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From: "Paul J. Harris" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Ordering Events with no dates
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 09:05:19 -0500
In-Reply-To: <002301c50b79$5b64acc0$6402a8c0@laptop>


It may not be NECESSARY to have your receiver buy Genbox. Didn't Bill tell
us that one way to send data on a CD to people was to accompany the database
with a trial version of Genbox? That way they could open the database and
work with it for 30 days, after which, it became read only, no data entry?
Of course, by then, they will have realized the need to purchase Genbox. <g>

Do you recall this being the case, or have I misinterpreted one of Bill's
previous posts?


-----Original Message-----
From: wim prange [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 6:54 AM
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Ordering Events with no dates

Hi Elizabeth,

> What happens if a Genbox file has sort dates and you need to share
> data by GEDCOM with someone using another genealogy program?

When sharing accurate data is imperative: tell them to buy Genbox and share
your gdb-file with them ;-)

I don't believe GB exports the sort-dates. I did a quick scan of a gedcom
file and couldn't find it.
Since there are a lot of "intended receiving systems" you can choose from on
export however, my test was in no way extensive. When it is of major concern
to you, create a small gedcom with the program you most likele will export
to as intended receiving systems and do a quick test.

> Does any genealogy program recognize sort dates from a different program?

Only gen-programs in English or other languages as well? I'm just kidding, I
honestly wouldn't know. When none of the gen-programs export sortdates,
there won't be the need to write the code for import-routines.

Like I told on a similar thread a few weeks ago: if I think a feature in a
program I intend to use on a regular basis is a usefull one for what I need
or want to do, I will use that feature, no matter what. When I want to share
my data with someone else, I will do my best to get the best possible export
(probably advice them to buy Genbox in this case), even if that would end up
to be in printed form. But I won't let that be the deciding factor in using
a particular feature or not.
You might feel different ofcourse.

Gr. Wim

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