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In Topic: Using multiple computers to access the same database

12 January 2018 - 04:30 PM

Ethernet switches, CAT5 or CAT6 cable, and wall jacks for CAT5/CAT6 are relatively inexpensive.  Ethernet switches can be cascaded.  Depending on how many devices you need at one location, it is probably cheaper to run one cable to an Ethernet switch rather than multiple home runs of cable to multiple jacks at each location.  Just add up the cost of cable/foot and the individual jacks with cover plates.  You need patch cables also.


An inexpensive punchdown tool and a cable tester would be helpful.


While you could run CAT5/CAT6 cable device to device, troubleshooting is easier with wall jacks.

In Topic: Forms for family members

02 January 2018 - 05:37 PM

Select Reports>Reports>Blank Reports


Then pick the specific blank report to be printed.

In Topic: Forms for family members

02 January 2018 - 05:29 PM

1] In RootsMagic, pick a person for whom you need more data.

2] Print a 4 generation pedigree chart, but don't select the box for "Print cascading charts" unles your relative has lots of data.


This report will have blanks for your relative to fill in the blanks.


3] In RootsMagic, pick an individual.

2] Print a Family Group Sheet and [x] select the block to print basic events even if blank.


I thought there was an option to print totally blank standard forms, but 
I did not find it.

In Topic: Where do you place biographies?

30 December 2017 - 01:44 PM

It may not be a proper way to do it, but I created a placename of "Civil War", then place details of individual Ohio regiments.  Then regimental histories can be stored in the place detail notes.


I have several cases where multiple related soldiers were in the same regiment.


Still waiting on RM reports that support text stored in place detail notes.  I would like to see a report Appendix that has place detail notes.  The Appendix should contain only one copy of a specific place detail note no matter whether there is one reference or many references within the body of the report.


Of course, I know that "Civil War" is not a real place, but it works.  Same comments on WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, etc.

In Topic: transferring data to another user

23 December 2017 - 01:38 PM

To: RobertL


From my  Windows system to sibling's Windows systems, I have just e-mailed my most recent backup file to them.  I have so few media files that I do not bother with those photos.


So far, this procedure has worked for them.  I have no experience with the mac version.