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In Topic: Obituary/Newspaper item source

18 May 2020 - 10:10 AM

Q1: the designer of the template chose to lump all editions of a given newspaper under one Master Source. He's a lumper...


OK, so maybe then it's just a preference thing - thanks for pointing that out.

In Topic: Obituary/Newspaper item source

17 May 2020 - 08:53 PM

It's a bit worse: the Footnote Template does not have angle brackets where you might expect them; here is the format:

[ItemID], <i>[Newspaper]</i>< /[[TranslatedName]/]>, [PubPlace], [Date]<, [Details]><. [Annotation]>.


So my use of this template generated a literal footnote as follows:

1. [ItemID], Toronto Star, Toronto, Ontario, 29 September 2008, [Details]. [Annotation].


Seems like a big mistake for the standard template to not use angle brackets around ItemID.

Also, although there are angle brackets around Details and Annotation. they still showed up in the actual footnote as noted above - why??


EDIT: When I modified (a copy of) the source template to add angle brackets around "[ItemID]", the report generated after that no longer included "[Details]" nor "[Annotation]". Strange.

In Topic: Can't edit source

17 May 2020 - 06:00 PM

Resizing did not reveal anything unfortunately.

But I was unaware of the source merge feature: after creating a new source with the desired details that didn't have the problem...the merging of the two sources into the new one solved the problem -thanks!

In Topic: Can't edit source

16 May 2020 - 10:56 PM

Neither read-only nor protected.

Maybe this has to do with the fact that when I started with RootsMagic (when TMG went under) I imported data from TMG, and included the sources (and source templates) I had in TMG.

For some sources I see the same as your sample, where the text on the right has a corresponding editable field on the left.

But for this one at least, it looks like there is a problem.


I will have to see how many such problems there are: if just a few, I can probably just delete the old source and recreate a new one:

In that case, is there a way to do that and easily update all records that point to the problem source and make them use the new source instead?

In Topic: Can't edit source

16 May 2020 - 08:14 PM

Hopefully image is now visible in original post.

I did indeed click EDIT on the desired source in the Source List (Lists-->Source List).


I don't know why that would be the TEMPLATE for the master source...that SHOULD be the master source itself.

(Maybe there is something weird about the program if that is the case! I was in the Source List after all, not the Template List!)