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by Wilfreda99
14 Feb 2014 14:55
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tip of the Day
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Re: Tip of the Day

Great, thanks.
I like easy questions too, I can understand the answer!

:P
by Wilfreda99
10 Feb 2014 14:58
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Tip of the Day
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Tip of the Day

:roll: Is it possible to produce a list, and content, of all the 'Tips of the Day' that show on start up? I have been using FH for several years and have always had them switched on. I quite often see one that might be useful to me,though not on that occasion. By the time I need it I have probably f...
by Wilfreda99
25 Sep 2013 15:55
Forum: Importing and Exporting
Topic: Recording Sources - Best Practice?
Replies: 8
Views: 3678

Re: Recording Sources - Best Practice?

Have just downloaded this plug in - excellent, didn't realise I had so much media attached. Will help me with my current task to compare my Explorer source files with the media in FH, and with my printed off records (why have 1 record when you can have 3) as I know they have got a bit out of kilter....
by Wilfreda99
05 Jun 2013 10:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Customing appearance of source pane
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Customing appearance of source pane

OK, thanks.
Positioning it on the right does not leave enough space on the screen for the diagram, which is the view I usually use.
by Wilfreda99
04 Jun 2013 17:09
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Customing appearance of source pane
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Customing appearance of source pane

Is it possible to customise the appearance of the source pane below the individual record pane? I would like to hide the fields 'entry date', 'where within source' and 'text from source' - or have the option to hide them. I generally write any such details in the notes field. The aim is for the scro...
by Wilfreda99
10 Dec 2012 14:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Charts  vs Reports
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Charts  vs Reports

Many thanks Tatewise. The file was 166kb so that explains my uploading problem. It looks similar to your sample so I probably don't need to bother. Your example re reports seems to do exactly what I wanted so I will have another look at my data and get back if there are still any problems. Thanks al...
by Wilfreda99
07 Dec 2012 15:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Charts  vs Reports
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Charts  vs Reports

I usuallly work with charts, set at 'all events and attributes and rec notes, see uploaded image.  I like the way I have arranged it and would like the same layout in printed reports.  Is it possible to use the same layout in a template? I seem to remember seeing that it is not good practise to just...
by Wilfreda99
26 Nov 2012 14:49
Forum: General
Topic: Merging PDF's into one document
Replies: 28
Views: 5875

Merging PDF's into one document

Thanks, Tatewise.  I use 'FreeOCR' which works very well I find. I don't generally want to paste it into FH, my purpose being to create an electronic version of the memoirs, all 12 A4 lever arch files of it - more akin to the message posted today re (auto)biographies.  However joining several images...
by Wilfreda99
26 Nov 2012 14:44
Forum: General
Topic: Merging PDF's into one document
Replies: 28
Views: 5875

Merging PDF's into one document

tatewise said: JPEGS, and the PDF derived from them, are just like photographic images, so the PC sees them just like any other images, and cannot extract any text, perform text searches, or the like. The only solution, as you have discovered, is Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, which ...
by Wilfreda99
20 Nov 2012 16:25
Forum: General
Topic: Merging PDF's into one document
Replies: 28
Views: 5875

Merging PDF's into one document

Thanks for the information re Irfanview, I have now successfully joined together jpegs of my fathers typewritten (not word processed) memoirs.  The search facility does not work so is it possible to create some sort of index, book-marks, keyword list, to enable readers to find a reference to a parti...
by Wilfreda99
22 Jun 2012 17:18
Forum: V4 Usage
Topic: selecting records for diagram
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

selecting records for diagram

I did the same sort of thing by creating a new project.  It meant I could give assign names in a way that was meaningful to my grandson, and attach a recent photo so the person is recognisable to him, which is not necesssarily one that I would want in there for posterity. eg 'Bryan Langley' in name ...
by Wilfreda99
22 Jun 2012 15:19
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: V5.05 UPGRADE
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

V5.05 UPGRADE

upgrade to 5.0.5 - from 5.0 Written on 22/06/12 at 14:16:02 GMT by Wilfreda99 Help please! I have just tried to upgrade and received the following error message: 'C:Program FilesFamily HistorianProgramfh.chm An error occurred while trying to rename a file in the destination directory: MoveFile faile...
by Wilfreda99
03 May 2012 17:16
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Electronic as well as paper media
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Electronic as well as paper media

OK, thanks, I hadn't thought of the address aspect.
by Wilfreda99
02 May 2012 17:19
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: Electronic as well as paper media
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Electronic as well as paper media

I have a series of corrrespondence between my father and various researchers dating from 1950's and 1990's, which I have started to examine. I've scanned in pages that have new information for me to add to FH but I cannot decide whether to scan in the whole series of letters, even those that are mer...
by Wilfreda99
19 Apr 2012 11:17
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: So what about the Ipad ??
Replies: 28
Views: 5018

So what about the Ipad ??

I have the Ancestry app on my Galaxy 10.1 tablet and am similarly impressed with its ablilities, it will enable me to add details to my tree when I am out and about, which I can then cross reference to FH at home (or upload I guess). Or create new ones. The Galaxy tablet I bought comes complete with...
by Wilfreda99
19 Mar 2012 15:48
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Family Historian 5 - Coming Soon
Replies: 7
Views: 2582

Family Historian 5 - Coming Soon

Any news of when version 5 will be released?
by Wilfreda99
13 Dec 2011 14:31
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Happy New Year

Thanks for the info, that sounds good sense. Now to measure my photos to find the best average size wallet......
by Wilfreda99
09 Dec 2011 17:22
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Happy New Year

Lovely lights. I have been meaning to buy some archival storage so looked on the link to My History. Obviously could spend a fortune, so I would welcome some comments as to the most important items to buy? If the certificates fade my descendants could buy some more if they want to, I guess. If I sca...
by Wilfreda99
24 Aug 2011 15:35
Forum: The Lost Posts Archive
Topic: I wish someone had told me . . . When I started
Replies: 32
Views: 5568

I wish someone had told me . . . When I started

I wish someone had told me when I started family history research - by entering verious family names into search engines, usually during a wet lunchtime at work, that websites disappear, or information on them changes. Fortunately I printed the only photos I have of my grandfather but this was  main...
by Wilfreda99
21 Jul 2011 15:41
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: Reports
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Reports

1) Is it possible to display thumbnail views of each report so that I can tell which report I need/wish to use?  I usually work with diagrams and find that I lose the plot before I have worked through all the many options when I need a written report. (I know they are customisable but it would be a ...