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#21 TomH

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:00 PM

If you plan to publish, you should also look at how the Place Index in reports comes out with these alternatives. The convention is that the last element in the Place field should be the highest level geographically, e.g., country. You will understand that to structure the Index sensibly requires that the Place field be structured/used consistently. You are probably safest to work on customising the event sentence where needed on the Edit Person screen and using Place and Place Details as intended to best advantage with the way RM works.

Note that the custom sentence is used only within RM and, at this unique level, need not even use the event variables, i.e., a static sentence unaffected by changes in these fields. You can type anything you want to come out in the narrative reports and do not have to be boxed in by the way you might want the Description field to export, you can substitute vernacular for a Place Name, e.g., "T.O." for "Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada".

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#22 Laura

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:43 PM

The default fact sentence should make sense as a sentence for all person's that have that fact linked.

Customizing the sentence on the Edit person screen allows us to make the sentence for that fact more personal for that person so the narrative doesn't read as canned as just using the fact default sentence does. Sometimes customizing a sentence is needed depending on what or how data is entered in the fact fields for that person's fact to make it read better than the default sentence.

It isn't necessary to change every fact default sentence to < in [Place:plain]>. RM automatically adds that prefix to the sentence before the place when it is appropriate.