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#1 GeoffSwindon

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 02:08 AM

I'm new to roots magic! I created a wall chart and saved it. It's saved as a RMC file. How do I open it? If I click on the file, select "Open", I get a drop don menu "View Downloads - Internet Explorer". When I click on Open nothing happens! HELP!

 



#2 Norman Law

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 02:59 AM

It's a shame but when RM gets installed it doesn't create the affinity between .RMC files and the charting program that was installed at the same time.

 

Find the chart you saved and right click on it. Select the option to "open with", You will be presented with some suggestions but you should scroll down and select the option for "another program on this PC". Navigate to where your RM is installed (probably C:\Program Files\RootsMagic 7. Then select RMChart.exe. Then select the option to "always use this program". In future you will be able to double click on a .RMC file and the chart program will start automatically.



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 02:43 PM

I'm using RM 7. I am trying to create a custom wall chart using a blank canvas. 

I would like to type or paste into the boxes.  Is this possible?

In a wall chart with shadows on the boxes how do I remove the shadows ?



#4 zhangrau

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 04:21 PM

I don't think you can type directly into the boxes. Remember, RM Chart is designed to produce charts from your RM database. It is not a generalized graphics tool like Photoshop.

 

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#5 TomH

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:46 PM

You can edit the text fields generated by RootsMagic and you can add text fields, images,... using the RMchart program. You can also use it independently of RM to make charts of your own design. 


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#6 Seamus

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 05:10 AM

Thanks to both of you for your reply

 

 My problem is how to do It.

When I right click on a box I get components and then I select properties there are tabs for edit, line, fill, position and size. All the things I want to do. I cant make any of them work.

Does anybody know how?



#7 Norman Law

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 06:34 AM

When you get the components dialog there should be a list of the elements that make up the box. Something like Shadow, Box, Name and Events. You need to select Name or Event then "Properties" in order to edit the text within the box.



#8 Seamus

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 01:58 PM

Hi 

Thanks for your help.  I see now how it can be done. Its not easy. I find it cumbersome. I will look for alternatives.



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 10:34 PM

On my Win 10 tablet, simply tapping on the text put the text into edit mode which is not wysiwyg. To drop text anywhere, I tapped the letter button to enable it and then tapped where I wanted the text which dropped "text" there in edit mode.

It's certainly a clunky old application compared to contemporary software.

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#10 Norman Law

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 12:39 AM

It works that way on a Win10 PC too. Thanks for the tip, I hadn't tried that.