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#1 reigheena

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

So, I created a new Roots Magic file from a gedcom that had been created from Roots Magic. When I opened it, I found that the new file does not have buttons on each individual in the pedigree and family views to go directly to the "share data" view with New Family Search like the original Roots Magic file had. So now I have to open New Family Search central and find the person I want to compare to New Family Search, which is extremely cumbersome.

Is there an easy way to get my direct buttons back?

#2 TomH

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

Is this not accomplished by setting the appropriate option in Tools > File settings? Something like LDS support. Normally, you set that when you create a new database.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:53 PM

So, I created a new Roots Magic file from a gedcom that had been created from Roots Magic.


Creating from gedcom does not transfer your preferences, make a copy of your original file if necessary and then simply open it with RM6. The program will warn of file conversion and since you are working on a copy you should not be concerned about backwards compatibility so go ahead.

Yout preferences will be as they were in RM5.

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#4 reigheena

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

Ah! It was not obvious to me to look under tools for preferences. I have updated Roots Magic, but somehow, that preference didn't get copied over. I have my icons back now. Thank you for the help!

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

FamilySearch is not enabled in a new database by default. Directions on how to turn it on is in the RM Help article, FamilySearch data.

Go to Tools, File options, and click on FamilySearch on the left side of the screen and check the boxes to turn it on.

While you are on the Tools, File options screens, check the LDS support check boxes on the right side for which main screens you want the icons to show.
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