On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 21:18 +0000, Peter Lennard wrote:
> 1. Date formats
> How do I change a date entry from YYYY/MM/DD to DD/MM/YYYY?
> The first is probably a US default setting, but how do I change to the
> UK style?
You date entry format is determined by your locale. If your locale is
en_US, your system tells us the date format is MM/DD/YYYY. If it is
en_UK, then the system tells us that it is DD/MM/YYYY.=20
> 2. Backup identification
> Is there a shorter alternative to the present cumbersome format of
> '<file name>.backup.backup.backup.[+ a lot more].gramps. How about a
> date such as '<file name>.05.03.07.gramps' ident?
Right now, only two levels of backup are maintained. .backup.gramps,
If you want finer grain control, then you should install the RCS
package, and use the CheckPoint tool. This will give you full revision
control over your database, allowing you to rollback to previous
checkpoints using a graphical interface.
> 3. Source entries
> Is the Source ID entry automatic?. My first entries went from S0000
> onwards but when I next opened the database it had changed to start at
> S0017. Then next time to S0029 etc, where it seems to have stabilised;
> No Source entry references from S0000 to S0028 remained, although the
> people files remained under a new source reference.
> I have made all my Source entries via the 'Person' window and selecting
> 'Source' in the tab list on that window. To me, Gramps V2.9 manual seems
> to indicate that data can be entered via several routes, or am I missing
It should be using the ID after the next highest available. It does not
try to fill in missing holes, but goes to the end and adds the next. If
this is not the case, file a bug report. However, as long as it is doing
something reasonable, I'm not sure this is a big deal.
What it typically does is takes the length of the source list, (if it
was 20, then it starts with S0020) and looks for the next unused ID
starting at this point.
> It works ok for 'Events' entries which start, and have remained at,
> E0000 [to E0050].
> I hope that somebody can suggest what I need to do to resolve these
> With thanks, Peter
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