I am sorry that I didn't know about the previous thread on this subject.
I have also gotten a large hand written genealogical pages written by my father.  And then I had to add sources to everything that I put in...  Family group pages, fan charts, etc.  But I did a page a day and got through it.

Either way, I envision some type of dialog box.  Make the source, select it in the dialog box, and then everything that you add gets the source in the dialog box added automatically.  I know the word 'dialog' is not correct.  But this box would be open (and have to be somewhat out of the way), the ENTIRE time you are entering data.  It would not re-open when starting gramps again.

Now instead of an actual form that is open the entire time, let there be a BIG note in the side bar (Repositories, Media, Notes, 'You have a presistant source ACTIVE').  Or even something in the toolbar.  I like the idea of the open window because *IT IS THERE*  It is harder to miss.  When you close the window, you stop the persistent source.

two (meager) cents.

  Craig A.

> Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 00:37:49 +0100
> From: nick__hall@hotmail.com
> To: lcc.mailaddress@gmail.com
> CC: doug.blank@gmail.com; ander882@hotmail.com; gramps-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [Gramps-devel] How would I ???
>
> As I said in that thread, I like the idea but I don't think a good
> solution was suggested.
>
> I asked for real-life examples, and this is a good one.
>
> By selecting a line in the source view, you can now make a source the
> active source. I suggested that this could be a default.
>
> The problem is that the active source could be set unintentionally, so
> it would be unsafe to make a default entry using it. Another issue is
> that the default object cannot be de-selected. We could use it to
> pre-select an entry in the source selector though.
>
> If we actually want to make a default entry then we need another way to
> select a default.
>
> Nick.
>
>
> lcc . wrote:
> > Hi Craig,
> >
> > That is what we discussed here:
> >
> > http://old.nabble.com/Source-dialog%3A-preserve-previous-selection-td27890444.html
> >
> > I (and Nick H. and you, it seems) support the approach of a default
> > place/source being
> > presetable.
> >
> > --lcc
> >
> > On 3/29/10, Doug Blank <doug.blank@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 10:27 AM, Craig J. Anderson
> >> <ander882@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> I just received a descendant report that has about 30+ new people on it.
> >>> With Birthdates, that will give me 70+ entries into my database
> >>> (marriages). And I want all of them to have this document as a source.
> >>>
> >>> How can I make the source and then have every update that I make
> >>> automatically reference that source?
> >>>
> >> I don't think you can do that, but if you want the source connected to
> >> the people, you can select the people with a filter and then use the
> >> Attach Source Tool to attach it to them (or use the clipboard as Benny
> >> says).
> >>
> >> If you want it to be added to their events, then please make a feature
> >> request and I will add that functionality to the Attach Source Tool.
> >>
> >> -Doug
> >>
> >>
> >>> and if not, this would be a GREAT feature. a lot of times there is a lot
> >>> of
> >>> new information from one source.
> >>>
> >>> thanks.
> >>>
> >>> Craig A.
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