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Research Log

Post by British Kiwi » 09 Jan 2015 09:44

Hi

I have create a basic Research Log (I have since discovered GenQuiry but having installation issues) and want a bit of guidance on formatting the report and any suggestions for improvement if you see any.

I have created a custom attribute which is post-death (so appears at the bottom of the list). I have included the address to be the repository name (didn't want to mess up PLACes), notes to describe what I have done and the label I use for what I was investigating.

I have a report and have hidden the labels as it was looking stupid. I would like to make each Research log record stand out either with a bit of a gap or a line between each one. I would also would have preferred to have the notes on the final column but looks like that isn't an option. I have attached it to show you what I mean.

It seems to do what I need for now especially in conjunction with the To Do list from the knowledge base. I am trying to decide whether to link the sources I find to the research log too, but am undecided.

Any ideas?
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Re: Research Log

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 09 Jan 2015 13:11

Re GenQuiry email me at GenQuiry@GenQuiry.com and I'll see if I can sort out the installation issues for you.

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Re: Research Log

Post by tatewise » 09 Jan 2015 14:41

If you add a few blank lines to the end of each Research Attribute local Note field then that adds a gap between the entries.
If you insert a row of underlines then that draws a line also.

Adding Source Citations seems perfectly reasonable to me.
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Re: Research Log

Post by British Kiwi » 09 Jan 2015 20:18

Thanks Mike, I will try that.

I tried to have a separate tab for research but I couldn't get it to show as I liked. I was hoping for it to be like the facts tab but just with the research log attribute only. I ended up deleting it and using the facts tab for entry.

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Re: Research Log

Post by tatewise » 09 Jan 2015 20:43

If I understand your technique you have a Research Attribute for each line of research, and use its Value, plus the Date, Address, and Note field.

You should be able to have a box for each of those fields such as.
Item 1: INDI._ATTR-RESEARCH[1] and Date: INDI._ATTR-RESEARCH[1].DATE in Part 1 & 2 on same line.
Address: INDI._ATTR-RESEARCH[1].ADDR in Part 1 on a line of its own.
Note: INDI._ATTR-RESEARCH[1].NOTE2[1] in Part 1 with Variable Height box (optional).

This then repeats for 2nd _ATTR-RESEARCH[2] and 3rd _ATTR-RESEARCH[3] and so on.
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Re: Research Log

Post by British Kiwi » 11 Jan 2015 01:59

Thank for that Mike. I have managed to fit 4 maybe 5 instances of the attribute. I'm guessing there is no way to have a list box with them all in similar to the fact tab? I am likely to start recording all my research now and this will only show the first five. Not the end of the world as they are on the fact tab too,

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Re: Research Log

Post by tatewise » 11 Jan 2015 14:26

No, currently there is no way to create a scrollable list, but with a slight variant of design I can easily get a dozen entries, especially in a floating Property Box, and even more with smaller fonts.
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This design puts each ADDRess and NOTE2 in Part 1 & Part 2 of the same Item and not Variable Height.

AND there is nothing to prevent having multiple tabs: Research A, Research B, Research C with say 10 logs on each one.
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Re: Research Log

Post by Baboon281 » 19 Jan 2020 17:04

Is the GenQuiry programme still available to download.

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Re: Research Log

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 19 Jan 2020 17:32

I retired Genquiry a long time ago, but you could try the Research Planner plugin. The plugin is available from the plugin store and there's an overview here:

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Re: Research Log

Post by Baboon281 » 19 Jan 2020 17:56

Okay thanks. I’ll take a look at the plugin but I was trying to find something that I could use as a standalone resource if possible.

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