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From: "Laurie Jones Williams" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Seeking confirmation of place style/MPL understanding
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 11:47:50 -0500
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That is one reason I have begun to use the unused Temple field for 'Style'.
I just put a C(ustom), R(epository), A(ddress), CE(nsus) to denote which
style that particular place entry is. That way I know. This would be more
important if you used several styles for "normal" places.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lee Hoffman [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 10:47 AM
Subject: RE: [TMG] Seeking confirmation of place style/MPL understanding

Laurie Jones Williams wrote:
>I'm not sure if you said this or not <g>: I believe another entry in
>the MPL *is* created when the only difference is the place style. At
>least I think that is what I read a while back.

Yes, this is true. However, if the place is already in the Master Place
List (MPL) -- albeit with a different Place Style -- then it may be easier
to "create" the new place record by entering the old place and then
changing the Place Style. However, if you do have two place records that
are the same, you may need to make sure that the two do have the proper
Place Style assigned and otherwise are still the same. In other words, it
is awfully easy to change the Place Style on an existing place record and
this will affect other instances what that place record has already be used.

For this purpose, it may be easiest to first repeat the place in the
current Tag (using [F2] or [F3]) to enter the "old" place record. Then
modify that Tag in the place fields (add a single character somewhere --
say in an unused field) and select the desired Place Style. Now save that
Tag and immediately re-open it, editing the place fields to remove the
extra character and re-save the change. This easily creates the correct
"duplicate" place record but both copies will have different Place
Styles. This also creates a "now" unused place record (with the extra
character), but it will be removed the next time you Optimize the project.

Hope this helps -

Lee Hoffman/KY
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