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#95708 Issues with generating files for website

Posted by Patrick R on 14 October 2019 - 03:17 PM in Discussion

Yes, I understand what the glyph means, but since I cannot attach an image, I chose to describe it.


And I have not chosen a font at all; it is what it always was, and there was a time when it did work. 


I am not in front of my own computer, but I do not recall being able to set the font when I create the files.

#95700 Issues with generating files for website

Posted by Patrick R on 14 October 2019 - 09:18 AM in Discussion

>>I suspect the pre RM6 - plain HTML - website will work OK from hard drive, 

Yes, it will, but I'm trying to create it in the latter one, so testing the old one tells me nothing practical about it.


>>Personally I prefer website options from other software than RM and it may be worth you looking around to see if there is something that suits but is plain HTML? 

I have neither the time, money, nor expertise to do so. 


>>or accept you have to trial RM website online?

I like RMG, but uploading a new set of files to my website is an investment of time, and my experience has been that I'll go through at least one, and as many as four beta tests before getting it right, and having to upload each test is not worth the time.

#95696 Issues with generating files for website

Posted by Patrick R on 14 October 2019 - 06:07 AM in Discussion

It does, though it's a bit frustrating (not RMG's fault).  Does it mean that we've lost the ability to preview a web page, and must upload it to find out if it works?


And I still have no idea why special characters are being lost.


As one how posts here sporadically, I don't know if there is a way to include an attachment to show the problem.

#95690 Issues with generating files for website

Posted by Patrick R on 13 October 2019 - 02:44 PM in Discussion

I have a number of ancestors on my French Canadian line whose names include special characters (c with a circumflex, accented e's and a's, etc.).


Currently using Windows 10 and RMG 7,6.1.0, I've been creating a website in RMG 6 style.  I have been periodically updating the website every few months as I add and correct entries.


Recently, the special characters do not show up.  They all have turned into the question mark within a diamond symbol.  I'm seeing the identical problem on every web browser I've used (Chrome, Opera, Firefox, IE), so the problem is with either the program or Win 10, since I have no real means of testing against OS (all I have in Win 10).


Recently, there is a new problem.  When I create new files for the website, I get nothing.  No Names index, no Pedigree chart.  It is completely failing to show up when I attempt to browse from my hard drive.


What am I doing wrong?  Is this no longer a working feature?

#91876 day-month-year date format

Posted by Patrick R on 02 December 2018 - 08:20 PM in Discussion



I'm a big believer (from painful experience) in the Law of Unintended Consequences, so before I make the changes I have to ask, do you know of any other applications that would be affected by this change?  Do you know if it might change the way dates in Excel spreadsheets or Access databases (of which I employ many) display or respond in data entry?


Too often if's been my experience with Microsoft that bugs are never as simple to correct as they seem, and they have a tendency to consider such bugs as "new features".

#91868 day-month-year date format

Posted by Patrick R on 02 December 2018 - 01:29 PM in Discussion

One further note is that I use RMG on two different computers, the main one being my WIN 10 desktop and the secondary being a WIN 7 laptop.  The laptop does not have the problem.  Perhaps this is a new bug related to WIndows 10?

#91851 day-month-year date format

Posted by Patrick R on 01 December 2018 - 08:51 PM in Discussion

I don't know what I'm doing wrong here, but it's a frustrating thing.  I'm using RM7 in Windows 10, and i'm getting inconsistent formatting in the dates.


When I type the date as 13 01 1950, it converts to13 Jan 1950, which is what I am expecting.


However, when I type the date as 12 01 1950, it converts to 1 Dec 1950, which is not what I am expecting.


I have the Set Date Format on Day/Month/Year, but it goes off the rails on me when I enter a day value of 1 to 12, it chooses that as the month.  It always then converts it into day/month/year format, but it is reading the input incorrectly.


What am I doing wrong?