Link Unattached Multimedia

...is a DELUXE LTOOL which provides an alternative means of linking unattached multimedia to various Legacy entities. It uses the list of unattached images provided by the [#29-en,Find Unattached Multimedia] LTool.

Screen for Link Unattached Multimedia:

uri/../images/deluxe-link-unattached-mm.jpg

Screen for Picture Template:

uri/../images/picture-template.jpg

Usage for Link Unattached Multimedia:

To link the unattached multimedia (.gif, .jpg, and .png) that were found by [#29-en,Find Unattached Multimedia] LTool to individuals or marriages in your Legacy database:

  1. Back up your Legacy database.
  2. Open your Legacy database in _LTools_.
  3. If you haven't done so already, run the [#29-en,Find Unattached Multimedia] LTool.
  4. Double-click Link Unattached Multimedia in the Deluxe LTools tree to bring up the dialog for this LTool.
  5. Click the Picture Setup... and/or Event Setup... buttons to setup any Picture and/or [#71-en,Event Templates] you will be using. More about these below.
  6. Uncheck the Remove after linking checkbox if you do not want the image automatically removed from the the Unattached images list after the linking operation is performed.
  7. Select the Unattached images file you wish to link to an individual or marriage in your Legacy database.
  8. Right-click on the selected file and select one of the actions (see below).

    If Always Prompt for Picture Info is *checked* on the Picture Template, you will be prompted to enter the information that pertains to that image. If Always Prompt for Picture Info is *unchecked* on the Picture Template, the image will be attached without any prompting using what you have already entered in the Picture Template.

  9. You will be presented with either a list of individuals, or a list of marriages. Select the individual or marriage you wish to link the image to and click the OK button. If you hover over an individual in the list, you will see a tooltip pop up with some additional information about the individual (to help you decide if this is the correct person). No tooltips for marriages.
  10. _LTools_ will attach the image to the individual or marriage using the Picture Template and the [#71-en,Event Template] (if you chose to attach the image to a new individual or marriage event).

Usage for Picture Template:

To create a template that will be used by the Link Unattached Multimedia LTool to create picture records:

  1. In the Link Unattached Multimedia dialog, press the Picture Setup... button.
  2. Fill out the fields in the template as you would in Legacy. The various placeholders you can use are described below.
  3. Check the Always prompt for Picture Info if you wish the Link Unattached Multimedia LTool to present this dialog each time an image is linked.
  4. Click the Save button.

Placeholders:

For the Link Unattached Multimedia LTool, you can use any of the following placeholders anywhere in your picture record...

{RIN} (if individual)
{FirstName} (if individual)
{LastName} (if individual)
{FullName} (if individual)
{PrefHusbLastName} (if individual)
{MRIN} (if marriage)
{HusbFirstName} (if marriage)
{HusbLastName} (if marriage)
{HusbName} (if marriage)
{WifeFirstName} (if marriage)
{WifeLastName} (if marriage)
{WifeName} (if marriage)
{CoupleName} (if marriage)
{FileName}
{Newline}
{AccessDate}

Most of the above are self-explanatory. {AccessDate} will always be today's date.

If you add a placeholder in the form {?...?}, you will be prompted to enter a value manually, even if Always Prompt for Picture Info is *unchecked*.

Fields for Link Unattached Multimedia:

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Selected path

Displays the full path to the unattached multimedia record currently selected.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Unattached images

The list of unattached image files produced by [#29-en,Find Unattached Multimedia].

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Unattached images (context menu)

Right-clicking while the mouse is hovering over the Unattached images list will bring up a context menu with the following choices:

  1. Launch in default viewer - launches the selected image in the Window's default viewer for that particular type of image (.gif, .jpg, or .png).
  2. Remove image from list - removes the selected image from the Unattached images list.
  3. Link to Individual - links the selected image to an individual.
  4. Link to Birth - links the selected image to an individual's birth event.
  5. Link to Baptism - links the selected image to an individual's baptism/christening event.
  6. Link to Death - links the selected image to an individual's death event.
  7. Link to Burial - links the selected image to an individual's burial event.
  8. Link to new individual Event - links the selected image to a new individual event. The event will be created *with* prompting if Always Prompt for Event Info is *checked* on the [#71-en,Event Template]. The event will be created *without* prompting using what you have already entered in the Event Template if Always Prompt for Event Info is *unchecked* on the [#71-en,Event Template].
  9. Link to Marriage - links the selected image to a couple's marriage.
  10. Link to new marriage Event - links the selected image to a new marriage event. The event will be created *with* prompting if Always Prompt for Event Info is *checked* on the Event Template. The event will be created *without* prompting using what you have already entered in the [#71-en,Event Template] if Always Prompt for Event Info is *unchecked* on the [#71-en,Event Template].

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Remove after linking

If checked, the selected image will be automatically removed from the Unattached images list after the linking operation is performed.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Picture Setup...

Click to access the Picture Template. More info below.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Event Setup...

Click to access the [#71-en,Event Template].

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Unattached image count

The number of unattached images currently listed.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Selected image

A display of the currently selected image file. Double-clicking the displayed image will launch the image in the Windows default viewer for that particular type of image (.gif, .jpg, or .png). The image's filename is displayed below.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Close

Click to close this dialog.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Help

You can use the ? (on the caption bar) or the \ key to display help for this dialog.

Fields for the Picture Template:

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Caption

Same as in Legacy. Placeholders are permitted.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Date

Same as in Legacy. Placeholders are permitted.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Description

Same as in Legacy. Placeholders are permitted.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Always prompt for Picture Info

Check if you wish this LTool to present this dialog every time an unattached image is linked. The default is checked.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Save

Click to save any changes you have made on this dialog.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Close

Click to close this dialog.

uri/../images/bluepin.gif Help

You can use the ? (on the caption bar) or the \ key to display help for this dialog.



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