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genieron

Member Since 27 Jun 2006
Offline Last Active May 29 2007 05:54 PM
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Enhancements for the 'PUBLISHER" feature

29 May 2007 - 05:53 PM

Having just completed a rather large publishing project, I offer the following suggestions;
* Include a 'Printer Setup" function in the dialog box, just like "Reports". It's a pain to have to back clear out to get to FILE, or setup a dummy report just to set up the printer if you need to change something.
* Provide a means to copy a previous publication as so many are just like another one only different. At least be able to save "front Matter" such as "Introduction", Dedication, etc.
* It would be great to have more flexibility in design of cover page, more photos, more that 2 lines of title etc. RM is a great tool, we just want it to be even better. thx, ron

RM publisher output to .rtf files for editing

22 May 2007 - 02:55 PM

In refuring to prior posts from genieron; I disabled the auto open of MS Word and regenerated the book. Got to page 8 of book, which is actually first page of first report, (chapter), and RM stopped with OUR REALLOC "Ran out of memory" OK? Pressed OK and then got FLUSH RTF LINE "Ran out of memory" OK? Pressed OK and RM hangs up with MS message that RM has a problem and needs to close. So it did. Nothing else was running on my machine at the time.??
Next I went back to "Report" and generated the chapter one data by its self. IT Worked until I printed it IN msWORD and found that pagination as generated by MS word did not match to text pages as generated by RM. ??? The wierd text, etc, did not print as promised but some spacing is thown off. No biggie, but I get only one chapter at a time and no "front matter" for my book.
Another problem, in both "Publish" and "report" versions, some pictures did not print except for a 1/4" thumbnail. As I recall this an issue as to where I have some stored, right?
An other issue...neither attemp at putting out to .rtf let me know that a file had been created. I actually found BOTH the files from the aborted RM publisher attemp and the file from the report only, out under Rootsmagic directory when I went into Windows Explorer! go figure!!
If you are still there... Another issue...Having given up on .rtf output I went to .pdf knowing that I still had no way to edit it but wonderd if it would work with the "book". It did, perfectly I thought until I looked at the pagination. IT IS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT RM CREATED AND THUS THE INDEX DOESN'T JIVE!!!
Hope we can resolve these issues as I must next create a "privatized' database for seriuos publication, CD's (which seems to work well) and then its' on to the internet. THX Ron

Multiple Narrative Reports in RM publisher

21 May 2007 - 06:00 PM

I am using RMPublisher to complile a family History. I have set up the book with Narrative reports of Decendents from each major branch as chapters in the book. Now when I get down each tree a few generations I get a lot of duplication printed in the end report. Is it normal genealogy publishing protocal to print these duplications? If now how do I keep one branch in its main ancestorial root and get rid of the dups? Thx

Multiple Narrative Reports in RM publisher

21 May 2007 - 05:55 PM

I am using RMPublisher to complile a family History. I have set up the book with Narrative reports of Decendents from each major branch as chapters in the book. Now when I get down each tree a few generations I get a lot of duplication printed in the end report. Is it normal genealogy publishing protocal to print these duplications? If now how do I keep one branch in its main ancestorial root and get rid of the dups? Thx

Importing source data, (ie census) from on-line data bases

31 October 2006 - 11:45 AM

Im am migrating from FTM, can anyone provide me a means of importing and creating source info from on- line data bases such as Rootsweb, Ancestry, etc. into my new RM database. It appears that RM has much more power once I get it imported. Have thought of proceeding with FTM then importing that DB in RM. I hope there is a better way. thx