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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Opposition to local sentences (you know what thread thiswas)
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 18:35:45 -0400
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Darrell A. Martin wrote:
>Local sentences are in my opinion, with my data and the way I think, a
Why? All my local Sentences have never changed and I don't want them
changed _unless_ the data changes considerably. Then I will consider
if there is anything to be gained by changing the Sentence (usually
not). The usual reason to change is because I have found new data
and it changes my whole outlook regarding the person.
>I think I may misunderstand what you mean by "editing", but a Memo is
>just non-structured text. You have to enter (edit) it for it to even
>exist. If you don't have a need for editable text, don't use Memos at
>all -- and I'll bet there are TMG users who don't. Bless them, etc.
Editing means correcting, revising or adapting text of various
kinds. In some instances, such as a newly added Tag, editing in the
larger sense would include the initial entry of text as entry may be
erroneous and thus a need for the backspace key and entry of the
correct data.. That entry/editing may be into any of various fields
-- Principal(s), Date, place, Memo, Source Citations, and Witnesses.
And yes, a Memo may be unstructured text. But, it also may be
structured in the sense that various TMG Printer Codes may be
included which structure and format the text to the way the user
desires. For example, some users enter the verbatim data shown in a
census for the person and/or their household and they want some
structure to that data to facilitate reading it. Add to this that
(as has been discussed) many users take advantage of the Split Memo
feature which is thus structured text.
Finally, the use of the Split Memo feature may necessitate
correcting, revising, or adapting the Sentence Structure.
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