Step-By-Step Guide - Cemetery Transcriptions
Step 1 - Photographing Monuments
The CemEditor can hold three pictures per entry.
If there are two people listed on one stone then
that allows for six pictures to represent that
monument. Take as many photos as is needed to
show the monument clearly.
If you are just getting started see our
suggested photo shots.
Step 2 - Create a new database and folders.
How to create a new databases.
Step 3 - Transfer Photos to your computer.
Consult your camera or scanner's manual.
Step 4 - Copy photos.
The photos may be transfered directly to the
"ALSPWO" folder from your camera in Step 3 or
copied to this folder if they were transferred to
Step 5 - Rename Pictures
- Open the CemEditor and click on the "First
- Click on the "Rename Files" button.
- See Help -
Step 6 - Add, Edit, or Import Data
This is the step where the transcribing begins.
Step 7 - Back up your data.
Step 8 - Printing the "Edit Reports"
The "Edit" reports are designed to be a printable
draft copy of your transcriptions. There is room
to pencil in notes and corrections to your
transcriptions. Take these reports to the
cemetery to retake photos or to review
questionable transcriptions. These reports are
not designed for publishing. For publishing
options see step 10.
Step 9 - Make corrections
See Step 6 to 8 above
Step 10 - Publishing The Transcriptions