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by aaj1945
17 Nov 2017 12:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Can I synchronise my static desktop to a mobile laptop ?
Replies: 52
Views: 10854

Can I synchronise my static desktop to a mobile laptop ?

My desktop computer has a larger than average monitor so, in defence of my eyesight, this is where I do all my genealogy work at home. However, one cannot cart a tower, monitor, keyboard etc around the SOG, record offices, National Archives etc - they wouldn't let me in the door!. Therefore I would ...
by aaj1945
17 Nov 2017 12:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Downloading FH6.2.5 to laptop-locked out by Windows
Replies: 12
Views: 2815

Re: Downloading FH6.2.5 to laptop-locked out by Windows

Morning Tatewise,

Re my post of yesterday:

Para 3: ah yes, now I see it! So all posts within a subject have the same identifier No

Para 4: Apologies - for 3 read 5. I really must check for type-os before sending!!!

I will now send a post re' synchronisation to start the new thread.
by aaj1945
16 Nov 2017 17:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Downloading FH6.2.5 to laptop-locked out by Windows
Replies: 12
Views: 2815

Re: Downloading FH6.2.5 to laptop-locked out by Windows

Tatewise, Re' error code 183, my brother and I established, I think, that in my case the cause was an incomplete uninstall process of FH6. As I have both McAfee and Malwarebytes on both desktop and laptop and the subs renewal for the former has only just started, your ascriping a possible link to er...
by aaj1945
14 Nov 2017 12:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Downloading FH6.2.5 to laptop-locked out by Windows
Replies: 12
Views: 2815

Re: Downloading FH6.2.5 to laptop-locked out by Windows

Tatewise, I'm now back on seat. I have at last, with remote telephone assistance from my brother (BT computing retd) successfully uninstalled FH6, reinstalled FH6 and downloaded version 6.2.5. There are 1or 2 things to be noted from this: 1. The F6 uninstall procedure did not remove 100% of the soft...
by aaj1945
11 Oct 2017 11:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Downloading FH6.2.5 to laptop-locked out by Windows
Replies: 12
Views: 2815

Re: Downloading FH6.2.5 to laptop-locked out by Windows

Tatewise, I've tried your first option and received the original error message that led to all this. It is error code 183 and refers to "renaming a file in the destination directory" and I've no idea of what that's all about. I managed to lasoo the error box using the snipping tool, and copy it, pre...
by aaj1945
05 Oct 2017 14:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Downloading FH6.2.5 to laptop-locked out by Windows
Replies: 12
Views: 2815

Re: Downloading FH6.2.5 to laptop-locked out by Windows

Tatewise, Housekeeping done. I must say that I find FHUG much bigger and more extensive than I remember it from several years ago when I last posted a query. Please note the limitations in my knowlege of computers & computing given in my profile; for those of us born in World War 2 it doesn't come a...
by aaj1945
30 Sep 2017 14:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Downloading FH6.2.5 to laptop-locked out by Windows
Replies: 12
Views: 2815

Downloading FH6.2.5 to laptop-locked out by Windows

I have FH6.2.5 on my desktop. My laptop had previous FH6.2 version. Upon opening FH on the laptop a few evenings ago I was invited to upgrade so I pressed the button and the process started, however part way through it stopped with with an error message -something about a file, but as I had no pen o...
by aaj1945
08 Nov 2012 10:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Cut & paste from Word into Note in Sources For
Replies: 7
Views: 1632

Cut & paste from Word into Note in Sources For

Eureka!

Using the right click paste into into the note field worked last night. One learns something new every day.
Thanks.
by aaj1945
07 Nov 2012 20:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Cut & paste from Word into Note in Sources For
Replies: 7
Views: 1632

Cut & paste from Word into Note in Sources For

Hi John & Tatewise, Thanks for your swift replies. I'm employing straight forward copy from Word & paste into FH5 using the mouse. My desktop operates on Windows XP. This technique works in all other contexts that I have come across and I should have expected it to work on FH5; however if there is a...
by aaj1945
07 Nov 2012 16:44
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Cut & paste from Word into Note in Sources For
Replies: 7
Views: 1632

Cut & paste from Word into Note in Sources For

I wish to copy 2 paragraphs from an external Word file outside of FH5 into the Note field at the bottom of Sources for (in this case Baptism). The citation has been added but an explanation is required to clarify the situation. I have copied the 2 paragraphs from the Word file and attempted to paste...
by aaj1945
17 Aug 2012 16:05
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Orientation of multi media objects
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Orientation of multi media objects

Thanks Tatewise. I downloaded IrfanView which was immediately blocked by my security software as being a product with procedures incurring very significant risk. Reviewing the situation I find that all of the scans made in past years using the ancient scanner (that died just as I took up the FH4 30 ...
by aaj1945
16 Aug 2012 15:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Orientation of multi media objects
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Orientation of multi media objects

Is it possible within FH5 to reorientate images? I have been scanning and uploading census images and find that whereas the original is placed as landscape on the scanner, it comes out as portrait in FH5. I hope you are going to say 'yes' because it's going to take a month of Sundays to redo it all ...
by aaj1945
16 Aug 2012 15:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change of child's name
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Change of child's name

Now back on seat post Olympics.
Thanks Tatewise for your clarification. On the same subject, if a person changes his or her name by deed poll (I have one such) so that the new name becomes the lawful name, I assume that FH5 would treat this in the same way?
by aaj1945
02 Aug 2012 17:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Change of child's name
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Change of child's name

The struggle continues. While inputting data I have discovered that a baby named Eliza in the 1851 census, whose birth is confirmed as such in FreeBMD, is named Ellen in all subsequent census and certificates. There was only one birth. Is it possible to give this child a Record ID using Eliza for bi...
by aaj1945
18 Jul 2012 12:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Uploading images & data from a Family Bible
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Uploading images & data from a Family Bible

I have scanned copies of a register of births, marriages and deaths between 1845 and 1918 taken from a Family Bible; they are in various hands and give the event down to the hour and minute. What would be the best way of uploading these data into FH5, both as multimedia and as facts?

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by aaj1945
18 Jul 2012 11:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records in FH5 using AS templates
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Records in FH5 using AS templates

Many thanks for the clarification; it is a relief to know that my fears were ill-founded.
by aaj1945
06 Jul 2012 15:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Records in FH5 using AS templates
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Records in FH5 using AS templates

Hi, it's me again, the geriatric novice! Some months ago using the various AS templates I uploaded record data (see earlier post). When my bound copy of 'Getting the most from FH5' finally arrived I began to work through it using the 'Sample Project' as very limited time permitted and today I've jus...
by aaj1945
28 May 2012 16:57
Forum: General Usage
Topic: AS Marriage Template
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

AS Marriage Template

Yes,I was able to convert the pdf files to jpeg using Photoshop Elements 5 - that's a relief. However, linking the now jpeg images to the previously uploaded marriage data is another issue: I wanted to bring up the previously 'completed' template, a) to attach the Jpeg image and b) to edit a slight ...
by aaj1945
28 May 2012 14:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: AS Marriage Template
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

AS Marriage Template

Many thanks for the swift replies. Fortunately as I have only just started, it will only take an evening to rescan in Jpeg.
by aaj1945
27 May 2012 15:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: AS Marriage Template
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

AS Marriage Template

Dunce's hat on and still learning how to input my sources. Having purchased a replacement for my now finally and totally deceased 7 year old scanner, I have scanned some of my many Marriage Certificates into Pdf files but when I add the image to the marriage data previously uploaded into the Marriag...
by aaj1945
11 May 2012 09:46
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: AS Census templates - change of bride's name
Replies: 5
Views: 1703

AS Census templates - change of bride's name

Thanks for the swift responses.
This is my first venture into using software for genealogy research. Up until now I have been transcribing census data verbatim into a spreadsheet as a matter of record so the wife was entered with the husband's surname just as the enumerator wrote it.
by aaj1945
10 May 2012 15:51
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: AS Census templates - change of bride's name
Replies: 5
Views: 1703

AS Census templates - change of bride's name

As a novice pensioner I would like some advice as to how to deal with a bride's change of name upon marriage, particularly when using the Ancestral Sources Census template. Although one has entered a marriage using the marriages template, the name change does not seem to have filtered through to the...
by aaj1945
22 Apr 2012 16:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copy Project
Replies: 10
Views: 2161

Copy Project

Many thanks for the various replies to my post. Firstly apologies to Nick Walker: 1. Mea culpa - I had confused births with baptisms! 2. I had assumed that I was dealing with the products from two separate software development houses; I had not realised that AS was an initiative from an individual u...
by aaj1945
19 Apr 2012 10:17
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copy Project
Replies: 10
Views: 2161

Copy Project

Many thanks. I eventually tracked down where your reply is. Now I put my project copy into Ancestral Sources and start to input data into the templates, so that I don't mess up what I've already done - yes? I note that although AS version 3 is supposed to include births, in my downloaded version 3 a...
by aaj1945
18 Apr 2012 17:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Copy Project
Replies: 10
Views: 2161

Copy Project

I am a pensioner and have never used a computer software package before. I have over many years collected several thousand individuals on paper chart plus multi-Mb Word & Excel files but was persuaded to purchase FH4.1 / 5 a few months ago to bring me into the 21st Century. Although I have uploaded ...