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Tuesday's Tip - The Source Clipboard Part II (Intermediate)

TT - The Source Clipboard Part II

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 Source Clipboard Part II (Intermediate)

In The Source Clipboard Part I, I showed you the clipboard's basic functions. There are two additional things you can do with the Source Clipboard and some Legacy users get confused between the two so I am going to explain both.

You can have up to 5 different sources on the clipboard at the same time. Whenever you click the Paste icon ALL of the sources on the clipboard will be pasted at the same time. Open the Source Clipboard, click Options at the bottom, select Allow multiple sources on the clipboard.

Setting up multiple clipboards
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Click on each tab and load the Master Source and Detail just like you did in Part I. Now when you paste your citation ALL of the sources you have loaded will paste. This is very different than saving a citation for later use.

You can save up to 10 different clipboards. They can be single citations or up to 5 citations on a single clipboard. This is very handy if you have some favorites.

Start by loading a Master Source to the clipboard. You can even add the detail if the detail isn’t going to change or if the detail is easy to change. Now click Save Citations to Disk at the bottom of the screen.

Saving a source
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Now you can open the Source Clipboard and select Load Citations from Disk. You will see a quick pick list of your favorite citations. You simply choose the one you want to use and then click Load.

List of saves citations
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The Source Clipboard will not only save you a ton of time, it will also make sure your citations are uniform when you are citing the exact same source.


Find tech tips every day in the Facebook Legacy User Group. The group is free and is available to anyone with a Facebook account.

For video tech tips check out the Legacy Quick Tips page.  These short videos will make it easy for you to learn all sort of fun and interesting ways to look at your genealogy research.

Michele Simmons Lewis, CG® is part of the Legacy Family Tree team at MyHeritage. She handles the enhancement suggestions that come in from our users as well as writing for Legacy News. You can usually find her hanging out on the Legacy User Group Facebook page answering questions and posting tips.


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