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Editing & Adding Data

How To

Once a new database has been created or an existing database opened you may begin entering or importing your data.

The ObitEditor is very easy to use while entering data. Click on "Add", enter the information , and then click on "Update"

After Clicking on "ADD" if you click on "Copy Last" it will copy the last name, picture fields, and location fields. (A Very Useful Feature)

The arrows by the pictures move to the previous picture or the next picture. (Numbered Pictures)

The Yellow Bar at the bottom of the screen explains the behavior of each button"

TIP

Using these suggested TAGS will aid research and make the data entry more consistent. We suggest using these, or similar, tags in the "NOTES" or "OTHER" fields.
Enter a "?" Question Mark

Enter a "?" when you want to go back and check the entry later. Enter it in beginning of the field to make it easier to find this record later. You can search for the "?" in the Questions Report or edit screens.

Our advice is to use this "?" tag as question that may have an answer after more research.

EXAMPLE: ? Check this Obituary , ? Need a better picture, ? Check Date, ? Check Age, etc...

Enter a "!" Exclamation Point

Enter a "!" when you may want to go back and check the entry later. Enter it in beginning of the field to make it easier to find this record later. You can search for the "!" in the Comments Report or edit screens.

Our advice is to use this "!" tag as comment on a question that has been reviewed by you and cannot be answered.

EXAMPLE: ! Missing Publish Date, ! etc...

Enter a "*" Asterisk

Enter a "*" followed by a number or source information. Enter it in beginning of the field to make it easier to find this record later.

Our advice is to use this "*" when you were unable to find the information in an obituary but were able to find the information elsewhere.

EXAMPLE: *1 Info on Date from 1956 Funeral home, Monument, etc...

Enter a "#" Pound Sign

Enter a "#" when there is conflicting information along with a description. Enter it in beginning of the field to make it easier to find this record later.

Our advice is to use this "#" when you find conflicting information

EXAMPLE: # Obituary or another record, doesn't match previous information.

Field Sizes
Field Size Comment
Last Name 40 Surname and/or Maiden Name
Given Name 40 Name and (Nickname)
SexType 1 M or F
NamePrefix 10 Mr., MS., Miss., Mrs., Dr., etc...
NameSuffix 10 Jr., Phd., etc...
DeathDate 30 "?" Question Marks Are Acceptable. 11/11/1903 11/??/190? 05 OCT 1878 etc...
DeathTime 30 Time -- Any format stored as text
DeathPlace 50 Place town, home, hospital, etc...
DeathNotes Unlimited Text Field Misc notes.
BirthDate 30 "?" Question Marks Are Acceptable. 11/11/1903 11/??/190? 05 OCT 1878 etc...
BirthTime 30 Time -- Any format stored as text
BirthPlace 50 Place town, home, hospital, etc...
BirthNotes Unlimited Text Field Misc notes.
Parents 80 Names of parents.
MarriageDate 30 "?" Question Marks Are Acceptable. 11/11/1903 11/??/190? 05 OCT 1878 etc...
MarriagePlace 50 Place town, home, hospital, etc...
MarriageNotes Unlimited Text Field Misc notes.
Spouse 60 Spouse's name.
SurvivedBy Unlimited Text Field Enter people survived by the decedent.
PrecededBy Unlimited Text Field Enter decedents that preceded the decedent.
Memberships Unlimited Text Field Enter clubs, church, organizations, and other memberships.
IsVeteran 1 Place a checkmark in this box if the individual is a veteran. When importing the allowed values are "1" = Veteran , "0" or blank = Not A Veteran
Veteran 255 Enter service records and other veteran information.
VisitationPlace 50 Enter place of visitation.
VisitationTimes 255 Enter times and days of visitation
VisitationOverride 1 Checked or Unchecked, when importing this can be a value of 1 or 0
VisitationNotes Unlimited Text Field If the VisitationOverride field is set then only this field will display, otherwise Place, Time and these notes will display.
ServicePlace 50 Enter place of services.
ServiceTimes 255 Enter times and day of service
ServiceOverride 1 Checked or Unchecked, when importing this can be a value of 1 or 0
ServiceNotes Unlimited Text Field If the ServiceOverride field is set then only this field will display, otherwise Place, Time and these notes will display.
BurialLocation 50 Enter cemetery name in this field.
TypedObit Unlimited Text Field The entire obituary can be typed into this field.
PublicationDate 30 "?" Question Marks Are Acceptable. 11/11/1903 11/??/190? 05 OCT 1878 etc...
Valid Dates will be stored in this field and a database specific field for sorting by dates.
ArchiveIndexNumber 50 Enter Archive Index Number -- Folder Name, Box Name, etc...
ArchivePageNumber 50 Enter Archive Page Number -- Page, Folder Name, Box Name, etc...
Pix1
Pix2
Pix3
50 Picture in the IMAGES folder
(Enter: MyObitPict1.jpg)

Picture in IMAGES's sub folder named First
(Enter: First\MyObitPict1.jpg)

ObitEditor also allows photos to be worked with more visually by right-clicking on the photo boxes or dragging and dropping within the editor.

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