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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] GENBOX source templates
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 09:03:05 -0800
Richard - One of the things that I do is use the Research Note field of the
source to make notation of what I need to enter in special fields such as
the [CD], [Lead Text] and [Annotation], i.e. > CD = date accessed,
Annotation = name of deceased. Then if it is not immediately obvious where
I need to parse information once the citation window opens, I can, with a
few clicks, get to my "reminders."
From: [mailto:] On
Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2009 4:48 AM
Subject: [GENBOX] GENBOX source templates
Source templates being in the spotlight reminded me of a practical tip I
find very useful and may be useful for others. This is probably
completely incompatible with EE models etc though!
I tend to store different information for different sources; e.g. for
census records I record the householder's name and the year. I set the
tamplate up so that the source's name automatically includes these items
both for standard naming and for easy identification. (How? source view ->
settings -> default name).
With so many templates it's easy to forget what to enter. In order that I
always enter the fields I need, I alter the names of these fields on the
template to include an asterisk - e.g. "*Census Year" for the date field
on a census record. This follows the standard widely used on the internet
of denoting mandatory fields with an asterisk. (How? In this example,
source view -> select census template -> field labels -> enter "*Census
Year:" as the label for the "Date:" field.)
When I enter a source, I see the asterisk and know I must enter that
field. That way I never forget what I need to enter, and my sources have
Hope this tip helps someone.
OK, now back to the EE debate...!
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