I have been pondering making things simple for myself. I love the idea of fact notes and the research notes report in sources but sometimes it feels like duplicated work. Let me explain.
When I enter information for a person it is by no means perfectly put together to print out in a family history book (for all to see). When all is "done" it will all be saved as a Word Document and revised to it's final form.
I like the idea of running a research notes report for individual people, so I can see extracted information from the source document. But in reality, that same information can be found in the fact notes printed out on the Individual Summary Report. Is there a benefit to only entering the source for each fact (without detail text within the source) and then any detail text you would have entered, only putting it in the fact note instead?
Ex. Birth certificate states: Kimberly Drayton, b. 28 August 1969, Lubbock, Texas. Mother- Linda, Father- William.
I enter this information in the detail text of the source but then I also would enter it in the fact note. If I print a Research Note Report and the individual summary report, they will have the exact same information.
If I enter a fact note and detail text, the way my brain functions (and I tend to be a perfectionist) it will basically be the same information. Just trying not to duplicate work. (and justify to myself that I don't need to use every aspect of this amazing software!)
I'm looking for any ideas or ways everyone else uses the fact notes vs. detail text. I know it's what best suits me but that seems to be the problem - not sure what will best suit. Helps to know what others do.