> > I wish it were simpler to populate the married names. I've been copying and
> > pasting the first and middle names, then typing the married surname, then > > have to remember to change the "birth name" pull-down to "married name". > > Just throwing it out for ideas. > > Rather than having a million special functions (such as "Add a Married > Name to this Person"), perhaps it would be better if Gramps had a > method for defining little "macros" and attaching to specific keys. > For example, you could then define a little function that adds an > alternate name, and attach it to the key "F12" or something. Advanced > users could write (and share) these little pieces of code, and you > could adapt them for even more specific functionality. > > You could then script repeatable, monotonous tasks (eg, go to next > record, add the Tag "Calendar").
How about a checkbox in the marriage event that says taken the spouses name? This way it could work for when the wife takes the husbands name or vice versa.