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From: "Jackie" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Wishlist: Children births to print in Individual Narrative Preview
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 21:32:26 -0500
In-Reply-To: <3F14B6B9.6020203@austin.rr.com>


Thanks (to all), I'll give the archives a search. I've been on the list
awhile, and don't remember the discussion, but I probably was doing data
entry instead of reports. Didn't mean to set off a topic that's already been
discussed.

Jackie

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elizabeth Churchett [mailto:]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 9:22 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [TMG] Wishlist: Children births to print in Individual
> Narrative Preview
>
>
> Oh Jackie,
>
> You don't know what you ask! This has been a huge item for a long
> while, I understand, and there have been some detailed discussions as to
> ways that Wholly Genes might implement it. At this point in time,
> though, nothing has been done in the program to enable this, nor has any
> commitment been made to doing it anytime soon. I do not expect anyone
> at WG will be spending any cycles on this until version 5 is
> fully released.
>
> There are some workarounds, none of which thrill anybody here. It
> depends on which reports you use. If you only use narrative reports,
> then you could create Roles on the Birth Tag to attach parents to and
> have information about children's births show up in their reports. The
> (big) drawback to that is with other types of reports, the same
> information shows up twice. Another drawback is that you then have
> double the Tags on the parents' Person Views--they will have all the
> relationship tags (the son-bio and daughter-bio), and now they'll also
> have all the witness Tags to the births.
>
> Some other people also have a single Tag in which they put all the
> children, so that the parents each have a sentence in their reports
> something like "Bob and Marian had five children together--Zachary,
> Sebastian, Eunice, Gertrude, and Billy Bob." and sort it so that it
> appears after the Marriage Tag, or wherever they want it to appear.
>
> If you'd like more information on a method, let us know. The most
> recent discussion (it morphed into a whole debate regarding what kind of
> report writing one should expect from a genealogy program) was only a
> couple of months ago. You could try searching the 2003 TMG-L archives
> too--search for the subject line "A little advise [sic] please" (without
> the [sic], of course).
>
> Thanks,
> Elizabeth
>
> Jackie wrote:
>
> >Is there a way to have the child/rens's birth(s) print in the Individual
> >Narrative Preview? I looked through all the options and couldn't
> find one. I
> >just think it would be nice if the births and locations could
> flow through
> >this report. Maybe it can be a wishlist item if others are interested.
> >
> >Thanks
> >Jackie
> >
> >
> >
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