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by NickWalker
22 Mar 2024 18:02
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: CPs thoughts on the Wish List
Replies: 8
Views: 1439

Re: CPs thoughts on the Wish List

I think the comment from Simon at Calico Pie that this post referred to is now part of the New Wish List forum's post: PLEASE READ before adding new requests, towards the bottom.
by NickWalker
22 Mar 2024 14:11
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Copying on 1921 Census
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Copying on 1921 Census

How you paste it won't make any difference if the place you're copying from has additional spaces or tabs within it. So just paste it in to AS and then edit the reference id box to remove the spaces.
by NickWalker
21 Mar 2024 21:58
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Media files.
Replies: 63
Views: 1896

Re: Adding Media files.

However, I do think you might also be misunderstanding why some people want it. I don't see the Media Tab as a Photo Tab, it's not named that, it's the Media Tab on the Individual Property Box, so there's no real reason to restrict it to only photographs of people if that doesn't suit - it's person...
by NickWalker
21 Mar 2024 20:51
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Media files.
Replies: 63
Views: 1896

Re: Adding Media files.

From my point of view with Ancestral Sources I do like to at least feel that there is some logic to new features I'm adding. If someone asked me to add a setting to allow them to save their census entries as a baptism fact I would suggest that isn't sensible and wouldn't do it. It doesn't make any s...
by NickWalker
21 Mar 2024 19:09
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Copying on 1921 Census
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Copying on 1921 Census

The reference ID is just a plain text-box so it's not possible to do anything other than 'paste as plain text'. So the issue with John's example in the screenshot is with the web page that the text is being copied from. It must have some additional characters on the web page between the RG15/ and th...
by NickWalker
21 Mar 2024 17:11
Forum: Sources, Citations & Repositories
Topic: Casting template data as a particular data-type
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: Casting template data as a particular data-type

I think the System Date was just something I added long ago following a request from a user, with the idea being it would be displayed in auto-text rather than being stored in a date field. I have already made changes to my development version of AS to allow formatting of the system date based on an...
by NickWalker
21 Mar 2024 08:14
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: [Wish List 641] Templates: Input form labels
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Templates: Input form labels

Yes I can see this would be very useful to those who use templated sources with a lot of fields.
by NickWalker
21 Mar 2024 04:31
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Question about user-template configurations
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Question about user-template configurations

This used to be the case but later versions of AS allow you to select the Key Person in the census using the key button on the toolbar.
by NickWalker
20 Mar 2024 22:41
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Question about user-template configurations
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Question about user-template configurations

You are correct. There are no functions to do that. Are you not able to use KEYPERSON for your 'person of interest'?
by NickWalker
20 Mar 2024 19:50
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Question about user-template configurations
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Question about user-template configurations

Here's a screen shot to illustrate. Birth and Death use the same source template, but I've changed the 'Region field' on each to show that they use different settings:
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by NickWalker
20 Mar 2024 19:40
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Question about user-template configurations
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Question about user-template configurations

Mike; It's very simple. I don't want to rewrite my template logic just to use A.S. It isn't designed to switch the way fields are mapped based upon the A.S. {EVENTTYPE} value. For Births I have to map certain A.S. fields to those in my template. For Deaths, I need to map other fields. It sounds lik...
by NickWalker
20 Mar 2024 19:36
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New PC
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: New PC

I would seriously review whether Laplink can automatically migrate installed programs such FH and AS, etc, from PC to PC bearing in mind FH also installs C++ and Printer applications. The general advice is to reinstall applications such as that from scratch using installation media. Yes I wouldn't ...
by NickWalker
20 Mar 2024 19:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: New PC
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: New PC

Trying to stick 'on topic' by mentioning FH a lot... I use OneDrive synced across several computers and this holds my FH projects and all other data. So purchasing a new computer or installing onto a new computer is no longer a daunting thing because when I add my Microsoft account to the new comput...
by NickWalker
20 Mar 2024 18:58
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Question about user-template configurations
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Question about user-template configurations

Sorry, Mike. Thought it was clear from the context in my post. I have an FH-7 user-defined template that could work for one or more of the events for which A.S. is designed to handle. However; some of the fields in my user-template need to be mapped to different A.S. variables in order to be used f...
by NickWalker
20 Mar 2024 13:40
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Media files.
Replies: 63
Views: 1896

Re: Adding Media files.

Thank you all who replied to my query about Media files. At the moment as I have already added an enormous amount of data to my projects I think that I will try to add the media files to the Sources and when, and if, I have to enter completely new data I will try with Ancestral Sources. (Does that ...
by NickWalker
14 Mar 2024 09:05
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: [Wish List 642] Tabulating Templated Source data fields
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Tabulating Templated Source data fields

I'd support this proposal. It sounds very useful.
by NickWalker
13 Mar 2024 19:03
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Media files.
Replies: 63
Views: 1896

Re: Adding Media files.

The problem with adding them to the Facts is remembering all the Facts that were derived from the media. The worst-case scenario is Census records which usually yield a Census event for each member of the household, plus an Occupation fact for most of them, and possibly a Birth event for some of th...
by NickWalker
13 Mar 2024 18:05
Forum: Media
Topic: Adding Media files.
Replies: 63
Views: 1896

Re: Adding Media files.

How are you adding the media files? You should be attaching them as media to the various facts and not to the individual. See this article in the knowledgebase Getting Started You may be better off using Ancestral Sources to enter these type of facts. Yes, I have been adding them to the individual....
by NickWalker
12 Mar 2024 15:06
Forum: Web Site Usage
Topic: Wish List Search
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Wish List Search

It's working OK for me. Maybe just a temporary glitch?
by NickWalker
08 Mar 2024 15:11
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Question about scope of records handled by A.S.
Replies: 35
Views: 2683

Re: Question about scope of records handled by A.S.

My, but this thread has wandered... :D I'm still developing a modified Strathclyde template set to meet my needs and had just intended to check with Nick about whether I'd likely addressed all those that really needed to interface with A.S. I hadn't expected my example citation to generate such a d...
by NickWalker
07 Mar 2024 08:42
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Question about scope of records handled by A.S.
Replies: 35
Views: 2683

Re: Question about scope of records handled by A.S.

From what I've observed; it appears that A.S. was designed primarily to handle census returns and the info derived from civil/church registers, but not really intended for use with other typically consulted BMD sources like the GRO & FreeBMD Indices. Am I correct? If so; I "think" I'v...
by NickWalker
03 Mar 2024 21:40
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Questions about AS Keywords and User Templates
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Questions about AS Keywords and User Templates

I discovered that the Keyword button on the source template editor does not appear to inject the keyword name into the currently highlighted field. Unfortunately; when I then typed it in manually, I didn't capitalized the keyword. When I discovered that the keywords are case-sensitive and fixed the...
by NickWalker
03 Mar 2024 21:04
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: Questions about AS Keywords and User Templates
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Questions about AS Keywords and User Templates

Hi Gary KEYPERSON has a lot of functionality for non-census types but for the census source type it was really just designed to have a few sub-tags that people might want to include in a source title. So it just supports various name formats, ID, CustomID and Gender. I could potentially add support ...
by NickWalker
01 Mar 2024 17:11
Forum: Ancestral Sources
Topic: 1939 Register labelled as Census - why?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: 1939 Register labelled as Census - why?

The 1939 register is really a census in all but name but for a different purpose. A census is an official survey of the population of a country. In AS by default the 1939 register template uses the census fact but you can change this in the template (Tools->Census Templates): you could have it creat...
by NickWalker
27 Feb 2024 21:24
Forum: Closed Wish List Requests
Topic: [Wish List Item 635] Better ways to find where records are used
Replies: 28
Views: 2109

Re: Better ways to find where records are used

Yes I agree with this. I added my comment because I wanted to clarify how context menus are used, but really it is up to Calico Pie to decide how to implement this. Although I can also see it would sometimes be helpful for them to understand the wish more clearly. So perhaps the wish-list item could...