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Why Bad Things Happen to Good Notes

After importing information from other files, the note fields are sometimes different than you would expect.  Sometime information is missing.  Sometimes the formatting is radically changed.  Why does this happen?  Here are some reasons and solutions.

1. Some Source, Event and other information ends up in the Legacy Notes field.
  The option was made to put unrecognized items into the Notes field. While doing so can have definite advantages, it also takes away the ability to map unrecognized items to standard items, like tags and temple names, because they are automatically put into the individual's Notes field.

2. The notes that were entered in columns are now run together.  
Notes with data organized in columns or tables in the original program lose their format when imported into Legacy. For example, if the original notes appeared like this:

Time Line
12 Jan 1851 - Born to Thomas M. Thraxton 
              and Jane Marsh in Chippenham, 
              Wiltshire, England 
30 May 1875 - Married Alice Whitherby in 
              Devizes, Wiltshire, England
17 Apr 1876 - Son Thomas S. Thraxton born 
              in Devizes, Wiltshire, England

But ended up looking like this:

Time Line 12 Jan 1851 - Born to Thomas M. Thraxton and Jane Marsh in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England 30 May 1875 - Married Alice Whitherby in Devizes, Wiltshire, England 17 Apr 1876 - Son Thomas S. Thraxton born in Devizes, Wiltshire, England

The option to re-word-wrap was selected when importing into Legacy.  Re-import into a new Legacy family file with the Re-word-wrap box unchecked.


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