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The Note Header is used to record key information for identification, retrieval and linking of notes to other areas within Genota and consists of six (6) data elements as defined below.


                                               Note Detail : Header



Data Element



Used to assign the Note to either a predefined Category (by selection from the drop down list) or  to  a new Category by entering a name for the Category into the CATEGORY FIELD and pressing the ENTER key.


The drop down list is populated from the Categories module.


Subject *

This field is normally used to record the subject matter or title which the note is to be referred by. THIS IS A MANDATORY FIELD and is used in many views and reports as the primary sort element.



Used to record the Note creation date or the event date, depending on user requirements.  It may be entered manually or by selecting the required date from the popup calendar by clicking on the button to the right. Refer to the topic 'Entering Dates' for issues related to dates.



Used to record the Individual ID, the unique identifier assigned to an individual in many family history software packages. Numeric values up to a maximum 2,400,000,000 are acceptable.


If a Family File is linked to the Notebook, a the FAMILY LINK button will appear to the right of the IID.  Click selecting this button causes the FAMILY LINK : PERSON VIEW to open displaying the known details on the linked individual, if a valid IID has been entered. If a value of 0 is displayed the FAMILY LINK : MASTER VIEW will display instead. 


The FAMILY LINK button will only appear once the Note has been saved.


Check this box to tag the Note as active, i.e. subject to current activity.



The NOTE element is a unique internal value assigned to each Note. It is sequentially assigned as Notes are added to  Genota and is not related to any Notebook.


Fields marked with an asterisk  * may be renamed as required from the Notebook Manager | Preferences , Screen Names option.