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by arthurk
20 Oct 2023 19:12
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Forum update
Replies: 68
Views: 4508

Re: Important: Forum update

i meant it reverts to Blue every time I logout. It is only orange whilst I’m logged in Just don't log out and tick the remember me button. I'm finding that the forum isn't now remembering me in spite of ticking the button. My usual entry route is via a bookmark to the FHUG home page (https://fhug.o...
by arthurk
12 Oct 2023 13:00
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Colour Coding in Record Box
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Colour Coding in Record Box

In the absence of colours in the Records window I came up with an alternative approach. This grew out of wanting something in the Property Box caption to indicate which line someone belonged to, and I found that the same process enabled me to put an appropriate tick box in the Records window to show...
by arthurk
13 Aug 2023 16:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Relationships

Thanks for all the pointers, Mike - told you I was still trying to learn. Anyway, I've spent a while experimenting, and now have something that seems to work for me. I'll run through it in case anyone else feels like doing something similar. I didn't actually try the All Pool Relatives Except Partne...
by arthurk
12 Aug 2023 19:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Relationships

IMO it is in general not possible to differentiate paternal and maternal ancestors, and this is especially so if ancestral 'cousins' from both sides are married. Then via different routes, everyone is on both the paternal and maternal lines. That is why the All Pool Relatives Except Partner Ancesto...
by arthurk
12 Aug 2023 10:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Relationships

I have an expression =IsAncestorOf(%INDI%,Field(FileRoot(),'INDI.~FATH>')) which produces a diagram icon for direct paternal ancestors (and a corresponding one for maternal). I think I knew before I asked that finding an expression for ALL paternal relations was a bit much! I think we need some mor...
by arthurk
11 Aug 2023 10:42
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Relationships

Now I'm wondering, is there any way to distinguish paternal/maternal lines as well? Someone might have a more sophisticated answer, but that's what I do with the Custom ID - up to a point. It's included in the code I posted on 23 July, 17:31 (UK). All my direct ancestors from grandparents backwards...
by arthurk
26 Jul 2023 18:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationship between two people (neither being the root person)
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Relationship between two people (neither being the root person)

Isn't this what's provided in Tools > How related... ?
by arthurk
23 Jul 2023 16:31
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Relationships

I'm on a different tack from Bill, so apologies for seeming to butt in, but it does all stem from the original question. This thread has emboldened me to improve my Property Box caption to include a number of variables. In case anyone would like to copy or adapt it, this is the code for the whole of...
by arthurk
23 Jul 2023 09:41
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Relationships

Thanks for the explanations - I can see what's going on better now.
by arthurk
22 Jul 2023 19:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Relationships

Thanks - and hopefully someone else will be able to explain.

I'm not trying to be awkward, just wanting to understand, so when a term doesn't conform to what's described in Help I'm curious to know why it still works. Also why there are two versions - the simple one and the one with 4 parameters.
by arthurk
22 Jul 2023 18:54
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Relationships

Jane wrote: 22 Jul 2023 17:24 To uppercase the first character you can use:

Code: Select all

=Text(ToUpper(LeftText(Relationship(FileRoot(),,TEXT,1),1,"")) . MidText(Relationship(FileRoot(),,TEXT,1),2,0))
Thanks, Jane - I thought there might be a way, but it would have taken me a while to find it by myself.
by arthurk
22 Jul 2023 18:46
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Relationships

The different parts are defined in the Help under the Relationship function. https://www.family-historian.co.uk/help/fh7/hh_start.htm#function_relationship.html Thanks, Bill. I see that the Relationship function requires 4 parameters, the first two being references to Individuals, but in the versio...
by arthurk
22 Jul 2023 16:22
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Relationships
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Relationships

Go to Tools > Preferences and select Property Box and then Captions and add this to the first box: [=Relationship(FileRoot(),,TEXT,1)] Thanks - but please could you (or someone else) explain what the different parts are actually doing? In the program Help, under Functions > FileRoot, there's a simp...
by arthurk
31 May 2023 08:43
Forum: Exporting
Topic: Export Gedcom File to The Genealogist
Replies: 29
Views: 3845

Re: Export Gedcom File to The Genealogist

What David has not said is that Treeview is s separate program supported by The Genealogist. True, but it's also the name they give to the online tree builder, though I assume there's some kind of inbuilt integration. There are some video tutorials which appear to relate to the online tree product,...
by arthurk
24 Apr 2023 10:35
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Replacing Pre-Existing Facts as part of RE-DO using AS
Replies: 15
Views: 2026

Re: Replacing Pre-Existing Facts as part of RE-DO using AS

I don't claim to be an expert, but I did migrate from RM (v.6) to FH about 6 years ago. My feeling at that time was that I should get to grips with FH on its own terms first, before considering whether AS would be of benefit. And I still haven't used AS. Like you, I used 'lumped' sources in RM - min...
by arthurk
18 Apr 2023 15:56
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Autotext Rich Text table formatting glitches
Replies: 13
Views: 1634

Re: Autotext Rich Text table formatting glitches

Latest update to 7.0.20 seems to have fixed this issue.
by arthurk
13 Apr 2023 18:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: thumbcache.dat
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: thumbcache.dat

Does the thread Option to not create an image cache (21654) help?

It describes a setting you can make which inhibits the creation of the thumbcache.dat file - is that something you might have done?
by arthurk
04 Apr 2023 16:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Having an issue getting full place name during Geocoding
Replies: 27
Views: 2428

Re: Having an issue getting full place name during Geocoding

Gary, yes, Google Maps needs a credit card. It looks like Bing Maps just needs a Microsoft Account and Bing Maps API Key to use a range of free services, but I got distracted before getting very far. I've never got round to any kind of mapping or geocoding in FH, and I don't know when I ever will, ...
by arthurk
17 Mar 2023 15:48
Forum: Research
Topic: Does one use multiple sources for same event?
Replies: 27
Views: 3690

Re: Does one use muktiple sources for same event?

In fact a GRO certificate may even be a tertiary source: I'd call a GRO certificate a derivative source (a copy of an original, or as you point out, possibly a copy of a copy of the original).... As you surmised, I was using tertiary in the sense of a copy of a copy of the original, but maybe, as A...
by arthurk
17 Mar 2023 14:32
Forum: Research
Topic: Does one use multiple sources for same event?
Replies: 27
Views: 3690

Re: Does one use muktiple sources for same event?

Should have picked up this when you said it -- why do you treat the GRO marriage index citation a separate source to the Parish Register entry when there isn't a separate marriage certificate created by a registrar for CoE marriages? Arguably, it is a separate source, as the GRO Certificate is not ...
by arthurk
15 Mar 2023 13:18
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Autotext Rich Text table formatting glitches
Replies: 13
Views: 1634

Re: Autotext Rich Text table formatting glitches

Thanks, Mike - if/when I have any more to report I'll try to remember to post an update.
by arthurk
15 Mar 2023 11:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Autotext Rich Text table formatting glitches
Replies: 13
Views: 1634

Re: Autotext Rich Text table formatting glitches

arthurk wrote: 14 Mar 2023 19:47 Thanks - I've created a ticket and will update this thread in due course.
CP response:
Thank you for reporting that. I have logged the issue and it will be passed to the developers for investigation.
So presumably it's just wait and see....?
by arthurk
14 Mar 2023 19:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Autotext Rich Text table formatting glitches
Replies: 13
Views: 1634

Re: Autotext Rich Text table formatting glitches

Thanks - I've created a ticket and will update this thread in due course.
by arthurk
14 Mar 2023 16:49
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Autotext Rich Text table formatting glitches
Replies: 13
Views: 1634

Re: Autotext Rich Text table formatting glitches

Thanks, Mike - not just me then. However, because I dislike flabby code I removed most of the font tags, so mine looks like this: <b>Civil Parish of Leeds, Municipal Borough of Leeds: (address) (RG12/xxxx fo-- p--)</b> <table="1650|850|850|700|700|2000|1750|1000"> <row> <fs="-1">...
by arthurk
14 Mar 2023 13:59
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Autotext Rich Text table formatting glitches
Replies: 13
Views: 1634

Autotext Rich Text table formatting glitches

I've devised my own versions of autotext to use with text from source, especially with censuses. These have a default font of Tahoma size 9, but for most of the text, which includes a table, the font is set at size 8. In the table the top line column headers are bold, but I haven't used any text col...