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NoŽl Sant

Member Since 08 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active Mar 12 2007 09:20 AM

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In Topic: RM thinks photos are videos

12 March 2007 - 09:21 AM

Ok, so add before delete. But basically the long way. Well, thanks, anyway


In Topic: Merging duplicates can double up some facts

12 February 2007 - 11:18 AM

QUOTE(Alfred @ Feb 11 2007, 07:52 PM) View Post

Did you ever say which version of RootsMagic you were using?
The current version, as of FEB 11, 2007, is 3.2.4

I was 3.2.1 and have now updated to 3.2.4.

I think it is fixed now, but with earlier versions, the GEDCOM export sometimes added blank lines to notes and sources.

Then, when you imported this GEDCOM to the original file, and merged it, the notes would be different because of these extra blank lines so they wouldn't merge, causing a duplicate fact with a near duplicate note.

I'll try again, then...

--- By the way, you could just as well have unchecked the "Smart Merge" box, the Share Merge will merge all duplicates coming from the same database. (IT uses the UID number, only.)--- SmartMerge will also check all original people to see if there might be some there to merge, slowing things down a little bit.

... and uncheck SmartMerge.

Many thanks.

P.S. When experimenting, I keep deleting and re-copying the copy database. But delete always seems to leave two files, the ones ending _EX.CDX and _EX.DBF. IS this intentional?

In Topic: Merging duplicates can double up some facts

11 February 2007 - 11:06 AM

Thanks for this reply. And don't worry, I was doing this entirely on a copy of my database, as an experiment..

I'll take up your suggestion of getting rid of duplicated facts as I go. Thanks.

In Topic: Creating new source type

07 February 2007 - 12:06 PM

QUOTE(Canuk @ Jan 20 2007, 11:31 PM) View Post

I'm wrestling with this topic right now, myself. I disagree that the Wizard asks too many questions. It is following the correct rules for citations as laid out in Evidence! The beauty of the wizard is that it remembers all these rules for you.

To adapt what is there now, each time I want to create a new source, I have to haul out my copy of Evidence! and read it over to find the correct form and style. Most annoying.

So, is there a way we can create wizards for ourselves, following all the correct rules of sourcing and citation? I was most dismayed to find that there were no wizards for the most basic of things such as parish registers, bishop's transcripts, and a number of other basic things. I'm going to put this on the wish list.

What is "Evidence!", please?


In Topic: Splitting an RM database into four

05 February 2007 - 06:38 AM

Wow! I'm going to have to take this slowly.

Thanks very much, everybody,