I've been playing with this for sometime and I did choose to have
Legacy dump everything. And yes GRAMPS imports it. But getting a
decent report with all the details can be tricky. I'm totally over the
top doing my sources to the MIlls standards (I'm what they call a
splitter, but I also come from a scientific background where
everything is fully sited). So as long as you are over the top in
Legacy the export is pretty good. In Legacy 7 there will be templates
that follow the Mills Evidence Explained templates. I put in a feature
request ot do something similar in GRAMPS. It is not trivial to build
the templates but it's what I'm willing to work on.
On 3/12/08, Jim Winfrey <jimwinfrey@...> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 9:06 AM, sgtbob <rrunion@...> wrote:
> > Then I prepared a Legacy GEDCOM and imported it into GRAMPS. On opening
> > GRAMPS, I note that practically all the 'events' have 'PREF' noted under the
> > individual entries instead of the information in the Legacy 'event' (at
> > least I suppose this is a result of the importation of 'events', since these
> > 'PREF' entries were not in previous imports from Legacy). In addition,
> > none of the events printed in any report I tried, although I could view them
> > on an individual basis. The 'notes' would print, but not the 'events'.
> Bob, you didn't say where the original database came from. Several
> programs require the user to set PREF (preferred) events. Legacy does
> not. I think what is happening is that Legacy stored the PREF flag
> but doesn't use it so it doesn't show it. Check the Legacy gedcom
> Customize and see if you can't exclude the PREF flag from your gedcom
> export. I'm not at my home computer right now but I believe that is
> an option.
> While you are excluding stuff, be sure to exclude the UID_ flag and
> the DEAT Y flag. You don't need these in Gramps and they pollute your
> Gramps database with unnecessary events.
> > Also, because of the 'PREF' problem with the 'events' I suspect that is why
> > I do not see any 'endnotes' for any of the events. Likewise, the photos had
> > to be 'recreated' in GRAMPS even though the photos were imported into the
> > same folder along with the data. This I can re-do, albeit a lengthy
> > process.
> This one is easier. At the bottom left corner of the Legacy gedcom
> export screen there is a tick mark that says something like Override
> source summaries (or some such). Click on it and full sources plus
> citations will be included in the gedcom.
> Gramps actually imports Legacy gecoms very well.
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