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From: "Jim Winfrey" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Gedcom Import from Legacy
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 09:48:00 -0500
References: <200602180250.k1I2oP95012268@mail.rootsweb.com> <200602180704.k1I74pi8022742@mail.rootsweb.com>
One more caveat - if you use Legacy's event addresses, they all get
put in GB's Contact tab for the individual and the link between the
address and the event is lost.
Bill - it would be great if these Legacy event addresses could be
imported into the Local Site as the Contact for that site. The
predominant use for the Legacy event addresses is to give the Local
Site location and information.
On the whole though the gedcom from Legacy to GB is very, very good.
I was surprised when GB recognized the crazy way Legacy identifies
nicknames and automagically imported them correctly.
On 2/18/06, Dave Keeney <> wrote:
> Thank you Bill & Gr. Wim. I will give this a try. It'll take a while but
> I'll let you know how it goes.
> Do you know what the "Superscript" codes are?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: wim prange [mailto:]
> > Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 6:50 PM
> > To:
> > Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Gedcom Import from Legacy
> > Hi Dave,
> > Line breaks can be kept: check "Retain hard line breaks" on the Options-
> > tab
> > of the Import-dialog.
> > There is a way to keep the bold, italic and underline as well: you will
> > have
> > to open the gedcom-file in a word-processor. When exporting from Legacy,
> > check "Keep embedded formatting codes within text" but don't let Legacy
> > convert it them to HTML-codes.
> > You should search and replace the following text:
> > <b> with [BOLD]
> > </b> with [BOLD0] (that's a zero at the end)
> > <i> with [ITAL]
> > </i> with [ITAL0]
> > <u> with [UNDL]
> > </u> with [UNDL0]
> > After this Search and Replace, save the file, make sure it is still a
> > text-only file. Import it into Genbox.
> > In Genbox you will see the codes in the notes: put your cursor in the note
> > and hit F2 (or click on Toggle Field Codes in the toolbar) to see the
> > formatting.
> > Gr. Wim
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Dave Keeney [mailto:]
> > > Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 1:18 AM
> > > To:
> > > Subject: [GENBOX] Gedcom Import from Legacy
> > >
> > > I imported a gedcom created from Legacy. It didn't come out
> > > too bad except for all the formatting (bold, italics, etc.) I
> > > had in events. It lost all of these and crunched all of the
> > > text into one continuous stream.
> > >
> > > Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to have GB honor
> > > the formatting?
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