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Richard Spiess

Member Since 11 Dec 2014
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In Topic: How best to use fact note fields when sharing facts

07 December 2015 - 10:29 AM

All of these people have the note column checked for the shared fact on their person edit screens.

From your suggestions I have tried this and this is what appears to happen.

Principal 1   - original note associated with the fact will print only with the principal.

         Sharee 1    - only the note that appears if I click the shared button and then edit 1 sharees note
         Sharee 2    - only the note that appears if I click the shared button and then edit 2 sharees note
         Sharee 3    - only the note that appears if I click the shared button and then edit 3 sharees note
         Sharee 4    - only the note that appears if I click the shared button and then edit 4 sharees note
         Sharee 5    - only the note that appears if I click the shared button and then edit 5 sharees note

If I start with the principal I will get the note that appears as the note on every sharee person edit screen. If I include descendants every sharee will get their individual sharee note so the pattern would be principal note at the end of the fact for the principal. Every sharee would not get the principal note but would get their individual notes at the end of their shared fact.

Thanks for the correction on the field sizes. This gives me an outline on how to construct my notes and to get the information on reports that I need. Thank you all.

I agree with the fields in notes since that caused problems coming from TMG.

I have a different opinion on sharing data between software applications. In the 1980's we had the PC wars. Microsoft, Apple and the consortium of five other companies. They all had proprietary operating systems and file formats. They finally saw the error of their ways since they were isolating themselves from many users. Now everyone uses the same file formats and Apple provides a windows environment to run windows applications. A win win situation - especially users. In genealogy, I like roots magic but some other programs may provide a report that is more to my liking. Rather than getting rid of Rootsmagic I would then own two or more software packages not one and getting information to others is really one major reason we participate in genealogy. Just my opinion.

Laura every time I read your response I chuckle over the short saying you have after your name.

In Topic: Fact migration

06 November 2015 - 05:33 PM

I inadvertantly assigned a fact to the wrong person. Can I change ownership of that fact or must I re enter the fact?

In Topic: Fact migration

06 November 2015 - 05:02 PM

I just completed my first fact type and tried to import it into my old database using the import list feature. It worked ---  almost. the fact type came in but none of the roles that were defined for the fact type came over.


In Topic: Fact migration

05 November 2015 - 08:10 PM

Thank you.


That works fine but I tried importing a list and if the fact is already there it appears that it does not update it. I will need to finalize my sentence structures before importing into another database. I'm glad I won't need to re-enter all the fact types and roles.



In Topic: Sentence Templates

02 November 2015 - 11:11 PM

Thanks Jerry,


I now have a better idea of how shared facts work and I can now adjust my data entry to accommodate this and get the output I want.