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In Topic: Creating new source type

29 November 2006 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE(Alfred @ Nov 29 2006, 03:54 PM) View Post

You can adapt many of the wizard sources for other things.

click on the top one, then work your way down until you see one that asks for some of the things your source would need, then fill in as many of them as you want.

In my opinion, the wizard asks for too many things, quite a few of them should be placed in the citation details instead of the source, anyway.

And, you can kwork free-hand and not use the wizard at all.

Thanks Alfred. I tried some variations tonight with the sources and agree the Source Wizard ask too many questions. Also noticed when I changed the title to a simple source name like Census and then put everything else in details I ended up with multiple Census in the list - which is more confusing than listing them specifically. Guess I'll just have to keep working with it to figure out what is best for me. Thank you.

In Topic: Creating reports as a Word document

29 November 2006 - 10:35 PM

QUOTE(JohnG @ Nov 29 2006, 04:04 PM) View Post

I created a narrative report and selected Print to Screen/Printer as a test case. There is a copy icon at the top of the generated document that, when selected, copys the current page only to the clip board . . . I did that. I opened my word processor (Word Perfect is the one I use) and pasted the contents of the clipboard. It looked very good but was saved as an image not as text and was not editable. Also this copy and paste procedure would have to be repeated with every page. RTF seems to be the better way to go. Good Luck

Thanks John. I tried the "copy" option too and pasted it directly to Word and it looks ok, bit different. But as you said have to print page by page. That's another topic. Ludie

In Topic: Creating reports as a Word document

29 November 2006 - 02:59 PM

QUOTE(Alfred @ Nov 27 2006, 12:08 AM) View Post

You can save it in RTF (Rich Text Format) which retains the formatting. it will open in Word, Or the Program you have associated with RTF files, if you have that option checked.

You can then save as a Word DOC file.
Then you can delete the RTF file if you want.

But, NO, RootsMagic will not export a Word DOC file.

That will work. But is there a way to copy and paste from RootsMagic into Word? Or vice versa. I've just recently switched from FTM to RootsMagic so am trying to accomplish tasks in the easiest manner. Thank you. Ludie

In Topic: Creating new source type

29 November 2006 - 02:46 PM

QUOTE(Jim Belanger @ Nov 27 2006, 07:52 AM) View Post

List >source list > New

or did I misunderstand the question??

Sort of. Under Source Wizard is a list of "types" for each Source. Ex. Books, Will, SS record, Land Record, etc. I have sources that don't fall into the listed catergories. So I was asking if there was a way to add to that list of "types". Ludie