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Re: Unmarried Status

Mike Tate
 

There is an updated Language Pack to download and further advice in the FHUG Forum posting:

‘Language Pack can alter English Report labels’

https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=19841

 

Mike Tate

 


Re: Mapping errors / place name editing with search and replace plugin

Mike Tate
 

Christer & Teresa,

I have produced the two Plugins that I promised.

They are attached to FHUG Forum posting ‘Plugins to manage Place Text and Standardized’ as it is preferred that they are not attached to these Emails.

https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=19844

Please give them a try, perhaps on a copy of your Project.

However, you can also use Edit > Undo Plugin Updates or File > Backup/Restore > Revert to Snapshot to reverse any changes

 

Copy Chosen Place Names to Standardized v0.1

This allows you to select any Place records before running the plugin or it will prompt for Place records after it is run.

It copies the Place name Text field to the Standardized field as long as Standardized is not already in use.

If necessary you must delete any used Standardized field values beforehand via a Query.

 

Search and Replace v3.4.1

The Extra Filters tab, for Record Names/Titles lower right, allows Place Name (_PLAC.TEXT) and Standardized (_PLAC.STAN) to be selected separately.

Set the Major Options tab, Search Scope to Place Records (_PLAC) and Select Records subset as required.

You then have three Extra Filters tab options to filter changes:

1) Place Name only; 2) Standardized only; 3) All the Record types (which enables both);

That 3rd option only enables the Place Name and Standardized fields because the Search Scope is only Place Records.

 

Mike Tate

 


Re: Unmarried Status

Deirdre Leigh
 

Thanks 😀

On Mon, 27 Sep 2021 at 16:51, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:

I have attached my experimental Language Pack that you can Import.

It may not be the finished article but it gives you the concept.

 


Re: Unmarried Status

liz_graydon
 

Thanks for experimenting.  I haven't plucked up courage to upgrade yet but your solution has worked well for both of my scenarios in v 6 and my updated printed sheets now display how I want them too.



On Monday, 27 September 2021, 14:41:44 BST, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:


Liz, a quick experiment seems to confirm that the FH v7.0 Language Pack feature can conditionally translate labels in Reports such as ‘Spouse’ into ‘Partner’.

That applies not only to heading labels on the left but also in the photo captions.

 

Mike Tate

 


Re: Unmarried Status

Mike Tate
 

I have attached my experimental Language Pack that you can Import.

It may not be the finished article but it gives you the concept.

 


Re: lost link

Mike Tate
 

Yes, once you are happy that the OneDrive version is working to your satisfaction then you can delete the ‘This PC’ copy.

 

Just check one setting. Right-click the OneDrive cloud icon in the Navigation bar bottom right and choose Settings.

In the ‘Microsoft OneDrive’ dialogue open the ‘Settings’ tab and ensure that ‘Files On-Demand’ at the bottom is NOT ticked.

Otherwise, if you have no Internet connection you may have no FH Project files on your PC.

 


Re: Unmarried Status

Deirdre Leigh
 

That’s really useful thanks Mike, i will give that a try with a rather ‘awkward’ ancestor (one husband, no children, 3 partners and lots!). Especially as all 4 men are currently shown as spouse meaning one ‘marriage’ was bigamous.  

On Mon, 27 Sep 2021 at 14:41, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:

Liz, a quick experiment seems to confirm that the FH v7.0 Language Pack feature can conditionally translate labels in Reports such as ‘Spouse’ into ‘Partner’.

That applies not only to heading labels on the left but also in the photo captions.

 

Mike Tate

 


Re: Unmarried Status

Peter Rowley
 



On Mon, 27 Sep 2021 at 14:31, liz_graydon via groups.io <liz_graydon=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
On Monday, 27 September 2021, 13:12:22 BST, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:


Regarding the word Spouse in the caption under the photo, that can be altered.

In your grandmother’s Property Box open the Media tab and Edit the Media photo.

In the unlabelled note box at the bottom, enter exactly the text you want in the caption.

e.g. Jane SMITH, 1900, age 50

Then tick the ‘Use Note as Caption’ option on the right.

You may also wish to make a similar change for your grandfather in case his photo appears in reports as a Spouse.

 

The word Spouse cannot be altered in FH v6.2.7 in the Individual Summary Report.

It might be possible in FH v7.0 by using its new Language Translation features.

The only option is to use Save Report As and edit the PDF or Word-processor version externally.

 

Mike Tate

 


Re: lost link

michaellee508@...
 

Mike

I have a green Tick by my desired Project in the project Window and it is shown in the Tool>Preferences>Startup>Default Startup file.

 

I have decided to use the first option you suggested in your previous e-mail ie Keep my projects permanently on One Drive >Documents>familyHistorian projects folder.

 

It seems much simpler than the other alternative and at my age I am all for simplicity.

Am I correct in saying that all I need to do now is delete the copy that is stored on This PC in Windows File Explorer and the project will then be held on my computer and on the cloud via One Drive.

My thanks for your patience in navigating me through this situation.

 

Michael

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: 26 September 2021 17:07
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] lost link

 

Michael,

I assume the shortcut is the one created at installation and will simply run FH with whatever settings you choose.

The File > Project Window list of Projects is chosen by the Location setting in that window.

The default Project that is opened needs one of those listed Projects to be selected and shown with a green tick.

i.e. Select your desired Project, probablyMichael & Barbara family’, then use More Tasks… > Set as Default Project.

That project’s GEDCOM file will also be specified in Tools > Preferences > Startup > Default Startup File.

 

You can delete any individual Project by using More Tasks… > Delete Project…

But that won’t delete the Family Historian Projects folder itself, which must be done using Windows File Explorer.

 


Re: Unmarried Status

Mike Tate
 

Liz, a quick experiment seems to confirm that the FH v7.0 Language Pack feature can conditionally translate labels in Reports such as ‘Spouse’ into ‘Partner’.

That applies not only to heading labels on the left but also in the photo captions.

 

Mike Tate

 


Re: Unmarried Status

liz_graydon
 

On Monday, 27 September 2021, 13:12:22 BST, Mike Tate <post@...> wrote:


Regarding the word Spouse in the caption under the photo, that can be altered.

In your grandmother’s Property Box open the Media tab and Edit the Media photo.

In the unlabelled note box at the bottom, enter exactly the text you want in the caption.

e.g. Jane SMITH, 1900, age 50

Then tick the ‘Use Note as Caption’ option on the right.

You may also wish to make a similar change for your grandfather in case his photo appears in reports as a Spouse.

 

The word Spouse cannot be altered in FH v6.2.7 in the Individual Summary Report.

It might be possible in FH v7.0 by using its new Language Translation features.

The only option is to use Save Report As and edit the PDF or Word-processor version externally.

 

Mike Tate

 


Re: Unmarried Status

Mike Tate
 

Regarding the word Spouse in the caption under the photo, that can be altered.

In your grandmother’s Property Box open the Media tab and Edit the Media photo.

In the unlabelled note box at the bottom, enter exactly the text you want in the caption.

e.g. Jane SMITH, 1900, age 50

Then tick the ‘Use Note as Caption’ option on the right.

You may also wish to make a similar change for your grandfather in case his photo appears in reports as a Spouse.

 

The word Spouse cannot be altered in FH v6.2.7 in the Individual Summary Report.

It might be possible in FH v7.0 by using its new Language Translation features.

The only option is to use Save Report As and edit the PDF or Word-processor version externally.

 

Mike Tate

 


Unmarried Status

liz_graydon
 

My father's parents never married and I have set the marriage status as "Never Married".  Unfortunately when I print a 3 generation Descendants chart it puts the word spouse under the photo that I have linked and it displays on the right of the report.  Also when I run an individual summary report for me grandmother it shows her as being married to the father of my father, which he isn't.  It does not show on the report that they never married.  I don't want the words spouse appearing under the photo on the descendants chart and neither do I want the wording of the "Marriage" section to be called marriage in the individual summary report or the word spouse to appear against the father even though it does report their status as "Never married".

This is an image showing the section from the individual summary report


Inline image

Is there any way I can modify this?


I am using version 6.2.7 of Historian on a windows 8.1 laptop.


Re: lost link

Mike Tate
 

Michael,

I assume the shortcut is the one created at installation and will simply run FH with whatever settings you choose.

The File > Project Window list of Projects is chosen by the Location setting in that window.

The default Project that is opened needs one of those listed Projects to be selected and shown with a green tick.

i.e. Select your desired Project, probablyMichael & Barbara family’, then use More Tasks… > Set as Default Project.

That project’s GEDCOM file will also be specified in Tools > Preferences > Startup > Default Startup File.

 

You can delete any individual Project by using More Tasks… > Delete Project…

But that won’t delete the Family Historian Projects folder itself, which must be done using Windows File Explorer.

 


Re: lost link

Mike Tate
 

Yes Peter,

See FHUG Knowledge Base advice Synchronising Family Historian between 2 PCs:

https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/synchronisation-of-fh-configuration-and-data/

That covers Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.

 


Re: lost link

David Hodgson-Brown
 

I use a product called SyncBack from 2brightsparks. I have set up an automatic daily backup from my FH folders to OneDrive. I think there is a free version which should do all you need.

 

David

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of michaellee508 via groups.io
Sent: 26 September 2021 11:02
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] lost link

 

I have successfully restored the projects to the project window in both this PC and One drive as per your instructions.

And I have altered the position of the back up to where it was originally.

 

When you have a moment I would like to know the safest way of copying my projects to One Drive cloud storage

 

Many thanks

 

Michael

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: 25 September 2021 12:51
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] lost link

 

Thank you for that information which is much clearer.

 

Please try these two experiments to see if the FH File > Project Window lists your Projects and let me know how you get on.

 

1) This PC > Documents > Family Historian > Family Historian Projects

In the File > Project Window select More Tasks… > Project List > Choose Location for Projects…

Browse to This PC > Documents > Family Historian > Family Historian Projects and click OK.

Does that list your Projects such as ‘Michael & Barbara family’ and can you open them successfully?

 

2) One Drive > Documents > Family Historian Projects

In the File > Project Window select More Tasks… > Project List > Choose Location for Projects…

Browse to One Drive > Documents > Family Historian Projects and click OK.

Does that list your Projects such as ‘Michael & Barbara family’ and can you open them successfully?

 

If all else fails then File > Backup/Restore > Restore Backup on ‘FH Project Backup - Michael & Barbara family - 2021-09-22 1606.zip’ may recover that project.

But please tell me before you start that process.

 

To choose where backups are saved use Tools > Preferences > Backup and Select the Default Backup Folder you prefer.

 

Sometimes when a new version of FH is installed it may upset some of your customised settings, which then need to be reinstated.

The ‘Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings’ plugin helps avoid such problems. Please ask how to use that if you are unsure.

 

There are safer ways of copying your projects to OneDrive if you wish to use its storage services to backup your projects.

When the main problem is resolved I explain those methods.

 


Re: lost link

michaellee508@...
 

Just to confirm the date stamps on both copies are the same

Before going further a question.

When I use the shortcut to get into family historian which copy is it using and how do I alter them or remove the other one?

 

Michael

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: 26 September 2021 12:38
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] lost link

 

Phew! So it looks like you have two copies of the Family Historian Projects folder holding all your projects.

 

To check they are identical copies, review both File > Project Window lists and check the Last Updated date-time stamps are identical.

 

There are various strategies for preserving your Projects on OneDrive.

 

1) Keep your Projects permanently in the One Drive > Documents > Family Historian Projects folder.

Then you don’t have to copy anything. This is what I would recommend.

As soon as FH updates any of your Project files, Media files, etc, they immediately get synchronised with the OneDrive cloud storage.

So there is always a copy on your PC and a copy in the OneDrive cloud.

Further copies can be established on any other PC that synchronises with the same OneDrive account.

If you wish, use the File > Backup/Restore > Full Backup command and save in the This PC > Documents > Family Historian folder as a belt & braces copy.

 

2) Keep your Projects permanently in the This PC > Documents > Family Historian > Family Historian Projects folder.

a) One option is in File > Project Window, use More Tasks… > Copy Project… and Browse… to the One Drive > Documents > Family Historian Projects folder.

    But you will need to manage each ‘Name of Copy’ as each one must be different.

b) It is easier to use the File > Backup/Restore > Full Backup command and choose the One Drive > Documents > Family Historian Projects folder to hold the backup zip file instead of keeping the backups in your This PC > Documents > Family Historian > Family Historian Projects folder.

    i.e. Change the Tools > Preferences > Backup > Default Backup Folder to be the One Drive > Documents > Family Historian Projects folder.

    There is little benefit in keeping your backups on the same PC drive as your Projects because a PC or disk crash will jeopardise both.

 

Whichever strategy you adopt, delete any Family Historian Projects folder you no longer need and any others you created in attempting to fix the problem.

Otherwise, sooner or later, you will confuse yourself as to which folder is currently active.

 

Let me know which strategy you decide to adopt and why.

 

Mike Tate

 


Re: lost link

Peter Bamford
 

Presumably the same logic applies to keeping FH in Dropbox?

Peter


Re: lost link

Mike Tate
 

Phew! So it looks like you have two copies of the Family Historian Projects folder holding all your projects.

 

To check they are identical copies, review both File > Project Window lists and check the Last Updated date-time stamps are identical.

 

There are various strategies for preserving your Projects on OneDrive.

 

1) Keep your Projects permanently in the One Drive > Documents > Family Historian Projects folder.

Then you don’t have to copy anything. This is what I would recommend.

As soon as FH updates any of your Project files, Media files, etc, they immediately get synchronised with the OneDrive cloud storage.

So there is always a copy on your PC and a copy in the OneDrive cloud.

Further copies can be established on any other PC that synchronises with the same OneDrive account.

If you wish, use the File > Backup/Restore > Full Backup command and save in the This PC > Documents > Family Historian folder as a belt & braces copy.

 

2) Keep your Projects permanently in the This PC > Documents > Family Historian > Family Historian Projects folder.

a) One option is in File > Project Window, use More Tasks… > Copy Project… and Browse… to the One Drive > Documents > Family Historian Projects folder.

    But you will need to manage each ‘Name of Copy’ as each one must be different.

b) It is easier to use the File > Backup/Restore > Full Backup command and choose the One Drive > Documents > Family Historian Projects folder to hold the backup zip file instead of keeping the backups in your This PC > Documents > Family Historian > Family Historian Projects folder.

    i.e. Change the Tools > Preferences > Backup > Default Backup Folder to be the One Drive > Documents > Family Historian Projects folder.

    There is little benefit in keeping your backups on the same PC drive as your Projects because a PC or disk crash will jeopardise both.

 

Whichever strategy you adopt, delete any Family Historian Projects folder you no longer need and any others you created in attempting to fix the problem.

Otherwise, sooner or later, you will confuse yourself as to which folder is currently active.

 

Let me know which strategy you decide to adopt and why.

 

Mike Tate

 


Re: lost link

michaellee508@...
 

I have successfully restored the projects to the project window in both this PC and One drive as per your instructions.

And I have altered the position of the back up to where it was originally.

 

When you have a moment I would like to know the safest way of copying my projects to One Drive cloud storage

 

Many thanks

 

Michael

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: 25 September 2021 12:51
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] lost link

 

Thank you for that information which is much clearer.

 

Please try these two experiments to see if the FH File > Project Window lists your Projects and let me know how you get on.

 

1) This PC > Documents > Family Historian > Family Historian Projects

In the File > Project Window select More Tasks… > Project List > Choose Location for Projects…

Browse to This PC > Documents > Family Historian > Family Historian Projects and click OK.

Does that list your Projects such as ‘Michael & Barbara family’ and can you open them successfully?

 

2) One Drive > Documents > Family Historian Projects

In the File > Project Window select More Tasks… > Project List > Choose Location for Projects…

Browse to One Drive > Documents > Family Historian Projects and click OK.

Does that list your Projects such as ‘Michael & Barbara family’ and can you open them successfully?

 

If all else fails then File > Backup/Restore > Restore Backup on ‘FH Project Backup - Michael & Barbara family - 2021-09-22 1606.zip’ may recover that project.

But please tell me before you start that process.

 

To choose where backups are saved use Tools > Preferences > Backup and Select the Default Backup Folder you prefer.

 

Sometimes when a new version of FH is installed it may upset some of your customised settings, which then need to be reinstated.

The ‘Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings’ plugin helps avoid such problems. Please ask how to use that if you are unsure.

 

There are safer ways of copying your projects to OneDrive if you wish to use its storage services to backup your projects.

When the main problem is resolved I explain those methods.

 

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