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Subject: RE: Microsoft Word functions
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 11:32:08 -0400
Gwen, the *New England Ancestors" articles contain do-it-yourself instructions.
Thank you very much, Elizabeth. I realize this appears to be Dr. Alvie Smiths marketing at the present time, of what one can do within Microsoft Word, and he provides instructions as presented in a series of four articles, hence telling us it is apparently somewhat complicated, and you mentioned this as well.
Dr. Smith has made a fantastic contribution to the genealogical field. Further, his ideas are copyrighted, not that I have any intention of building a system, but, I suppose, it is possible that someone else might.
Whilst wearing my system designers hat, let me ask these three questions of those who have gone through Dr. Alvie Smiths instructions
Was the installation easy? Or is it the after installation that especially takes time and experience, and is complicated? Or is it complicated for both pre and post installation?
If it is also the installation, that can be simplified technically.
Elizabeth stated in the first posting which Ill include here:
Rondina, Dr. Alvie Smith wrote a special macro, applet, or whatever that will permit Word to renumber descending genealogies prepared in both Register and NGSQ formats [which he unfortunately called "Modified Register :( ]. It's a bit complicated--enough so that it was serialized in two or three issues of NEHGS's *New England Ancestors* last year and this. Those who have used it tell me that after you learn it, it's a breeze.
Elizabeths last sentence above leads me to believe that it is, instead, most likely the post installation experience and learning that are perhaps the more complicated. I will have access to the article in the not too distant future, but would appreciate any comments.
Gwen P. King, B.Sc., M.L.I.S.
Lorneville, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia