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In Topic: Another new computer post

08 April 2021 - 09:11 AM

RM7 program preferences lets you specify specific folders for media, reports, etc.


Just set that to point to your new pc media folder containing your old media. Windows is awful in path and file names but that should work. It does on macs.

In Topic: GEDCOM from Reunion

04 April 2021 - 04:30 PM

go to reunion site for articles on sources and citations. they use a very different but simpler approach which will cause problems in other programs. 


If you already use reunion and a mac, perhaps you should stay there. RM7 has many problems on macs and RM8 native mac is only a distant dream at present.

In Topic: Does RM7 need to have security updates and or patches?

04 April 2021 - 04:25 PM

RM7 is a miniscule target in the Windows morass of malware holes. Just protect against that disaster or switch to a mac.


RM7 will have a limited lifespan if RM8 ever is released and will stop working at some point.

In Topic: Release Date for RM8

12 February 2021 - 01:13 PM

Jerry; It is very handy to drag all of a person's new media found in a session into his media folder at once. Then you can drag one or more of the items to the appropriate facts and source each. ie 12 new media with 3 death documents/images to the death fact.


This is a common feature in most mac apps which makes for rapid, easy media additions. I use PDFs with the source and url info as part of the image and later enter the related citation specifics based on that. One reason I gave up on RM7 was it was so awkward to get media items in efficiently but this was partly due to using a windows xp program in a flaky fake mac environment.

In Topic: Release Date for RM8

10 February 2021 - 11:44 AM

It's been a while since I've done it and I don't remember the details. But the basic idea is that you have two windows open side by side. One window is Windows File Explorer, opened to the folder containing the files you wish to link into RM. The other window is RM open to the RM Media Gallery. You may have to resize the windows to make them both fit on the screen at the same time. Then just drag and drop the files from Windows File Explorer to the RM Media Gallery.


Some RM users love this facility. I confess I have never quite seen the benefit. The reason is that getting the files linked into RM's Media Gallery doesn't seem to me to accomplish very much. You still have to tag the files to specific objects in RM such as People, Names, Sources, Citations, Events, and Places. And it's the latter task that's more time consuming. So I usually just use RM's Add process to the files directly to People, Names, Sources, Citations, Events, and Places. The Add process serves the dual process linking the files into the RM Media Gallery and tagging the files to the appropriate People, Names, etc. in RM. It's one file at a  time. But after a bulk drag and drop of files into RM's Media Gallery, each file still has to be tagged to the appropriate places in RM, one file at a time.



If this feature works like FTM on the mac it lets you add several media items (ie census, marriage, etc pdfs) at once to a person. Then you can just drag each media item to the fact it supports and source it. A common drag..drop feature on macs which is very efficient.