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by BillW
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Enhancement Requests
Topic: Increase character limit in source field?
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Increase character limit in source field?

I really should have thought this all the way through before starting the first post in this series, but I have to add that the warning appears and the entry is truncated only when I have entered the information and then go back to it and try to edit it. The information is accepted when first entere...
by BillW
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Enhancement Requests
Topic: Increase character limit in source field?
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Increase character limit in source field?

This is not a reply to my own message, but a clarification: the 248-character limit appears in the PageRef field. I don't run into it in any other field. Can the character limit be increased to whatever the limit in the Notes field is? I've never run out of room in Notes.
by BillW
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Enhancement Requests
Topic: Increase character limit in source field?
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Increase character limit in source field?

Could the number of allowed characters in a source field be increased? I sometimes get a message saying that the limit is 248 (I think...), whereupon everything beyond that is chopped off. There appears to be no character limit in the Notes field, though, and I have to repeat the source information ...
by BillW
Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Sources Invisible in Yosemite
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Sources Invisible in Yosemite

Sources are reduced or compressed into lines too small to click on in iFamily v. 2.9.0 running under OS X Yosemite, v. 10.10. How can I expand the compressed lines?
by BillW
Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Version 2.888 crashes when dropping picture
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Version 2.888 crashes when dropping picture

I have just run into an odd behavior in v. 2.888: when dragging and dropping a picture from one individual's file to another's (e.g., a census page from father to child), iFamily crashes after giving a choice of file names, but on reopening will complete such a transfer with no problem. Is there a w...
by BillW
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Spouse is "not"...
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Spouse is "not"...

In Version 2.884 when I mouse over the name of the spouse of a relative I get a popup box saying "(Name) is not the spouse of..." when I know that he or she really was the spouse. How did the negation term get in there, and can I get it out?
by BillW
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Issue with the new relationship checker
Replies: 1
Views: 540

Father died before offspring's conception

I get this "error" message from time to time. The father did indeed die before the child was born, but less than nine months before, so could well have been the father. Could the code that checks this relationship be changed along the lines of "IF [child's birthdate] - [father's death date] ≥ 9 mont...
by BillW
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Enhancement Requests
Topic: Stepmother Too Young or Old
Replies: 0
Views: 701

Stepmother Too Young or Old

Could the consistency checking algorithm be changed so that it doesn't report an error when a stepmother is too young to have been the natural mother of her husband's offspring? Widowed men with children often married much younger women, especially if they had been widowed more than once, and iFamil...
by BillW
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Gedcom
Topic: GEDCOM export/import errors
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

GEDCOM export/import errors

Hi Warwick, No, the guy at FTM support couldn't help. I was the one who suggested trying to import the GEDCOM into Ancestry.com and then download that file, if Ancestry accepted it, into FTM4Mac, which worked. I just tried turning off "Custom tags", exporting a GEDCOM file, and telling FTM to import...
by BillW
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Gedcom
Topic: GEDCOM export/import errors
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

GEDCOM export/import errors

OK, I found a workaround. I uploaded the GEDCOM file generated by iFamily for Leopard to Ancestry.com, which accepted it, and then imported the Ancestry.com file to Family Tree Maker for Mac. I still have a ton of work to do in importing pictures and fleshing out sources, but at least I don't have t...
by BillW
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Gedcom
Topic: GEDCOM export/import errors
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

GEDCOM export/import errors

I forgot to include the following when I posted the query above. When I tried changing the default application for opening the GEDCOM to Family Tree Maker and double-clicked, an error message came up: "Family Tree Maker cannot open files in GEDitCOM GEDCOM format." Is there a workaround on this or d...
by BillW
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Gedcom
Topic: GEDCOM export/import errors
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

GEDCOM export/import errors

I am trying to import a GEDCOM generated by iFamily for Leopard into the new Family Tree Maker for Mac. Each time I try the progress panel shows 10 errors, and after 1% has been imported Family Tree Maker crashes. Apparently it can't understand the format of the GEDCOM iFamily generates. I have trie...
by BillW
Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing Fonts in Notes and Report
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Changing Fonts in Notes and Reports

Thanks, Nigel. It's odd that Keith allowed changing fonts in the cards in the main pane but not anywhere else. I successfully changed them from the default (Helvetica?) to Times New Roman a long time ago. I prefer a serif font for most text because the serifs make reading easier. Maybe in a futur...
by BillW
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing Fonts in Notes and Report
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Changing Fonts in Notes and Report

I have tried to change the font from Helvetica to Times New Roman in Notes without success. I can change during one work session, but the changes are not saved: when I reopen the file, everything is in Helvetica again.

Is there a way to change the font and have the change saved?
by BillW
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Search and Replace
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Search and Replace

I&#39m using v. 2.500 and would like to have a Search and Replace command to change such things as state abbreviations to full state names. Would that be possible?

Bill
by BillW
Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Search and Replace?
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Search and Replace?

Is there a way to do a search and replace rather than having to track down each instance of something I want to change and make each change individually?
by BillW
Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mistress vs Wife
Replies: 3
Views: 1603

Mistress vs Wife

If I know that a woman was the mistress, not the wife, of a man who was also married to another woman, is there a way to keep iFamily from designating her as his wife without changing the way it designates all relationships (i.e., husband/wife, spouse, partner, or no label? I have just added a note ...