Sentence Template for Cause of Death
Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:22 PM
Currently, the template reads,
[person] died< [Desc]>< [Date]>< [person:Age]>< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>.
which means, unless we manually go in and change the template, we have to enter "of" before the cause of death.
Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:15 AM
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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:42 AM
Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:39 PM
I'm not sure if I always use proper grammar, but I use the word "from" a lot instead of "of", i.e. "from a car accident", it sounds wrong to me to say "of a car accident". So, I think letting people personalize their descriptions really is best.
Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:48 PM
Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:50 PM
Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:14 PM
Posted 28 May 2014 - 11:00 PM
I am a new user having just switched from Legacy after 10 years. I found most of my sentences with a cause of death to be awkwardly worded so modified/added a second sentence to the template as follows:
[person] died< [Date]>< [person:Age]>< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>.<?[Desc]| The cause of death was [Desc].>
This has solved the issue for me.
Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:57 AM
And, working from obituaries, I have number of people described as dying "at home" and have used that as part of my description. Don't need "of" for those situations, either.
I enter "home" or "at home" or some variation thereof in the Place Details field. It reads just fine. The "home" or "at home" phrases in the Place Details field make sense to me because that's the same place I would put the hospital name for a hospital birth or death.
(P.S. I will grant you that "home" or "at home" doesn't geocode very well. Even if I manually geocode such things, the same "home" or "at home" type of phrase as a Place Detail could apply to multiple and totally different locations. But I really don't have much interest in geocoding Place Details. I prefer to place GPS coordinates for things like individual grave sites into fact notes. I tend to think of RM's geocoding as metadata that won't transfer into third party software very well, whereas fact notes tend to transfer somewhat better into third party software. Plus, fact notes can be included in RM's narrative reports.)