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In Topic: Citing from personal knowledge RM7

30 January 2021 - 06:31 AM



Thanks for the info.



You're very welcome !!!

In Topic: export ged

28 January 2021 - 07:24 PM

Slightly different method, that might (or might not) get you where you want


after choosing [Select From List]

then [Mark Group]

then [Everyone in the highlighted person's tree]

In Topic: Citing from personal knowledge RM7

28 January 2021 - 07:18 PM

I create a new Master Source for each person who contributes info to me. Whether verbal, via FB post, email, or something similar. That Master Source gets re-used (since I'm primarily a source lumper) each time that person contributes additional info.


I also use a customized Source Template to add the Repository to my Master Source.


http://forums.rootsm...ing +repository

In Topic: RM8 Forum

05 January 2021 - 12:54 PM

Sorry, but we are not opening up a RootsMagic 8 forum. We have decided that the RM8 Community Preview will take place on the Facebook group provided. This allows all users to submit screen shots where doing so is an issue here on the forums. The forums is also a security concern. For us to move the forums we would loose all our old data, which would not serve anyone. Eventually, the forums will be archived.

Nope, nope, noppity, nope, nope. Facebook is a tangled mess and has no effective organization.


Bad, bad idea to drop  the forums.


It's really not difficult to add images to these forums, perhaps some users just need better guidance. I've posted a few times about the process. Something like that should be pinned to the top of the active forums.

In Topic: Running Two Different Versions?

29 December 2020 - 08:35 AM

I install 3 versions of RM on my computer:

 -- RM3 because I like the Place Finder, a database of US cities, counties, and states

 -- RM6 because I store my Publisher "template" book there

 -- RM7 for all current work


The Place Finder is a handy and speedy lookup for place data, and it allows me to maintain my place descriptor format, which County Check does not (at least not without trying to strongarm me into the "place standard" that County Check follows.) The Place Finder was dropped for RM4, but it really is a wonderful tool.


My Publisher "template" is not a true template. I cannot copy & rename it to save myself tons of repetitive work with every new book. Instead, it is an organized collection of info to be copied/pasted into each new Publisher book. Still an inefficient way to generate new books, but far better than entirely re-inventing the organization and typical paragraphs


I have, occasionally, had versions of the same database open in both RM6 and RM7. I always make a separate copy (in Windows) into the RM6 folder before opening the database in RM6. RM (which is an SQL database implementation) is NOT designed to have multiple users, so opening the exact same file in RM6 and RM7 simultaneously could cause file corruption.


I have one set of subfolders for my media files. There is no problem with this approach, because RM does not store the media files, it maintains a list of links to the media files.