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Don Newcomb

Member Since 17 Oct 2006
Offline Last Active Aug 13 2019 07:29 PM
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In Topic: Large Print for Visually Impaired

09 August 2019 - 05:00 AM

A  pedigree chart or FGS has a lot of information crammed into a small space. The thing I'd suggest is to print on a large-size (e.g. Ledger) printer and use the "Fit to page" printing option. You might also try a bold font. If your printer can't handle the large paper, there's Kinko's or Office Depot. 


In Topic: Relationship editing

08 August 2019 - 10:06 AM

You simply don't enter a marriage event. "Spouse" is a euphemism for "had sex with".  


In Topic: Noting parents who raised as well as biological parents

02 August 2019 - 07:27 AM

My 2nd great-grandfather was raised by and aunt and uncle after both his parents died when he was quite young. I have the aunt and uncle connected to him as foster parents. When you do this you have to be careful because RM remembers the last set of parents you selected. If I select the aunt and uncle and then make a pedigree chart, it can be quite interesting.


In Topic: Ellis Island & New York Place Details

21 July 2019 - 03:51 PM

I tend to use modern place names rather than historic names (e.g. Aachen, Holy Roman Empire) because it fits better with the way RM thinks. 


In Topic: RootsMagic in a virtual machine?

21 July 2019 - 03:42 PM

I've run RM6 under WINE on Linux. I can't vouch for every feature but the basics seem to work.