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In Topic: adding a [note] field to sentence template

04 February 2018 - 09:48 PM

I will throw my vote to adding < [Notes>] to the sentence template. That would allow for better placement of more detailed information than would fit within the existing < [PlaceDetails]> field instead of it automatically defaulting to the end of the fact sentence template, and less editing required in Microsoft Word before printing a Narrative Report.

In Topic: Editing Structure of Narrative NGSQ Report

02 February 2018 - 03:48 AM

A lot of the info I now distribute to family long pre dates my use of RM and previous software reports were less helpful than RM's so I ended up writing individual reports of key or interesting individuals  from scratch in MS Word. I include a 'note' in their RM entry to view their individual file for 'the full story'. Of course I try to make use of newer / better features  and if I was starting over I might take a different approach but equally I am not unhappy with the result and there are some ancestors that just warrant a book of their own :-)


I think if I was just doing stuff for family I would probably type up reports from scratch using Word, but I'm working on getting a book ready to publish for someone not related that has over 2700 people imported from Ancestry. Using the sentence templates and fact notes has helped immensely, but there's still some things that I'm having to manually edit. It's not too bad though. Just a bunch of find/replace, drag/drop, and copy/paste.

In Topic: Editing Structure of Narrative NGSQ Report

01 February 2018 - 11:18 AM

I've always looked at RM's narrative reports as a "rough draft" at best. At least now they are an actual RTF file rather than just a text file with RTF formatting like they used to be.


That sure does complicate it when you're working on a massively huge project.

In Topic: Editing Structure of Narrative NGSQ Report

01 February 2018 - 02:10 AM

That's what I was afraid of. Sounds like I'll be doing a lot of editing in Microsoft Word. Thanks, Jerry.