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In Topic: Has the forum been closed?

18 October 2020 - 11:39 AM

The Family Tree Maker (my RM8 alternative) forum on Ancestry is also relatively useless. There are expert users who run and respond to questions but the issues raised are very low level with no learning value to others (ie why does my prehistoric version of FTM not work well).


The remaining rootsmagic discussion forum covers real issues and ideas from experienced users with significant learning value to intermediate users like myself. This responsive support arena and the focused print manual from Bruce add unique support value among genealogy software companies.

In Topic: Rootstech 2021

18 October 2020 - 11:30 AM

"Demonstrate RM8" for the 3rd Rootstech in a row = vaporware.!Not a good sign for a 2020 yearend release nor even expanded beta testing which I signed up for this summer.

In Topic: Has the forum been closed?

15 October 2020 - 07:57 AM

Rootsmagic forums are very helpful to me for learning and ideas from others on using software and data. No sane person would use facebook and it sounds like it is not even useful even while stealing your information.


Unfortunately the absence of a native mac RM8 has killed the mac forum as users have left.

In Topic: Best Media format for Rootsmagic 7 (and 8)?

06 October 2020 - 09:55 AM

Macs convert between PDF and JPG easily and programs like FTM 2019 handle the two formats very differently. PDFs are opened in their parent program for easy reading while JPGs are opened in a small fairly useless window in FTM.

In Topic: Best Media format for Rootsmagic 7 (and 8)?

06 October 2020 - 08:11 AM

mjashby:  I had a senior moment and typed PGN instead of PDF in several places which I have now corrected.