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Re: Version 7 problem

David Potter
 

I should add it is not a problem with Facts, my issue is with Sources and the tabs Main, Text from Source, Notes and Media.


Re: Version 7 problem

David Potter
 

I still can't solve this issue. I have checked all drivers and monitors, HDMI cables, settings everything I can think of. I have a laptop and two additional and identical monitors. It only ever occurs on the 2nd monitor. I'll try a VGA cable today, and a couple of other things I thought about last night.

What is odd is that if I adjust the offending window slightly everything appears correctly, then when you start using the tabs once again the problem returns???


Re: FH V7

John Hanson
 

I always run the “search for orphans” query periodically to check that someone has not become detached

 

I have a custom copy but the basic version is in Queries/relatives and relationships/search for orphans

 

The result shows the “relationship pool” that each person is in – if like Victor your tree is supposed to be in the same lot then they should all be group 1

 

The only way for Victor to ne certain would be to take the backup that he took before installing FH7 and put it back into an FH6 and run the orphan query

I certainly had no similar issues with any of the files that I have converted to FH7

 

Regards
John Hanson - researching the Halstead/Holstead/Alstead names
Researcher, the Halsted Trust - https://www.halsted.org.uk
Research website - https://www.halstedresearch.org.uk

2021 Family History Conference - https://www.elizabethanancestors.org.uk

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor Markham via groups.io
Sent: 13 December 2020 08:22
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] FH V7

 

Lorna

very name I have used are attached to other names. This has been confirmed when I check them on FTM which I copy from FH tyo FTM now and again. I am able to re attach the names after checking FTM. Thes must have become detached when I upgraded to F7

As you say I can look at the images in FH but these are small sizes and when it comec to census images I have rotated them to a vertical position whiuch is hard to read on the FH viewer. Much better on my photo software as I can totate it back to horizontal. The reason I rotate these is so that when I prnt a narative report they are printed from top to bottom of the page giving it a full view rather than horizonatally across a page in smaller size.

Victor

On 12/12/2020 11:20 pm, Lorna Craig via groups.io wrote:

Victor, if you have found some 'detached' children they must have been detached in V6 before the upgrade.  V7 definitely does not remove any family links!   (I say this in case anyone reading this is worried about upgrading having read Victor's post).

Secondly, it is still possible to view images in your own default photo software.  The process is the same as it was in V6, using the green circle icon with the black triangle in it.  That hasn't changed.

Lorna

On 12/12/2020 22:56, Victor Markham via groups.io wrote:

I have been checking the V7 uograde and have found a number of names have become detached from the family tree links.

I did get a validation report and it listed 7 names of children detached from their parents.

But I have discovered many names are now stand alone that is not on a tree with no oter names to connect it.

Fortunately I have FTM and the names are on there showing the connections. I then put the names it is linked to. This is going to be a lot of work to restore things.

For the record I use FTM to give links to ancestry via the hints. I don't subscribe to either of the hints shown on FH.

I have also found a change oin viewing the images. In V6 when I prompt the images they appear of my photo software and I can view them at any size I want. On V7 that doesn't happen and I can only view them on the FH viewer at a small size

Victor


Re: FH V7

Victor Markham
 

Lorna

very name I have used are attached to other names. This has been confirmed when I check them on FTM which I copy from FH tyo FTM now and again. I am able to re attach the names after checking FTM. Thes must have become detached when I upgraded to F7

As you say I can look at the images in FH but these are small sizes and when it comec to census images I have rotated them to a vertical position whiuch is hard to read on the FH viewer. Much better on my photo software as I can totate it back to horizontal. The reason I rotate these is so that when I prnt a narative report they are printed from top to bottom of the page giving it a full view rather than horizonatally across a page in smaller size.

Victor

On 12/12/2020 11:20 pm, Lorna Craig via groups.io wrote:

Victor, if you have found some 'detached' children they must have been detached in V6 before the upgrade.  V7 definitely does not remove any family links!   (I say this in case anyone reading this is worried about upgrading having read Victor's post).

Secondly, it is still possible to view images in your own default photo software.  The process is the same as it was in V6, using the green circle icon with the black triangle in it.  That hasn't changed.

Lorna

On 12/12/2020 22:56, Victor Markham via groups.io wrote:
I have been checking the V7 uograde and have found a number of names have become detached from the family tree links.

I did get a validation report and it listed 7 names of children detached from their parents.

But I have discovered many names are now stand alone that is not on a tree with no oter names to connect it.

Fortunately I have FTM and the names are on there showing the connections. I then put the names it is linked to. This is going to be a lot of work to restore things.

For the record I use FTM to give links to ancestry via the hints. I don't subscribe to either of the hints shown on FH.

I have also found a change oin viewing the images. In V6 when I prompt the images they appear of my photo software and I can view them at any size I want. On V7 that doesn't happen and I can only view them on the FH viewer at a small size

Victor



Re: Source Templates - adding Entry/Citation Date

Karin
 

Don't suppose it is something to do with the full stop with no space between the last two items in the footnote format box? I haven't started to try out customising source template definitions yet so no idea of the syntax that must be followed, but it was the only difference I could see between that and other formats. Or a maximum length?


Re: opening icon new version 7

Colin_McCullough
 

Thanks David .Successful outcome
Colin


Re: FH V7

Lorna Craig
 

Victor, if you have found some 'detached' children they must have been detached in V6 before the upgrade.  V7 definitely does not remove any family links!   (I say this in case anyone reading this is worried about upgrading having read Victor's post).

Secondly, it is still possible to view images in your own default photo software.  The process is the same as it was in V6, using the green circle icon with the black triangle in it.  That hasn't changed.

Lorna

On 12/12/2020 22:56, Victor Markham via groups.io wrote:

I have been checking the V7 uograde and have found a number of names have become detached from the family tree links.

I did get a validation report and it listed 7 names of children detached from their parents.

But I have discovered many names are now stand alone that is not on a tree with no oter names to connect it.

Fortunately I have FTM and the names are on there showing the connections. I then put the names it is linked to. This is going to be a lot of work to restore things.

For the record I use FTM to give links to ancestry via the hints. I don't subscribe to either of the hints shown on FH.

I have also found a change oin viewing the images. In V6 when I prompt the images they appear of my photo software and I can view them at any size I want. On V7 that doesn't happen and I can only view them on the FH viewer at a small size

Victor



FH V7

Victor Markham
 

I have been checking the V7 uograde and have found a number of names have become detached from the family tree links.

I did get a validation report and it listed 7 names of children detached from their parents.

But I have discovered many names are now stand alone that is not on a tree with no oter names to connect it.

Fortunately I have FTM and the names are on there showing the connections. I then put the names it is linked to. This is going to be a lot of work to restore things.

For the record I use FTM to give links to ancestry via the hints. I don't subscribe to either of the hints shown on FH.

I have also found a change oin viewing the images. In V6 when I prompt the images they appear of my photo software and I can view them at any size I want. On V7 that doesn't happen and I can only view them on the FH viewer at a small size

Victor


HF v7 with CrossOver on Mac

Geoff Culbertson
 

I have been successfully running FH v6 on my Mac with CrossOver. I have now installed v7 and am having a problem in editing a citation for a census. Having added the citation I select the Text from Source tab, then the green + icon, Add to Source Record/UK/1911 UK Census then nothing happens. I can move FH windows but I cannot close them. I have also tried adding text in the Notes tab but the same happens. I eventually have to Force Close. Any ideas?


Re: Upgrade to version 7

Marion Woolgar
 

Dear Mike,

Many thanks for our advice. I have had further problems since then, so I
have decided to wipe FH V7 & all associated data and settings from my hard
drive and reinstall FH V6 and data plus settings from my external back-up.
That way I can get along with things that I need to complete and then
reconsider V7 later on. I can do without all this hassle at the moment!

Best wishes,

Marion Woolgar
Bognor Regis, West Sussex


Re: Source Templates - adding Entry/Citation Date

AlexH
 

Thanks Derek,
Yes, that's what I did too.  The citation date shows in the generic templates but I can't seem to get it to work in the custom templates.
Otherwise, I like the V7 changes although I'm still getting to grips with them.
Sue



On 12 December 2020, at 16:50, Derek Kain <genealogist15@...> wrote:


Hello Sue,
I had a similar problem. Reading the help notes it says you cannot modify the source templates. I cloned the one in question and it was in a custom collection where you can make changes.
Hope that helps. Still learning myself.
Derek

On Sat, 12 Dec 2020 at 15:27, AlexH <ssiss166@...> wrote:
Afternoon All,

Please could some kind person tell me how to include a Citation/Entry Date field in a new Source Template and then to show that date in the Footnote.  I successfully managed to create exactly what I wanted by cloning, and adding to, an Essentials template but the date issue is totally eluding me.  As you can see from the images below I managed to create an Entry Date field in the Template but can't get that to work through to the Footnote.

All assistance gratefully received and much appreciated.

Sue


Re: version 6 and version7

Marion Woolgar
 

Dear John,

Thanks for your comments. If the Notes on Upgrading to Version 7 had
appeared at the beginning of the process, I would not have proceeded until I
had read them. However, they didn't appear until after the upgrade was
complete and the damage had been done. There should have been a health
warning attached to this upgrade, so people would know what to expect prior
to purchasing. I'm not averse to change, far from it; I just need to know
what to expect before I commit time & money to it.

I have decided to uninstall V7 and also to delete all my FH Project files
from my hard drive & get rid of the lot. Next I will reinstall my Version 6
program and then restore my databases, media files and custom settings from
my external back-up drive. That ought to give me a stable situation that
will allow me to continue with my current programme of scanning documents
and linking media files that I hope to complete by the end of January. Once
that has been completed, I'll give some thought to installing Version 7
again - this time with my eyes wide open.

I am really very cross with Mr. Simon Orde and his company at the moment.
With everything else that is going on at present, I can well do without this
hassle.

With best wishes,

Marion Woolgar
Bognor Regis, West Sussex


Re: Source Templates - adding Entry/Citation Date

Derek Kain
 

Hello Sue,
I had a similar problem. Reading the help notes it says you cannot modify the source templates. I cloned the one in question and it was in a custom collection where you can make changes.
Hope that helps. Still learning myself.
Derek

On Sat, 12 Dec 2020 at 15:27, AlexH <ssiss166@...> wrote:
Afternoon All,

Please could some kind person tell me how to include a Citation/Entry Date field in a new Source Template and then to show that date in the Footnote.  I successfully managed to create exactly what I wanted by cloning, and adding to, an Essentials template but the date issue is totally eluding me.  As you can see from the images below I managed to create an Entry Date field in the Template but can't get that to work through to the Footnote.

All assistance gratefully received and much appreciated.

Sue


Source Templates - adding Entry/Citation Date

AlexH
 

Afternoon All,

Please could some kind person tell me how to include a Citation/Entry Date field in a new Source Template and then to show that date in the Footnote.  I successfully managed to create exactly what I wanted by cloning, and adding to, an Essentials template but the date issue is totally eluding me.  As you can see from the images below I managed to create an Entry Date field in the Template but can't get that to work through to the Footnote.

All assistance gratefully received and much appreciated.

Sue


Version 7 Problems with Backup

David Potter
 

Hi All

Anybody else experiencing problems when running a Full Backup? The Project is definitely not running anywhere else. See Attached

 

Thanks

 

 

Kind Regards

 

David Charles Potter

 


Re: Shared Notes and their Links

David Potter
 

Thank you Mike, you’re a star.

 

Kind Regards

 

David Charles Potter

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: 12 December 2020 11:51
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Shared Notes and their Links

 

Version 1.4 is now in the new Plugin Store.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Potter via groups.io
Sent: 12 December 2020 11:05
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Shared Notes and their Links

 

Hi Mike

My mistake – it seems the only version I have in my Download folder is 1.3 dated 25 May. So in cleaning out my Beta install I have lost that updated V7 Plug-In.

Strange the latest version is not in my Download folder though.

 

Oh Well – I’ll be patient. Thanks for your help.

 

Kind Regards

 

David Charles Potter

 


Re: Shared Notes and their Links

Mike Tate
 

Version 1.4 is now in the new Plugin Store.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Potter via groups.io
Sent: 12 December 2020 11:05
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Shared Notes and their Links

 

Hi Mike

My mistake – it seems the only version I have in my Download folder is 1.3 dated 25 May. So in cleaning out my Beta install I have lost that updated V7 Plug-In.

Strange the latest version is not in my Download folder though.

 

Oh Well – I’ll be patient. Thanks for your help.

 

Kind Regards

 

David Charles Potter

 


Re: Shared Notes and their Links

David Potter
 

Hi Mike

My mistake – it seems the only version I have in my Download folder is 1.3 dated 25 May. So in cleaning out my Beta install I have lost that updated V7 Plug-In.

Strange the latest version is not in my Download folder though.

 

Oh Well – I’ll be patient. Thanks for your help.

 

Kind Regards

 

David Charles Potter

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: 12 December 2020 10:47
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Shared Notes and their Links

 

Yes, it is on my list to get approved but each one needs processing for the Plugin Store.

I’m surprised the beta Version 1.3.2 dated 21 Sep 2020 does not run as that is the one I will publish.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Potter via groups.io
Sent: 12 December 2020 09:41
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Shared Notes and their Links

 

Thank you Mike, I’m missing your Plug-In Where Used Record Links. I understand it is still awaiting approval by CP.

 

I did have the Beta version but that won’t run now for some reason.

 

Kind Regards

 

David Charles Potter


Re: Shared Notes and their Links

Mike Tate
 

Yes, it is on my list to get approved but each one needs processing for the Plugin Store.

I’m surprised the beta Version 1.3.2 dated 21 Sep 2020 does not run as that is the one I will publish.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Potter via groups.io
Sent: 12 December 2020 09:41
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Shared Notes and their Links

 

Thank you Mike, I’m missing your Plug-In Where Used Record Links. I understand it is still awaiting approval by CP.

 

I did have the Beta version but that won’t run now for some reason.

 

Kind Regards

 

David Charles Potter


Re: Shared Notes and their Links

colevalleygirl@colevalleygirl.co.uk
 

It’s not pending approval – I don’t think Mike has submitted it yet.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Potter via groups.io
Sent: 12 December 2020 09:37
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Shared Notes and their Links

 

Hi Helen

Yes of course, it came to me during my sleep. I was expecting to see something when right clicking on the Shared Note Record.

I tend not to use the method you mention as I have always used Mike Tate’s Where Used Record Links Plug-In, but it is still absent from the store awaiting CP to approve I believe.

 

Thank You

 

Kind Regards

 

David Charles Potter

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