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From: Jill Morelli <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Newbie Question about Exhibits
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 18:58:06 -0800
A couple of comments from a similar perspective.
1. Careful planning only goes so far. Like Lee, I suggest just getting started. I remember when I started that the first thing I wanted to enter was census records. I tried about 3 different ways until I ended up with a system similar to what Terry uses. By using the program you will figure out what you like to do and don't like to do.
2. I found that after using the program for about 2 months it was greatly beneficial for me to go back and re-read Terry's website and GTMOOTMG. I always found new tips and tricks.
3. I put all my exhibits as external. I think you will find that most folks do. It has to do with the ability to use the Second Site program for websites. IF you move the exhibit you will have to relink. There are several tools available to help if the exhibit becomes disassociated with the program. It is better to ask at that time so specifics can be described and the proper tool to use can be suggested.
Get started! Have fun! Ask questions. It's a great group.
On Feb 3, 2010, at 3:32 PM, Stan Mitchell wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I'm a new user of TMG7 who has been lurking on this list for a month or so,
> absorbing as much as I can from many interesting posts. I've found TMG to be
> a very rich program which requires careful planning before starting to enter
> data. My reading has included portions Getting the Most Out of TMG and
> Terry's TMG Tips. I'm finally starting to enter some data!
> The question I have is about how Exhibits are handled internally by TMG. I
> have a PDF file of a page of a census. It is referenced by many citations.
> When I use the camera icon on each citation to refer to this file it creates
> a new external link to the file. If the PDF is stored internally in the
> dataset, will each link require a new copy? If I continue to use an external
> link, is there any way to create a single master exhibit that all the
> citations can reference? My concern is that once I move or rename an exhibit
> file, it will be difficult to "clean up" all of the links.
> Stan Mitchell
> N. California
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