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From: "C. Phillip Rhoton, MD" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] A few problems and a suggestion or two (Surname-Given reversal in Source Formatting)
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 00:35:06 -0600
References: <002b01c2d57e$856e7740$d90687d8@e4f8i4> <008b01c2da20$7da6d790$4340880a@BILLXP>

I discovered what the problem was but neglected to post it to the list. On
Gedcom import, in this case from TMG, the TMG abbreviation, in some cases,
is assigned to the short title field of the source. In TMG these
abbreviations are used only in the source pick list and never, well rarely,
print in reports. In TMG I often abbreviated obituaries and family Bibles
as Surname, Given name, document type. All the entries I was having
problems worked perfectly when I deleted the text in that field.

----- Original Message -----
From: "William T. Flight" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] A few problems and a suggestion or two (Surname-Given
reversal in Source Formatting)

> > 2. On the source screen if you go to formating the second citation
> to print titles that have proper names at the beginning as surname, first
> name, rest of title and in italics with first letters capitalized. For
> example "Walker, Iva L. Obituary" as opposed to "Iva L. Walker obituary"
> "Rhoton, Elisha Family Bible" instead of "Elisha Rhoton Family Bible."
> appears to happen most often when the template is NEWSPAPER CLIPPING
> (unidentified) and BIBLE. By the way all the citations I'm having
> with have the proper source template associated with them and the
> information entered correctly.
> What source field contains this data--is is the Author field? Genbox will
> show surname first for authors in the Bibliography, as it should. It will
> also shorten authors to surname in the secondary citation. It sounds like
> your problem is that imported data is ending up in the author field
> of the title field.
> -- Bill
> William T. Flight
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "C. Phillip Rhoton, MD" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003 12:44 AM
> Subject: [GENBOX] A few problems and a suggestion or two
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