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Bob C

Member Since 22 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active May 17 2018 11:42 AM

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In Topic: Birth Dates

15 May 2018 - 09:11 AM

can the People view be printed?


No, but a custom report can easily give you the same thing. Just remember under  options to set the sort order you want.

In Topic: Birth Dates

15 May 2018 - 07:54 AM

People view and click on Birth Date column heading

In Topic: Exporting wallchart produces error message

10 May 2018 - 06:21 AM

You must be using the hourglass chart. I get the same pixelation on .emf, .bmp, .png and .jpg for this report and not on box chart. It appears as if RM is using thumbnails rather than resizing the high rez picture. Its a Bug!


When you open file>export there is a drop down by the file type that you use to select the format, .emf, .bmp, .jpg, etc. I have no problems using this to select .jpg or .png to save.


RM does not save any files as read only unless their properties by definition makes the uneditable, eg .pdf. Photo editing programs read the file properties on open and if they are not set as read only before open, they are editable. To make the uneditable you must change them to read only outside of RM (Windows File Explorer can do this).


Charts has been a weak part of RM since its introduction and the hourglass report was released as an update to RM7. They have stated that it was to be rewritten as a part of RM8.


All my testing was done with Irfanview, a free photo editor that has more capabilities than Paint, (more like Photoshop) and verified with Paint.



In Topic: about spilt database

23 April 2018 - 08:03 PM

Tools>Relationship Calculator will tell you if they are blood relatives.


Color code one line and ancestors. Then go to the oldest ancestor in the other line, descendants view, and look for the color which will tell you where they link by marriage.

In Topic: Broken link on RootsMagic Help Page

11 April 2018 - 08:11 PM

Rootsweb and all of its archives were taken down by Ancestry due to a breach in December where over 300,000 user accounts were leaked online. Some parts have been put back up and others remain  down.