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#1 DoninRiver

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 01:30 PM

If I copy, paste and rename a RootsMagic source template and change something, does it become a Free Form Template?

 

If I copy, paste and rename rename a RootsMagic source template and do not change anything, does it become a Free Form Template?

 

If I copy the elements of a RootsMagic source template into a Free Form Template, does the resulting source template remain a Free Form Template?

 

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#2 bgellisshapiro

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 02:47 PM

A free form template has no elements.  It is basically just a space where you type in the text you want.

 

Copying one of the RM templates does not turn the copy into a free form template.  It gives you a template that is similar to the original, but allows you to modify it to your specifications.

 

If you copy the elements of an RM template into a free form template, what you will probably see is the coding used in the original template.



#3 TomH

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 02:59 PM

The copy of a source template is identical to the original except for the name until you modify it.

You cannot copy the elements of a source template into the Free Form template. It is hard-coded and uneditable.

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#4 Jerry Bryan

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:07 PM

It's not relevant to the question of copying a source template, but the Free Form source template has two elements - Footnote and Page. The Footnote element is a part of the Master Source and the Page element is a part of the Source Details. The Page element doesn't literally have to contain a page number. It can contain any text you wish. If the page number is omitted, you simply include a complete footnote sentence of your choice in the Footnote element.

 

There is a built-in and unchangeable sentence template that acts as follows.

[Footnote]<, [Page]>.

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#5 DoninRiver

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:24 PM

Thank you

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