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Post-processing of RTF reports

15 November 2020 - 05:40 PM

I've tried post-processing the RTF reports containing endnotes from RootsMagic v7.

The way RTF has been used in RM7 reports, it appears that ONLY Microsoft Word can be used to import and edit the report files.

Using any other widely-accepted RTF-capable editor or converter does not appear to work.


Hopefully, the reasoning is not that the RTF format belongs to Microsoft and so one has to use their product.

That would indicate a very poor design decision in the development of RM7.

I do hope that RM8 will fix this, because MSWord is no longer something one can purchase outright.

Having to now pay a subscription fee to Microsoft in just to have the option of cleaning up the reports is far too expensive.

If anyone has found a way to convert the files so that they can be read/edited, other than by MSWord, please post a response.

Does using free-format citations really improve GEDCOM exchange

31 October 2020 - 04:10 PM

Does using free-format citations really improve GEDCOM exchange?

Having looked at a test RM7 GEDCOM, it seems that there's very little that could be entered in such a way as to improve porting of information between apps using GEDCOM. Even using the Free-Form template just assigns the whole 1st reference note into a TITL tag followed by multiple CONC fields. This still doesn't actually reflect things properly when ported. The 2nd and subsequent notes also don't seem to be ported properly,

Can one do better? If so, how?

Showing multiple marriage events in a Family Group Sheet

17 April 2020 - 03:37 PM

Can RM7 show two marriage facts for the same couple on a Family Group Sheet? It doesn't seem to work for me. I have an aunt who was married in the United Church and two months later was married in the Catholic Church.