BMDVerify Changes

Version 3.2.1, 10th October 2018

Enhanced to handle 1984 and later scans where indexes were produced for a complete year rather than for each quarter and with an extra column showing the month of registration.

Version 3.1.2, 16th June 2015

The main change in this version is where the scan of the index page appears too large, particularly on recent high resolution screens; you can now zoom out down to 10%. Linked to this, the maximum font size has been increased. The size of the BMDVerify window will also be remembered between sessions.

This version also should jump automatically over the gaps that appear in 1964 Q2 and later scans where there are more than 10 entries for the same surname. The index pages are not consistent in the way that these gaps appear; for example if there are 11 entries for a surname, there is often no gap after the 10th and although I have tried to cater for this, it may not always be completely accurate. It should also automatically allow for 1960s and later scans for entries which are on two lines because of very long forenames or maiden names but again it may not always get it completely right.

Version 3.1.1, 29th November 2013

Cleared a minor problem that the message indicating a record is flagged is not cleared when the flag is removed

Version 3.1.0, 15th November 2013

Surnames on separate lines in the index

The major change is properly handling 1963 Quarter 2 and later transcriptions where the surnames are on separate lines in the index. As you move through your transcription, BMDVerify will automatically move the "orange box" an extra line down to allow for the surname on the separate line.

Note During calibration, the "orange box" needs to be positioned below the 10th record in the transcription. For 1963 Quarter 2 and later transcriptions, the separate surname lines should be ignored in calculating the 10th record.

BMDVerify automatically assumes that surnames are on separate lines for 1963 Quarter 2 and later transcriptions. We are not aware of any that do not follow that rule but in case there are, it is possible to override this by pressing "C", clicking "Yes" to recalibrate and on the small form that appears tick or untick the "Surnames in a separate line in the scan" option.

Column positions

If the index has mother's maiden name (births) / spouses surname (marriages) / age at death (deaths) as a separate column then the position of this column can be adjusted using buttons at the bottom of the page. With this version these can also be adjusted by pressing the A key to move the column to the right and SHIFT and the A key to move the column to the left.

Similarly, if the index has registration district as a separate column then the position of this column can be adjusted using buttons at the bottom of the page. With this version these can also be adjusted by pressing the S key to move the column to the right and SHIFT and the S key to move the column to the left.

Note BMDVerify will override these column position settings if there are too many characters in a particular record transcription for it to be displayed in the "orange box" given the width of the box and the font size you have chosen.

Other changes

A number of minor changes, including

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