* Improve Source Citation Pane in FH V7

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Improve Source Citation Pane in FH V7

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 22 Jan 2022 17:01

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Re: Improve Source Citation Pane in FH V7

Post by dbnut » 23 Jan 2022 18:23

My recurring complaint, almost since Day 1 (exaggerating a bit), is that the whole structure is a mess.
i.e. slavishly using the GEDCOM model as the interface paradigm.

Was working on a WLR but decided to save time and put it to you graphically: Window, sub-form, sub-sub-form.
I know you will "get" every single detail.

The only structural defects (or hidden facets) I'm aware of in the illustration itself are:
For Method 1, Select Source dialog (via (new) Add Source ) needs an Add Notes/Media section.
Give Sources their own independent Notes/Media controls at bottom of source list (open source properties).
Clean out the source notes/media from their unholy mix in the citations.

Well, there are probably also some adjustments to mini-controls needed, and some redundancies.
I'll have to wait. Or anyone else fill them in - easy enough.

Final comment: I don't think the citation detail window/pane/sub-form should ever be allowed to open as an independent window. Always a sub-form of Citation [formerly known as "Source-Citation", yuk], and preferably as part of Properties.

One day I'll read up (or someone will explain) why the devil unsynchronised windows were provided, anyway.
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Re: Improve Source Citation Pane in FH V7

Post by tatewise » 24 Jan 2022 10:34

Sorry Paul, but your enthusiasm has overlooked the purpose of the Maintaining the KnowledgeBase forum:
"Post here to suggest corrections, additions, changes etc to the FHUG KnowledgeBase."
i.e. It is for discussing how to describe current features, not new features.

So I have moved your posted suggestions to the New Wish List Requests forum.
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Re: Improve Source Citation Pane in FH V7

Post by dbnut » 24 Jan 2022 13:51

Thanks, Mike, sorry for the trouble (and for trying to take a shortcut).
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