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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Methods-Language: Using Language as a formatting tool?
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 01:05:17 -0500
Jill Morelli wrote:
>Using a portion of your example
For what its worth, it was my example that Linda stayed with for discussion
>1. JOHN JONES, Atty. (Montgomery co., KY, 1855), b. VA, 1834; m. (1)
>Lexington, VA, 1854,
>To get the above sentence close would necessitate changes in the new
>"language" of the following tags:
>Occupation: sentence: [M] ([L4], [L5], [DATE]), (I am supposing that you
>are putting the word "Atty." In the memo field)
>Birth: sentence: b. [L5], [DATE];
>Marriage: sentence: m. [L5], [L6], [DATE].
>With no Carriage Returns they will run together as a single narrative. Now,
>you would also want to add <> around all variables so you don't get the
>dreaded "unknown value" and experiment with short place names to get the
>place abbreviations. I am not sure how you get only a year to print when
>you have a full date, but I am sure there is a way.
You get only a year to print very easily why that is all that is in the
Date field. <g> But if you do only want the years to print and the data
has more that just the year, you can use the [Y] or year Variable. Also
the Date Variable for Sentences is [D] and not [DATE]. As for the place
fields each user would know their data best, but I would mostly suggest the
use of the general place Variable, [L] rather than the individual
fields. Part of my reasoning is that in some cases, the city might be
entered but no county. Similarly the Country could be entered, but there
would not be a state entry. In other words, you need to design the global
Sentences for the general rule and that is what the idea is here. The
individual or local Sentence would be a different story, of course.
>I was surprised how easy it was.
Typical TMG feature -- looks harder than it is. <VBG>
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