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From: Kathy Lenerz <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Higher and Lower Sources
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 13:49:55 -0400
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Cheri Casper wrote:
> Beth, Kathy - That is what Lead Text or Annotation is designed for.
> What Lead Text is not designed for -- and which I think may have
> caused the confusion -- is for generic sources such as the 1880 LDS
> census index wherein the user uses the Lead Text field for the name
> of the HoH. CheriC

According to Bill, the Lead Text was designed for the authors'
introduction to the citation, NOT to enter source data. See below.

> From: William T. Flight [mailto:]
> Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 6:16 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Citations
> Hi Cheri,
> The program currently makes the assumption that the citation "lead
text" is
> the report author's elaboration regarding the current citation, and
not part
> of the source data; <snip>
> If you're using the lead text data field to store part of the source
> information, the program won't know that. <snip>
> Having a place to store source data in a citation record sounds contrary
> to good design principles. <snip>
> Perhaps the way the sources link to higher sources needs to be revisited;
> maybe with the right interface, it would be just as easy to create
> sub-source records that contained the data now going into the "lead-text"
> field that properly belongs in a source record.
> -- Bill
> William T. Flight

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