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From: bob gillis <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Two questions about tag entry (revised)
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2004 09:10:53 -0400
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JSD wrote:
> I have been entering great gobs of census data lately, using
> 'Census' tags, and two issues have come up with which I am hoping
> the gurus of this list might help.
> (1) Whenever I add a Census tag, it is by default designated
> 'primary' by TMG. Is there any way to turn off this behavior? I
> don't want any of my census tags to be 'primary', and it is a
> tiresome additional step to remove the primary designation each
> time. Or is there any other way to make bulk changes to the primary
> designation for a particular tag type?
> I should have written: (changes in [])

The first Tag of a particular kind such as Census is made primary. This
feature is an old one based on mainly on limited reporting options in
previous versions. Today there are a number of ways to select which
Tags print in reports and charts. Usually primary can be ignored [in
Other Event Tags], IMO. [In Relationship and Name Tags primary is

So, why do you not want a Census Tag to be primary? And are you using a
[different] Census Tag for each Census year?

bob gillis

ps, JD, you have you e-mail address in your Outlook Reply To. This
causes the list replies to go to you instead of to the list.

> (2) I am typing a long transcription of the census entry into the
> tag memo field, I reach for the Tab key and inadvertently hit the
> Esc key instead. All the newer text I have entered in the memo
> field, since the last time that tag was saved, then disappears. A
> message box pops asking "Are you sure that you want to lose the
> changes to this screen?" ... if I answer "No", the tag screen stays
> open but my lost text is not recovered. If I answer "Yes" then the
> tag entry screen closes and the text is also lost. Is this an
> intended behavior? Is there some key sequence to cause the lost
> text to re-appear?
> Thanks for advice.
> J.D.
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