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#1 genefuehrer


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:49 PM

I have been using RM7 for 3 years and would like to see some changes. I noticed on Facebook page that changes don't happen quickly based on comments there.  :(

We need a repeat/duplicate key. Other programs have this. I asked for this 3 years ago when I left TMG.

When we add a spouse why can't the program add a married name automatically. TMG use to do this. Along with that why can't the program automatically change the color once we mark it to a quickgroup.

Also why can't the program put the children and spouse in date order as they are entered. Why do we have to have the program do this manually? Other programs do this also.

I don't understand why I have to disable web hints in order to compact the database. Why can't the program been fixed to disable the web hints before doing a data compact?

I am not asking for the impossible when I see/have seen other programs do this.



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:43 AM

I have been using RM7 for 3 years and would like to see some changes. I noticed on Facebook page that changes don't happen quickly based on comments there.   :(


I have been a user for over 20 years, Family Origins before Rootsmagic and my personal opinion is that small enhancements and common sense fixes did happen a lot quicker in the past and I'm disappointed that these little productivity tweaks are not dealt with more quickly.


The inability to even PRINT the associations of Place Details is just beyond me, it's exactly the same routine that is used on the Place List where it prints every fact using a unique PlaceID from the PlaceTable. Place Details were introduced in Rootsmagic March 2009 so it will soon be NINE years waiting on this simple enhancement which could be reporting all those associated with a particular Church, Hospital or cemetery. Other programs report this in a live on screen fashion where you can move directly the association, Rootsmagic is behind in that matter.


Other programs automatically parse manually pasted Latitude and Longitude data into the two components, with Rootsmagic one has to manually edit both fields, this is just so unproductive, this is so simple to program, half an hour would provide that fix !!


Your valuable requests will be added to the "enhancement request list" which, in my opinion, must be bursting at the seams by now. I have always been a strong supporter of Rootsmagic but such small and obvious productivity enhancements need to be added as they are identified to the advantage of all users and not left on the shelf for years.


Since you are only 3 years with Rootsmagic you might find some interesting reading on the thread below and be able to offer your own opinions. Every user works slightly differently so obvious productivity enhancements are often not seen by everyone.



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