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RM4 Restore to RM5

05 December 2011 - 12:01 PM

I am using RM4. I was planning to buy my son Roots Magic for Christmas and do a Backup of my whole database and Restore to his new blank database. But, now that RM5 is here, is it still possible to buy RM4? If not, can I backup my RM4 and restore to his RM5? Or, would I need to update my RM4 to RM5 before doing this? Thanks.

How to transfer copy of my RM database

26 September 2011 - 06:52 AM

I would like to transfer my whole RM4 database to a cousin, for security reasons. What is the best way to do this? He has already bought RM4 but has not installed it. He would like me to install it. Should I then name his database the same name as mine and use the Backup and Restore options, as I have no photos or other media...I have all text? Would like your suggestions, please.
I have Windows 7 and he does, too.
Thanks. Calendar

Narrative Report format

09 March 2011 - 08:01 AM

I am in RM4 version For a particular person, I have a birth date, a death date, a marriage date and a name of spouse's parents entered; also, notes on both the person and his spouse. RM Narrative Report refers to the spouse only in one sentence "He was married to Mary Smith on a certain date." It does not make sentences giving any more information on the spouse, even though I have entered all the information for her...birth date, death date, her parents' names, and notes for her.
FO similar report reads: "He was married to Mary Smith (daughter of John Henry Smith and Mary Ann Jones) on May 25, 1945 in Wilson, Florida. Mary Smith was born on May 10, 1925 in Wilson, Florida. She died on January 17, 1992 in Wilson, Florida."
FO also prints all the notes for the person and his spouse into that report. RM does not.
I am planning to use the Publisher, which I assume is made up mostly of Narrative Reports and Notes. I NEED to include all the information for the spouse(s) as well as the descendant.
Am I overlooking soomething? Do I need to file a ticket and ask for it to be included in an update?