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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Unknown names not displaying v5.07
Date: Sat, 3 May 2003 17:14:37 -0400
On Sat, 3 May 2003 12:35:11 -0700, Diane Hicks wrote:
>>>I notice in TMG 5.07 that I no longer have the string
>>>"(--?--)" displayed for names with nothing in the
>>>surname or given name fields.
>>>I thought there was a section in the app.ini file where
>>>this output could be specified, but I can't seem to find
>>>it. Can someone tell me where it is or how to tell the
>>>program to display this string for unknown names?
>>This option is now in the Report Definition screen
>>(Options window Names tab).
>Thanks, Lee... But how do I get this string to display on
>the Details Screen? Do I have to type it into the
>appropriate field(s) on the Name-Var Tag Entry screen for
>every person with an unknown given name or surname?
You can't, and you couldn't in TMG 4 either. However, in TMG 4
missing names were indicated by "?" on the detail screens, and this
is missing in TMG5. I find it an unfortunate omission, as it means
when you see only one name you cannot tell without opening the tag
which is missing, and if both given and surnames are empty nothing
shows at all.