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HilaryF
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Descendant Narrative Report

Postby HilaryF » 16 May 2018 14:25

When I print out my Descendant Narrative Report the first person I have doesn't have any information instead the following comes up 1. Nathaniel PICKLES [298] has few details recorded about him.

In his property box under facts he has an approx birth, date and place for banns, marriage, census returns for 1841 and 1851 and death and burial records - I don't consider that he has few details and I have never seen this before on the reports that I have produced before. Is this a known problem and does anyone know how to fix it.
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LornaCraig
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Re: Descendant Narrative Report

Postby LornaCraig » 16 May 2018 15:18

That is odd, because that sentence should only be generated if he has no facts recorded abut him.
In Report Options > Main tab have you set the Individual Events/Attributes to display All?
What happens if you untick 'Auto-generate Sentences if Missing Facts'?

Are you sure you are looking at the right person's Property Box? Perhaps there are two people named Nathaniel Pickles in your file? Check that the Property Box is for Nathaniel Pickles ID 298.

Here is the paragraph from the Help files:
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Re: Descendant Narrative Report

Postby tatewise » 16 May 2018 15:27

With the Descendant Narrative Report displayed for Nathaniel PICKLES [298], under Page Records on right, double-click his record name to open his Property Box. Does that person have any Facts tab entries?
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history.

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Re: Descendant Narrative Report

Postby HilaryF » 17 May 2018 19:59

Hello Lorna
The Individual Events/Attributes to display All? was correct and when I untick the Auto-generate Sentences if Missing Facts'? all that changes is that the sentence 'has few details recorded about him' disappears. i thought that I might have had some problems with the data but if I create a Descendant Outline report the information shows. I am completely at a loss as to how to get this information to show.

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Re: Descendant Narrative Report

Postby LornaCraig » 17 May 2018 21:16

Did you check that Nathaniel Pickles ID 298 is the right Nathaniel Pickles?
Follow the method Mike described in his reply, to open the Property box for the person shown in the report. Then post a screenshot here showing both the line in the report and the Property box.
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Re: Descendant Narrative Report

Postby tatewise » 17 May 2018 21:36

Hilary, you need to become a detective and explore various scenarios.

Ensure that the Descendants by Generation report has all its Options at Installation Settings on every tab.

Check Nathaniel PICKLES [298] has a sensible Sentence at the bottom of the Facts tab for every Fact.

Experiment with other Narrative Reports, i.e. Ancestors by Generation and Individual.

Experiment with other Individuals to see if any produce the same symptoms.

Experiment with the Family Historian Sample Project to see if it produces the same symptoms.

Let us know if you can spot a pattern. What works OK, and what does not.
Post screen-shots of the symptoms and ensure that each one identifies the same Record Id.
See Knowledge Base > Posting Topics about Attachment screen-shots.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history.


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