Fact - Copy & Paste (replicating)
Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:22 AM
One of the features I was hoping might be in RM6 is a way to "copy & paste" a fact from one person to others. For example, if I set the Residence fact for 1 person (with the associated sources and MM), can I assign that fact to others without having to re-enter the fact data and sources?
Another example would be with mtDNA test results. As a male, I would share the same test results along my direct maternal ancestry line. Creating that DNA fact once and being able to replicate it along that maternal line would be very useful and save a lot of data entry time.
Interestingly enough, Ancestry has a way of identifying Y-DNA & mtDNA results along ancestral lines on their user's family trees. This may something the RM might want to consider adding to RM6+...
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:00 AM
To share a fact, select the fact and click on the Share button. You can then select any number of people who share the same fact. Be sure to assign them an appropriate role for the fact and to incolude template text for that role if you want the text to print in narrative reports. One of the current limitations of shared facts is that they don't appear in the Individual Summary of Family Group Sheet reports, although they will show up in Narrative Reports if you have template text defined for the chosen relationship. The report problem is well known and will hopefully be fixed in a future release.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:44 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:15 AM
This has been reported and discussed in these forums for a long time and I am not sure whether it is acknolwedged to be a bug, a missing enhancement or something that is never going to be addressed.
The ability to totally copy and paste any type of event from one individual to another would be a major boon - but this request has been outstanding for many, many years and across many releases of the product.
Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:03 PM
Fact copy/paste has been on the Wish List for probably 5 years. I know I have requested it several times and I'm sure it was requested by many, many users before I started using RootsMagic (2006). I still use RM3, but will gladly updade to any version of RM that actually incorporates this feature. Until then, I'll stick with a version that works and is largely bug-free.
Fact copy/paste is on the Wish List.
Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:16 PM
I remember a pattern like this developing last year around the same time and as we know now there never was that wished for next v5 update. Therefore I am not sure if we will see a version 6.2 so we may well be looking at version 7 for some of these wishes. If the company plan has returned to yearly version releases, which I have no problem with, then it would be fair to assume that H2 would be almost reserved for that development.
I would almost hope that the company has returned to the yearly version updates as at least there is a drive towards significant new feature releases rather than fixes to existing features. That being said those small ongoing niggles really need not to be forgotten about as they do bring negativity to the program through these boards.
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