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#96471 Who Was There list

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 29 January 2020 - 07:49 AM in Issues

I'll try that. Thans, Renee.




#96466 Who Was There list

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 27 January 2020 - 10:42 AM in Issues

Thanks, Renee.

 

No. Would it help if they were? I would prefer not to affect the format of places as I've entered them on event tags. It really isn't terribly important -- just a minor annoyance, easily coped with.




#96456 Who Was There list

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 24 January 2020 - 02:00 PM in Issues

I had occasion to invoke the Who Was There List report this morning, I think for the first time. I wanted to know who was in Kansas from 1880 to 1890. The report spat out the Kansas events — and also Arkansas events. I can see how this happened and why the search may have produced it. I'm wondering if there's any way to avoid it.

 

 




#96467 Who Was There list

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 27 January 2020 - 10:46 AM in Issues

Thanks, TFTMTeutoppil. As I told Renee, it's only a minor annoyance and the report is more for research purposes than display or publication.




#98335 where to put a life history

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 23 October 2020 - 05:12 PM in Discussion

You could also transcribe it and add it as a note or biography to her "edit person" sheet. I have "biography" as a fact, but I cannot recollect whether it was native to RM7 or if I added it myself.




#97245 UNICODE vs. UTF-8 vs. RootsMagic

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 16 May 2020 - 09:51 AM in Discussion

Google translate turns "Jerry" into "Gary," but the sentiment is right.




#96698 Suddenly, I can't paste text to a Note

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 05 March 2020 - 12:05 PM in Issues

This may be unlikely, but I know (to my occasional sorrow) that some gaming keyboards have a switch which disables some of the Windows editing functions.




#98473 Sort by existence of media

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 14 November 2020 - 12:26 PM in Discussion

Bless you. Of course I hadn't — I've been using RootsMagic since Version 6 and you'd think I'd have learned it by now. That's exactly what I need. Thanks so much.

 

 

Robert




#98470 Sort by existence of media

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 14 November 2020 - 10:55 AM in Discussion

I have a largish named group of people. Some have exhibits attached, some do not. I would like to make of list of those that do. I'd appreciate any suggestions for how to go about this.

Thanks!

 




#96855 Searching for places

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 26 March 2020 - 07:54 AM in Discussion

It's hardly intuitive. I've often thought the term "print" on the place list should have been "report" or some such.




#96847 Searching for places

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 25 March 2020 - 08:22 AM in Discussion

Go to the place list and highllght the incorrect place. Click "print," then "generate report." That should do it.




#97700 Running RM7 against a production database and a test database

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 12 July 2020 - 11:01 PM in Discussion

Why not just make multiple backups of your production material, restoring as necessary when an experiment doesn't work? There might be less to keep track of, esp if your exhibits inhabit a complex folder/subfolder system?




#96756 RootsMagic in a virtual machine

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 12 March 2020 - 04:59 PM in Discussion

Thanks, Keith. I'm having my semi-annual "abandon Microsoft" fit, and am thinking of limiting my Windows use to RM7 in a VM running under Linux. The project is probably an uneconomical use of time and effort, as I do have everything running very smoothly under Win10 Pro. If I go ahead I'll keep your advice in mind. Thanks again.




#96709 RootsMagic in a virtual machine

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 08 March 2020 - 01:53 PM in Discussion

What would be the downside to running RM7 (RM8 soon, I hope) in a Windows virtual machine running under Linux? Would there be any reason to prefer Windows 10 to, say, Windows 7?




#96806 RootsMagic in a virtual machine

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 19 March 2020 - 08:23 AM in Discussion

Thanks, mjashby & bscott26. I'm in the throes of moving to a new house and can't undertake the project for another month or so, but will try RM7 under WINE as soon as I get the chance. I notice that neither of you mention Ubuntu. When I do undertake the conversion is there a distribution which you think preferable?

 

Thanks again.

 

Robert




#97592 RootsMagic 8 Release Date

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 20 June 2020 - 12:39 PM in RootsMagic Wish List

I'd like to second this notion in the same spirit with which it was put forward. Silence and secrecy may be justified when a company is about to launch something that no one else has. But what would be wrong with:

 

We are rewriting the report formats

We hope to improve the search and indexing functions

We are establishing <[note]> for use in our sentence templates

 

None of those assertions can harm the company. Indeed, one could argue that user loyalty might be enhanced.

 

Finally, if RootsMagic isn't doing those things, it ought to.




#97628 RootsMagic 8 Release Date

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 24 June 2020 - 04:44 PM in RootsMagic Wish List

That's good news! If you randomly expand to me I'll do what I can to help.




#97625 RootsMagic 8 Release Date

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 24 June 2020 - 08:41 AM in RootsMagic Wish List

Renee, may we take it from your post that beta testing has actually begun?




#98044 RM8 Search Suggestion

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 29 August 2020 - 04:11 PM in RootsMagic Wish List

I assumed that RM doesn't store the alpha month names. I took a quick look at the event and multimedia tables; the dates are all stored numerically. Somewhere in RootsMagic is a table translating the month name into those numbers. What I had in mind was that Janvier and Enero as well as January be assigned the appropriate numerical value. That shouldn't be too hard to implement.




#98034 RM8 Search Suggestion

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 29 August 2020 - 07:59 AM in RootsMagic Wish List

This is a good idea. German, French and Spanish months would be an excellent start — a great time-saver for me and probably for many others.




#98749 RM8 Forum

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 31 December 2020 - 11:18 PM in RootsMagic Wish List

A forum, or sub-forum, whatever you call it — like the RootsMagic 7 section.




#98774 RM8 Forum

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 01 January 2021 - 12:01 PM in RootsMagic Wish List

This is a bad decision, Renee. Not to put too fine  point on it, Facebook is useless for research and nearly useless for serious discussion. It's unclear why this forum is "a security risk." What's at risk? User names? The Facebook group suffers the same "risk." IIRC Facebook has been hacked several times.

 

No one is asking you to "move the forum" or to risk losing data. We only ask that you continue the bulletin board and open a new sub-forum for RM8.

 

Finally, it's coherent discussion, not screen shots, that are the virtue of a forum like this one. The most expert help from amongst your community is found here. IMO RootsMagic is making a big mistake.




#98747 RM8 Forum

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 31 December 2020 - 08:41 PM in RootsMagic Wish List

Now that the community review version of RM8 is public — and the RM8 beta testers freed from the non-disclosure agreement — I would like to see an RM8 directory added to this community board.

 

 

Robert

 




#98663 RM7 under Windows 10-1909 starts to come up and then freezes

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 13 December 2020 - 11:09 PM in Issues

1. Change the filename of your default startup database by adding, say, an x before it. See if RootsMagic opens.

2. If no joy from number 1, I'd try uninstalling RM7, then reinstalling it. It might also be worthwhile to clean up your registry with the free version of CCleaner.

 

If #1 shows that the database has become corrupted then restore a backup — or  it may be that RootsMagic can recover some or all of it.




#98665 RM7 under Windows 10-1909 starts to come up and then freezes

Posted by robertjacobs0 on 14 December 2020 - 08:59 AM in Issues

I guess that's what I would try next — I expect you'll be wanting to change the name of the database back as well :)