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Re: Exporting gedcom - date format

Victor Markham
 

Do you use the GRO plug in to add this information

Victor

On 08/04/2021 4:51 pm, Ian Philpot via groups.io wrote:
I'm new to this list, so please forgive me if this topic has been covered before!

I store many of the BMD dates in Family Historian as, for example, "Q3 1867", being the date of registration in the third quarter of 1867. This is very often the most accurate date I have for the event. FH has no problem with that. However, on exporting a gecom file, this is always changed to "bet Jul 1867 and Sep 1867". It doesn't seem to matter which export format is used. Is there any way that I can get it to export the date as written, is "Q3 1867"? Strict gedcom conformance is not required.

Many thanks!

Ian Philpot


Exporting gedcom - date format

Ian Philpot
 

I'm new to this list, so please forgive me if this topic has been covered before!

I store many of the BMD dates in Family Historian as, for example, "Q3 1867", being the date of registration in the third quarter of 1867. This is very often the most accurate date I have for the event. FH has no problem with that. However, on exporting a gecom file, this is always changed to "bet Jul 1867 and Sep 1867". It doesn't seem to matter which export format is used. Is there any way that I can get it to export the date as written, is "Q3 1867"? Strict gedcom conformance is not required.

Many thanks!

Ian Philpot


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Re: Saving disgram to PDF

Mike Tate
 

Shane,

Have you seen the FHUG Knowledge Base advice on Running Family Historian on Crossover?

https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/running-family-historian-on-crossover/

Under the cunningly named heading ‘Printing and PDF’ it gives some options.

 


Re: Saving disgram to PDF

ShaneB
 

Not a reply, but a supplementary question: how are those running FH under CrossOver and MacOS handling PDFs?

I can create a PDF by circuitous means, but it's a bit of a kludge.

TIA

Shane


Re: Saving disgram to PDF

Neil Grantham
 

John

In the case of default printer, just untick the box that prompts you to do so or if you didn’t, go to Control Panel > Devices and Printers, right click on your preferred printer and select Set as default

In terms of the reboot, it is often necessary to do so after installs/repairs/re-installs as the process will put files and libraries in place that can’t be recognised until that reboot is done.
As annoying as it can be, it is best to do it to avoid any odd program issues you might get if you don’t.

Best Wishes
Neil

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From: John Hanson
Sent: Apr 8, 2021 at 7:35 AM
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Saving disgram to PDF

Lorna

Thanks – Ran the trouble-shooter on the PDF printer and it wants to make the PDF printer the default
Last thing I want! And I don’t want to keep changing the default printer

Checking the printers the FH PDF one wasn’t listed
So un-installed the printer from control panel (as recommended in the KB) and re-installed from the link there which still appears to be the current version of Nova
Works fine other than it wanting to get me to re-start my machine which is totally un-necessary and all now working
We will see how long for!

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 Lorna Craig via groups.io
Sent: 07 April 2021 23:40
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Saving disgram to PDF

 

This error crops up very occasionally, although I have not heard of it occurring with V7.   The FHUG Knowledge Base has a reference to it in this page https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/family-historian-installation-problems/#ftoc-heading-12  in the paragraph headed "Save As PDF File Output is Not Enabled" .  It looks as if this page has not yet been updated for V7 but hopefully one of the suggestions will work.

Lorna

On 07/04/2021 22:58, John Hanson wrote:

I am trying to save a diagram to a PDF file in FH7 (something that I have rarely done) and I keep getting a message to say that “PDF file output is not enabled” and there is no help button to say “how to enable”

I have searched high and low on every menu I can find and cannot see anywhere that will enable me to save to the file

 

Am I missing the obvious?

 

 



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Re: Saving disgram to PDF

John Hanson
 

Lorna

Thanks – Ran the trouble-shooter on the PDF printer and it wants to make the PDF printer the default
Last thing I want! And I don’t want to keep changing the default printer

Checking the printers the FH PDF one wasn’t listed
So un-installed the printer from control panel (as recommended in the KB) and re-installed from the link there which still appears to be the current version of Nova
Works fine other than it wanting to get me to re-start my machine which is totally un-necessary and all now working
We will see how long for!

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 Lorna Craig via groups.io
Sent: 07 April 2021 23:40
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Saving disgram to PDF

 

This error crops up very occasionally, although I have not heard of it occurring with V7.   The FHUG Knowledge Base has a reference to it in this page https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/family-historian-installation-problems/#ftoc-heading-12  in the paragraph headed "Save As PDF File Output is Not Enabled" .  It looks as if this page has not yet been updated for V7 but hopefully one of the suggestions will work.

Lorna

On 07/04/2021 22:58, John Hanson wrote:

I am trying to save a diagram to a PDF file in FH7 (something that I have rarely done) and I keep getting a message to say that “PDF file output is not enabled” and there is no help button to say “how to enable”

I have searched high and low on every menu I can find and cannot see anywhere that will enable me to save to the file

 

Am I missing the obvious?

 

 


Re: Import - multiple copes of media?

Lorna Craig
 

People who have reported problems which have been fixed in each new release are given an opportunity to test the 'fixes' first. So V7.0.4 has not yet been publicly released, but probably soon will be.

On 07/04/2021 22:59, Ron Chapman wrote:

I've tried to update the way recommended previously and the old way and it says I have the latest version 7.0.3.0!!


Re: Saving disgram to PDF

Lorna Craig
 

This error crops up very occasionally, although I have not heard of it occurring with V7.   The FHUG Knowledge Base has a reference to it in this page https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/family-historian-installation-problems/#ftoc-heading-12  in the paragraph headed "Save As PDF File Output is Not Enabled" .  It looks as if this page has not yet been updated for V7 but hopefully one of the suggestions will work.

Lorna

On 07/04/2021 22:58, John Hanson wrote:

I am trying to save a diagram to a PDF file in FH7 (something that I have rarely done) and I keep getting a message to say that “PDF file output is not enabled” and there is no help button to say “how to enable”

I have searched high and low on every menu I can find and cannot see anywhere that will enable me to save to the file

 

Am I missing the obvious?

 



Re: Import - multiple copes of media?

Ron Chapman
 

I've tried to update the way recommended previously and the old way and it says I have the latest version 7.0.3.0!!

Ron


On 06/04/2021 21:37, Sally Lloyd wrote:
Thanks Leslie,
I too had an email, yes great news!
I've now installed the update and its appears to work well with new imports. Although as you say it isn't going to help people who have already imported a gedcom, it won't work with existing projects.
Most impressed with how quickly they've sorted this out! 
Sally

On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 4:01 PM Leslie P <leslie@...> wrote:

Update - version 7.0.4.0 is the fix to the problem for new imports. I haven't tested it yet. That's GREAT news.

Now for the less great news:

"The fix only affects new imports. It doesn't correct the duplicate Media records in projects that have already been imported. We may create a plugin for this at some point, but I have no date for that if so."

That's from the email I got from FH support.


Saving disgram to PDF

John Hanson
 

I am trying to save a diagram to a PDF file in FH7 (something that I have rarely done) and I keep getting a message to say that “PDF file output is not enabled” and there is no help button to say “how to enable”

I have searched high and low on every menu I can find and cannot see anywhere that will enable me to save to the file

 

Am I missing the obvious?

 

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

 

 


Re: Coloured boxes in family trees

Lorna Craig
 

P.S. As you will see from the Help file, one of the uses of the mapper is to select all the boxes on a route, so that, for example, you can then format the colour, appearance and style of those particular boxes using the Override Box Feature Dialog.  I think this is what you want to do.

On 07/04/2021 19:53, Lorna Craig via groups.io wrote:

As you want to work forward from a common ancestor to that individual you don't need to mark the entire lineage, just the particular branch between the individual and that ancestor.  You can do this with the Family Connection Mapper.

With the diagram open, use Diagram>Family Connection Mapper then click the Help button in the small dialog box, to read the relevant section from the Help files which explains what can be done and how it can be used.

Lorna

On 07/04/2021 18:56, Roger Evans via groups.io wrote:
Is there any way I can trace back on an individuals "whole family Tree" within a family group sheet and colour only the boxes of the individuals direct lineage or do I have to do this manually and if so how?  I would like to work forward from a common ancestor to that individual'


Re: Coloured boxes in family trees

Lorna Craig
 

As you want to work forward from a common ancestor to that individual you don't need to mark the entire lineage, just the particular branch between the individual and that ancestor.  You can do this with the Family Connection Mapper.

With the diagram open, use Diagram>Family Connection Mapper then click the Help button in the small dialog box, to read the relevant section from the Help files which explains what can be done and how it can be used.

Lorna

On 07/04/2021 18:56, Roger Evans via groups.io wrote:
Is there any way I can trace back on an individuals "whole family Tree" within a family group sheet and colour only the boxes of the individuals direct lineage or do I have to do this manually and if so how?  I would like to work forward from a common ancestor to that individual'


Re: Media sources

Don McQuade
 

I am familiar with adding images to source records such as birth certificates.

For the occasional photo which is not from my collection I have just added the source in the Note field as suggested.
I now have a collection of photos of individuals which I have received from a cousin and feel it would be better to create a Source and link the photos to that rather than do individual Notes for each photo.
I feel the advantage of this is that I will be have all the photos listed on the Media tab of the Source for future reference.

Like so many other aspects of FH I suppose it comes down to individual preference as long as the job gets done.

Don


Coloured boxes in family trees

Roger Evans
 

Is there any way I can trace back on an individuals "whole family Tree" within a family group sheet and colour only the boxes of the individuals direct lineage or do I have to do this manually and if so how?  I would like to work forward from a common ancestor to that individual'


Re: Default Project after update.

Neil Grantham
 

Ditto Mike

I had left it to simmer for a while.
Not a world changer, just a little annoying!

Best Wishes
Neil

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From: Mike Tate
Sent: Apr 7, 2021 at 4:43 PM
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Default Project after update.

Yes, I think FH V7 installations have done that all along.

I hadn’t reported it as there seemed to be too many more urgent matters, but now should be OK.

Maybe other settings are getting reset too, but as installation happens rarely, it is not easy to tell.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Neil Grantham via groups.io
Sent: 07 April 2021 16:30
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Default Project after update.

 

Dear all

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed that after an update your default project setting is lost.
I reported this to Calico and they have acknowledged that they weren’t aware this happened and are investigating.

I may be wrong but I think I’ve always experienced this and thought I’d report it as a request as a nicety to not have to change it after each update.

Best Wishes
Neil

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Re: Default Project after update.

Mike Tate
 

Yes, I think FH V7 installations have done that all along.

I hadn’t reported it as there seemed to be too many more urgent matters, but now should be OK.

Maybe other settings are getting reset too, but as installation happens rarely, it is not easy to tell.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Neil Grantham via groups.io
Sent: 07 April 2021 16:30
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Default Project after update.

 

Dear all

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed that after an update your default project setting is lost.
I reported this to Calico and they have acknowledged that they weren’t aware this happened and are investigating.

I may be wrong but I think I’ve always experienced this and thought I’d report it as a request as a nicety to not have to change it after each update.

Best Wishes
Neil

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Default Project after update.

Neil Grantham
 

Dear all

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed that after an update your default project setting is lost.
I reported this to Calico and they have acknowledged that they weren’t aware this happened and are investigating.

I may be wrong but I think I’ve always experienced this and thought I’d report it as a request as a nicety to not have to change it after each update.

Best Wishes
Neil

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Using FH 7 & AS 7
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Re: FInding an individual on a diagram

Trevor Rix
 

Ditto to Lorna's comments.


Re: FInding an individual on a diagram

Neil Grantham
 

Yes the Focus window.
I’ve used FH since v5 and previously TMG, Legacy and one or 2 others where the default view was similar, so it’s my personal preference.

Best Wishes
Neil

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From: Lorna Craig via groups.io
Sent: Apr 7, 2021 at 2:44 PM
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] FInding an individual on a diagram

Actually Neil, the Focus Window (which I guess is what you mean by the 'family page') was not introduced into FH until about V4 (as far as I remember), so traditionally it didn't use the family page approach at all!   Many of us who started using FH with earlier versions were attracted to it because of its dynamic diagrams, and I, like Adrian and many others, still use diagram based editing, using the drag-and-drop method to add new individuals.  I have FH set to open on the Records window, and hardly ever use the Focus window at all.

Like Adrian, I create diagrams of whichever family groups I am working on.  (A single huge diagram is out of the question when you have thousands of individuals in your file.)

Lorna

On 07/04/2021 12:29, Neil Grantham via groups.io wrote:

.......I’m just used to using the program model that traditionally uses the family page approach like FH.







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Re: FInding an individual on a diagram

Lorna Craig
 

Actually Neil, the Focus Window (which I guess is what you mean by the 'family page') was not introduced into FH until about V4 (as far as I remember), so traditionally it didn't use the family page approach at all!   Many of us who started using FH with earlier versions were attracted to it because of its dynamic diagrams, and I, like Adrian and many others, still use diagram based editing, using the drag-and-drop method to add new individuals.  I have FH set to open on the Records window, and hardly ever use the Focus window at all.

Like Adrian, I create diagrams of whichever family groups I am working on.  (A single huge diagram is out of the question when you have thousands of individuals in your file.)

Lorna

On 07/04/2021 12:29, Neil Grantham via groups.io wrote:

.......I’m just used to using the program model that traditionally uses the family page approach like FH.

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