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#1 n4ehv

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:47 PM

How would I go about transfering Alt names to Nick names. I have about 600+ names and want to get the done without entering them one at a time.

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 01:46 AM

I suppose you could make the changes in a gedcom, but for this, I think that would be way more complicated and error prone than just making the change one by one in RM3.

If you do it all from RM3 Explorer, it will go faster.

Click on Find and search for Alternate name is not blank.

Double click on the person's name in the upper right pane to open the Edit person screen.

Click on the Alternate name fact and copy the part of the name you want for the nickname.

Close that fact and paste the nickname in the nickname part of the person's name.

Delete the Alternate name, if desired.

Close the Edit person screen.

Go to the Next person with an Alternate name using the Next button.

When you are ready to stop for awhile, select the next person to be changed on the RM Explorer screen to go to a main screen. Bookmark that person.

When you come back, reenter your search in Find. Cancel the Explorer screen. Go to your Bookmarked person and reopen Explorer. This person will be your starting point.

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#3 n4ehv

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:40 PM


the gedcom will not work either has the alt name doesn't stand out.

1 NAME Merlin Magalvist /BRYANT/
2 GIVN Merlin Magalvist
2 SURN BRYANT
1 NAME Friday //
2 GIVN Friday

Friday is my grandfather's nick name it imported as an alt name.
with over 960 alt names it would take forever.

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QUOTE(Laura @ Jun 14 2009, 03:46 AM) View Post

I suppose you could make the changes in a gedcom, but for this, I think that would be way more complicated and error prone than just making the change one by one in RM3.

If you do it all from RM3 Explorer, it will go faster.

Click on Find and search for Alternate name is not blank.

Double click on the person's name in the upper right pane to open the Edit person screen.

Click on the Alternate name fact and copy the part of the name you want for the nickname.

Close that fact and paste the nickname in the nickname part of the person's name.

Delete the Alternate name, if desired.

Close the Edit person screen.

Go to the Next person with an Alternate name using the Next button.

When you are ready to stop for awhile, select the next person to be changed on the RM Explorer screen to go to a main screen. Bookmark that person.

When you come back, reenter your search in Find. Cancel the Explorer screen. Go to your Bookmarked person and reopen Explorer. This person will be your starting point.

Laura