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In Topic: Export to comma delimited file

02 April 2007 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE(Alfred @ Apr 1 2007, 12:13 PM) View Post

You can create custom reports in comma delimited format.

Most of the list reports, sent to a TXT file are tab delimited in some way.

Thank you--I did this and it worked fine.

In Topic: Propagate Census (Family) to children

26 February 2007 - 10:50 AM

QUOTE(MVS @ Feb 26 2007, 08:37 AM) View Post

I would be interested to hear what others think; but probably the ideal solution would be to have the fact pasting solution, but with options to keep a fact as a single database record, or, if different variants are required, just to paste info/


I've asked for a census paste function in the past. This is even better! PLEASE work on this!


In Topic: Update 3.2.4

17 February 2007 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE(Alfred @ Feb 17 2007, 11:01 AM) View Post

The chatr prgram didn't come out until version 2 of RootsMagic. Then there was no major upgrade to it for the RootsMagic 3 release so the number stayed the same.

Place Finder is also version 1.2.
It has been around at least since version 6 of Family Origins.
Not enough changes to cause a complete number increment.

I've updated RootsMagic each time an update was available. Shouldn't Charts, then, be current also? Why should I find a problem now, in updating, and not in the past?

In Topic: Importing genealogy data

02 December 2006 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE(Alfred @ Dec 2 2006, 02:43 PM) View Post

Try: File > New Atlas and see what happens.

I do not see a "Delete" within the Atlas for deleting the existing file, but you can right click on a title when opening a file and choose delete, to get rid of one you no-longer want.

Or look them up and delete them with Windows Explorer.

You can have MULTIPLE files ready to load, as long as you save them with unique names and where you can find them.

New Atlas worked.

I looked in the folder with the program file for Family Atlas (Windows Explorer) and don't see anything that looks like an atlas file. What extension do the atlases use? Would the data file be unins000.dat? In that case, I have one dat file--should I have one for each of the two data files I've imported, or does the newer overwrite the older? Since you mentioned unique names, I didn't think it did.

Thanks for your help!

In Topic: gedcom files

29 November 2006 - 03:15 PM

QUOTE(eisenhut @ Nov 9 2006, 10:58 PM) View Post

I am having trouble creating GEDCOM files from my RM databases. I am following the instructions and the file seems to have been created, but as soon as I try to upload the family tree to Ancestry.com an error message pops up "the file you are trying to upload is not a valid GEDCOM file". What am I doing wrong? Any help is appreciated. thanks Peter

I have had this same problem and spent quite some time on the phone with support at ancestry.com thinking it was their problem (did not occur to me that it was a RM problem). They agreed that my gedcom did not, indeed, import. In that particular situation I emailed the file to the support guy who mounted it without problem. I do not want to have to do this each time and I don't think ancestry.com would be happy to have that happen.

If the problem is with RM, it needs to be fixed . . . PLEASE. I am not a computer novice and had, many times, recreated the gedcom file, as suggested below.