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In Topic: Using Rootsmagic 7 on two computers

29 September 2019 - 10:59 AM

You can use Rootsmagic on more than one computer.   Maybe not literally at the same time, but why would you want to.   To transport your database from one place to another, I'd just put it on a flash drive.   You can put it on two flash drives if you want to be sure!


You can also put your Rootsmagic store folders on a flash drive, and your pictures will be there as well.


Keep in mind that if your other computer has different drive letters for things Rootsmagic won't be able to find your images unless you edit them, which you should be able to do globally by changing the C:// or whatever letter it is.


The whole point of services like Onedrive are to use files for more than one computer, so I'm not getting why that would be a problem, but these services have so many problems and shortcomings it didn't take me long to give up on them altogether.  



In Topic: RootsMagic in a virtual machine?

20 July 2019 - 01:12 AM

I'm having trouble getting Rootsmagic to work properly even in Crossover on Ubuntu 18.04, so I tried it in 64 bit Windows 7 home in VirtualBox.   It slowed to a crawl.  Making sure MSXML6, flash, Internet Explorer, and Net Frame or whatever it's called were installed helped a little.   Expanding resources like RAM and processor cores did not help at all.   


In Crossover Rootsmagic is almost normal but still a little slow.


Then I tried 32 bit Windows 7 Professional, and Rootsmagic works almost normally.


On the same 64 bit computer in Windows 7 Home it worked perfectly.   


I think that Rootsmagic is struggling to run in 64 bit operating systems.  The extras you have to add to make it run are intensive graphics stuff that genealogical software with a GUI interface that uses XML should hardly need to run.    Since even diehard users of old equipment like me are no longer using 32 bit computers, it's hard to imagine why Rootsmagic does not update.   It's hard to believe they're trying very hard to do much of anything.   They seem to be a small group of elderly people.   

In Topic: PDF Media Items.

21 February 2019 - 09:21 PM

OK,  I don't want rootsmagic to PRINT my pdf files, and I don't need pdf files to open IN rootsmagic.  I just need Rootsmagic web sites to include both links to the pdf files and the pdf files, or else display them in the same table in which it displays images, so that if you click on the thumbnail the file opens.  Mind, I don't care HOW it opens, I need people to be able to view the pdf file!   


I don't know what "this" the guy above "tried", but my web page didn't have a link or a thumbnail to the pdf files!