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  2. Missing "Primary" check box for exhibit photo

    Yes, the same photo can be linked to people, sources, event tags, repositories, citations and place records, but you must do link each separately. This is one of the best reasons to link the exhibits as "external" exhibits. That way the photo is only stored once, but there can now be several different events or people, etc. linked to that same one photo. Glad this helped you,
  3. I had been adding photos to be associated with various event tags for a person. Then when I opened the Exhibit Log itself and saw all the photos, I thought I could choose one to be Primary. I didn't realize that you have to add the Primary exhibit from the Exhibit Log itself. I had noticed that if I entered the same photo as a link to more than one tag for a person, that photo would appear multiple times in the Exhibit Log, so I assumed that after entering a wedding photo that I had linked to a Marriage tag, I shouldn't enter the same photo again directly from the Exhibit Log because I thought I was doing something wrong if I had the same Exhibit shown multiple times in the Exhibit Log. I took your advice and entered the photo I want to be Primary directly from the Exhibit Log, and that solved the problem. The same photo is in the Log twice because I had previously linked it to an event tag, but I understand now that's OK. Thank you for your fast reply! You just saved me from a lot more unsuccessful trial and error.
  4. Missing "Primary" check box for exhibit photo

    How are you adding the exhibit? Exhibits can be linked to people, sources, event tags, repositories, citations and place records. If you are clicking on the Exhibit icon on the window for editing a source, event, repository, citation or place, the exhibit will be attached to that entity. To link an exhibit to a person you should be viewing that person''s details and open the Exhibit Log itself either from the Tools menu or a toolbar button, then click on its Add button. That will link the exhibit to the person and allow one of multiple exhibits linked to the person to be Primary for that person. Also if your Layout includes the Image subwindow, double clicking on that subwindow will open the Exhibit Log itself for you to now Add a Person exhibit. Hope this helps,
  5. When I add a photo exhibit, there's no check box in the Properties window for that exhibit, so there's no way to make that photo appear as the primary image for that person. I have tried deleting that exhibit and adding it again, but still no check box. How can this be fixed?
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  7. TMG in a Cloud VDI?

    Yes, "skepticism" is the appropriate word. I have heard of some cloud-based virtual desktops operating as follows: Create a temp space for the program and data files. Do real time automatic cloud backup of the temp data files while the program is running. If that is the implementation, then the well-known issue of automatic backup could arise.
  8. Edit function

    Dear Jim, Thank you so much for your instructions. I apologize for my delayed reply. Something came up and kept me from my computer, but I'm always grateful for your help. Best, Doris
  9. TMG in a Cloud VDI?

    If the virtual desktop worked by remoting the display, keyboard, and mouse, that would probably work. Of course, any non-standard use of TMG should be tested before relying on it to work. Any backup program that accesses TMG project files while TMG is running may interfere with the proper operation of TMG and may create copies of the project files where those files are not valid when taken as a whole. That's why it's a bad idea to use a backup program that is active when TMG is running. (Excepting, of course, TMG's Backup feature.) The two technical issues are shared access to the project files and the timing of making backup copies. Regarding the latter, if a program copies file "A" at moment 1 and copies file "B" at moment 2, the copy of "B" may no longer be in sync with the copy of "A" because of a data update between moment 1 and moment 2. Those issues may or may not arise with a virtual desktop, but I suspect they aren't likely. There may be other issues, however, so I understand your skepticism.
  10. TMG in a Cloud VDI?

    If the virtual desktop in running on the user's own desktop then it would not have the problems warned about as shown by TMG's successful operation with Parallels. But if the virtual desktop is running on some external cloud computer, I would definitely worry that it might have the same problems we have seen before, depending upon the implementation of the interaction with the external cloud. It "may" work, but I wouldn't trust it.
  11. Edit function

    I have no idea what you are trying to do or the context. To add a .PDF file as an exhibit... Make sure that the PDF file is in the folder selected by the Exhibits path in Preferences. Open the Exhibit Log from any of the appropriate contexts (person, event, source, reporitory). Right-click into the exhibit log and select 'Add new exhibit (other)'. Select the .PDF file from the 'Insert new exhibit' dialog and click [Open]. That's it. Keep in mind that PDF exhibits will not output in reports.
  12. Edit function

    For as long as I can remember, the Edit function page has most items grayed out, including Insert Object. I was always able to ignore it as just an annoyance and could find a workaround. However, I'm now trying to insert a PDF as an exhibit and can't figure out how to do it. Can someone please help? Thank you. Doris UPDATE: I figured out how to right click and get an OLE box, but what do I put into it. It won't accept a paste or a path to the file. Help???
  13. TMG in a Cloud VDI?

    Michael, I assume that Helge was asking about using a Windows virtual desktop to run TMG. If so, I don't think that would be subject to the issues with cloud-based backup programs. There may be other issues depending on exactly how the virtual desktop is implemented.
  14. Export Error 290

    I have successfully exported numerous focus groups, but just today I received the error message: "Invalid Path or file name. 290 Exportgedcom". I am given the options to Abort, Retry or Ignore. If I select Abort, the program hangs and I have to close it through Task Manager. I haven't altered any settings from before. Suggestions please. SOLVED: I had included quotation marks in the file name...... " - ". Should have realised!! I'll leave this in case someone else has the same "problem".
  15. TMG in a Cloud VDI?

    Oh, ok. Thanks you for the explanation.
  16. TMG in a Cloud VDI?

    No, sorry I was so brief, but you misunderstood. I meant that, yes, one should expect the same problems mentioned, and I would not recommend it.
  17. TMG in a Cloud VDI?

    I take this to mean you are using TMG from a Cloud VDI and it will work. Thank you for your help.
  18. Combining chart files

    Robin: One question i'll probable have tomorrow is how to make a PDF pseudo printer and make it the default?
  19. Combining chart files

    Thanks for the detail instructions, Robin....I'll work on it tomorrow afternoon (busy in morning) and see if I can get it to work or have additional questions.
  20. Combining chart files

    I'm not sure what outcome yo'ure after. Is it to print all charts on the one page, or combine them into a single file with multiple pages? A way of achieving either is to cut and paste each chart into a Word document. You can then arrange them either as multiple graphics on a single page, or each on its own page. Hope this helps
  21. Combining chart files

    PS - keep a blank copy of PDF_CHART file for later use as a starter for this procedure again. You can now reset your default printer to your normal printer. RobinL
  22. Combining chart files

    Hi Paul, (1) Make your default printer a PDF pseudo printer. (2) Reboot your computer (3) Open Visual Chart Form with default blank chart (4) File > Printer and check that the selected printer is the PDF one (5) Tools > Diagram > Diagram Measurements and increase the size of the canvas to match or exceed the final combined chart size (6) Save this chart under a new filename (say PDF-CHART) (7) In VCF File > Open your first small chart and use CTRL+A then Tools > Structure > Group to make the whole chart one object (8) In VCF , click the grouped chart, thenCTRL+C to copy the chart to the clipboard (9) In VCF File > Open PDF-CHART, at the top left of where you want the first chart to be roughly located click the mouse (10) that chart should be now visible (11) repeat for other charts making sure that you place each appropriately (it is wise to save save temporary copies of the PDF-CHART) (12) when you are happy that the individual charts are the right place, you an Ungroup them and edit them (13) finally in File > Print look at the PDF Custom Page size and adjust it to a suitable size then close this File > Print (14) reopen File . Print check that your settings have taken and then click PRINT I hope that is sufficient to solve your problem RobinL
  23. TMG in a Cloud VDI?

    Yes.
  24. TMG in a Cloud VDI?

    Experienced users have said not to use cloud backups, as they may mess up your files if you have TMG open at the time, as TMG may be using a file when the backup is occurring. Does that apply here?
  25. TMG in a Cloud VDI?

    Is anyone running TMG in a VDI cloud like Amazon Workspace or Paperspace? Will it work? What are your experiences? I have mostly switched to Linux, but TMG makes me keep the dualboot with Windows. As I understand, with a cloud VDI, I can access the application through any browser.
  26. I have several one page charts, each its own file. I would like to combine them into one file so they all can be printed at once rather than printed one at a time. Is this possible?
  27. Master Style List for U. K.

    Tom Malek asked: > I'm trying to understand UK references to what "appear" to be places so would appreciate more assistance. I don't use the UK version, but many of my ancestors come from Britain so have experience with UK place names. There are many reference sources which can help with this. I have several old books and also check genealogy society web sites for references for UK place names, but usually start with a search in Wikipedia. However, your question is most reasonable since UK place names can be very confusing as you will see below. > I have seen numerous references to Boroughs. It is my understanding that Boroughs are a subdivision of a city or town. I think of them as named neighborhoods. As a similar example, in some of the larger US cities they would probably be numbered Wards of the city which are often referenced in census enumerations. > ... residence: Civil Parish "St George the Martyr Southwark, London, England." In the same census - Registration district "St Saviour Southwark." As mentioned above Southwark is a Borough of the city of London. As further subdivisions Boroughs can have Districts. (To make things really complicated there is a District named Southwark of the Borough of Southwark of the City of London, so would be "Southwark, Southwark, London, England"!!!) Now to complicate things further, there also are areas known as a Parish. Originally they were the area which was the jurisdiction of a given church. Now, however, a civil parish is a country subdivision forming the lowest unit of local government in England. And to make matters worse, like Registration districts the boundaries of a civil parish can in some cases straddle the boundaries of more than one District or Borough, or even straddle the boundaries of more than one City or County. Think of US Congressional districts whose boundaries often have no relationship to any other governmental entity. As for "St George the Martyr, Southwark, London, England" see the Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwark_St_George_the_Martyr which shows it as a Civil Parish wholly within the boundaries of the Borough of Southwark in the City of London. As for Registration districts, quoting from the Wikipedia entry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registration_district : So for St Saviour Registration District in London, see: https://www.ukbmd.org.uk/reg/districts/st saviour southwark.html which shows this Registration District was created in 1837 and abolished in 1901, and contained four Civil Parishes over time. Confusing, Huh?!! > Does any of this get recorded in a place name field, comment section, etc.? Well that is a matter of personal choice in how you want to use TMG Place records and fields. The real issue is to ensure that the Source Citations when output include all the information available, and the Narration of the event lists all that is known about the location of an event. For citations I usually enter details below Level 3 in the CD, and for events I enter such details in a split memo part which is referenced in the sentence template to output just before the Place. But that is just my style. In general I choose to only use the Level 3 field and higher in Place records, but that is simply my preference to minimize the number of unique entries in the Master Place List. Further, I reserve the Level 1 field for a sort code to make it easier to find and use existing Place records by using the F2 key in the Level 1 field. I have recorded considerable detail about how I enter Places in my on-line book. See the Section concerning entering Places in the Data Entry chapter here: https://www.mjh-nm.net/DATENTRY.HTML#Places Scroll down to "2) My Non-U.S. locations:" to see some examples of how I choose to handle UK Places. Hope this begins to help explain confusing UK place names and gives you some ideas, Michael
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