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by WilliamFrier
03 Jul 2019 07:02
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 2558

Re: Best way to capture images

Would be easier taking a scanner than an ironing board and iron :lol:
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 22:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 2506

Re: Media folder

If that screen was a bit wider Mike, then side by side would be just about perfect for me, but it is still better that way for inputting data using the Focus Window.
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 21:32
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 2558

Re: Best way to capture images

No definitely Office Lens for me, phone is always in my pocket, quality is very good (Way better than the scans I have downloaded from ScotlandsPeople) partially due to good camera on the phone, auto cropping/straightening and obviously the auto back up to Onedrive. It was more the best way of getti...
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 20:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 2506

Re: Media folder

Mike L, my laptop is at it's max 1920 x 1080 and I did add a second screen as you had suggested, but it was a bit weird moving from a 13.3" screen to a 42" screen ;) . One question I do have for anyone with a larger screen than mine say 2,560 x 1,440, does FH show more information on the screen? For...
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 12:45
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 2558

Re: Best way to capture images

Great advice Mike, so simple. Although A couple of the certificates I have been given including the original of my Great Gran's is looking a bit worse for wear and took about a week under a sheet of glass and some books to get it flat and all lined up again. But off to the shops for some Blu Tack as...
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 12:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 2506

Re: Media folder

Mike, Yes I did have a quick look last night and I will be making some changes. But better than that I have now got a Word document that I copy and paste any advice into that I have either to look at or have looked at and want to use at a later date to make changes to FH. That way I have all the wis...
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 11:59
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to capture images
Replies: 19
Views: 2558

Best way to capture images

What is the best way to make a copy of a certificate when you are out and about? I use Office Lens from Microsoft on my phone, which does a good job of taking a photo of the certificate, squaring it up if you take the photo from a bit of an angle and saves it straight to Onedrive for me. The problem...
by WilliamFrier
02 Jul 2019 11:26
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 2506

Re: Media folder

Maybe time to invest in a pc with a bigger screen :D or hook up the laptop to the TV . Most digital TV’s make ideal PC monitors. I can’t recommend it highly enough. You wouldn’t believe what you can do with a 40” screen, just give it a try, you’ll be amazed! at the difference it makes! :D NB Check ...
by WilliamFrier
01 Jul 2019 18:51
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 2506

Re: Media folder

Thanks Everyone, Adrian, I keep all of my images in the My Document folder in Windows in two separate folders for each eg Media and MediaFH and use it similar to yourself Media is all my certificates etc and MediaFH is an exact copy. I then remove the certificate copy from MediaFH and add it to my p...
by WilliamFrier
30 Jun 2019 23:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 2506

Re: Media folder

Thanks Mike The edge of the media list was just sitting perfectly on the end of a column and I hadn't noticed the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom so I thought that the information showing was all that there was. Maybe time to invest in a pc with a bigger screen :D or hook up the laptop to the TV .
by WilliamFrier
30 Jun 2019 21:48
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 2506

Re: Media folder

So does this mean yes the folders show in the Media Window or no they don't. In my eyes there is no point in filing them in separate folders if I can't view the folders in the Media Window, so I would be better just storing them all together. Just really want to know as the file naming I decided to ...
by WilliamFrier
30 Jun 2019 12:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Media folder
Replies: 26
Views: 2506

Media folder

Hi all Quick question, while watching a FH video about inputting information into FH and adding a media file, it was suggested putting the certificate into a new folder called Certificates in the Media folder. Now if I do this for say all the certificates and just leave the photos in the Media folde...
by WilliamFrier
28 Jun 2019 07:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deceased/retired Occupation
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: Deceased/retired Occupation

Another question on transcribing/adding source citations. When I added a few entries using Automatic Source Citation I presumed that anything I added to text from source would be added to the source citation (Wrongfully as I found out), I later realised I had to add the information to Text from in t...
by WilliamFrier
27 Jun 2019 10:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Advice about my own FT
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Advice about my own FT

It's another vote for one tree. The way I look at it is that I could do my tree and wife's separately but linking them would just be like my daughters doing their tree and I don't see the point of not finding out all the scandal on my wifes side to help cancel out all the scandal on mine :lol:
by WilliamFrier
25 Jun 2019 08:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deceased/retired Occupation
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: Deceased/retired Occupation

Thanks all. On the point of transcribing. Is it best to list entry's eg Name: Joe Bloggs Born: 25 Dec 1962 Location: Glasgow or write it in a story format, like Joe Bloggs was Born on 25 Dec 1962 in Glasgow to father....? I know FH does this for each fact, but I saw both methods being used when I ha...
by WilliamFrier
23 Jun 2019 13:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deceased/retired Occupation
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: Deceased/retired Occupation

Would you do the same for a retired entry Helen. On a totally other subject, to transcribe or not transcribe? Are there advantages to having the information in Text from Source if you have an image of the certificate in the source? Now no mention of Ancestral Sources putting it in automatically if I...
by WilliamFrier
23 Jun 2019 12:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Deceased/retired Occupation
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Deceased/retired Occupation

Hi Just a quick question, do you ignore the occupation of someone on say a wedding certificate, if it says plumber (Retired) or Plumber (Deceased). I ask because obviously you don't know when they did this job or where it fits into their timeline. At the same time it gives an in site into what they ...
by WilliamFrier
20 Jun 2019 11:00
Forum: General
Topic: To Do List
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: To Do List

I can't find my notes now, but I looked at ToDo when William first suggested it and concluded that -- for me at least -- it isn't mature enough to replace ToDoist (which I currently use). In particular there's meta-data that doesn't transfer from OUtlook on the desktop to the Android version, so th...
by WilliamFrier
19 Jun 2019 07:15
Forum: General
Topic: To Do List
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: To Do List

Sorry, I knew Outlook app was available on iOS and presumed To-do was as well.
by WilliamFrier
18 Jun 2019 23:17
Forum: General
Topic: To Do List
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: To Do List

Hi Colin I wrote this in the original To-do topic I have been trying to follow this thread but it seems to be getting away from me. The one thing I will say is that this thread has focused me to look at other ways to do things and look beyond what I do with different programs. Having read through wh...
by WilliamFrier
07 Jun 2019 22:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 1293

Re: Step child entry

Cheers for that Mike, another problem solved.
by WilliamFrier
07 Jun 2019 20:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 1293

Re: Step child entry

Mike I think that is the solution I would use for that family, but I have quite a few scenario's like this in my family and I am quite sure if I did put them all through as step kids I would end up missing one when I printed it out and have a rude message on my phone before the ink dried. I will hav...
by WilliamFrier
07 Jun 2019 20:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 1293

Re: Step child entry

This is a matter of personal choice and (you know what I'm going to say) depends on how you want the output to look. thought you were going to say use AS :lol: . I also just add them to birth parents for simplicity, but I noticed a topic about step children in the Census and that got me thinking th...
by WilliamFrier
07 Jun 2019 19:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 1293

Re: Step child entry

They are the same person Mike I had already checked that. Here is a screenshot from the diagram, I had removed their child to check if that made any difference but it didn't. When the child was there the only difference it made was on one side she was showing and on the other side the expansion butt...
by WilliamFrier
07 Jun 2019 18:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Step child entry
Replies: 13
Views: 1293

Re: Step child entry

Checked again, my step sister, husband and child showed up once when I did a diagram for my dad but if I did the same diagram for my step mum they all showed up twice. One for each marriage. There is something (not sure how to best describe it) that kind of shows that both of the families are one an...