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Obituary/Newspaper item source

17 May 2020 - 08:14 PM

Why would the Date value for a source of type "Obituary/Newspaper item" be a source detail and not a master source data item?

This makes no sense to me, and before I go "fixing" this with my own custom template, I'd like to know if there is some rationale for this.

I want to use the Date as the date of the newspaper that carried the obituary.

Can't edit source

16 May 2020 - 05:57 PM

I was trying to edit a source: on the Citation tab I see the editable "Master Source" name.

But to the right of that is an area of text that I cannot edit: see image.

(This is some legacy text it appears from my old TMG setup.)


How can I edit this?? (Need to delete the headings with subtext for: Footnote, Short Footnote, and Bibliography.)





Circa Dates?

16 May 2020 - 04:44 PM

Oddly I haven't found a way to enter a circa date.

If I know the year is approximate, is there no way to add a CIRCA indicator/flag to that date?




Reorganize Multimedia Files?

12 April 2020 - 04:24 PM

I would like to reorganize my multimedia files.

Currently in my multimedia folder I have four folders (docs/pics/headstones/media).

I want to reorganize by surname (or surname groups) (and do some renaming of files as well, in addition to restructuring the directories).

What is the easiest way to go about such a major reorganization?


Note that I can easily create a mapping listing old file name (with old path) and new file name (with new path)...ideally this can help drive the implementation of the changes.


I am open to using other tools (I took a quick look at SQL Lite Tools for Rootsmagic ... there may be something there [found this, still reading]).


Any tips appreciated.