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#1 Herb Clark

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:55 AM

It appears the last 3 lines of the Fact List for creating and editing Facts from RM3 did not make it to RM4.

"Tell RootsMagic how to write a sentence for this fact type (click help for example)

Line for input....Data fields selector

Display of how sentence will look."

You can go to RM3, create a new fact, copy and past the new code displayed into RM4 and it appear to work. Not comfortable that fields are relating to correct RM4 fields.

Don't recommend this.


#2 bienia

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 07:49 AM

QUOTE(Herb Clark @ May 28 2009, 08:55 AM)  

It appears the last 3 lines of the Fact List for creating and editing Facts from RM3 did not make it to RM4.

"Tell RootsMagic how to write a sentence for this fact type (click help for example)

Line for input....Data fields selector

Display of how sentence will look."
Can you be more specific? I'm not sure what you are referring to.

If you were referring to the "Data fields selector", there is no equivalent in RM4. RM4 includes more powerful commands to create sentence templates, making the field selector superfluous.

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You can go to RM3, create a new fact, copy and past the new code displayed into RM4 and it appear to work. Not comfortable that fields are relating to correct RM4 fields.

Don't recommend this.
Neither would I. RM4 made some fundamental changes to the template language so the RM3 form of variables is no longer vaild.

In RM3 you would enter the date variable as <date> using the < > to tell RM3 that what was enclosed was a variable. In RM4, the equivalent of that variable is [date] using square brackets [ ]. Angle brackets < > in RM4 indicate a conditional statement, and tell RM4 that if there is a valid statement within the < > to display it, otherwise don't display it. Thus < [date]> tells RM4 that if there is data in the date field, display a "space" then display the contents of the date field.

If you copy an RM3 sentence template to RM4, RM4 would interpret the < > to mean conditional, and since there are no variables, only text, the text would be displayed as is.
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#3 RootsMagician

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:10 AM

That is on the right side under every single fact edit screen. Did you shrink the height of your edit screen to cut it off?
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:26 AM

Following the RootsMagician's hint:

In RM3, there was only one fact sentence, so everything was on those three lines.

In RM4, each fact can have numerous sentences. The main fact sentence (equivalent to the RM3 sentence) is assigned to the Principal. If you click on Principal, the Edit role, you will see the role name and the sentence template that you can edit if you choose. In many fact types, you will also see a Witness role or other roles, scu as Doctor or Minister. Each of these roles also have their own role sentence.

There is no preview of the fact sentence in this window in RM4.

In RM4, the preview appears in two other places. The first is at the bottom of the live-edit fact pane at the right of the Edit Person window. (In RM3 you had to click Edit Fact to see this information.) The second in the Customize Sentence window after you click on Customize Sentence link in the fact edit pane.
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