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#62448 Dropbox

Posted by EdR on 12 February 2014 - 01:32 PM in Android

Roger, I don't use Dropbox. I moved the files from my pc to the tablet the old fashioned way...a 12" cable and copy & paste.
I apologize if my post was out of place in this subject heading. I was really responding to your post in ".rmgc file(s) location"



#62444 .rmgc file(s) location

Posted by EdR on 12 February 2014 - 01:12 PM in Android

Also posted in "Dropbox"
Thanks 'Roger-Ohio' for your input.

However, at least for me, having the RM6 data file in a folder named 'RootsMagic' still does no permit the Android App to locate the file since it does find folders or file when they are on a SD memory Card and not in the device primary memory.

When I select "Files > On Device" from the program bar nothing appears. I really want a function option to deliver into all my files on my tablet and let me select which I wish open.

Going from the other direction and selecting the .rmgc data file on the SD Card and attempting to open it results in an "unable to find program to perform this function' error.

(Hoping the tech staff at RootsMagic would chime in on all these issues and say "We recognize the need and are working to issue a 1.02+ update quickly")



#62443 Dropbox

Posted by EdR on 12 February 2014 - 01:06 PM in Android

Thanks 'Roger-Ohio' for your input.
However, at least for me, having the RM6 data file in a folder named 'RootsMagic' still does no permit the Android App to locate the file since it does find folders or file when they are on a SD memory Card and not in the device primary memory.
When I select "Files > On Device" from the program bar nothing appears. I really want a function option to delver into all my files on my tablet and let me select which I wish open.
Going from the other direction and selecting the .rmgc data file on the SD Card and attempting to open it results in an "unable to find program to preform this function' error.
(Hoping the tech staff at RootsMagic would chime in on all these issues and say "We recognize the need and are working to issue a 1.02+ update quickly")



#62436 .rmgc file(s) location

Posted by EdR on 12 February 2014 - 10:12 AM in Android

Don, I talked about the procedure in "Dropbox Only? Surely not" discussion o 2/02014:
" It is a simple process to move files from a pc to a tablet using a cable to interconnect the devices (have already done that with my RM files). The question is how utilize the Roots Magic App 'File' selection to find the files if they are now stored on an SD card and not in the tablet device memory".

Moving the files was easy, But I haven't been able to discover how to have the RM App find them yet.

There where two objectives in my using a hard cable approach; 1) No need for internet connection (or 3rd party services) & 2) Placing the files where I wanted them on my tablet (in this case on the SD Card and not using up device memory for storage).

So I also was unable actually open up a transferred file but thought that was because I had placed it on the SD Card where the RM App was not designed to anticipate files yet. Would be pleased if some one at RM would let us know the exact file (folder) location that this App is pointed at while we wait for a process to permit the data file to be placed at a location of our choosing



#62379 Dropbox Only? Surely not

Posted by EdR on 10 February 2014 - 08:59 AM in Android

It is a simple process to move files from a pc to a tablet using a cable to interconnect the devices (have already done that with my RM files). The question is how utilize the Roots Magic App 'File' selection to find the files if they are now stored on an SD card and not in the tablet device memory.
I too do not believe that going through a 3 party system outside my personal control to move private files is a wise approach Especially when the two devices are 12 inches apart. Please provide a way that the RM App can find the files if they are moved from a pc to a tablet.
Thanks for making progress on the Android App.



#59748 CountyCheck List - Souce of Data

Posted by EdR on 22 August 2013 - 05:01 PM in Discussion

Would like to know a little more about how CountyCheck sources the comparison information for generation of the report content.
What data base is being used and how it interrelates the dates of a governmental jurisdiction into the report results.
I keep getting a incorrect result in the report which appears to reverse a 'created' date and a 'eliminated' date.
Specific example is
Event Date in my data base: "abt Sep 1852 in Oatmeal, Burnet, Texas, United States"
Result from CountryCheck List: "Error: Burnet was eliminated on 27 June 1842." and then a list of almost every county in Texas as a suggestion.
Burnet County, Texas was created in 1852 and still exists today. The unincorporated of Oatmeal has been in existences continuously since before 1852. So I'm not understanding how to interperate the results generated by CountryCheck.
Any background and details on this particular function/report to better understand what is being created would be great. Thanks, Ed



#59035 How do you Privatize a Fact so default is Private

Posted by EdR on 19 July 2013 - 10:27 AM in Discussion

Thank you Laura, I too have a work around that uses a export/import process. It works (kind of); it is slow; it makes for potential errors if one is not very careful. Also thanks for better stating the need for a universal option to flag a fact as private or not. Ed



#59009 RootsMagic Forums and Internet Explorer 10

Posted by EdR on 18 July 2013 - 04:24 PM in General Messages

Thanks for the follow up. It did get resolved temporarily. Today it has resurfaced ("This page can't be displayed"). The IP Board you use for the forum must be going through some real changes. I also noted that I can no longer insert (use) a paragraph in my input to delineate the content when typing directly into the forum. But it appears we can cut and paste content from other sources and it works. Not a complaint, just input for consideration. Could you please forward another request to the RootsMagician.Thank you very much.



#58998 How do you Privatize a Fact so default is Private

Posted by EdR on 18 July 2013 - 02:25 PM in Discussion

I presume you are referring to the Include List. That wasn't exactly what I had in mind I wanted to add a 'Private' opting to an item with the default being private. (May not be able to do this)
Include
GEDCOM:
Yes
Publish online / Create HTML: Yes
Group sheets: Yes
Narrative reports: Yes
Individual summary: Yes
Lists: Yes



#58995 How do you Privatize a Fact so default is Private

Posted by EdR on 18 July 2013 - 02:04 PM in Discussion

Is there a way to privatize a class of facts so the default is 'Private"? Would like to be able to set every instance of LDS facts to a default of private so when the output report options are set not to include private facts they will be held out of the report or file output. Is there any way to accomplish this in a setting rather than going through a file an finding every instance of the fact type and changing the setting manually? In this case the inquiry is about LDS facts only but the concept would apply to any need to privatize a whole group of facts.



#58829 problem importing gedcom RM5

Posted by EdR on 11 July 2013 - 07:26 PM in Discussion

Well, kbens0n, for whatever reason it did.
the order in which i did things after having the initial post import issue of not finding the added gedcom (there was only one individual in the file) is:
  • Search file with the integrated programs
  • Did visualize scan of entire list of individuals
  • Re-import the gedcom
  • Re-searched file with the integrated programs
  • Repeat visualize scan entire list of individuals
  • Shut down (close RM5 program)
  • Opened the file having the issue
  • Re-searched file with the intergrated programs
  • Re-did visualize scan entire list of individuals
  • Re-import the gedcom
  • Re-searched file with the integrated programs
  • Repeat visualize scan of entire list of individuals
  • Shut down (close RM5 program)
  • Submitted inquiry to RootsMagic Forum
  • Waited for responses on the Forum
  • When responses showed up reopened RM5.
  • Opened the file having the issue.
  • Was about to accomplish suggestions from the Forum and first did search for the 'missing' individual and there it was in right in the proper alphabetical location & integrated in to file structure.
My post perhaps was taken to literally as a "suggested solution". It wasn't, it was a recapitulation of what had occurred.
I don;t know why it occurred that way and honestly the effort may be better spent in finding individuals to add to the file.

I do thank you for making a point about the capability of RootsMagic software and using the standard procedures to obtain the results. In this case i wasn't' able to find a troubleshooting procedure so I followed my motto while waiting.

RM is the best value and best process I've seen! Wishing you the best in your own research projects.



#58823 problem importing gedcom RM5

Posted by EdR on 11 July 2013 - 03:59 PM in Discussion

Thanks for the suggestion. Strangely after closing and reopening the database a couple of time the individual showed up in the proper place.
So if I understand correctly when an gedcom appears not to import an individual:
  • Sort by record number and look at the bottom of the list (some may not be sure of how to sort by record number as RootsMagic Help does not turn up that myself.
  • Check the .LST file (look in help under 'Importing a GEDCOM file').
  • Open and close the tile a few times and hope for the best!
Thanks as always.



#58806 RootsMagic Forums and Internet Explorer 10

Posted by EdR on 11 July 2013 - 11:38 AM in General Messages

What has changed at the RootsMagic Forums?
Was always able to use Internet Explorer browser to interact with the site. The last couple of times I access the Forums using IE 10 the search turns up a responses as always but when I attempt to go to a response link in the returned results I get a "This page can't be displayed" message.
I can now access the Forums using Chrome, which I don't want to do. I really don't want to be required have a diversity of web browsers on my computer just be able to access sites. (Last time I looked IE browsers still have over 50% of the user market share.)
Ed R



#58804 problem importing gedcom RM5

Posted by EdR on 11 July 2013 - 11:21 AM in Discussion

Am attempting import a gedcom file with a single individual record in it. Follow the steps in the import procedure and nothing appears in the target file.
Where is the import data disappearing to?
Thanks, Ed R