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From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Moving from Legacy
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 07:44:58 +0100
a few quick answers before I go to bed (way past bedtime again ...).
> 2The Help window isn't fully independent of the Genbox window (I
> am running Win2K) and you can't freely swap back and forward between
> them. The only way I have found to swap is by minimising and maximising
> the Help window.
With Help open you'll see a pressed box indicating that Help is active in the
taskbar (bar with start-button etc.). Click on this pressed box and the
associated program (Genbox) is active again and vice-versa.
> 2There appears to be no equivalent of the Legacy MRIN or USER ID,
> have I missed them? Is there an equivalent? This is important to me as I
> need a means to cross reference my files to families.
On the identifiers-tab, click in an empty field under "Identifier Type".
Choose User ID or _UID. If you want to see this ID in the header-box, make it
"preferred" (checkmark under P). If you don't want it printed, put a checkmark
> 3Data entry - as you say Don, it is very good - but is seemingly
> inconsistent. Sometimes tabbing out after entering a new persons name
> results in the data disappearing - ie the field is blank and the new
> person isn't created. I have seen this several times, but can't reliably
> repeat it. This also happens (repeatably) in the event type TITL, where
> entering the actual Title doesn't work (it simply vanishes), and where
> on one occasion the 'Title' turned up as a person's name. Also the
> expected 'this is a new person' screen rarely appears. I am probably
> doing something wrong, but to a new user this is quite alarming
I believe this has been reported before but I'm not sure. I believe all
Identifier-type events have the same error. Meanwhile: enter that specific
Identifier on the Identifiers-tab (in case of TITL it is suffix-title), then
select it from the drop-down list in the event.
> 4In a number of places there are added descriptors, eg the Type,
> Subject, Setting for media, but I can find no way of adding more
> relevant (to me) descriptors. Am I missing the right place?
Don't know if this is what you meant: View > Data Setup. Here you can set
Individual, Media and Place Flags.
> 5I like the way that Genbox handles media, although it would be
> nice if you link an object like a Doc file with no image (for example)
> to see something in place of the image, like the path, rather than a
> blank area of screen. It is very hard to distinguish this from no
> attached media.
> 6Is there any way in Genbox that I can enter all the references I
> have to external data and easily list these? The Genbox Media type seems
> to go a long way in doing this, but I would like to gather the
> references to media, source files etc and to organise these in logical
> groupings as a filing index (ie to eliminate the time-consuming and
> usually incomplete separate index I have to my computer and paper
> 7I like the method for locations and the large number of
> inconsistencies in my Legacy data (which I recently tidied up) shows the
> strength of this approach. My question is that there seems to be no easy
> way to tidy up the existing data, eg I have the same place showing up as
> a towns and area, but can't merge and correct these.
A tutorial for cleaning up the places-table with screenshots etc. is in the
works. There is an old post in the archives titled: Cleaning up Places. This
will get you started as well.
Time to go to bed but: Bill posted 3.1.11!
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