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    I’ve found some of the Canadian Census records for relatives. Now I’m trying to come up with a way to include the details on each of their family member records.

    in a spreadsheet I listed the 41 questions (vertical). I transcribed each of the replies for each member (horizontal). I did vertical to show the full question – should questions be horizontal similar to the assistant? I included the full 41 questions as part of the Source. (The fancy type is “just because”, I know it doesn’t go into a record unless image.)

    The results don’t PDF well, in fact, the PDF is a mess so that’s out. Copy/paste per person puts the questions/answers out-of-wack. So, what’s best way to display the info?

    I viewed the census assistant tutorial (US) link given in a webtrees post awhile ago just to see how he does the image. He clipped the image to include just the family in question and the top portion with the heading which is what I will do instead of the full multi-mB image.

    (Note: the image excludes head of house and some of the header data)

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  • #3315

    Currently the only structured way you can do this is to manually create a table in a shared note using the simple coding elements that Census Assistant uses. There are only two elements, one to create table “cells” and another for bold text (such as in column headers), plus some necessary code around them:

    • Start with a title for the note.
    • Leave a blank line below that
    • Add the text “.start_formatted_area.”
    • On subsequent lines create table cells using “|” as separator. [make sure every row has the same number of “cells”]
    • In the first or header row add “.b” to each cell to make it bold.
    • After the last row add the text “.end_formatted_area.”
    • Add a final blank line.

    That all looks like this in the edit window:

    1841 UK Census transcript – John Gallard Saunders – Bromley

    .start_formatted_area.
    .b.Name|.b.Age|.b.Sex|.b.Occupation|.b.BIC|.b.BOE
    John Saunders|45|M|B L [Bricklayer]|Y|
    Ann Saunders|40|F||Y|
    .end_formatted_area.

    Long term I hope to be able to provide a way this could be done via a template.

    Nigel
    My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info
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