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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] v4.0d - Sentence construction and quotes
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 11:56:23 -0700
In-Reply-To: <NDBBJJMPJKPBEPNBFPGAOEGFHOAA.John@JohnCardinal.com>


John - Your suggestion is a good one, however, I have a question on its
implementation. If you had multiple sources for the same tag, how would TMG
know which source you wanted placed where you had the [:CITELOCATION:] code?
If you had to add some sort of identifier, like the MSL number, then aren't
you back to the embedded citations? I like the embedded citations and
personally find them far easier to use than roles & witnesses; it was a
selling point for me.

CheriC



-----Original Message-----
From: John Cardinal [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 8:56 AM
To:
Subject: RE: [TMG] v4.0d - Sentence construction and quotes


wrote:
> That is fine, IF I was allowed to have a [T] Transcription variable where
I
> could tell TMG that I wanted this part to not be considered part of the
tag
> sentence, but unfortunately, we don't have that option right now. I use
the
> memo field for large transcriptions, I prefer the citation before the
> transcription. Now I have to manually move the citation in a Word
processor.

Teresa,

IMO, TMG's design allows for lengthy transcriptions, either as exhibits or
as
memos. In your case, I suggest you move the transcription to a separate
event. A
custom event type would provide the flexibility to include the transcription
in
the report or not, based on the inclusion or exclusion of the event type.
Putting the transcription in a separate event would give you placement of
the
citation references that you want. The only other choice is embedded
citations,
which allow you to choose where the citation references appear, but IMO they
are
more difficult to define and use than regular citations.

If I was going to add anything new to TMG, it wouldn't be a [T]
(transcription)
variable; I'd suggest a [:CITELOCATION:] code (with a shorter name) which
would
control the location of the citation references. As I see it, what you want
is
the ability to control the placement of the citation references, and the
fact
that you want to do it because of a lengthy transcription is not the
important
part of the request. Someone else might want to control the location for
another
reason, for example, to allow for the placement of [:CR:] codes at the end
of a
memo or sentence to cause a new paragraph after a tag but without moving the
citation references away from the sentence to which they apply.

Just my two cents...

John


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