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Member Since 10 Dec 2014
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If I create custom roles, do I have to use the 'shared fact' feature to make us...

07 January 2015 - 10:17 PM

Former TMG person here...

 

Let's kick the "shared fact/GEDCOM" horse around some more, shall we?  I want to be sure I understand how RM7 uses roles.

 

I went to the trouble of adding a number of custom roles to the Census fact.  It seems like the ONLY way to make use of the custom roles is to share the Census fact with other people, with...

  (1)  the Principal role being the ONLY role available to the person that has the Census tag... and

  (2)  ALL roles being available to persons with whom the Census fact has been shared.

 

Is that correct?

 

If so...

 

I get that to make best use of GEDCOM, I should probably assign a Census fact to every individual, and customize every sentence locally.  But I dun wanna do dat.  Is there a way to add a Census fact to an individual, then assign a non-Principal role to that Census fact so that the custom sentence is (re-)used?

 

Thanks!

 

-Jim


Best placement of media (pic) references

10 December 2014 - 08:34 PM

TMG refugee here.  I've had RM7 up for a few days, and like a lot of what I see.

 

I have a question regarding the best placement of media in the database.  Here's what I mean:

 

Let's say that for a deceased persion I have a burial fact.  Let's also say that I've downloaded and saved a jpg of the grave marker from FAG in the media folder.

 

  • From a book publishing perspective, is it best to make the grave marker jpg a media reference on the fact?  Or should it be a media reference on the citation?
  • Ditto for the the website publishing perspective, which is to say - is it best to make the grave marker jpg a media reference on the fact?  Or should it be a media reference on the citation?
  • Ditto for the the general reports perspective, which is to say - is it best to make the grave marker jpg a media reference on the fact?  Or should it be a media reference on the citation?

 

I hope someone has a quick answer for this - and perhaps can direct me to or send me some examples.  Depending upon how RM treats pics, this is quite the strategic decision.  I want to avoid storing pics in places that are ignored.  Or maybe there are limitations in one or more of these three situations?

 

SPEAK, oh ye voices of experience...

 

-Jim