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4 posts. Started 31 May 2006 by MaxHaiflichJr. Latest reply 2 Jun 2006 by lkessler. RSS 2.0 feed for this topic RSS
1. Max Haiflich (MaxHaiflichJr)
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Posted: Wed, 31 May 2006 Permalink
I think that the greatest use I've found so far is finding duplicate Source Listings, and/or people, in my Master Ged file. I've been gradually eliminating or combining them as I found them while searching through my PAF5 Program. But, PAF5 makes it difficult (time comsuming) to do this, beginning with finding them.

With BEHOLD!, Finding Duplicate Source Listings and Notes is simple. Now all I have to do is figure out how to print just the duplicates from BEHOLD! so I can fix them in PAF5.

I'm also eagerly waiting for the ability to save combined GEDCOM Files from FamilySearch.org to eliminate all those fragmented files. I don't want to alter them except to combine them into one GEDCOM file (instead of dozens for each family).

I love this program!

Max
2. Louis Kessler (lkessler)
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Posted: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 Permalink
I bet you didn't realize that the Everything Report is already a basic text editor. Many of the items on the Edit menu work, especially cut, copy and paste. It just can't save your edits yet, but that will come in Version 2.

However, you can print just the duplicates by simply selecting and deleting everything else you don't want, and printing what's left over. You will have to manually find the duplicates yourself because that is really a human process.

Editing items that are in tables (each pair of people is in one table cell) is not so easy because the table boundaries don't edit so well. But the Source Listing is not in tables, so you should have no problem with that.

Sorry I couldn't get the AFN combining working for this version. I still am fixing some of the odd things that happen when Behold opens these small GEDCOM fragment files. But I'll be doing it soon.

p.s. Would it be okay, Max, if I used the first paragraph and a half of your post, as well as your last line for the testamonials on my Behold home page?

Louis



3. Max Haiflich (MaxHaiflichJr)
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Posted: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 Permalink
Louis,

I did, sort of, understand that the editor existed, but, in regards to the duplicates, I was refering to using Behold! to find them so that I could eliminate them in my PAF5 program data. And lamenting that I couldn't save a combined (and corrected) GEDCOM File, yet.

As to using my post, be my guest. I meant what I said and didn't say all I meant. I Love your program!

As to the parts that you haven't worked in yet, take your time, I always prefer things be done right the first time, if possible. Redoing it later takes longer than doing it right the first time.

Max
4. Louis Kessler (lkessler)
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Posted: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 Permalink
Actually, redoing it sometimes takes less time.

Doing it the first time often has a general goal, but you don't know the problems along the way until you encounter them, and then your path has to keep shifting a bit. This can sometimes take a very long time, e.g. my month and a half foray with my data structure in March and April. Or the full year (2004) it took me to design and develop the Organize pages and related functions.

But redoing it often takes a fraction of the time if you know exactly what your final result should be, and often the code is quite a bit better than the original.

Another good example of this is after 60 minutes of coding without saving, my computer crashes (my old Windows 98 one, XP hasn't done this to me ... yet). After taking 2 minutes to do my swearing, the rewrite of the same code might take 15 minutes and the code is often an improvement on the original.

And thanks for the testimonial. I'm going to put it up on Behold's home page right now!

Louis

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