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In Topic: How to put Roots Magic Icon on my Desk Top

07 September 2019 - 07:22 PM

Can some one tell me how to put Roots Magic Icon on my Desk Top.  I have it on the Task Bar on the bottom of the screen already.  
Thanks so much
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Left click the Windows Start Button to Open the Windows Start menu screen
Locate the BIG RootsMagic 7 square icon under the heading ˝Life at a glance˝
Left click upon and at the same time DRAG that icon over to any portion of your main Desktop and then DROP (release the left-click) it

The original RM shortcut files are in this file folder path location:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RootsMagic 7\

In Topic: About ready to upgrade finally to version 7

01 September 2019 - 12:36 PM

Am I understanding I should install RM v6 first?

And THEN upgrade to v7?


v7 can directly import RM v3

In Topic: Ref Icon doesn’t show up

31 August 2019 - 06:05 PM

I wonder if he means when the Ref # fact line in Edit Person screen becomes highlighted all the way across in blue? That still works for me (in the latest version) after doing an edit in the Description box and then clicking <Save>


EDIT: NEVERMIND his problem description doesn't jive with my guess.

In Topic: Place List Editing- Show Record(s) Associated

26 August 2019 - 09:09 AM

I followed the instructions here and it worked to an extent.... What I'd like is the ability to get a report of everyone using a search in the place field such as a county name.  I may have 50 different places/towns/cities that are all in Columbia County.  Using the method above I'd have to do the print on every one of those in the list of places.  Is there a way to search for just one word such as Columbia in the place field and have it list out all of the people in all of those places in one report?


You can create a Group (sidebar on the left) that meets the criteria:


Groups -> Add, edit, or delete groups ->

Named groups -> New ->

Select People -> Mark group -> Select people by data fields ->

Search for information -> <Any fact> <place> <contains> Columbia County OR <Any fact> <place> <contains> , Columbia,

Click <OK> or <Enter>

Click <OK> or <Enter>

Enter name for the group

Click <OK> or <Enter>


However, this only "groups" current individuals in the database. If you subsequently add more people to your database you'd need to re-run the criteria to include more recent folks, too. Groups can be used in Custom reports and in several other program features. Color coding is another similar path to "marking" individuals using criteria and then utilizing the RM program features that support color coding.

In Topic: FamilySearch Auto Match Not Working

15 August 2019 - 08:05 PM

The key takeaways, to understand, seem to be:

1. RootsMagic is not programmed to utilize a FACT with FS ID's as a value to ~DO~ the search for AutoMatches

2. RootsMagic stores FS ID's (into a different part of the database than FACTS) apparently DURING -or- AFTER the AutoMatching process.