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Rick Landrum

Member Since 20 Aug 2016
Offline Last Active Jul 14 2018 10:02 AM
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In Topic: Hints assigned to person other than the subject of the hint

23 June 2018 - 04:49 PM

Jerry,

I appreciate your response, and as I think about it I have been doing pretty much just what you described. I think I was getting too wrapped up in the whole tree share process, and I was trying to make all the "round pegs" fit only in the "round holes". I'll try to remember to use the hints as they are actually intended.  :)

 

Thanks again

 

Rick

 

PS - took your advice, added a new fact type ("Death Certificate - Listed In"). I can use it for all other persons listed in the DC, and use "Death" for the person the DC is for. This solves that issue anyway.


In Topic: Hints assigned to person other than the subject of the hint

23 June 2018 - 11:45 AM

Renee,

Yes, I see that. My issue is what to do about the hint. I don't want to ignore it, if it is a relative, and I don't want to accept it if it is for another person.  I would like to avoid having to go through hoops to get it accepted for the right person.

 

Here is an example of one I came across today:

 

Hint was associated to mother

Record was a death certificate for a child

Mother was listed on the death certificate

 

I ignored it for the mother, and copy pasted everything into the child's record in RM.

 

Seems to me the hint "should" have been associated to the child, not the mother (or least to both).

 

I guess an alternative is to accept the hint into the mother's record as a "misc" fact with a note that the mother was "listed" on the child's DC, then copy paste everything into the child's record as well..

 

(BTW - the process described in A.com for changing the person the hint is associated to is very tedious and requires "many" mouse clicks to accomplish. Haven't tested yet to see if following that process will turn on a new hint in RM for the other person??)

 

Sorry, just venting I guess.....

 

Thanks

Rick


In Topic: Renaming scanned files or not?

29 May 2018 - 09:16 AM

Getting back to this for a couple of additional thoughts .........

While there is a method of renaming media and then re-linking it to the RM ( see Jerry's post of 12 Feb 2018), the process is so slow and cumbersome that I have found that the best you can do is track the media file name (coming from Ancestry Tree Share) by referring to the file media properties in RM. The assigned file name and caption are listed there. This will get you back to the file in your media directory. I then use Windows File Explorer to "tag" the file with the person's name, the event type, etc. Again, this process is also slow and requires a lot of extra steps just to properly identify media saved in your media directory and make it recognizable. [Note - tagging some file types this way in Windows 10 is also a hassle]. Anyway, it would be great to have a mass change tool in RM to handle this issue. Hope the enhancement gets a high priority......

 

In the mean time if anyone knows of a better process, sure would like to hear about it.

Thanks

Rick


In Topic: Renaming scanned files or not?

22 May 2018 - 02:08 PM

Confirming this is on the enhancement request list. 

 

Hi Renee - Thanks

Is there a link on the forum that will take you to the enhancement request list and maybe give some idea of when to expect the functionality to be available?

 

Rick


In Topic: Renaming scanned files or not?

21 May 2018 - 01:40 PM

Very slim. I've forgotten most of what I learned of Visual C# when I created RMtrix several years ago. Maybe your best hope is for RootsMagic to develop a bulk renaming tool...

 

Hey Tom,

I'm next to illiterate on SQL. However, I have had good success with RMTrix. Any chance the bulk media renaming process may be added to the RMTrix bundled tools?

Hoping....

Thanks again

Rick

 

Renee Zamora,

Any chance we can get this added to the wish list for RM7? Lots of folks are having issues with renaming media files, and also with the non-logical media ID's coming from Ancestry thru Tree Share. There appears to be no efficient way to make mass changes to media file names/links.

 

Thanks

Rick