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I put the web site in my "dropbox" and accessed it with my iPad from there. When I put it on the internet as a subdirectory of another web site I manage, it works with the iPad but I have to have access to the internet, which I was trying to avoid. Right now, it works at www.belangers.us/walsh/index.htm
I was trying to get it to work without going on the internet.
Then, when we high light the adoption line, on the right we see a field called "Parents".
Clicking on the down arrow allows us to select parents.
My question is: Which parents does this field want? The birth or the adoptive parents?
On the group issue. I select the People View, Select the Group, create a new group, select people by Surname = Belanger, the program goes thru its work and comes up with 56,658 people, I click OK, it asks me for a group name, I enter Belangers, I click OK, the program locks up and I have to do a CTL-ALT-DEL to get out of it. Nothing else works.
The second glitch is: if I sort that "people" list with Name, Rec #, Ref # on the record number, they all seem fine. If I sort on the Ref #, I miss some numbers. I went into the missing number people and re-entered the ref number thinking that there might be a space before or after the number causing them not to sort in the right place; to no avail. The numbers go like this after the sort: Numbers 1 to 15 are missing, 16 is there, 17 to 19 are missing, 32 to 36 are missing, 38 is missing, I scrolled down thru the first 10,000 and did not find those numbers appearing. They must be somewhere but I can't find them. It's no biggee but just thought I would mention it.
Anyway, for what it's worth, I thought I would make one more plea for an option to automatically make the reference number equal to the record number so it could be used in large databases where hundreds of names are exactly the same and record numbers brings you right to the correct person.
If I use the RM feature of creating a web site and either put it on CD or on the web, can someone download the data and import it to a genealogy or other data management program (excel, etc.)?
I don't mind someone looking up their family and transcribing but I don't want to find huge blocks of my research on the web.
I'm not seeing this behavior. When I create a copy of a source it is moving directly below the master source I copied.
That's not what I'm experiencing. I have turned this in as a bug before, RM agreed it was a bug, they said it would be "fixed" but it never was.
When I "copy" a source, I am sent to the bottom of the list and have to navigate back to that source and, therefore, the copy, to edit it.
It's not going to a random number. The number you see in the RM Explorer Record# field is showing the person in the primary position. I actually prefer it that way. You could use your history or back buttons to go back easily to the father if you wish.
If I have a bunch of children to add to a family when the children are already in the database; I select to add parents, select an existing person, select record number, enter the ref number, select add to this family. Then, I try to add parents to another child (already exists in dbase) and say the father is an existing person, select record number, the last number I entered is not there and the number that is there has no relation to anything I can see.
Tools>File Options>Number to Display after Name. You can mark a Reference Number Private.
You misunderstand. I know I can do that. What I want is to have an option that "automatically" makes the reference number equal to the record number instead of having me enter it manually. Now, I have to enter reference number manually, enter the record number, and then click on "private". I want the program to do that and have been asking or that for about 5 years. I guess I'd just better give up. I also put the sort date as "1" so it comes up at the top of the edit person screen where it really belongs.
1. When making a copy of a source, the screen would stay somewhere near that source and not go to the bottom of the ist.
2. When you navigate to someone using the record number, the entered record number would stay in the entry block until you change it instead of going to some random number. That way, when adding existing children to a family, the number of the father would always be there as a default after entering it the first time.
3. A program option was available to force the reference number to default to the record number and the privacy setting for the reference number could be set to "private", also as an option. This would allow the reference number to appear at the top in the edit person screen and the private setting would allow us to print reports with or without the reference number.