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SUGGESTIONS FOR ENHANCING FTM 2012 WEB LINKS

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Re: SUGGESTIONS FOR ENHANCING FTM 2012 WEB LINKS

Posted: 5 Dec 2012 10:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Marco Scavo comment to David

“David,

I did a GEDCOM test using FTM v21.0.0.723 and looked at the results in a text editor. The web links are not included, not when attached to people or citations. There are several places where it would make sense, to wit, under a custom tag or appended to notes. They're just not there.”

Marco the above is probably why when you run, for example, a Source Usage Report, for which you have added a Web Address in a Source Citation you don’t see the actual Icon Symbol. What you see instead is the Web Address itself [assuming you have checked the box to include the Web Address in the reference note], for which you must copy and paste into your browser to get back to the Web Site

And it looks like, if you want to keep track of the Web sites you have included in Source Citations you need to create a report along the lines of the report I showed in my suggestion [or alternatively create a very lengthy Source Usage Report and search through the report for the Web Sites
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PS I did see your other comment to me dealing with this - Thanks
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I am not quite sure yet what I am going to do about the Suggestion
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I have no intention of using Web Links for Source Citations—my feeling is that they are redundant with the FTM “Image File” process

I can see where I might use them for Web Links for People [especially with something like Wikipedia where they are constantly updating their Biographies] . I have nothing to lose here, I already have accounted for the information by Creating and Sourcing “Images” I obtain and storing them on my computer in my Microsoft Hierarchical Folder [Exhibit/Image] File [no links to any Web Sites since they are on my computer]

The only thing I would lose of any consequence if a link was dropped would be the link itself and as said elsewhere [by keithnuttle] I can just Google them and/or use my MS Word list

PPS and yes I did read your last comment “Now, those of us who have provided feedback in this thread have all echoed the same thing. We think it's a waste of time to document the URLs alone because they have such limited lifespans.” Tongue in cheek, and I do recognize the words “waste of time.” It seems like I have seen them somewhere before


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Marco Scavo 5 Dec 2012 3:53AM GMT 
kj_norway 5 Dec 2012 4:34AM GMT 
Marco Scavo 5 Dec 2012 3:38PM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 5 Dec 2012 5:01PM GMT 
Marco Scavo 5 Dec 2012 6:03PM GMT 
silverfox3280 5 Dec 2012 9:31PM GMT 
Marco Scavo 5 Dec 2012 11:00PM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 5 Dec 2012 11:45PM GMT 
Marco Scavo 6 Dec 2012 1:28AM GMT 
kj_norway 6 Dec 2012 2:22AM GMT 
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