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From: Richard Damon <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Newbie Question about Exhibits
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 19:13:45 -0500
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On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:23:22 -0800, "Stan Mitchell"
>Tom and Jim,
>I hope I'm not belaboring this issue with exhibits.
>I've considered using exhibits for other elements such as source or tag. If
>the exhibit is for a single census page, it isn't appropriate to attach it
>to a source (microfilm roll) which represents many pages. (I understand that
>this is an argument for using the household as the leading element in the
>source list). A tag is a more likely candidate except I've noticed that not
>all tags allow exhibits. So it seems that exhibits on citations makes the
>most sense for my use.
As a splitter, my "Source" is a household, primarily so I CAN attach
the image of the census to it. Thus every tag that uses that source
links up to the image in SS (if you follow the links from sentence to
citation to source page).
>For a single census household I have many tags to enter each with a citation
>with an attached exhibit (_the same exhibit_). Initially, I had my census
>page PDF in an external directory and used that location. Then I moved it
>under a "TMG7\Exhibits\census" directory and proceeded to manually correct
>the 20 or so links by removing the exhibit and adding it back. This worked
>fine except I have one stale link I can't seem to locate. I ran pathwiz
>(free version) to get a report of all citation exhibits but I wasn't able to
>easily connect the Citation ID to the Tag where I needed to make the change.
>This exercise discouraged me from using exhibits as a convenient way to have
>a link to my file system. There are too many redundant entries and a
>potential maintenance problem.
Did you look at using VFI to fix the exhibit links? as long as the
file name is unique it should have worked.