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Offline Paul

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Gedcom Problem
« on: October 04, 2019, 14:31:43 »
I have over 1,000 multimedia records which are not Gedcom 5.5.1 compliant in that the TITL and FORM tags are not subordinate to the FILE tag (see attached). These have been created by various programs over the last 20 years. As a result the titles, which essential for some images, do not display in Ancestris.




Even if I wanted to hand edit these (and I don't!), there doesn't seem to be a away to drag and drop the tags into the correct place so it would involve creation of new tags in correct position and copy/pasting information.

Is there any fix for this? If there's no other solution I can probably come up with a script to do the job.

Thanks,

Paul
« Last Edit: October 04, 2019, 14:33:55 by Paul »

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Re: Gedcom Problem
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 17:24:26 »
Paul,

If your gedcom file is in 5.5 format, there is a way to update all these tags in one go using the format conversion to 5.5.1.

Save your gedcom file before doing this.

Make sure your gedcom file is in 5.5 format (either "No" will be shown in the screen below, or you can directly look at the header section of the text file : GEDC 2 VERS 5.5).

Then go to File/Properties.

On the following screen, choose "Yes" for the 5.5.1 norm and continue until the other screens. Finally, click the "Finish" button to run the modifications.

Il should do the job.

Let me know.

Frederic
« Last Edit: October 06, 2019, 17:28:36 by FredericL »

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Re: Gedcom Problem
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 17:31:23 »
Unfortunately my data is already in 5.5.1 format. Any other suggestions?

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Re: Gedcom Problem
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 17:36:11 »
Yes, change "5.5.1" into "5.5" manually with a text editor in your gedcom file header section (back it up first).

Then do what I said previously.

Let me know.

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Re: Gedcom Problem
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 17:46:05 »
Let me know.
I can confirm that your solution works - great, thank you :D

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Re: Gedcom Problem
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2019, 17:54:28 »
Wonderful !
Cheers.