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by Kirsten
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Ancestor list - how did I do it?
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Ancestor list - how did I do it?

Hi Nigel,

I am glad you think my description could be useful.
As for me, I have added the procedure explanation to my folder of iFamily "how-to's". I'm not getting stuck on this one a second time! :)

Thanks again,
Kirsten
by Kirsten
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Ancestor list - how did I do it?
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Ancestor list - how did I do it?

Hi Nigel, It turns out your second suggestion also wasn't what I was after. But it was nonetheless much appreciated. But :D I happened now to hit upon how I created the list the first time around. I shall describe. - Select a focal person - Click on button towards upper left corner A/PV (Project Vie...
by Kirsten
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Ancestor list - how did I do it?
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Ancestor list - how did I do it?

Hi Nigel,

I do not have time for it right now, but I am going to give this a try and play with it. Kind of looks promising.
I shall report back.

Thanks a bunch,
Kirsten
by Kirsten
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Ancestor list - how did I do it?
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Ancestor list - how did I do it?

Hello Nigel, Thanks for quick answer which I appreciate even though it doesn't quite give me what I am after. However, it was good to be reminded of this CSV capacity under PEOPLE. I am certain that what I am after wasn't created by a spreadsheet format like CSV. I want a list (alphabetical by first...
by Kirsten
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Ancestor list - how did I do it?
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Ancestor list - how did I do it?

I use iFamily 2.9.6 with High Sierra 10.13.6 I have previously created an ancestor list which included birthdate and place, marriage date and spouse, death date and place. It has been too long and I have forgotten how I did it. Now I can only produce a simple one-liner format. If anyone could tell m...
by Kirsten
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Upgrade questions
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Upgrade questions

Just a quick post to report that after all my fretting and planning I have successfully upgraded to High Sierra with iFamily to match and all working well. :D Thanks, Nigel!
by Kirsten
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Upgrade questions
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Upgrade questions

Hi Nigel, Appreciate your reply! You are not the only one to encourage me to take that step - so I am starting to lean in that direction. There are a couple of issues with it (unrelated to iFamily). I am learning about them and hope to resolve so I can take that giant leap! Thanks for your good help...
by Kirsten
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Upgrade questions
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Upgrade questions

I plan to upgrade OSX to El Capitan 10.11 (from Mavericks 10.9) I am currently using iFamily version 2.891 I know that I change to El Capitan I will also have to upgrade iFamily. Not sure how to do this. 3 questions: 1) Will I need to upgrade step by step, one version at a time in order of release d...
by Kirsten
Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Approximate dates show up as exact dates
Replies: 0
Views: 1421

Approximate dates show up as exact dates

I find this aspect of iFamily less clear than I would prefer: I often enter dates as "bef", "aft", "abt" and in many places they show up as such. However, in two important places they show up instead as exact dates rather than the approximations I intended them to be. 1) The main visible diagram *, ...
by Kirsten
Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for advice or experiences creating a family book
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Hi scutler, You've done it again! A very thoughtful and clear response. I see that we have different writing processes. I will reevaluate how I work, but I think I might just stay with my method that the illustrations are there to clarify and illuminate the text - for any reader, including myself du...
by Kirsten
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for advice or experiences creating a family book
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Looking for advice or experiences creating a family book

Using a text box to caption an image allows the caption to be "attached" to the image using the Group function. The image and caption can then be repositioned or resized in one operation, without having to repeat the process for the caption. The caption's text box needs to be the same width as the ...
by Kirsten
Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for advice or experiences creating a family book
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Looking for advice or experiences creating a family book

I always use a text box to caption the images. Hope this is helpful. I am curious to know what advantage is gained by using the text-box. Seems to me when I experiment with this that it gets really tricky to get it to behave as I want. Next day: I am still curious about the advantage of using text ...
by Kirsten
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iFamily for Leopard and Tiger both in My Applications Folder
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Thanks, Warwick,

I have done as you suggested. I have trashed 2 old versions and downloaded the new one and registered it.

It was all very easy and straight forward. Encountered no problems.


And, best of all, iFamily works as well as ever (maybe better, I haven't yet encountered that aspect!)
:D
by Kirsten
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iFamily for Leopard and Tiger both in My Applications Folder
Replies: 2
Views: 860

iFamily for Leopard and Tiger both in My Applications Folder

I just noticed that I have iFamily for Leopard and for Tiger both in My Applications Folder.

Is this
A) A potential problem?
B) An unnecessary duplication?
C) A needed "duplication"?

In other words, do I just ignore my discovery or do I trash iFamily for Tiger.app?
by Kirsten
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: How do I split a data file - SOLVED!
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Warwick's method worked well after ':oops:' I disconnected my parents from each other and one of them from the children. It was then easy to proceed with deleting minor dynasties and ending with a copy of one side of the family. Since I know I can split if I ever want to, I have decided to work in o...
by Kirsten
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: How do I split a data file - SOLVED!
Replies: 1
Views: 486

How do I split a data file - SOLVED!

':lol:' After considerable and persistent thinking about the issue below, I have solved my problem! I am posting the solution as separate "response" and leaving my original problem posting here: I want to test splitting my data-file into two families . I studied two posts: One from Keith WIlson Apr ...
by Kirsten
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pictures by default stored in Pictures Folder
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Thank you, Nigel! I have been mulling this over and testing a few things. I think I have been confused as to how the iFamily Picture file works. To describe what I now understand about it: When I drag a picture or document into a person's Pictures area, a mini-image shows and a copy of the file is s...
by Kirsten
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pictures by default stored in Pictures Folder
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Pictures by default stored in Pictures Folder

I remember reading maybe about a year ago, maybe more, a post about the default storing of images in iFamily>Pictures folder. The posting complained about not being able to set default storing of images to be elsewhere and also, as I remember, complained about name changes automatically performed in...
by Kirsten
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Married status
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Hi Nigel,

You've done it again!

It worked.
Just entering a note about how I know of the marriage did the trick.
And thanks for the reminder to hit enter!

:)

Greetings,
Kirsten
by Kirsten
Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: iFamily Help
Topic: Married status
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Married status

I notice that on ancestor chart there ends up being no difference in listing under a person's name a "spouse" who was not married, but produced a child and a married spouse, for whom I have not as yet entered the actual wedding date, but I know for a fact that the couple was married. In both cases t...
by Kirsten
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Report Dilemmas
Replies: 0
Views: 747

My Report Dilemmas

I am sorry that this will be a rather lengthy forum entry. I have struggled with its issues for a long time without posting because I couldn't figure out how to formulate my struggles. Now I just plunge in and hope you will stay with me. The issue is complex - has several parts to it and they interc...
by Kirsten
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Enhancement Requests
Topic: Merging excludes Pictures!
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Additional thoughts upon awakening this morning: Yesterday's posting might sound as if I would rarely encounter the problem/inconvenience described. Not so! I want to explain why the "Pictures" merging is of any meaningful relevance to me: I use associated person often when I highly suspect that som...
by Kirsten
Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: Enhancement Requests
Topic: Merging excludes Pictures!
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Merging excludes Pictures!

I use the "Pictures" section a lot for .png of a document to support my memory. I also place there .pdf or .tif of other documentation I have found such as census records. When I go to merge two people, they might each have important "Pictures" , (maybe some of the same ones, maybe different, maybe ...
by Kirsten
Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Associated Persons visible on Diagram
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Hi Warwick, I tried your little Command Z operation. To my amazement, it worked! To my greater amazement it worked even when (after deletion of the association) I went through the print diagram action and then back to the context diagram (with its missing association(s) to apply Command Z. To my ver...
by Kirsten
Sat May 28, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Associated Persons visible on Diagram
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Hi Nigel, Re. Associated person box hovering above focal person: Thanks for your response. Maybe someone else has an idea... I know I could do it this way: After carefully making note of associated person's name etc, disassociate him/her (but do not delete the person!). Then after printing/sharing o...
by Kirsten
Thu May 26, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Associated Persons visible on Diagram
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Associated Persons visible on Diagram

Re. Context Diagram . I have learned (for sharing/printing purposes) how to get rid of 1) the ghost outlines (father, mother, child, spouse etc) 2) the little picture above the focal person and 3) the stippled, red lines connecting people. How about:? One last "clutter" (as in clutter for sharing/p...
by Kirsten
Wed May 25, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Printing Diagram
Replies: 14
Views: 1753

Hej Dennis, Thanks for "Placeholder" explanation. How easy! And what a nice feature. Thanks Favell44 for pointing out what service can be had from the probability indicators and for pointing out what can be accomplished with that little circle! Very handy. My admiration for capabilities of this prog...
by Kirsten
Mon May 23, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Printing Diagram
Replies: 14
Views: 1753

Wonderful progress! Thank you Nigel and Dennis, both. I see that the right clicking on the page in the context diagram produces exactly the dialog box which presents itself if you click on the printer icon above the green of the dialog box. Thanks, Nigel. Glad to know of the right click option. (I t...
by Kirsten
Mon May 23, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Printing Diagram
Replies: 14
Views: 1753

Dennis, I just want to let you know that I now do understand the first option in your first response in this thread. Not sure what was so intimidating about that one in the first place! Next, I have a couple of questions re Context Diagram: Some lines going from one generation to the next are thick,...
by Kirsten
Sun May 22, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Printing Diagram
Replies: 14
Views: 1753

Thank you Dennis for elaborating. Screen Shot: I use the command-shift-4 for screen shots all the time in many contexts so am very familiar with it. Had used it a time or two for snapshot of context diagram as well. Thank you, Nigel: I did not know about the short-cut for getting the screen shot imm...