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Tuesday's Tip - Loading the Source Clipboard with 5 sources vs. saving loaded clipboards

  TT - Source Clipboard

Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.

The difference between loading the Source Clipboard with 5 sources and saving loaded clipboards

If you go to Options > Customize > 7. Sources and then scroll down to Option 7.5 Source Clipboard - Capacity you will see two options. The second option is to allow up to 5 sources at once on the Source Clipboard. Some people get a little confused about this. If you load more than one source on the clipboard and you then paste the source, ALL of the sources on that clipboard will be pasted at one time. Some people think if they put 5 sources on the clipboard they can then choose between them as needed.

You CAN save clipboards for later use but the above is not the way to do it. If you open the Source Clipboard at the bottom you will see Save Citations to Disk and Load Citations from Disk. This is where you can save up to TEN different clipboards that you can flip flop between.





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Michele Simmons Lewis is part of the technical support team at Millennia, the makers of the Legacy Family Tree software program. With over 20 years of research experience, Michele’s passion is helping new genealogists get started on the right foot through her writings, classes and lectures. She is the former staff genealogist and weekly columnist for the McDuffie Mirror and now authors Ancestoring, a blog geared toward the beginner/intermediate researcher.



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This is fantastic! I have immediately saved SIX clipboards! However, it does make me wonder - what exactly is the point of the 5-clipboard version, please? I cannot see myself adding five sources to a person at one time.

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