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From: Richard Damon <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] [Bulk] Wishlist: Wishing on a name variant
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 16:01:24 -0500
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The one big problem I see with this is that there may not be a unique
name with that style. What should it do if there was 0 or 2 names with
that name style? This is the sort of problems that drive computer
nuts, so programmers have to avoid putting the computer into that
sort of predicament.
On Fri, 17 Dec 2010 14:45:47 -0600, "Teresa Elliott"
>Yes, a TAG can have a default PLACE STYLE and when you create that tag, it
>will always use that place style. IF we were able to set a default NAME
>STYLE for a tag, and it would default to that when that tag was created it
>would greatly speed things up for me.
>Example. My census tags have the default PLACE STYLE of DISTRICT. If I could
>set the default NAME STYLE for the 1850 census tag to NAME-1850 and when I
>created the name, it would create a name tag with that style, it would
>greatly speed up data entry for me.
>So for my 1850 census enumeration, I would create an 1850 CENSUS TAG,
>default PLACE STYLE-DISTRICT. In the add witness screen, I would create a
>new person and the name would automatically be created using an NAME-1850
>name tag, where I could record her name as Ginny Smith (age 23). The add
>witness screen would add her in as the role WIFE, name tag would be created
>with NAME STYLE-NAME 1850. Tag would use the PLACE STYLE-DISTRICT.
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