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RootsMagic 7 User Interface [UI]

19 July 2018 - 01:53 AM

Over time, I've seen many RM user posts in these venues that complain about the RootsMagic UI as being "clumsy", "out-dated", "too complex", "inadequate" -- or some other similar complaint -- often not very specific.


However, in the main, I'm quite happy with the RootsMagic 7 UI.


So, What's The Beef?



Genealogical "Closeness"

05 July 2018 - 11:27 AM

"Closeness" in Genealogy.


For example, is a sixth cousin, 14 times removed, a closer relation than a seventh cousin, 13 times removed?



RootsMagic Relationship Calculator

04 July 2018 - 07:20 PM

The RootsMagic Relationship Calculator...


One of my Favorite Features in RootsMagic.


It calculates VERY FAST, indeed almost instantaneously, on a Robust Computer.  Beautiful, Elegant, Utilitarian, Genealogical Software.


...And it calculates MULTIPLE RELATIONSHIPS...


...Then allows for a PRINTING of a LIST of all those relationships, with the COMMON ANCESTORS clearly delineated.


So, let's say one is working with a relatively small database, say 50,000 people, and one wants to know the relationships between A and William The Conqueror.


One finds there are 31 such relationships in the database.


Now, one can print out a list of the 31 connections with common ancestors.


BUT, and here's the catch...


When one then goes to Reports > Charts > Relationship Chart...


...One can only generate, print and save ONE of those 31 relationships, the one that is deemed the "Closest".


How Useful to be able to View, Print and Save ALL 31 of the said relationships.


Then Ponder Same -- With Skill & Daring.



Transferring Media From RM4 To RM7

29 June 2018 - 02:11 PM

How do we make sure our media files are transferred from RootsMagic 4 to Rootsmagic 7?  The photos and videos seem to get lost [disconnected] when we upgrade from one version to another.  Ideally, one could upgrade and simply port all the media files from the old version to the new one.  


But is there some sort of workaround that will allow for all those media files to be manually inserted into the new version, RootsMagic 7?  Or do they all need to be laboriously reconnected, one by one?


Thank You.   :)



Relationship Calculator On RootsMagic App

10 February 2018 - 01:54 PM

The Relationship Calculator seems to be non-functional with my database.  Even a known 3rd cousin once-removed does not register.  The app tells me there is no relationship.


Is there a limit to the size of the database that can be installed and used with the Relationship Calculator?  Will anything over a thousand or so simply not crunch in the Relationship Calculator?