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From: Kay Haden <>
Subject: [RMagic] Strange Generated Text in some cases
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 06:15:54 -0600
I saw the following post in the Digest:
Some one mentioned that when they did a narrative report that it would do
John Jones married Mary Brown. Mary Brown.
Why does it do that? I don't know, but I do know that it happens when
you have no other info on the spouse other than a name.
Can this be fixed?
I'm having a similar problem with webpage production and it has something
to do with the options chosen for privitization for the webpages. When I
choose "don't print facts" for Living, I get weird notes with the name
lonely at the end such as:
Robert HADEN and Oma Jean THRELDKELD were married on 8 Jun 1949 in Hugo,
Choctaw County, Oklahoma.13 Oma Jean THRELDKELD.
[In this case, Oma Jean is still living, Robert is not. Her name shouldn't
have repeated, but it does.]
If I choose the other options, such as "place only" for the Living, I also
get cryptic notes. Here's one.
Jerry Don HADEN and Patricia Louise COE were married in Siloam Springs,
Benton County, Arkansas.43 Patricia Louise COE was born.43
In this case, I have a birth date for Miss Coe, but no location. So I know
why it happens but it isn't particularly good narrative, since the lady
would not be listed if she had not been born, and I will have to edit each
webpage where these notes appear in this fashion. Does seem to be a
problem primarily when one spouse is deceased, the other living.
If I must edit individually, then it will likely be just as easy to let all
"Living" information appear and then delete data as I choose. This would
also solve the problem of the wrong assumptions about who is Living in
earlier generations and deleting notes I want in the narrative.
If this is not a bug, it is an aggravation. I still use FO 8 to generate
my webpages because it did such a good job of narrative reports. Looks
like I will continue to do so for the time being.
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