Alternate Name/Sidebar Index
Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:41 AM
Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:48 PM
If I add the Alt Name fact to the Add Person window, it looks like the date is the only field added, so of course that wouldn't show up in the name index.
Then, you cannot edit THAT Alt name except to change the date.
But you can add a regular Alt Name fact and enter data in all the fields.
SO, for now, you cannot add the ALT Name fact to the add Person window with any hope of it working.
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I do not get a description field, that field is not enabled to begin with, although the fact can be edited to allow it's use.
Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:58 PM
I added a new person and customized the Add new person screen to include the Alternate name fact.
On the Add new person screen is has these boxes:
Type the name in the Alternate name box.
On the Edit person screen, highlight the Alternate name fact. The right pane has entry boxes for a regular fact not the usual Alternate name fact screen. The name that was typed in on the Add new person screen is entered in the Description box.
The fact sentence is the Alternate fact default sentence and is printed in the Narrative report. The fact is printed in an Individual Summary report and a Family Group Sheet.
I selected the Alternate name fact on the Fact list report and then searched for the person's surname. The Alternate name fact from the Add new person screen was not printed although the count of person's found was correct.
The Alternate name fact should either be blocked from being added to the Add new person screen or the entry field on that screen should be the fields that the Alternate name fact has when added on the Edit person screen and be added to the Edit person screen with those fields.
All we can do is not add the Alternate name fact on the Add new person screen. Just add it on the Edit person screen.
Alfred, you beat me this time. The Hmmm! was not copycatting you as I forgot to check for any new postings before I posted.
The following was overheard at a recent high society party...
"My ancestry goes all the way back to Alexander the Great," said one lady. She then turned to a second woman and asked, "How far does your family go back?"
"I don't know," was the reply. "All of our records were lost in the flood."
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:58 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:29 AM
Herman du Plooy
Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:26 AM
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:18 AM