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by rfj1001
30 Jan 2016 18:12
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Working with Fact Types
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Working with Fact Types

There are a few things I'd like to do with the fact sets but don't know how - such as making a hidden fact no longer hidden and changing the default sentence structure. I was looking for something generic and/or specific on the website to get me up the learning curve but drew a blank. Does anyone kn...
by rfj1001
05 Jan 2016 13:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ambiguous Same Sex Relationships
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Re: Ambiguous Same Sex Relationships

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I've now sourced the newspaper article on her death which was written following an interview with the husband. He describes his wife throughout as 'she' so it seems the best thing to record her sex as female but with a note to indicate she was biologically a man.
by rfj1001
04 Jan 2016 17:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Ambiguous Same Sex Relationships
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Ambiguous Same Sex Relationships

Putting to one side the fact that genealogy research has its amusing moments and bizarre events, I've got a bit of a problem on how best to enter data so others seeing it don't get confused. After a few years of searching for info on the wife of someone in my tree (who is named as Mrs K xxxx in a WW...
by rfj1001
17 Sep 2015 08:51
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Merging 2 trees
Replies: 19
Views: 4804

Re: Merging 2 trees

Ref your last post, you mentioned "the only link between the 2 Gedcom files was that we were /both/ in them and so is our marriage details." The fact that you both appear in each could be what is confusing the merge. Try deleting the spouse without the direct relatives from each gedcom before you do...
by rfj1001
16 Sep 2015 15:49
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Merging 2 trees
Replies: 19
Views: 4804

Re: Merging 2 trees

I think the following should work : 1) Undo whatever you did so that your parents that currently show as his no longer show. (You may be able to use Edit/Undo in FH or, if that's greyed out, you may need to reimport your two gedcoms to a new FH file.) 2) Once you're sure your data is clean, go to ei...
by rfj1001
04 Aug 2014 16:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Some Pictures Missing on Ancestor or Descendant Diagrams
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Some Pictures Missing on Ancestor or Descendant Diagrams

Mike, I can't recreate the problem as it seems to happen randomly so I can't now be 100% sure it occurred on all three diagram options; it definitely happened on all relatives. I'll look out for that next time it happens so I can be more certain In the multimedia window the only images that were not...
by rfj1001
04 Aug 2014 15:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Some Pictures Missing on Ancestor or Descendant Diagrams
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Some Pictures Missing on Ancestor or Descendant Diagrams

Thanks Mike/Jane, Answers to Mike's questions are : OS is Win7x64. c2600 images are in the default Project Image directory. The tree diag was quite complex. It wasn't a saved chart - just the standard all relatives chart built from the root record. The chart would start to display a second or so aft...
by rfj1001
04 Aug 2014 11:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Some Pictures Missing on Ancestor or Descendant Diagrams
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Some Pictures Missing on Ancestor or Descendant Diagrams

This has happened on a few occasions where a minority of pictures are not showing on an ancestor or descendant tree. For each person I can get them back in a variety of ways depending on the circumstances : If there is more than one multimedia record for the person I can switch the order of preceden...
by rfj1001
30 Jan 2014 17:28
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Re-installing with customisation
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re: Re-installing with customisation

Thanks Mike for the guidance :) I had backups for everything but, like many things pc, when something goes wrong your contingency plan hasn't covered the specific situation your in :( (just like the original OS fail) So, given the FH customisation was in both the registry and the program file direct...
by rfj1001
29 Jan 2014 17:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Re-installing with customisation
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re-installing with customisation

I had to send my pc for repair which resulted in windows 7 being re-installed on the C: drive. The FH application ran from the D: drive and the project folder was on a network server. FH was fairl Whilst the pc was away I installed FH on a laptop and accessed the network server for the project folde...
by rfj1001
29 Jan 2014 13:02
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Windows go Transparent
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: FH Windows go Transparent

Thanks Jane,

It is an NVidia card and there was a minor upgrade that I've just downloaded. Fingers crossed, it will resolve the problem.

Regard

Robin
by rfj1001
28 Jan 2014 17:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: FH Windows go Transparent
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

FH Windows go Transparent

I've had to instal FH on another pc while I sort out a problem on my normal one I'm running v 5.0.9 under Windows 7 Pro - 8bit. The program opens and everything seems to work OK (including accessing the datafile and media, etc.) /except/ when I open a new window. Then, sometimes all FH windows go tr...
by rfj1001
29 Oct 2013 19:23
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problems with Link to Face
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Re: Problems with Link to Face

Thanks Mike,

Using Installation Settings was the one that worked :)

Profile updated.

Regards,
by rfj1001
29 Oct 2013 17:53
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Problems with Link to Face
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Problems with Link to Face

On any diagram (eg ancestor), full images are displayed OK - but, there is no image if "link to face" has been used. If I go the multimedia tab on a person record that uses link to face, the image that I expect is there; if I click the Edit option, the expected frame is there - and in the correct pl...
by rfj1001
15 Nov 2012 15:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Missing Project in Project Window
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Missing Project in Project Window

Thanks Mike for the pointers, as always, I keep all my data off my pc and on a raid drive whether it is FH or anything else (battle scars of several data losses over the years :). That's where my main project is - it's path is G:Family Historian Projects. (Yes, it is a project.) Incorrectly, I assum...
by rfj1001
15 Nov 2012 13:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Missing Project in Project Window
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Missing Project in Project Window

I've got six projects showing in the project window - but the first I created (and the one I access most) isn't shown. How can I get this to show as its a bit of a pain searching always for the appropriate file to open. Can someone also remind me how to make a project the default. Thanks Robin ID:6589
by rfj1001
28 Oct 2012 18:39
Forum: General Usage
Topic: 'Select Frame' Option isn't there
Replies: 2
Views: 834

'Select Frame' Option isn't there

I've got a new image where I want to display just part of it. Whilst 'Link to Face' is there in the Edit Media Item window, the 'Select Frame' option is greyed out. I've tried deleting the image and links in FH, resaved the image from photoshop and tried again. No luck :( The Select Frame option has...
by rfj1001
27 Sep 2012 13:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Incorrect Number of Multimedia Links Shown
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Incorrect Number of Multimedia Links Shown

I can see what is happening. They are double entries.

(Everything was identical except the record ID's of the multimedia object so that was the way to differentiate them.)
by rfj1001
27 Sep 2012 13:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Incorrect Number of Multimedia Links Shown
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Incorrect Number of Multimedia Links Shown

Thanks Jane/Mike, In answer to Mike's suggestion to run the query, the results are very similar but not identical. For the most part the Link/Note entries do have the correct number linked to people. Jane, I add a new multimedia record for a person via the Multimedia tab on person record window. Tha...
by rfj1001
27 Sep 2012 10:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Incorrect Number of Multimedia Links Shown
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Incorrect Number of Multimedia Links Shown

I was checking the multimedia screen for records that weren't linked to individuals. There are about twenty records that show no links, but in fact they are all linked. I can resolve things individually by going go to the multimedia tab of the person record, unlink the record and relink it - problem...
by rfj1001
15 Jun 2012 11:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Handling Cross Adopted Children
Replies: 5
Views: 1700

Handling Cross Adopted Children

Thanks Tatewise,

That was the solution I was looking for :)

The proxy ribbon works fine with the unmarried son; with the married son, the proxy ribbon is also picking up the wife. But I can easily live with that.

Regards
by rfj1001
14 Jun 2012 16:15
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Handling Cross Adopted Children
Replies: 5
Views: 1700

Handling Cross Adopted Children

I'm looking for ideas in terms of how best to handle this complex relationship issue in FH. John and Ann Smith adopted a baby boy at birth whose name was David Smith. Arthur and Henrietta Jameson also adopted a baby boy at birth called Harold Jameson. Ann Smith and Arthur Jameson both died. John Smi...
by rfj1001
14 Apr 2012 13:06
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Setting surname of wives to maiden name (v5)
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Setting surname of wives to maiden name (v5)

Thanks Jane - works a treat :)
by rfj1001
14 Apr 2012 11:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Setting surname of wives to maiden name (v5)
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Setting surname of wives to maiden name (v5)

Hi Jane, There's another query you wrote looking for surname pairs. If I set both surnames the same, the result set gives me records I know I need to change (albeit I get two records returned for each marriage, which is no big deal). However, if I used this way for the rest, I'd have to run the quer...