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Fact Types

Post by Johnr65 » 22 Jul 2021 08:56

Is there a way to minimise the 'fact types' to just the normal used ones rather than the whole list of every event except the hidden ones? I only ever seem to use the basic ones like bmd, baptism, burial, divorce, occupation, emigration and military service. Could the rest be hidden to?
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Re: Fact Types

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 22 Jul 2021 09:13

You can mark any fact you want to hide as hidden using Tools > Fact Types and Edit for the relevant fact. You can also add or remove them to/from the Fast-Add Menu, which might be a better option -- customise the Fast-Add menu to just the facts you want.

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Re: Fact Types

Post by Johnr65 » 22 Jul 2021 09:30

Where is the Fast-Add menu?

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Post by ColeValleyGirl » 22 Jul 2021 09:36

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Re: Fact Types

Post by Johnr65 » 22 Jul 2021 10:10

Thank you for screenshot but still none the wiser, so did it via Tools, Facts as initially suggested. :P

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Post by tatewise » 22 Jul 2021 10:17

John, the Add Fact button on the Facts tab in the Property Box displays the Fast-Add Menu of facts.
That Fast-Add Menu can be customised to list the facts you use most often so you rarely need to visit the Fact Types dialogue.
To add/remove facts from that menu use Tools > Fact Types... to Edit... facts and tick/untick the Fast-Add Menu setting.

That is probably better than hiding facts, which you may overlook when needing a new type of fact, and end up creating a custom fact unnecessarily.
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Re: Fact Types

Post by Johnr65 » 22 Jul 2021 15:13

Mike, I can't see the Fast-Add Menu, all I can see is Add Fact which when clicked on shows the common facts I set up in the Tools, Fact types, menu as previously mentioned.
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Re: Fact Types

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 22 Jul 2021 15:31

Johnr65 wrote:
22 Jul 2021 15:13
Mike, I can't see the Fast-Add Menu, all I can see is Add Fact which when clicked on shows the common facts I set up in the Tools, Fact types, menu as previously mentioned.
The list of facts shown IS the Fast-Add menu, as per https://www.family-historian.co.uk/help ... oxfactstab

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Re: Fact Types

Post by Johnr65 » 23 Jul 2021 09:40

Well I've found the way by hiding the not regularly used facts.
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Post by tatewise » 23 Jul 2021 10:16

The danger with hiding facts is you may overlook them when needing a new type of fact, and end up creating a custom fact unnecessarily.

That is why we recommend the Fast-Add Menu as a better option.

It is quicker to set up as you only need to Edit the facts you use most often, rather than Edit every fact you need to Hide.
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Re: Fact Types

Post by fhtess65 » 26 Jul 2021 15:07

ColeValleyGirl wrote:
22 Jul 2021 09:13
You can mark any fact you want to hide as hidden using Tools > Fact Types and Edit for the relevant fact. You can also add or remove them to/from the Fast-Add Menu, which might be a better option -- customise the Fast-Add menu to just the facts you want.
Stupid question - I don't see HOW to add to the Fast Add menu. In Help it says I can do it, but with no explanation of the method for doing so.

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Re: Fact Types

Post by LornaCraig » 26 Jul 2021 15:20

Use Tools>Fact Types, select a fact then Edit. In the Fact Definition window at the bottom under Display Settings there are tick boxes for Fast-Add Menu and Hidden.
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