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Member Since 28 Dec 2016
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In Topic: Info on version

29 August 2020 - 07:41 AM

Apparently the update doesn't work on a Mac. Might have to do a complete uninstall/install, but without knowing the specifics of the update I'll wait to see if it's worth the trouble.

In Topic: Using Remote Desktop to access RM on remote PC

20 July 2020 - 09:23 AM

I am thinking of running RM on a PC (accessed via Remote Desktop) instead of my Mac: normally I view-only in the Mac-native app, and do edit work in RM running on Parallels on my Mac. (Out of paranoia I use the Mac-native app for read-only purposes.)


However I can readily do a Remote Desktop connection from Mac to a PC...I think this will be the best solution because it is native PC, quickly connectable without the slow startup of Parallels, etc.


Anyone do the same using Remote Desktop?

I'm remote desktop'd from Mac to Windows machines pretty much all the time. Works reasonably well. I have a Pavilion 32" monitor plugged into by work MacBook Pro, and I have remote sessions going to two Windows laptops I use for development and for genealogy programs that have no Mac version such as GenMerge. I'm also "screen sharing" my personal MacBook Pro so I have 3 remote sessions up nearly all the time. 

In Topic: Add a BACK button

06 June 2020 - 08:27 AM

I doubt I'm breaking any NDA when I point out that one of the videos on RM8 seems to allow you to move forward and backward in the way your describe. 


 and no, I'm not a beta-tester and I didn't stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.

In Topic: Exchanging RM Photo properties with embedded metadata

04 June 2020 - 05:00 AM

I've had success using ACDSee and exif tool for updating the metadata in both jpg and tif. You could also consider using the Author field. This isn't specific to RM (But I'd really like to see RM use and set metadata). On one somewhat recent large project where I digitized about 1200 slides (out of maybe 10,000) from my wife's father and grandfather. Here's the process I used.


We transcribed the descriptions, dates, and photographer into a spreadsheet. Scanned the slides in spreadsheet order and entered the filename into the spreadsheet. After they were scanned we placed them into archival sheets to be stored in a three ring archival binder. We placed a sticky note on each page with the starting filename (they were numerical). I batch set the author and dates with ACDSee, then generated a script from the spreadsheet to set the caption using exiftool.


Once that was done I was able to generate slideshow movies that showed the caption.

In Topic: Publisher and Fact Types

26 May 2020 - 06:17 PM

I opened the discussion for a couple reasons, partly to see what the concensus was on the census, I.e. is it normal to default it to. Census fact or residence fact. Clearly different products act on it differently, but if someone enters it manually how do they do it. In my case, as I’m working my way through thousands of names how to do that both fast and accurately is important. 

Secondly I’m interested in strategies in using facts with the publisher feature efficiently, That’s a specific use case, as when I’m just collecting data it doesn’t really matter that a bunch of data is jammed together since I can still read it and use it for verification. When I’m trying to report on that data for use by others the rules change, and can’t be the first to face this, so feedback is much appreciated.