[SOLVED] I have added a newspaper article source citation using the Newspaper, Online Images template. All was well, and I can see the right-hand column being filled in with text as I fill in the fields. I then clicked OK and Close. That took me back to my person screen. I then discovered that I had to customize the fact sentence for this fact. So I looked over the 2 help documents ("Sentence Template Language" and "Using Sentence Templates") and thought I understood it - seemed simple enough. I also looked at the syntax of the existing Newspapers, Online Images template. I used the fields shown in that template, and did it according to the instructions in the 2 help files. But it isn't working for me. Here's what I have constructed now:
[Date:DayofWeek:Commas], an article entitled "" appeared in <i>[Newspaper]</i> [Place].
"On Saturday, 6 February, 1886, an article entitled "" appeared in <i>[Newspaper]</i> [Place]."
My intent was to draw the field entries from the citation itself into the sentence, but legitimate fields [Newspaper] and [Place] don't work. Turns out [Place] pulls a location that's entered into the right side when I highlight the newspaper article "row" on the left in the basic Edit Person screen. That's not what I want, of course.
I probably will want to expand the sentence when I understand what is going on.
My conclusion is that I'm missing something obvious - of course, because it is not working. It seems to me that this should have worked...so I need some advice and hand-holding. Please.
Many thanks in advance.