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Member Since 26 Apr 2016
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In Topic: Relinking Media Files

11 January 2021 - 12:15 PM

If all you are changing is the string that is the new computers name, you might be able to do a "search everywhere and replace."  Type Ctrl-H or use the menu commands Search > Search and Replace.


For example, if the path to your media files on your old computer was C:\users\computer-old\documents, you might be able to replace this everywhere with C:\users\computer-new\documents.  Of course, replace these example phrases with the actual path to your media files.


I recommend you experiment/ practice on a copy of your database until you're sure you've got it right.

In Topic: Support for RM 7

07 January 2021 - 11:36 AM

Thanks, Vyger.  Yes, I'm involved in the community preview and did some beta testing in December.  I looked at Family Historian v6 and for me it was not better than RM7.  I wrote the perfect piece of genealogy software back in the 1980's (GeneLink, and you've never heard of it!) but decided I'd rather do genealogy than write code.


I appreciate your response and the many, many ways you've supported this forum.

In Topic: Support for RM 7

06 January 2021 - 12:59 PM

Vyger, asking to learn, not to argue.  Whey do you use four different genealogy programs?  I find it time consuming to keep trees up to date on Ancestry, FTDNA and FamilySearch, and you've got all those programs in addition!  Are there particular features in each that make them must-use?  How do you keep them in synch?
thanks, Jim

In Topic: Alt Names & Marriage - Recording

06 January 2021 - 12:55 PM

Marriage fact recorded/attached to Florence May Lawther as this was her maiden name, and then under Alt Name Florence May Bainbridge






AndrewElves, I do much the same.  Many, many records list only the married female name, and I want to make it easy for me to search my list of people.  So, I record the birth name as primary and the married name as alternate.

In Topic: Relationships In RootsMagic 8

01 January 2021 - 07:25 AM

While this is a kludge, try setting your system text size to the next smaller.  Settings > System > Display > Scale and layout.  I had the issue at 125% text size, but not at 100%.