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#1 jcdrootsmagic

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:45 AM

In the Place List screen there is an option to delete places, but not to add a place. Is there a straight forward way to do this? I see on this same screen that RM5 has the capability to handle unused places.

A backdoor way I have found to enter a to-be-used-later place is to add a dummy fact, enter the place data, save the fact, and then immediately delete the fact. The place will remain in the database as unused.

#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:39 PM

Your backdoor way is really the only way to add a new place. A place needs be linked to a fact otherwise it becomes a "unused place". If you GEDCOM or drag n' drop your database the unused places will not come with it.
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#3 Vyger

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:04 AM

If you GEDCOM or drag n' drop your database the unused places will not come with it.

A small correction, if the place has been geocoded it will transfer by gedcom even if there are no individuals.

Sometimes I use dummy facts, sometimes dummy individuals as placeholders, they can easily be deleted later.

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#4 Glenn

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 06:05 PM

Sometimes I use dummy facts, sometimes dummy individuals as placeholders, they can easily be deleted later.

Dummy indiv: Charlie McCarthy :lol:
Dummy fact: Slow witted
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