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From: Alfred Eller <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Narrative Report Problem
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:26:40 -0500
Check the "Options" button when doing a narrative report.
There is a field for what to print when there are no facts.
The default sentence template is:
[person] was born (date unknown).
You must have removed the sentence at one time.
Without the [person] in the sentence template, the name of anyone who
has no facts will not show up in the narrative reports.
This has been cussed and discussed for years.
George W. Durman wrote:
> Tonight, I discovered something when creating a Narrative
> If children are listed for a couple, but no birth information is
> entered (no date or place), AND the Living box is UNCHECKED,
> when doing a Narrative Report for the father or mother, the
> children's names are not listed, just child number.
> I just realized that I have many, many couples with children
> where the children's dates and places of birth are not known.
> These are children who most certainly are deceased since
> their parents married in the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries.
> I suppose that now when printing out Narrative Reports for
> any of the parents, no children will be listed. Is this a bug
> or is it deliberate?
> People marked as Living also don't show up in the Narrative
> Report. I can understand people's names not showing up in
> a database posted on the Internet because of security reasons
> when they are marked as Living, but when creating a report for
> family consumption, it seems to me that one should have the
> choice of whether they appear.
> The same problem doesn't appear when creating a Descen-
> dant List or a Family Group Sheet, just appears in a Narrative