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In Topic: My wish - A shiny new RM 4.0

23 January 2007 - 09:31 PM

QUOTE(Ken Funk @ Jan 23 2007, 05:43 PM) View Post

I would still love to see a 'Does Not Exist' option for the search by fields dialog.

Set up search criteria like this:
"Obit date " "does not contain" and leave the "search for" field blank.

This will find all instances where your custom Obit fact does not exist.

Wayne League

In Topic: 3.2.4 update roblems

11 January 2007 - 03:15 PM

In regard to the yellow/orange line . . . that has nothing whatever to do with RM. That is part of the Windows XP color scheme. You can verify that by right clicking on an empty space on your desktop and click on properties. Roll over the tabs at the top and see the yellow line. Any dialog in any windowsXP program with tabs at the top will have the yellow line.

Does your flicker problem occur with other/all databases. If it only occurs with one then I would re-establish that database by gedcom exporting it completely and reimport it into a new database.

If that didn't help then I would delete the whole RootsMagic program folder (but not the database(s)) and re-install the program from scratch from the original CD or download, and then download the latest patch and apply it too. But first I would be darn sure I knew my registration code and also have good backups of my databases too. I don't know where on the computer the registration code is kept, but you'll have to re-enter it if it gets removed.

If it still flickered after that then I would try to remove all traces of RM from all areas of the computer before re-installing it from scratch. . . Look in the documents and settings folder under your personal folder, under the application data folder . . . then you might search the registry and remove anything about RootsMagic . . . but messing with the registry is very dangerous -- a slip-up here can render your computer completely inoperable causing you to lose everything on it -- if you don't have complete confidence in your ability in this area, don't touch it!

These are just some things I would try. Results are not guaranteed.

Wayne League

In Topic: bookmarks

09 September 2006 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE(anne @ Sep 9 2006, 04:26 AM) View Post

. . . My contacts are highlighted in lime so I can make a list of them and then type in the name and I can scroll and search for them (easy to miss in a large database) but both these methods are much more awkward. . . .

Assuming your list of lime green people is an individual list with no information boxes checked (which will include the record numbers), and you send the list to a text file which you keep updated, and you put a shortcut to it in the quick launch bar at the bottom of the screen . . .
You can open the text file at any time, find and copy the record number of the contact you want, go back to RM and paste it into the RM explorer, and go straight to the person.


In Topic: PDF file printing

25 August 2006 - 11:53 AM

QUOTE(Peter Baljeu @ Aug 25 2006, 10:16 AM) View Post

. . . . It just seems strange that the program (RootsMagic/Wall Chart) would first give me that choice to use the PDF printer and then tell me that it is not available for me to use. I would think that the software developers at RootsMagic would have taken care of that problem before giving it as an option in the software. . . . .

???? I was puzzled by your question from the very beginning, and also by the above post, for RootsMagic does not give you the option of printing a wall chart to an acrobat file . . . it will print a box chart to PDF but not a wall chart. . . . so you must have been trying to use a PDF writer from another program to print the wall chart, not Rootsmagic, to get the error message you first reported.

At any rate, you found the PDF creator that kbenson mentioned, and so did I. What a cool program that is! I like it better than the one I was using. Thanks, kbenson!


In Topic: Two Parents

12 August 2006 - 01:30 PM

QUOTE(Jim Belanger @ Aug 12 2006, 11:26 AM) View Post

We appear to be talking to ourselves. You are explaining when the common ancestors are for the husband and for the wife. I think the original question was that the common ancestor was for the two sets of parents, the natural parents and the adoptive parents.

The original question stated 2 parents, which everyone has, but then two sets of parents was interjected and that made the whole thing ambiguous. That makes a total of 4 parents . . . I did not check out all the permutations . . . but if the biological parent is a cousin of the adoptive parent then the common ancestor's descendant report is still going to list that family twice. It's the same difference.

Yes, we're not doing any good talking to ourselves. I'm sure ratterree knows who is who and hopefully, will find her answer.

Over and out.