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zhangrau

Member Since 19 Aug 2004
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In Topic: Media Thumb Nails

12 December 2017 - 12:43 PM

Tools > Program Options > General > [] Build thumbnails when opening Media Gallery

 

uncheck the box for the behavior you describe


In Topic: Child's parents duplicated in edit window

06 December 2017 - 11:10 AM

Its pretty easy to add screen caps & photos here.

 

Save your image file to a free image server (I use http://postimages.org/)

Make a note of, of copy the Direct Link provided after you upload your image.

Paste that Direct Link into the Image widget (11th from the left above).


In Topic: Publish A Narrative Book - Questions

27 November 2017 - 04:32 PM

In addition to tagging images to citations and facts, I like to find a photo to tag as the person's primary photo. That's the one that prints in the narrative report. In order to get the other images to print, I use a roundabout method that takes a couple extra steps, but gets results that my readers enjoy. This is how I get lots of images to print in a Publisher book.

 

1 - Create a new Fact type called Scrapbook List, with this principal sentence: < [Date:plain]>< -- [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>< -- [Desc]> In practice, I actually do NOT include any places with the Scrapbook List fact, so I don't see why I included place & place details in the sentence.

 

2 - Create a new Fact Type called Alt Separator with this sentence "------------------------------" (that's right, no variables).

 

3 - Create a "dummy" individual, not linked to anyone else, called [scrapbook] Surname. There's one of these for each key surname that I'm working on. Give [scrapbook] Surname a birth date a couple decades earlier than the earliest person in that family line, then add an Alt Separator fact with a sort date one year later. 

 

4 - Add a Scrapbook List fact for each image. Give it the date of the image (census, BMD certificate, photo, newspaper article, city directory, etc.). Add every image that is to be included in the published report for that family.

 

5 - in use the [scrapbook] Surname gets included twice:

   a - first as a descendant narrative (Yeah, you have to get used to that chapter title...), which gives you a clean list of the images

   b - second as a Scrapbook chapter, with 1 image per page, including captions and descriptions

 

6 - If there are a smallish number of Scrapbook images (approximately 50), include them in the book with whatever other chapters I want. But if the list of images gets large (over 75 or thereabouts) then I include the narrative image list only in the main Publisher book, and prepare a second Publisher book with both the narrative image list and the scrapbook of images. That gets labelled as a "companion volume" to the multi-chapter narrative report.


In Topic: Census vs Residence Fact Types

24 November 2017 - 04:52 PM

I use the Census fact type all of the time, often also with a Residence. Pretty commonly the Census location will be a ward or precinct of the city (or other location division). Where an actual street address is indicated, that goes into the Residence fact type, without the ward or precinct unless that would have been part of the mailing address (which I think is quite rare). In the Description field for Census I may enter a phrase such as "enumerated in the household of his uncle) or whatever other detail helps explain the situation.


In Topic: Ability to search the master source list

22 November 2017 - 12:48 PM

And Search > Find Everywhere is a very inefficient solution when I know which segment of the database I want to search. Find Everywhere would be dramatically improved with a set of [] check boxes to limit which segment of the database to peruse (sources, citations, repositories, fact notes, general notes, to do lists, research logs, etc., etc.).