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The '''Calculate Estimated Dates''' tool is used to add and remove birth and death events for people that are missing these events.
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{{Third-party plugin}}
  
Select the tool via the menu {{man menu|Tools->Family Tree Processing-->Calculate Estimated Dates...}} this brings up a {{man label|Undo history warning}} window:
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The '''Calculate Estimated Dates''' Addon tool is used to add and remove birth and death events for people that are missing these events.
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Once this Addon has been install you can select the tool via the menu {{man menu|Tools->Family Tree Processing-->Calculate Estimated Dates...}} this brings up a {{man label|Undo history warning}} window:
  
 
{{man warn|Undo history|Proceeding with this tool will erase the undo history for this session. In particular, you will not be able to revert the changes made by this tool or any changes made prior to it. If you think you may want to revert running this tool, please stop here and backup your database.}}  
 
{{man warn|Undo history|Proceeding with this tool will erase the undo history for this session. In particular, you will not be able to revert the changes made by this tool or any changes made prior to it. If you think you may want to revert running this tool, please stop here and backup your database.}}  
  
You then choose {{man button|Stop}} or {{man button|Proceed}}.
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You then choose {{man button|Stop}} or {{man button|Proceed with the tool}}.
 
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You will be presented with the '''Calculate Estimated Dates''' tool window. This window has three tabs.
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[[Image:Calcestdates_32.png|right|thumb|450px|Fig. 1. Calculate Estimated Dates]]
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*Options:
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**Filter: in the drop down menu you can select which portion of the database will be processed: you can also select the '''entire database''', '''Descendants''' of the Active Person, '''Descendant families''' of the Active Person, '''Ancestors''' of the Active Person, '''People with common ancestor''' with the Active Person, or any '''custom filter''' (see custom made filters).
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**Filter Person: the Active Person is listed in this field, but click on the {{man button|Select a different person}} will bring up a {{man label|Select a person for the report}} window. This window shows a list of people you can choose from. Use the {{man button|down}} arrow or the {{man button|>}} arrow to expand and collapse the nodes. In the table you will see for which persons no birth or death date is available.
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== Usage ==
  
In the left hand side lower corner there is a {{man label|Show all}} tick box. Clicking on this button will show all people in the database.
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You will be presented with the '''Calculate Estimated Dates''' tool window. This window initially has two tabs and the '''[[Calculate_Estimated_Dates#To_use |Help]]''' tab is displayed with instructions.
  
**Source text: in this {{man label|text field}} you can fill in the text that will be used in the source reference. Default value is: ''Calculated Date Estimates''.
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=== Options ===
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Select the '''Options''' tab
  
Four tick boxes are available:
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[[File:Calculate-estimated-dates-options-tab-defaults-41.png|right|thumb|450px|Calculate Estimated Dates - Options( tab - defaults)]]
  
** Remove previously added dates
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*Filter: in the drop down menu you can select which portion of the database will be processed: you can also select the '''Entire database'''(default), '''Descendants''' of the Active Person, '''Descendant families''' of the Active Person, '''Ancestors''' of the Active Person, '''People with common ancestor''' with the Active Person, or any '''custom filter''' (see custom made filters).
** Add estimated birth dates
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*Filter Person: the Active Person is listed in this field, and is changeable for all filters except the '''Entire database'''filter. To change the Filter person click on the {{man button|Select a different person}} icon to bring up a {{man label|Select a person for the report}} window.
** Add estimated death dates
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*Config:
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The '''Select a person for the report''' window shows a list of people you can choose from. Use the {{man button|down}} arrow or the {{man button|>}} arrow to expand and collapse the nodes. In the table you will see for which persons no birth or death date is available. On the lower left hand side corner there is a {{man label|Show all}} tick box, that when selected will show all people in the database.
  
** Maximum age:
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*Source text: in this {{man label|text field}} you can fill in the text that will be used in the source reference. Default value is: ''Calculated Date Estimates''.
** Maximum sibling age difference:
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**Remove previously added events, notes, and source: Check box (unchecked by default)
** Average years between generations:
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*Birth: drop down list.
** Estimated Dates types
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**Do not add birth events (default)
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**Add birth events without dates
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**Add birth events with dates
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*Death:
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**Do not add death events (default)
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**Add death events without dates
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**Add death events with dates
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* Maximum age: '''110'''(default)
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* Maximum sibling age difference: '''20'''(default)
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* Average years between generations: '''20'''(default)
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* Estimated Dates:
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**Approximate(about):(default)
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**Extremes(after and before)
  
 
==To use==
 
==To use==
[[Image:Calcestdates_tab.png|right|thumb|450px|Fig. 2. User choice list]]
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[[File:Calculate-estimated-dates-select-tab-41.png|right|thumb|450px|Calculate Estimated Dates - Select( tab - showing processed results)]]
  
 
# Go to the {{man label|Options}} tab
 
# Go to the {{man label|Options}} tab

Latest revision as of 22:15, 2 November 2014


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The Calculate Estimated Dates Addon tool is used to add and remove birth and death events for people that are missing these events.

Once this Addon has been install you can select the tool via the menu Tools->Family Tree Processing-->Calculate Estimated Dates... this brings up a Undo history warning window:

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Undo history

Proceeding with this tool will erase the undo history for this session. In particular, you will not be able to revert the changes made by this tool or any changes made prior to it. If you think you may want to revert running this tool, please stop here and backup your database.

You then choose Stop or Proceed with the tool.

Usage

You will be presented with the Calculate Estimated Dates tool window. This window initially has two tabs and the Help tab is displayed with instructions.

Options

Select the Options tab

Calculate Estimated Dates - Options( tab - defaults)
  • Filter: in the drop down menu you can select which portion of the database will be processed: you can also select the Entire database(default), Descendants of the Active Person, Descendant families of the Active Person, Ancestors of the Active Person, People with common ancestor with the Active Person, or any custom filter (see custom made filters).
  • Filter Person: the Active Person is listed in this field, and is changeable for all filters except the Entire databasefilter. To change the Filter person click on the Select a different person icon to bring up a Select a person for the report window.

The Select a person for the report window shows a list of people you can choose from. Use the down arrow or the > arrow to expand and collapse the nodes. In the table you will see for which persons no birth or death date is available. On the lower left hand side corner there is a Show all tick box, that when selected will show all people in the database.

  • Source text: in this text field you can fill in the text that will be used in the source reference. Default value is: Calculated Date Estimates.
    • Remove previously added events, notes, and source: Check box (unchecked by default)
  • Birth: drop down list.
    • Do not add birth events (default)
    • Add birth events without dates
    • Add birth events with dates
  • Death:
    • Do not add death events (default)
    • Add death events without dates
    • Add death events with dates
  • Maximum age: 110(default)
  • Maximum sibling age difference: 20(default)
  • Average years between generations: 20(default)
  • Estimated Dates:
    • Approximate(about):(default)
    • Extremes(after and before)

To use

Calculate Estimated Dates - Select( tab - showing processed results)
  1. Go to the Options tab
  2. Check the [ ] Remove option to remove previous estimates
  3. Select the Add date options to date events with or without dates
  4. Click on Execute
  5. Select the people with which to add events
  6. Click on Add Selected Events button to create


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Note

If you decide to make an event permanent, remove it from the Source. Otherwise, it will get removed the next time you automatically remove these events.

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Note

You may have to run the tool repeatedly (without removing previous events) to add all of the events possible.