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#1 GonzagaE

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 06:01 PM

Hello-

 

I have been running narrative reports for my ancestors in RootsMagic 6 and I enjoy this feature very much.  However, it would be great if there was an option to include:

 

-the spouses of all my ancestors' children

-other (non-ancestral) spouses of my ancestors

-any children these other spouses have with my ancestors (these children are the half-siblings of my ancestors and are just as important as full siblings in my opinion)

 

I switched over from Legacy and all these people appear in the narrative reports I made in that program.  I believe RootsMagic's narrative reports would be greatly improved if these people were listed.

 

Thank you very much!

 

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#2 Laura

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:00 PM

Which Narrative report do you want changed? There are several choices for Narrative reports.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:08 PM

Which Narrative report do you want changed? There are several choices for Narrative reports.

 

When I click the "Reports" tab at the top, there is a drop down menu that includes "Narrative Reports".  When I click on that, there are 2 options for an ancestor report: "Ancestors only" and "Ancestors and children".  I would like for RootsMagic to include what I listed in my first post to the "Ancestors and children" narrative report or possibly include a third option that would be called "Ancestors, children, and spouses" or something to that effect.  Thanks!



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Posted 14 November 2015 - 05:47 PM

Has this wish ever been fulfilled?  It should be.  To get the standard report that Eric is referring to I have to export a GEDCOM from RM and import it  into FTM 2006 and create the report.  

 

I've wasted an hour or more trying to do this in RootsMagic 7 today, then looked back and see I complained on my blog about it in 2009.  



#5 Vyger

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 07:04 AM

I've wasted an hour or more trying to do this in RootsMagic 7 today, then looked back and see I complained on my blog about it in 2009.  

 

Reporting out detailed information in various forms should be a prime objective of any genealogy program so this wish gets my vote.


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#6 Lethdun

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 09:38 AM

 

Reporting out detailed information in various forms should be a prime objective of any genealogy program so this wish gets my vote.

Absolutely! This is just one more in a long list of much needed enhancements, additions, improvements, etc. that RM needs.


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#7 Renee Zamora

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 01:07 PM

Confirming enhancement request is in our tracking system. New reports have not been added because we are in the process of rewriting the report engine. 


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#8 Nettie

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 01:08 PM

Use Narrative Reports all the time.  Never click the first two options.  But do a NGSQ or a Register with the first person of that line in my database. I get all the names, spouses etc.. then.   If you are going to do the ancestors and children, I would do an antenatafel report. Which gives you direct line only of the person you choose in your database.

 

Edited:  know that ahnentafel does not list children. 


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#9 sharonaveritt

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 05:57 AM

I'd like the option of including all photos, not just the primary photo, in narrative reports.



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Posted 15 December 2015 - 12:49 PM

New reports have not been added because we are in the process of rewriting the report engine. 

 

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