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Member Since 25 Mar 2017
Offline Last Active Sep 01 2020 01:46 PM

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In Topic: Adoption

08 June 2020 - 10:44 AM

The issue I have with RM7 is that it "appears" to allow tagging certain persons as adopted, but doesn't actually do anything based on that entered data. This tends to mislead people into thinking that RM7 actually handles adoptees.

In Topic: Rootsmagic Mac version 8

08 June 2020 - 08:37 AM

I'll give the <esc> key a try next time. Thank you.

The issue seems to be that modal windows were not used correctly. The design concept of a modal window was for interactions that must be completed before doing anything else. That means they need to be, and are in good practice, coded such the they are always on top and cannot be hidden. The RM7 program seems to have missed this.


You'll notice that good Mac programs tend to use very few modal windows and then generally only for critical interactions.

In Topic: Rootsmagic Mac version 8

07 June 2020 - 06:08 PM



I'm finding that the windows management of RM7/Crossover makes trying to handle things in a Mac way to be very frustrating and sometimes results in hanging the program.

In Topic: Rootsmagic Mac version 8

07 June 2020 - 06:03 PM

Hi Jerry;


Thanks for the reply.


I've managed to find a way to organize my customized source templates to make the master portion invariant for a given type of "collection". That gives me, at least, some re-usablity. I normally take an existing citation from the same collection, memorize and paste it, then edit it. So I'm "sort-of" doing a similar thing to your approach. Still, there are times that I want to pluck certain phases from a somewhat different citation. This usually happens when I'm citing artefacts in a personal collection. Those tend to be a bit more variable, even within the "collection".

In Topic: Adoption

07 June 2020 - 05:52 PM

This issue of fields that do nothing has been a source of frustration for me. Under the Adoption fact, the "Parents" field also seems to do nothing. These extraneous fields are misleading and give one the impression that RM7 does something that it does not.

I still haven't found a good way of dealing with legal name changes, whatever the reason. Sure would be nice if RM8 fixed this.