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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] This is the Coolest!
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 10:00:09 -0800
Gene - In TMG you can add text as a source Memo, but there is no way to
select & highlight individual bits & pieces of this text and attach them to
an individual citation. It is an all or nothing proposition for any text
added as a Source Memo.
GenBox lets you make *one transcription* for a source. Then as you add a
citation to an individual event, a window opens up. You can select any
portions of the text that you want. They change to red and are added to any
footnotes. You cannot do this in TMG; if you use the variable [MEMO] in
your source templates you are going to get the *entire contents of the
source memo,* not a portion thereof.
I used Legacy briefly and while I again think you can add the *entire*
source memo to an output form, I do not recall being able to selectively
pick portions to attach to an individual citation. But I must say that I
haven't used the latest version of Legacy.
From: Gene Stuff [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 9:49 AM
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] This is the Coolest!
>From: "Cheri Casper" <>
>I don't know if any of the rest of you have found this feature, but I think
>it is so-o-o cool (actually I have two new discoveries).
>One is the ability to add an extract/abstract/transcript to a Source
>(definition or Template). Then as you use that source to cite Events, you
>can select desired portions of the text to be included with each individual
>citation (or you don't have to select anything). This means that you can
>transcribe only once and use whatever bits & pieces whenever and whereever.
>I can think of nothing comparable in any program that I have used....
Well actually you can do this in UFT, Legacy, and TMG (as a source memo)
also. UFT also has specific fields for surname and locality indexes for
each source. I use these fields extensively and cannot imagine being
without any of them. TMG does import them from UFT, but buries them in
sections of memos and/or attachments. Does GenBox have a way to add surname
and locality index fields (or other fields) to the source templates? I do
sometimes enter sources that are not linked to any individuals or events,
but that I feel may be of use later. I love being able to (in UFT) search
for such sources by surname, locality, and/or a word or phrase in the
transcript. Can GenBox accomodate this?
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