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by tatewise
09 May 2024 18:19
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Using a function within a function
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: Using a function within a function

You have forgotten to cater for the space characters and specify a space as the section separator. e.g. =Section( Section( %SOUR%, 2, ", " ), 2, " " ) However, I cannot think of an easy way to extract the last section to display just the surname. The =TextPart(...) function allow...
by tatewise
09 May 2024 15:48
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: GRO BMD Index Citations
Replies: 67
Views: 1433

Re: GRO BMD Index Citations

Great option for those who don't use formal citations and just want the information recorded in their FH project. You still get formal Footnote citations which in this case the default would be: GRO Death Index. 1910 Q3 West Ham V:4a P:81. Cit. Date: 8 May 2024. There is also a Short Footnote and B...
by tatewise
09 May 2024 09:32
Forum: Diagrams & Charts
Topic: Cousins and other sideways relations!
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Cousins and other sideways relations!

The =Relationship(FileRoot(),,TEXT,1) function gives that information along with all the other family relationships for the File Root person. It can also work for other root individuals. See the standard Query > Relatives and Relationships > All Individuals > Relationship to Root column. A similar c...
by tatewise
08 May 2024 14:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Census
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Census

The pilcrow sign ¶ represents a newline character.
It is often seen in text editors such as Microsoft Word to show where a newline appears, but in Word its display can be switched on and off.
The ¶ will not be visible in the FH reports, but the following text will start on a new line.
by tatewise
08 May 2024 12:40
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Residence date range help
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Residence date range help

... a Date Period BTW <date> AND <date> ... We're into personal preferences - or perhaps personal understandings - here. For whatever reason, I've always interpreted "BTW <date> AND <date>" to be most appropriate to a single-day (or nearly so) event occurring between those 2 events. It's ...
by tatewise
08 May 2024 09:10
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Residence date range help
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Residence date range help

Instead of a Date Range FRM <date> TO <date> you can use a Date Period BTW <date> AND <date> Then the sentence would say "Between <date> and <date> he lived...". The dates can be just years if you wish. i.e. On particular dates between those two dates, he lived at the address. That fits th...
by tatewise
07 May 2024 21:14
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Property rental - Custom fact?
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Property rental - Custom fact?

You don't necessarily need to create a custom fact for every document you discover. Review the rental data and decide what facts it supplies. Does it identify an address and date where the person lived? If so then use a Residence fact. The Source Citation transcript Text From Source can include rent...
by tatewise
07 May 2024 17:18
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: How to add tentative person in Ancestral Sources
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: How to add tentative person in Ancestral Sources

Gary, you have complete control over what is merged, retained, or deleted ~ fact by fact, citation by citation, etc...

Why not experiment with the Family Historian Sample Project?
Create a duplicate person and then use Edit > Merge Record...
by tatewise
07 May 2024 14:58
Forum: Installing, Migrating & Upgrading
Topic: Moving from Trial to Full copy
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Moving from Trial to Full copy

I suggest he joins FHUG and posts the problem himself. He will likely need our help sooner or later! Then we can ask him to post screenshots which will clarify the situation. If he really has full backups then simply restore them. As Jane says, a possible explanation is that he has changed the File ...
by tatewise
06 May 2024 22:30
Forum: Research
Topic: Birth certificate not found at GRO England
Replies: 24
Views: 746

Re: Birth certificate not found at GRO England

It may help to know his mother's maiden name if you have it.
With an unusual surname like that it may be transcribed wrongly.
His birth may have been registered late in Q1 1865.

e.g.
BARLOW, PETER GRO Reference: 1865 Q1 in BURY LANCASHIRE Volume 08C Page 459 Mother: LORD
by tatewise
06 May 2024 22:06
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Error message when saving back to FH
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Error message when saving back to FH

Please explain in more detail exactly what sequence of actions/commands lead up to that error message.
Does the error arise every time that sequence of commands is used?

Please confirm that in the FH Project Window the Location: is G:
by tatewise
06 May 2024 09:25
Forum: Diagrams & Charts
Topic: Oddity on Descendants Left to Right chart...
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Oddity on Descendants Left to Right chart...

It is the Spouse/Partner Family links that matter, not the Marriage event facts.
i.e.
The number of Spouse tab entries in the Property Box, Main tab.
The number of Spouse family items in the Property Box, All tab.

The number of Marriage event facts does not matter.
by tatewise
05 May 2024 16:15
Forum: Plugin Technical Support & Development
Topic: Forcing rollback of changes
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Forcing rollback of changes

Yes, I would also suggest using the error(...) function.
by tatewise
05 May 2024 10:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Record window anomaly
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: Record window anomaly

John, I think you have overlooked Lorna's correction to my posting and some of the later discussions. You can override the left-right sort precedence by clicking column headings in reverse of desired sort order. However, those sort precedence rules only apply when you change the primary sort column....
by tatewise
05 May 2024 10:00
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Linking to *citation* in Research Note?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Linking to *citation* in Research Note?

Instead of splitting out hundreds of different pages, you can do as I suggested.
Link the Research Note to the lumped Source record and add the Page numbers as text alongside.
by tatewise
04 May 2024 21:25
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Linking to *citation* in Research Note?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Linking to *citation* in Research Note?

In short, it is not possible because links can only be made to records (Individuals, Families, Sources, etc.) and Citations are not records but simply a component field. The best you can do is describe the specific Citation in terms of its associations to a Source record and whatever it is cited aga...
by tatewise
04 May 2024 15:38
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Projects not displayed in Project Window [Solved?]
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Projects not displayed in Project Window [Solved?]

Two things struck me about your screenshot. The Current Project: Master is not listed in Family Historian Projects. But what was its path as shown in Tools > Preferences > Startup > Default Startup File: The non-default Location: E:\OneDrive\FamilyHistorian Projects has no space between Family &...
by tatewise
03 May 2024 15:07
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Record window anomaly
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: Record window anomaly

... the sort order of Source Records displayed in the records window, defines how they are presented when choosing a new or existing source. Typically that applies to any record type when presented in a select record dialogue but the order can be overridden by sorting on any column in the select re...
by tatewise
03 May 2024 14:41
Forum: Research Planning
Topic: Customising Research Notes - Records Window
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Customising Research Notes - Records Window

There is a keyboard shortcut for the View > Record Links... command (as there is for most commands).
It is ALT + V + L i.e. the underlined letters in the menu command preceded by the ALT key.

The Wish List requests similar quick methods.
by tatewise
03 May 2024 14:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Record window anomaly
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: Record window anomaly

... Query or Record Window displays, as the latter are fully dynamic and reflect changes in the underlying data, while the former are largely static. As a result, you could be sorting on obsolete data, which I’m not sure is logical. In my experience Query/Plugin Result Sets do reflect underlying da...
by tatewise
03 May 2024 14:09
Forum: Research Planning
Topic: Customising Research Notes - Records Window
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Customising Research Notes - Records Window

Ah! The links are from an Individual record to a Research Note record. It is not possible to identify those links in the columns of the Research Note tab. To discover such links, you must use the View > Record Links... command or the Where Used Record Links plugin. See the FHUG Knowledge Base Findin...
by tatewise
03 May 2024 13:17
Forum: Research Planning
Topic: Customising Research Notes - Records Window
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Customising Research Notes - Records Window

I suspect what you requested is not possible, but a few more details will help confirm that. How many Individual records are linked to each Research Note? Are the record links inside a rich text table? Is there a keyword/label before the record link? I am thinking that perhaps =GetLabelledText(%_RNO...
by tatewise
03 May 2024 11:24
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Record window anomaly
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: Record window anomaly

I would expect a Wish List item to request that sorting of all multiple row & column lists be fully consistent.
Then all Records Window tabs, Query & Plugin Result Sets, Named Lists, etc, would all behave similarly.
How CP achieve that is their challenge.
by tatewise
03 May 2024 10:33
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Record window anomaly
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: Record window anomaly

Yes Lorna, you may be correct. I'd forgotten about that wrinkle!

That is another difference compared with Query Result Sets which have no such memory.

This is another unfortunate example of inconsistencies in related functions in FH.
by tatewise
03 May 2024 09:13
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Record window anomaly
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: Record window anomaly

The column sort rules for the Records Window and Query Result Sets are not defined anywhere in the Help. Furthermore, they are not consistent with each other. In the Records Window, the rows can be sorted primarily on any column by clicking its header. If that column has identical row values the row...