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Old 16 May 2012, 11:23 PM
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Default Events in Family View question

Is it possible to add fields to the events shown in the Family View? Date and place are shown, but I would also like to be able to display the information in the Memo column.

I have searched the manual but don't see how to do that. Information in the memo column is as important (often) as the date and place.

Thanks. If I missed something simple, I apologize.

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Old 16 May 2012, 11:40 PM
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It's simple but not completely obvious. Add another copy of the same field to the layout in family view preferences, but check the memo only checkbox for the second instance. That way, you'll have--for example--the birth event and the birth event memo displayed. The field needs to be clicked on and selected in the layout preferences for the check box to appear to the right.
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Old 17 May 2012, 12:58 AM
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Tim,
Thank you for this, and all the other posts you have made during this update. You are certainly an asset to the group.

I did as you suggested, but it really doesn't do what I want. Either the memo appears by itself above the notes, or by itself in place of the date and place.

What I am looking for in my particular 'census view' is for example:

Census 1920 Date Place Memo
For example, my father's entry would be:
Census 1920 July 2, 1920 Hotchkiss, Delta County, Colorado, USA In household: Sherman-34, Georgia-24, Delvin-11, Charles-5, Clinton-3 3/12, and Margaret-10/12

The checkbox "memo only" seems to be too limiting in the use of the Memo field.
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Old 17 May 2012, 02:02 AM
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Thanks for the kind words.

I'll show you a couple of screen shots so you can see what I'm looking at. If this doesn't suggest a solution for you, I'll have to say uncle on this one.

The second birth event field is selected here in the family view preferences, with the Memo only box checked. I will point out here that after the second birth event field is added, it will need to be dragged up to be adjacent to the first event field.
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Old 17 May 2012, 02:03 AM
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Here's what it looks like in the family view. I'm having a hard time picturing your description, so maybe this will help you match up what I'm thinking with what you're seeing on your system.
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Old 17 May 2012, 02:17 AM
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This is a great tip, and something I hand't thought of doing.
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Old 17 May 2012, 10:35 AM
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Default Re: Events in Family View question

Dragging the memo up is a good idea, and as a fall-back that is what I will do. However, wouldn't it be better to add the memo to the same line? If the date and place are there, why not simply add an option to include the memo?

I would prefer that as an option when defining the view; for those who prefer it the way it is, two options could be presented: "include memo" and "memo only."

This is something I would add to a wish list.

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Old 17 May 2012, 11:11 AM
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I would prefer that as an option when defining the view; for those who prefer it the way it is, two options could be presented: "include memo" and "memo only."

This is something I would add to a wish list.

Warren
I'd support that as an option, though I presume this has been left out because of the potential field length (2500). But i'd be happy for it to wrap.
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Old 17 May 2012, 04:26 PM
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I am wondering, is this is an option you would consider in a subsequent update?
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Old 17 May 2012, 05:58 PM
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It's simple but not completely obvious. Add another copy of the same field to the layout in family view preferences, but check the memo only checkbox for the second instance. That way, you'll have--for example--the birth event and the birth event memo displayed. The field needs to be clicked on and selected in the layout preferences for the check box to appear to the right.
Is there any way this can be done if using Smart Lists in Family View?
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