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Member Since 03 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 12 2019 08:47 AM

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In Topic: Florida Swampland

12 September 2019 - 08:47 AM

When my database in rm7 was corrupted I gedcommed it and it came back cleaner. Lots of scruff disappeared but my completed temple ordinances dropped from 80k down time to 3k. Likewise the database shrunk considerably but ran much cleaner. This database has been scrubbed at least 3 times starting out as 2 combined paf files from my parents. I bought rm5 then 6 and 7 because of the one button merge feature. At the moment I cannot use rm7 because I am beta testing the latest Mac OS.

In Topic: MacOS Users - MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) & Wine

11 September 2019 - 06:46 AM

I can testify tat RM7 does NOT run under the latest beta from Apple. We also got the blurb that RM8 would be ready for distribution at RootTech in February. Me, I'm a beta tester and would be delighted to test RM8 on the Mac with the latest OS, but I have not been approached.

In Topic: Web Search Tab

27 August 2019 - 03:24 PM

Which operating system are you using with RootsMagic? Which browser does RootsMagic default to? Can you change browsers for RootsMagic consumption?


Does anything change if you access RootsMagic from a different computer, i.e. Family History Center near you?

In Topic: Not optimised for Mac

19 August 2019 - 10:46 PM

Well, the latest Catalina beta (10.15) still does not allow the installer to do its job, so CrossOver still has not updated the wrapper for RootsMagic. 

In Topic: Printing Wallchart to PDF

17 July 2019 - 08:45 AM

Step one - know how to print PDFs on the Mac. 


"Here is exactly how to print PDF's if you haven't done so before in OS X: Open the document, web page, or file you want to print to a PDF. Click the File menu and select “Print”, or just hit Command+P. Look for the “PDF” button in the lower left corner, click on that pull-down menu, and select “Save as PDF”." Lots of references online point to the same method.


That works.


Here is a goofie YouTube video (the author needs to hone his typing skills) on how to do large print items on the Mac -


This might even be better - http://osxdaily.com/...-pdf-in-mac-os/


Here is RootsMagic own response to this question -  



They refer the Mac user to the CrossOver solution ;^(


CrossOver suggest loading PDFWriter 



My issue is that the latest Mac OS beta Catalina does not let the 32-bit RM7 run so I cannot test this unless I do a Virtual app with older OS, which I am not going to do. Is PDFwriter a 32-bit app or a 64-bit app? Why do we need to jump through so many hoops to do something that should be simple on the Mac? Why is RootsMagic abdicating the throne to CrossOver to provide RM on the Mac instead of releasing the promised native version RM8?