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FH7 stand alone

Kath Liddell
 

I have paid for and downloaded a full version of FH7, not the upgrade, thinking I would be able to install on my computer without affecting the original version FH6.2.7. On a second laptop, on installation, the program detects the previous version and overwrites without providing an option to preserve FH6.

I would like to install FH7 as a pristine version without affecting my FH6 system and then perhaps import the FH6 gedcom later. Is it possible to do that?

What would happen if I unstinstall FH6, then install FH7, then re-install FH6 as well ? I'm guessing that would create carnage. Am I missing something?

Kath


Creating a Book

mofus31@...
 

just upgraded from 6 to 7.Creating a BOOK
1)can I create 1 book from 2 or more diff Projects
2) on Text page can you  copy & paste a document from a File or Word document
3) how put a photo on a page , large photo only

many thanks Alan Hillier


Export Gedcom / FH7 problem?

Andrew Kemp
 

Hi,

I am experiencing an issue with producing a gedcom of my FH file via Export Gedcom plugin for export to my TNG website since upgrading to FH v7.

The same gedcom successfully exported via Export Gedcom plugin under FH v6, however now since upgrading to v7 I am experiencing an "out of memory" issue. I have checked and upgraded to the latest Export Gedcom plugin v4.1, however that has not solved the problem.

My FH file is quite large, approximately 465K individuals &  140K families if that is relevant.


Below is the error message produced (if this helps):

[string "C:\ProgramData\Calico Pie\Family Historian\Pl..."]:4343: not enough memory for buffer allocation
stack traceback:
[C]: in function 'string.gsub'
[string "C:\ProgramData\Calico Pie\Family Historian\Pl..."]:4343: in upvalue 'doPrune'
[string "C:\ProgramData\Calico Pie\Family Historian\Pl..."]:8435: in local 'useRules'
[string "C:\ProgramData\Calico Pie\Family Historian\Pl..."]:9488: in function 'ExportGedcom'
[string "C:\ProgramData\Calico Pie\Family Historian\Pl..."]:9199: in function <[string "C:\ProgramData\Calico Pie\Family Historian\Pl..."]:9189>
(...tail calls...)
[C]: in function 'iuplua.MainLoop'
[string "C:\ProgramData\Calico Pie\Family Historian\Pl..."]:2494: in field 'ShowDialogue'
[string "C:\ProgramData\Calico Pie\Family Historian\Pl..."]:9370: in function 'GUI_MainDialogue'
[string "C:\ProgramData\Calico Pie\Family Historian\Pl..."]:9546: in main chunk

Any ideas please? I would like to update my website before the end of the year. 
Thanks.

Regards,
Andrew


Re: Finding Specific Dates

Mike Tate
 

Yes, there are many ways that and other options can be exercised.

Checkout the FH standard Fact Queries like All Facts.

See the Knowledge Base for loads of advice…

https://fhug.org.uk/kb/kb-article/an-overview-of-queries/

Look under Sorting a Fact Query on Owner Surname

Also, the Downloads for Fact Queries has many examples.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Horridge via groups.io
Sent: 16 December 2020 12:20
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Finding Specific Dates

 

Mike

Once I realised I had to change the Query type to a "Fact" query, I managed to get a list of events with that date so thanks for that.  I've also got it working with a Parameter box so I can easily check any data I like.

However, I cannot seem to see a way of displaying the relevant individual in a Column that the event "happened" to.  If I click on one of the results it takes me to the relevant Individual's Property box but none of the Query "Column" fields seem to offer a way of identifying the person in the result set.  Can this be done ??

Many thanks

Brian


On 16/12/2020 10:28, Mike Tate wrote:

You must use a Fact Query with Row filter =GetDisplayText(%FACT.DATE%, MIN) begins with 25 Dec

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Horridge via groups.io
Sent: 16 December 2020 09:46
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Finding Specific Dates

 

Hi

Out of curiosity, I wanted to see how many people in my database had an "event" on 25 December (no specific year).  I tried to use the "Contains Text" query but that only looks at data fields that are defined as Text fields.

Is there an equivalent that will look at any Date field.  I can do it in the raw Gedcom file if opened in a text editor and using "Find" but it would be nice to be able to do it with FH.

Many thanks

Brian

 

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"How to" List the B-only descendants from the A+B union (aka the 'right join')

Lester Gilbert
 

The narrative report of descendants (FH7) for our "lone" ancestor (6 generations ago, refugee from Lithuania, let's call him A) has gone down a storm with the surviving relatives (smile), showing around 100 descendants.  A married B, and now the A tribe wants to know all about the B tribe.  Must be something to do with the approaching Auld Lang Syne season...  Generating that report results in a repetitive overlap of around 70 descendants they've already read about.

How do I generate a narrative report of Bs that omits all A-connected descendants, please?  In database terms, it's a right join, being that part of the union of A and B which has no As.  Many thanks!


Re: Media path length

Mike Tate
 

Thank you Graham.

There are many ways to determine path length, but Dave wants to use a custom Query to perform the check.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of graham.kent872@...
Sent: 16 December 2020 23:58
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Media path length

 

Dave,

The "preceeding path" can be found on the "Work with External File Links Dialog" (Main menu bar - Tools - External File Links).

Once you have that, look for you "Data" folder (named similar to "Family Historian Sample Project.fh_data"), then follow the directory to one of the long files. With Windows 10, you can click on the name of the folder in which your file sits and select "Copy address as text".

Once that is done, open Notepad and past in the full filename and directory path (ie just click paste). Now, look at the bottom line in Notepad and you will see "Ln1, Col XXX" where XXX is the length of the text + 1.

Hope this helps :)


Re: Media path length

Graham Kent
 

Dave,

The "preceeding path" can be found on the "Work with External File Links Dialog" (Main menu bar - Tools - External File Links).

Once you have that, look for you "Data" folder (named similar to "Family Historian Sample Project.fh_data"), then follow the directory to one of the long files. With Windows 10, you can click on the name of the folder in which your file sits and select "Copy address as text".

Once that is done, open Notepad and past in the full filename and directory path (ie just click paste). Now, look at the bottom line in Notepad and you will see "Ln1, Col XXX" where XXX is the length of the text + 1.

Hope this helps :)


Re: Opening default program

pc45family@...
 

Thank you. I knew it had to be easy but couldn't find it in help.


Re: Opening default program

Graham Kent
 

Go to Tools > Preferences > Startup   and untick the first of the "Startup actions ...".

Hope this helps


Re: Opening default program

colevalleygirl@colevalleygirl.co.uk
 

Tools > Preferences > Startup and untick Display the Last-User Focus Person in the Focus Window.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of pc45family@...
Sent: 16 December 2020 15:32
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Opening default program

 

In v6, when I opened the default project, it opened at the root person. In v7 it opens at the person last viewed.  Is there any way to change this please?

_._,_._,_


Re: map function

Robert Jordan
 

Thanks Lorna Have followed your advice and it now works
Rob Jordan

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On Tue, 15 Dec 2020 at 17:49, Lorna Craig via groups.io <l.m.craig=ntlworld.com@groups.io> wrote:

The mapping function is not perfect but map markers can be adjusted easily.  Keep the correct spelling but manually move the marker. You can do this by clicking the 'Drag' icon at the right hand end of the map window toolbar.

It's a good idea to use Tools>Preferences>Map Window and set 'Mark Auto-geocodes as Tentative if:' to Always. Also tick 'Block Refresh for Non-tentative Geocodes'.  Then any geocodes you change manually will not be accidentally upset by any future auto geocoding.

Lorna

On 15/12/2020 17:27, Robert Jordan wrote:
There seems to be an issue with the Map function in Version 7.
I entered a custom fact "Occupational event" which took place in Banjul, The Gambia. Inadvertantly I mistyped Banjul as Banjol and the  marker on the map correctly showed immediately above Banjul. However when I corrected the spelling the marker jumped about 50 miles to the east!
I now have to decide whether to leave the inaccurate spelling to show the map as correct or to put the correct spelling and have  the map to show incorrectly. Either way it does suggest that there is something wrong with the map function and does leave open the question as to how reliable the map function is

R A Jordan


Opening default program

pc45family@...
 

In v6, when I opened the default project, it opened at the root person. In v7 it opens at the person last viewed.  Is there any way to change this please?


Re: HF v7 with CrossOver on Mac

Nicola Byrnes
 

Thanks Lorna and ColeValleyGirl. I’ll just have to be patient then…!

Nicola

On 16 Dec 2020, at 12:58, Lorna Craig via groups.io <l.m.craig@...> wrote:

There are some known issues with Crossover,  See this topic in the FHUG forums:

https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=18285

 

One of the messages there says that Calico Pie (authors of Family Historian) have said that Codeweavers (providers of Crossover) are working on issues now that FH V7 has been released.  Prior to public release Codeweavers did not have access to V7 to test it.

 

Lprna

 

From: Nicola Byrnes
Sent: 16 December 2020 12:45
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] HF v7 with CrossOver on Mac

 

Like Geoff, I have previously run FH successfully on my Mac with Crossover. However, when trying to create a narrative report on V7, the preview document appears as completely black with a white border. I tried to change the background colour in ‘format’ but there is no option for that, apparently, and if I try to change the font colour (in case that is the problem) Crossover closes FH with an error message (or, as this morning, I had to force quit).

 

Any advice would be welcome please.

 

Nicola



On 12 Dec 2020, at 18:15, Geoff Culbertson via groups.io <glio.gen@...> wrote:

 

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?

 


 

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Re: HF v7 with CrossOver on Mac

Lorna Craig
 

There are some known issues with Crossover,  See this topic in the FHUG forums:

https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=18285

 

One of the messages there says that Calico Pie (authors of Family Historian) have said that Codeweavers (providers of Crossover) are working on issues now that FH V7 has been released.  Prior to public release Codeweavers did not have access to V7 to test it.

 

Lprna

 

From: Nicola Byrnes
Sent: 16 December 2020 12:45
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] HF v7 with CrossOver on Mac

 

Like Geoff, I have previously run FH successfully on my Mac with Crossover. However, when trying to create a narrative report on V7, the preview document appears as completely black with a white border. I tried to change the background colour in ‘format’ but there is no option for that, apparently, and if I try to change the font colour (in case that is the problem) Crossover closes FH with an error message (or, as this morning, I had to force quit).

 

Any advice would be welcome please.

 

Nicola



On 12 Dec 2020, at 18:15, Geoff Culbertson via groups.io <glio.gen@...> wrote:

 

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: HF v7 with CrossOver on Mac

colevalleygirl@colevalleygirl.co.uk
 

Not what you want to hear but see https://fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=18285

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Nicola Byrnes
Sent: 16 December 2020 12:45
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] HF v7 with CrossOver on Mac

 

Like Geoff, I have previously run FH successfully on my Mac with Crossover. However, when trying to create a narrative report on V7, the preview document appears as completely black with a white border. I tried to change the background colour in ‘format’ but there is no option for that, apparently, and if I try to change the font colour (in case that is the problem) Crossover closes FH with an error message (or, as this morning, I had to force quit).

 

Any advice would be welcome please.

 

Nicola



On 12 Dec 2020, at 18:15, Geoff Culbertson via groups.io <glio.gen@...> wrote:

 

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: HF v7 with CrossOver on Mac

Nicola Byrnes
 

Like Geoff, I have previously run FH successfully on my Mac with Crossover. However, when trying to create a narrative report on V7, the preview document appears as completely black with a white border. I tried to change the background colour in ‘format’ but there is no option for that, apparently, and if I try to change the font colour (in case that is the problem) Crossover closes FH with an error message (or, as this morning, I had to force quit).

Any advice would be welcome please.

Nicola

On 12 Dec 2020, at 18:15, Geoff Culbertson via groups.io <glio.gen@...> wrote:

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: Finding Specific Dates

Brian Horridge
 

Mike

Once I realised I had to change the Query type to a "Fact" query, I managed to get a list of events with that date so thanks for that.  I've also got it working with a Parameter box so I can easily check any data I like.

However, I cannot seem to see a way of displaying the relevant individual in a Column that the event "happened" to.  If I click on one of the results it takes me to the relevant Individual's Property box but none of the Query "Column" fields seem to offer a way of identifying the person in the result set.  Can this be done ??

Many thanks

Brian



On 16/12/2020 10:28, Mike Tate wrote:

You must use a Fact Query with Row filter =GetDisplayText(%FACT.DATE%, MIN) begins with 25 Dec

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Horridge via groups.io
Sent: 16 December 2020 09:46
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Finding Specific Dates

 

Hi

Out of curiosity, I wanted to see how many people in my database had an "event" on 25 December (no specific year).  I tried to use the "Contains Text" query but that only looks at data fields that are defined as Text fields.

Is there an equivalent that will look at any Date field.  I can do it in the raw Gedcom file if opened in a text editor and using "Find" but it would be nice to be able to do it with FH.

Many thanks

Brian


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: map function

Graham Kent
 

To quote from the Help file (Preferences Dialogue: Map Window) -

"If enabled, whenever a place is displayed in the Map Window, Family Historian will attempt to automatically determine its latitude and longitude, if this information is not already held for the Place record in question.   Automatic geocoding requires an Internet connection, and uses an Internet geocoding service provided by Edina."

I understand that to mean that it is NOT Family Historian (V6 or V7) itself that determines the map placement but Edina.

Later it suggests that a 2 figure Country Code code (quote "See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1 for a list of possible 2-character country codes.") may be used and, I believe, help resolve these issues.

Hope this helps :)


Re: Finding Specific Dates

Mike Tate
 

You must use a Fact Query with Row filter =GetDisplayText(%FACT.DATE%, MIN) begins with 25 Dec

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Horridge via groups.io
Sent: 16 December 2020 09:46
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: [family-historian] Finding Specific Dates

 

Hi

Out of curiosity, I wanted to see how many people in my database had an "event" on 25 December (no specific year).  I tried to use the "Contains Text" query but that only looks at data fields that are defined as Text fields.

Is there an equivalent that will look at any Date field.  I can do it in the raw Gedcom file if opened in a text editor and using "Find" but it would be nice to be able to do it with FH.

Many thanks

Brian


Finding Specific Dates

Brian Horridge
 

Hi

Out of curiosity, I wanted to see how many people in my database had an "event" on 25 December (no specific year).  I tried to use the "Contains Text" query but that only looks at data fields that are defined as Text fields.

Is there an equivalent that will look at any Date field.  I can do it in the raw Gedcom file if opened in a text editor and using "Find" but it would be nice to be able to do it with FH.

Many thanks

Brian

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