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From: Kathy Lenerz <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] How do I do this?
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2004 15:12:27 -0400
> I simply make each obit entry its own source.
I would prefer not to.
> I think your interpretation versus the interpretation that
> Paul and I have is one of mere semantics.
I don't think so. It's one of organization of thinking and of data. I
*think* of the newspaper as the source, not the obit. I organize my data
accordingly. Using higher level sources also allows reducing the size of
the source list by filtering for higher level sources, although that's
certainly not a primary reason for using them.
> The Help file has this to say:
> This reflects the underlying data structure: A Document Level
> source record does not link to a higher source. . .
I thought I had left knee-jerk apologists for the status quo behind when I
left my former program and its list.
What is <> what can be.
Descriptive <> prescriptive.
Think outside the box for just a moment.
> To simply add a higher level source for The Deseret News just
> to have all obits linked to it, just adds clutter to my source list when
> I can just as easly create each obit as a separate source without a
> higher link.
That's your opinion.
Stop trying to persuade me that your way is the right way. Your way is
your way. Period.
> Each person has to decide how to best use these features to his/her
None of this has anything to do with my original observation: it is not
possible to search for individuals by higher level source
(Search-Notes-Citations-Source). For that particular function, using only
document level sources imparts no advantage whatsoever over using
multi-level sources-- either way, you still have to search for each and
I *WANT* to search for the newspaper, not for 100 separate obits. You're
trying to tell me I shouldn't want that. What sense does that make?
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