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Addon:Forms Gramplet

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Tips on debugging your custom form definitions
After creating or updating a form (in <code>custom.xml</code> or <code>test.xml</code>) make sure your Form is correctly formatted use a text editor that includes an XML mode and syntax check, like <code>NotePad++</code>, and install the "<code>XML Tools</code>" plugin, then you can load your custom form and the "XML tools" will inform you if your Form's XML code is formatted correctly.
If the XML form check worked then start Gramps to test it and if the {{man button|New}} and {{man button|Edit}} buttons don't appear in the {{man label|Forms Gramplet}} then there is a good chance that an XML syntax (or other) error has occurred. Unfortunately, "The {{man label|Forms" Gramplet}} will not tell you this or where the error is! Luckily , but luckily you may get a message in <code>grampsXX.log</code> (in the root of gramps user directory) that may look like:

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