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From: "s.lloyd9" <>
Subject: [GENBOX] A couple of Problems and comments
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 11:22:21 -0000
As I've been entering my data I've made a mental note of one or two things.
1. View sources> moved through list using arrow buttons. Viewed source A,
moved to source B, name of source changed to source B, but detail of source
A remained below it. Moved backwards and forwards through sources, but the
problem didn't correct itself. Did repair etc etc. Then tried to enter new
source which used the same source template as source A, the default template
under formatting tab was missing. Went to source template, everything looked
OK. Kicked computer, went to Links, found link to incorrect source, brought
it up and deleted it. Everything back to normal. This might have been a big
problem, if I hadn't noticed that the name of the source didn't correspond
to the details below it when I was flipping through my sources initially
2. If you enter a birth and add an Event Note for the birth, this is
attached the Birth Event sentence as you would expect. If you then go to the
associated 'Childbirth' event for one of the parents the same the child's
Birth Event Note is attached to the parent's Childbirth Event sentence.
Quite often the Child's sentence Note is correct from the child's
perspective, but isn't right for the parent's Childbirth Event sentence. Is
there any way that just as we have Reverse Sentence Templates for the Birth
Event, the Principles of the 'Reverse' could have their own independent Note
field for the Childbirth event sentence. ( or for any other sentence
Templates which use Reverse)
3. I've entered a one or two e-mails in the Correspondence Log which is a
great feature. I know I can add a link to a Project/ objective for each
entry, but it would be useful to have another column on the Log tab in which
you could mark which e-mails needed answering and which have been answered.
Perhaps you can do this already and I've missed something?
4. I have been thinking about the problem of having places in Higher Place
Fields which include commas. I'm not at all computer literate, but it seems
that the commas you use when entering Places are serving two purposes, one
as punctuation and two as a way of telling the program to move to the next
higher place field. Couldn't the two be separated by using some other code
for moving between Place fields such as | or* . I can see that the down
side to this would be that the new user might get confused when entering
places, but several programs use something similar for entering names
fields, so it might work.
I should add that despite a couple of teething problems, this is the
first time I've found a program that is not only comprehensive and flexible,
but is also a pleasure to use, thank you Bill.
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