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zhangrau

Member Since 19 Aug 2004
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In Topic: RM7 Publisher PDF's

Yesterday, 07:27 AM

I'd add this to Renee's suggestion. Insert TEXT pages, with appropriate titles, so that those titles will be included in the Table of Contents.


In Topic: How do I record a father who is disowned?

04 April 2020 - 10:58 PM

In my mind, "Private" implies that you know, but aren't saying.

 

I use [Unknown] for those given & surnames that my research has not yet uncovered.

 

Since there are some family members with very strong feelings, I'd suggest using [Unknown]. But, is my bias based on my current usage?


In Topic: How to create a group that refers to another?

27 March 2020 - 04:02 PM

Tools > Count Trees

the result is a list of the "key" person for each separate tree, and a count of the number of records in that tree

 

each tree is sequentially numbered, so scrolling to the bottom gives the toal number of separate trees in the database


In Topic: Geocoding

11 March 2020 - 01:37 PM

I'm a long-time RM user (back to FO days). I currently do NOTHING with geocoding and mapping, although I'd be totally thrilled if RM8 shows dramatic improvements here.

 

Why don't I use geocoding? Because I am quite displeased with the "place name standards" in RM's County Check, in Ancestry, and in FamilySearch. I do NOT use Place Details, and I insist on keeping my Place List clear (as I've mentioned in other posts) by including descriptors such as Parish, Township, County, etc. I also include regional designations for some countries, and continents for everywhere except North America. Yes, my Place Names are often 6-8 levels deep (blowing away the 3-4 levels used in the "standards").

 

RM, currently, can't seem to make heads-or-tails out of my Place List. Ergo, no geocoding.


In Topic: Disable Splash Screen

26 February 2020 - 07:17 PM

Tools > Program Otions > General -- see [] checkboxes 2 and 3