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505Re: [AQ_NFS] Feedback Requested

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  • Margaret Thompson
    Apr 23, 2010
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      Gaylon,

      I haven't worked with the new hints a lot be I like what I see.

      Great work as always.

      There is a feature I would like to see if it is possible. In the comparison
      screen where it shows my data and nFS data I would like to see which name
      (when several are listed) is in the summary on nFS. It matches up the name
      on the same line if I have a matching one but that is not always the
      "summary" name. An icon of some sort indicating which is the summary name in
      nFS would be great. I would also like to be able to choose the info that
      shows in the summary from AQ without having to go into nFS directly. But if
      I could at least tell which items are showing in the summary it would same
      me a great deal of time going into nFS.

      Thank you for all your help.

      Margaret

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      From: "Gaylon Findlay" <gfindlay@...>
      Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:07 AM
      To: <AQ_NFS@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: Re: [AQ_NFS] Feedback Requested

      > Gunilla:
      >
      > Thanks for the opportunity to clarify this -- I probably should have
      > given a bit more detail in the original request.
      >
      > If you have turned off the option to "Show Hints" on the "Review and
      > Synchronize" screen, you won't see the new hints. You need to turn on
      > the hints to see it. (Some users get really bothered when the program
      > offers hints, so AQ provides a way to hide these. But I think that
      > beginners will rely very heavily on these hints as they learn to use
      > these screens.)
      >
      > As you start to work with this screen, or the Parents/Siblings or
      > Spouses/Children screen, you should see tips come up when you hover your
      > mouse over almost any icon. So when you hold the mouse over a checkbox,
      > AQ should now give you some idea of what the checkbox is there for. If
      > it is greyed out, you should get a different hint than if it is not. If
      > you have selected an option, then hover over it again, it should tell
      > you what option you have selected. And so on.
      >
      > On the Family Sync screens, there are a lot more options. If you hover
      > over a radio button which lets you select which family to work with, it
      > will give you a tip. If you hover over an option box next to the family,
      > that allows you to line families up with each other, you should get an
      > appropriate tip. If you hover over a + or - icon, it should give you
      > some guidance. If you have chosen to link a child in your family with an
      > existing person from NFS, but that person was not already in the NFS
      > family, then AQ will show a dagger symbol: "†". If you hover over this
      > symbol, it should tell you what it means. There is a case when you will
      > even see a double-dagger: "‡" -- if you see this and hover over it, you
      > will see what that means. Before you link a child, the options box
      > should give you one hint. After you have marked the box to link the
      > person, so you see a green link symbol, the hint should be different.
      >
      > And so on. There are a lot of different options on these screens,
      > sometimes different for the local data vs the NFS data. As you hover the
      > mouse over any of these icons you should get help. And after you make
      > selections, the help should change to reflect new options.
      >
      > We want to make sure that the help not only makes sense to us
      > programmers here at Incline Software, but that the users feel it is
      > helpful. We expect to release a new build in a couple of days -- in time
      > for the big "Genealogy Week" here in SLC, and these hints will be an
      > important part of the new build.
      >
      > Gaylon
      >
      >
      > Gunilla Manell wrote:
      >> I am almost ashamed to admit that I am not sure what changed. Was the
      >> message at the top of the page? I did see something there, but I don't
      >> know
      >> if it was there before or if it was new. Maybe I missed something?
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> /Gunilla
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> From: AQ_NFS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:AQ_NFS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      >> Gaylon Findlay
      >> Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 4:17 PM
      >> To: AQ_NFS@yahoogroups.com
      >> Subject: [AQ_NFS] Feedback Requested
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >> All:
      >>
      >> We are in the process of adding some helpful tips to the main
      >> FamilySearch syncing screens of AQ: the Individual Review/Sync screen
      >> and the Family Sync screen. We hope that these tips will make working
      >> with these screens more intuitive.
      >>
      >> We expect to release a new build of AQ 12.1 in the next couple of days,
      >> and wanted to get feedback from those who use these features before
      >> doing so.
      >>
      >> If any of you would like to look at the new tips, and give us feedback
      >> as to whether the tips are well written, intuitive, clear, and helpful,
      >> please install this latest patch, pay attention to the tips on these two
      >> screens, and let us know whether you think they are perfect, or could be
      >> better. (We've found that many users have never discovered some of the
      >> capabilities of these screens, and if they see the hints, we think more
      >> users will get more value out of AQ.)
      >>
      >> To participate, download this file:
      >>
      >> http://www.inclinesoftware.net/files/Latest.zip
      >>
      >> And unzip the contents to your AQ 12.1 program folder, which is
      >> typically:
      >>
      >> c:\Program Files\Incline Software\Ancestral Quest 12.1
      >>
      >> If you successfully extract the files to the program folder, the next
      >> time you run AQ, and look at the "About AQ" screen (under the "Help"
      >> menu), you should see today's date as the date of the version.
      >>
      >> I think a little discussion about these tips on this group might be
      >> useful, so that if one of you has a suggestion, it may help another of
      >> you to come up with even a better suggestion. So send your comments
      >> either to me directly (gfindlay@...
      >> <mailto:gfindlay%40ancquest.com> ) or to this AQ_NFS group.
      >>
      >> Thank you for your help.
      >>
      >> Gaylon
      >>
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