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fifthgenerationtexan

Member Since 28 Apr 2018
Offline Last Active Sep 04 2018 08:32 PM
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RootsMagic 7 for Mac

01 September 2018 - 08:37 PM

I know how to install it on my Mac. Been there done that.

 

But how do I use the software? How do I know what kind of files it will open? Are there any instructions?

 

This may be right under my nose, but right now I can't find it! LOL


New RM for Mac User

28 April 2018 - 08:06 PM

Hi.  My first Mac was the original 1984 Mac so I sort of know Macs. My SIL has huge geneaology files with RM and so I bought RM on the assumption that I could use it with my Mac.

 

I have two problems.

 

When I import her file, it is empty. It wasn't empty when she sent it.

 

And now, RM told me it needed to update. So I let it and now I have RM 7.5.7.  But it closes! I click on 'about rootsmagic' and it closes. I go to click 'open' and it closes.  Honestly it closes before I can click anything.  L<-- It no longer does that.

 

I realize these are two different problems.  I guess my first one could be clarified if someone else with a Mac tried to open it. If it opened for them, I'd know to keep trying. But if it opens without content like it does for me, then I'd need to find out for her how she should do it on her end. [She was getting info from someone else on how to send me only my family info instead of the gazillion records she has for others as well as her own. So maybe she didn't actually send me anything at all? Maybe whatever she did didn't work?]

Thanks in advance!

ETA:  I am on a MacBook Air with High Sierra 10.12.6.