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MikeT

Member Since 03 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Dec 03 2009 06:05 PM
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In Topic: Convert names to mixed or upper case

10 September 2009 - 07:16 PM

There needs to be an option to convert surnames from uppercase to mixed case and back again if the user so desires. I realize that I could go thru and change each name manually but this is not an acceptable option.


Displaying names in all uppercase is easy('a' or 'A' is 'A', 'b' or 'B' is 'B', etc.). Changing from all uppercase to mixed case not determininistic. To illustrate, think about what would be involved in teaching a second grader a set of rules that would convert these names correctly.

MACDONALD
MCDONALD
MCKAY
MACLAIN
MACK
VANDERBILT
VANDERPUTTEN
VANDAVERE
VAN KAMPEN
MCCORMICK
MACARONI
VAN GOGH

PS - This is only a sample. There are how many different surnames in the world? If rules get just one wrong, your software will trashed on the support forums for currupting the genealogist's 35 years of painstaking research!

In Topic: Birth Facts in Narrative Reports

12 May 2009 - 07:48 PM

Could you please give examples of each? Assume John Henry Smith, born 2 Jan. 1923 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

In Topic: RM4 Websites

25 April 2009 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE(Jaymikal @ Apr 23 2009, 02:27 PM) View Post

Alfred -

I have mentioned that I haven't upgraded to RM4 from RM3. That means I'm still using RM3. I've discovered, and have been told, that RM3 has a generation limit of 31. That, for me, is a deal-breaker.

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J.


Download the free trial for RM4. It happily co-exists with RM3. Import your data. Try out the website creation.

In Topic: Slow Response in Search RM4.0.1.1

09 April 2009 - 05:47 PM

QUOTE(Jack @ Apr 9 2009, 09:47 AM) View Post

Wonder if anyone else is experiencing this:

Ctl F from Family View immediately brings up the RM Explorer

Click on Find and resulting "Search for Information" screen takes 25 seconds (timed) to appear.

Jack

I'm seeing delays as well. I'm running on XP. I only have a couple of browser windows open and I just saw a 3 second delay. Last night when I was working, I was seeing longer delays. It seemed like it was taking longer, the longer I had RM running.

In Topic: Serious bugs/glitches in rm4.0.1.1

09 April 2009 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE(Jane @ Apr 8 2009, 03:17 PM) View Post

2. Data entry
b. Having to click "save" after each data entry is highly annoying and promotes errors if one forgets!



You only have to click Save if you want RM to update the events part of the display. When you click Close or start adding a new fact RM will automatically do the save.