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From: "Tom Momeyer" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Newbie Question about Exhibits
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 22:48:54 -0500
You said, "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."
I recently implemented Terry Reigel's website info for Census sources. Each
"page" or head of household and family is a separate source for each census
year. I can attach the the census image to the Source, one time, and don't
need to attach it again to each of the tags. There are several tags that
"cite" the source and thus... the census image (using this method) only
needs to be attached to the Source, one time. There's many ways to do
things with TMG as you've seen since you started monitoring the listserv and
this is only one method... explained at
http://tmg.reigelridge.com/Census.htm. Attaching the census image may not
be detailed at Terry's website... however, it is logical to attach the image
as an exhibit to the source.
I'm not printing TMG Exhibits using TMG Reports, except for primary images,
because I haven't found a way to print the other exhibits in reports where
they would show up in a presentable fashion... doesn't seem to work very
well. They do show up in Second Site, website builder software for TMG; the
exhibits attached to sources show up as a link to click to open in the full
footnote. Thus... a census image... I'll place / attach to a Source. A
wedding certificate from 1857 and a picture of the church and minister, I
might attach to a tag and have them show up in SS right on the main page...
so I pick and chose which exhibits to attach to a Source and which ones to
attach to a Person or Event tag based on how they show up in SS. Behind the
scenes, I actually have the same exhibit in two different "sizes", one in a
TMG Exhibits folder and the other smaller size in an alternate SS Exhibit
PS... someone else noted using external links and not internal exhibits...
that's what I'm doing... otherwise, the TMG database would get too large.
You said, "... once I move or rename an exhibit file, it will be difficult
to "clean up" all of the links".
Well, someone else told you that moving the exhibits may be solvable without
too much difficulty. Even so, so far... when I move files or change folder
structure "on the fly", so far, I've gone in and manually fixed each
exhibit. No-one commented on the renaming part of your question. I'm only
1 year into using TMG and when I rename, I have to detach the exhibit and
add it back individually... maybe there's a better way, but I haven't found
it. Another utility... PathWiz! may help here, but don't know.
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