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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Newbie Question about Exhibits
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 18:49:43 -0500
Stan Mitchell wrote:
> Ahhh....yes, I would fall into that camp: "Sources" page
> with Full Footnotes. I'm not sure what the implications
> are that "the note makes sense without the CD".
That just means paying attention when you create Source Definition that uses split CDs, or one that places the CD in the middle of the note, like a couple of the standard ones do. Go to the Full Footnote Preview on the Output Forms tab and read it ignoring the <[CDx]> entries. Does it make sense?
For a made-up example, say you have this template:
<[CD1]> record, [Record Type], [Repository]...
that is supposed to read:
Tom Jones record, Tax List, County Courthouse...
It's not going to look great when it reads:
record, Tax List, County Courthouse...
So, edit it so the "record" part is in the conditional brackets:
<[CD1] record,> [Record Type], [Repository]...
so now on the Sources page it reads:
Tax List, County Courthouse...
In other words, don't create a template where the CD element is essential to a sensible note. Since will be using the Short Footnote format (I assume) on the person pages, you can use the CDs there. It's not a big deal - with a little forethought it works great.