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Offline Last Active Oct 03 2012 08:07 PM

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Personal Photo Question

03 October 2012 - 08:01 PM

Ref: My other Post on suggested defaults

I have created a .jpg "photo" called "Need Photo" for individuals where actual photos are not available.

Is there a limit to how many times this one .jpg photo can be used? As I place "Need Photo" into an individual's "photo slot" (perhaps dozens of times in any one database), I find that sometimes the "Need Photo" takes, and sometimes it doesn't. I have tried backing up at regular intervals, and sometimes it keeps all duplicate "Need Photo"s, but sometimes it doesn't. It gets very frustrating not knowing if my work is saved or not.



03 October 2012 - 07:43 PM

I suggest some new defaults be added as "switches" that can be turned on/off as desired.

First option: a default personal photo that says "Need Photo"
Second option: a default that says "Need Date" and "Need Place, City & State" for (as a minimum) Birth, Marriage and Death dates and places.

Reason: When (appropriate) charts are printed (paper or electronic) and sent to realtives to "fill in the missing blanks", it is AMAZING what is not provided, unless you specifically point out every last thing you need (even when you tell them specifically in the mail or message you're sending them). Visual prompts will yield better results.


23 April 2012 - 08:02 AM

I have exported GEDCOM files to others, but they had no luck in importing the GEDCOM. I believe both recipients are using PAF. Any suggestions?