & R windows...
Replies: 11
Views: 1842

Re: Make name suffix visible in F, P, & R windows...

The 'Add Name Suffix to Full Name' plugin runs OK but with some caveats. It tells you how many names have been changed but does not list them! However, in the Records Window click on the Updated column header and they will be listed at the top with today's date. If both forms of suffix exist such a...
by woodr2011
10 Nov 2021 13:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Make name suffix visible in F, P, & R windows...
Replies: 11
Views: 1842

Make name suffix visible in F, P, & R windows...

Is there a way to make a name suffix such as Jr. or Sr. visible within the Focus, Properties, or Records windows? It seems to be restricted solely to reports.
by woodr2011
06 Nov 2021 19:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Punctuation in reports
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Re: Punctuation in reports

Thank you, Mike. I have contacted CP with the issue. I would like to see an option in reports to omit or to include that period for this (and other) reasons. Editing all of those fact sentences would be a tedious task. Just as an aside: I deselected the 'Use Short Form for Repeated Place Names' box ...
by woodr2011
06 Nov 2021 17:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Punctuation in reports
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Punctuation in reports

I tend to prefer traditional abbreviations, such as Vt. for Vermont, rather than VT. I am noticing however that the sentence structure of each fact tag includes periods, resulting in an extra period at the end of each sentence, such as: Julius Smith, son of Asa Smith "2nd" (1786-1846) and Ede Bullar...
by woodr2011
04 Nov 2021 12:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Font size in How Related results window?
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Font size in How Related results window?

If this is a eyesight related issue, why not just use the native Windows solution, i.e. the Magnifier app, or one of the similar third-party freeware applications, which might offer more options and would work across all applications, not just Family Historian. Personally, I can't see Calico Pie co...
by woodr2011
04 Nov 2021 11:18
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Font adjustment option in transitory windows
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Font adjustment option in transitory windows

It would be most appreciated by those of us who are of the nearsighted persuasion to have font enlargement options added for transitory windows such as the one below (there are several others in the UI). TIA!!
by woodr2011
04 Nov 2021 11:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Font size in How Related results window?
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Font size in How Related results window?

I presume you are talking about the popup window shown below. That is the window, yes. I understand the transitory nature of the window, however, the font is so minuscule that some of us who are a bit nearsighted struggle to see the View Report option. This would be a valid feature request, certain...
by woodr2011
04 Nov 2021 00:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Font size in How Related results window?
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Font size in How Related results window?

Is it possible to increase the font size in the How Related results window?
by woodr2011
04 Nov 2021 00:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Date calculator???
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: Date calculator???

LornaCraig wrote:
03 Nov 2021 23:59
Mike Tate recently wrote a query to calculate birth dates. See this topic Calculate Birth date from date & age in other facts (19820)
Thank you! I wonder if Mike would be willing to format this as a plugin?
by woodr2011
03 Nov 2021 21:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Date calculator???
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Date calculator???

I am surprised that FH7 does not have a date calculator. What does everyone use?
by woodr2011
03 Nov 2021 20:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Anecdotes to Notes?
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: Change Anecdotes to Notes?

So you would create a custom Fact tag, such as an Anecdote?
by woodr2011
03 Nov 2021 17:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Anecdotes to Notes?
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: Change Anecdotes to Notes?

Is it possible that one person may have more than one Anecdote fact? If so, all the Anecdote fact Notes must be merged into one record level local Note, which might already have other text too. A potential benefit of Anecdote facts is they can be given a Date so they appear in the correct chronolog...
by woodr2011
03 Nov 2021 17:13
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Plugin to convert TMG Anecdotes to ordinary FH Notes
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Re: Plugin to convert TMG Anecdotes to ordinary FH Notes

I did see those responses, yes. I think it may be wiser for me to convert them manually as needed.
by woodr2011
03 Nov 2021 16:03
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Plugin to convert TMG Anecdotes to ordinary FH Notes
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Plugin to convert TMG Anecdotes to ordinary FH Notes

Martin of CP has converted my TMG database to an FH7 project, and it is working beautifully! Just out of curiosity: The import process pulled over the Anecdote tabs that contain biographical data and placed them as Anecdotes under the Note tab in FH, but I would like to convert them to ordinary FH N...
by woodr2011
03 Nov 2021 02:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change Anecdotes to Notes?
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Change Anecdotes to Notes?

Martin of CP has converted my TMG database to an FH7 project, and it is working beautifully! Just out of curiosity: The import process pulled over the Anecdote tabs that contain biographical data and placed them under the Note tab in FH, which is perfectly fine, but I would like to convert them to p...
by woodr2011
01 Nov 2021 21:28
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import error from TMG
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Re: Import error from TMG

Hi, Mike: Thank you for replying. I suspect some minor issue in the TMG database is the root of the problem, so I am running validation and optimization on it before attempting the import again to FH 7. I have reached out to CP, and they are happy to do the import to FH for me, which will be the bes...
by woodr2011
01 Nov 2021 17:14
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Import error from TMG
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Import error from TMG

I am trying to import my primary TMG database of 177,563 individuals into my fully licensed copy of FH 7. I am doing a direct TMG-->FH import (i.e., a full copy of the TMG database, not a backup or a GEDCOM file). Each time I try to finish the import, I get the following error: "An error occurred du...
by woodr2011
27 Oct 2021 16:23
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Custom NEHGS Reports
Replies: 22
Views: 2598

Re: Custom NEHGS Reports

That would appear to be the program's nearest and best approximation to what I am looking for, yes. It isn't anything that I can't live with by any means. Thank you, Tate :)
by woodr2011
26 Oct 2021 20:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Warning feature for changes in Properties screen?
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Warning feature for changes in Properties screen?

Is there an optional warning feature (a popup that asks "make this change?") when editing dates in events in the Properties window? It seems to be quite easy to change numerical values inadvertently while in that window.
by woodr2011
26 Oct 2021 20:01
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: Custom NEHGS Reports
Replies: 22
Views: 2598

Re: Custom NEHGS Reports

Refer back to the screenshot posted yesterday and the Report Options ~ Main tab has several options for adding Notes of different types, which can add any descriptive biographical text you like. Are you concerned about the order of the Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death, and Burial facts? Note that th...