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Dale DePriest

Member Since 10 Jul 2004
Offline Last Active Mar 20 2014 06:49 PM

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In Topic: How do you handle adoptions

06 March 2014 - 10:46 AM

Expect lots of errors on adopted persons. The system does not seem to know that an adopted person can be born before the adoptive parents were married. This is especially apparent when an adopted child comes from a previous marriage.

In Topic: Android setup

26 February 2014 - 05:58 PM

In Windows - all versions - if you search for a file using the extension, you will get only those files which match. It isn't necessary to be able to see the extension.

It is also easy to change the settings to always display all of the extensions. The location of this setting is a bit different from one windows version to another. On Windows 7 open the libraries folder and then click organize, select folder and search options and then select the tab called View. You can control exactly what is displayed and what not to display.


In Topic: Microsoft Surface Pro 128

18 January 2014 - 11:49 AM

I'm planning my first foray into the tablet market, but I'm a bit green! The essentials for me are a full copy of Office (including Outlook) and Rootsmagic. I see that Surface runs on RT and will not support a Rootsmagic app, but has Surface 2 overcome this or are there android tablets I could consider? Are we able to put Family Atlas onto a tablet?

The surface pro uses an Intel chipset which permits it to run the tools you want. The surface is as always based on an ARM chipset. However there are lots of Intel or Intel compatible choices out there. I have a ASUS transformer model that can switch between tablet mode and laptop mode. It or one like it should do what you want.


In Topic: Standard Place Names and RM (again, again)

02 January 2014 - 06:18 PM

It should be pointed out that this is not unique to Ill. One of the first tasks of the USA when it was founded as a country was to survey the land. This was done so that the government could sell it to its citizens to fund the running of the government. The survey system was divided into 6 mile by 6 mile squares called townships or simply towns. All the land was contained in one township or another. Even the census of today identifies some states populations by townships. See http://en.wikipedia....(United_States) for more details.

In Topic: Report Listing All Data For All People?

01 January 2014 - 01:06 PM

Thanks for all the responses on this question. However I do not want to get into discussions on whether this is the best way to prevent disasters. I just want to know if there is a way I can do this.

The best way has already been presented. A GEDCOM file is an ascii file with all of the data inside. It is the best way to generate the file you have requested. You can look at it in any ascii editor such as notepad. There are even programs you can use that will view and navigate a GEDCOM file itself to help you insure it is ok and of course it can be the source file to generate a new RootsMagic database.