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  2. I have several exhibits that are pdf format (these are external exhibits), and when I go to the exhibit log for an individual, I am unable to open the file from within the exhibit log. What am I missing? I can open all other file extensions from within the exhibit log, like .jpg, docx, etc. I have tried "right click -- view, edit" on the pdfs -- and that doesn't work either. Thanks in advance for your help! Anita Tally Kansas City, MO
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  4. Rather than using the Father-Oth Relationship Tag, I suggest that just a "dummy" or psuedo-person "1900 U.S.Census" (or whatever) be created. Then add that psuedo-person as a Witness to each Census Tag. You may want to create a new Custom Census Tag Role for this Psuedo-Person and adjust normal Sentences so that the psuedo-person does not show up in reports when they shouldn't. You can then use the dummy person to generate reports as you need. Another idea (I have not thought this through) is to create a psuedo-person named "Smalltown" or whatever is the name of the community. Again, adding this psuedo-person as a Witness to Tags ass needed. You might have both shoing the community through the census years or just for a census year. You might get some ideas at <http://www.tmgtips.com/unusual.htm>. Lee
  5. TMG to the Bitter End

    Jean, What Operating system are you using, and how are you trying to print? The print routines in TMG were updated in Version 8 to let it work with later Windows operating systems. You might try generating your report to a Word document, and then printing that using Word. Hope this gives you ideas,
  6. TMG to the Bitter End

    I have never posted here, but have used Roots III and now using TMG 7. I want to print what I have to share instead of it being lost in my computer. Have not printed before because couldn’t figure out how to index ; Roots was simple to index with. decided to print anyway and the journal report will not work; the other reports do. Grrrrrrr
  7. I am attempting to do a community record. There are only about 300 residents, so I though I could enter them into TMG and use normal tags (birth, death, census, etc.) to record their information as I would be doing for a family. But, I need something that would tie them all together so I could do reports at a higher level. The reports I thought about would be for each of the census years, i.e. 1900, 1910, etc. I looked for a method of doing so and came up with the idea of using the father-oth tag. I would create a "person" in the file named "1900 U.S. Census," or "1910 U.S. Census," etc. I would then use the father-oth tag on each head of household, linking that person to the census where they appeared. Then I would go to the "1900 U.S. Census" "individual" and run descendant report (or other) which would list all that had the father-oth tag connected to it. But, the reports do not seem to run that way - I get nothing. Now my question: Is there some way of doing what I described above? Is there some other tag that could be used to link all individuals who appeared in the 1900 census to one "master" "individual" so that reports could be created?
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  9. To run TMG as administrator, you right-click on the TMG shortcut and select 'Run as administrator'. Then click [Yes] on the prompt.
  10. Apologies for my ignorance, Jim, but I don't know how to run TMG as administrator. Terry's solution using Microsoft Print to PDF works on my machine, so I'll stick with that. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.
  11. Under Windows 10, to print a PDF report using the Wholly Genes PDF printer driver, you need to temporarily run TMG as administrator and print the PDF report. The AmyUni PDF printer driver used by TMG is long out of date for Windows 10; however, running as administrator to print a PDF report gets around that. Alternatively, as Terry suggested, you can use an external PDF printer driver. (I currently get an error trying to use the Microsoft Print to PDF driver from TMG and that's been the case for some time.)
  12. Hi Folks, I am using TMG V9, now with Windows 10. Everything still working alright. Except… I have recently generated a Descendent Indented Narrative Report, but it won’t save to .pdf file. I can print it, but when I select "Save to:" and hit create report, I keep getting error messages stating: Printer not activated, error code -30 Ter Print2, Error code 15 Unable to start the print job And Error exporting to: <file location> I got around this by printing the report and then scanning to .pdf, and Terry Reigel has suggested a workaround in selecting "Screen Preview", "Print" and then using the MS "Print to PDF" option. Has anyone a "cleaner" solution to this problem? Regards, Frank.
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  14. Backup error

    This is not an rare issue. One (or more) of the exhibit files has a problem. It's best to manage your exhibit files outside of TMG. Making sure that both your project backup and your exhibits folder are stored remotely is an excellent practice. The restored path is not a concern since TMG includes a tool to update the exhibit paths in the exhibits table when they have changed. You should be doing a system backup to an external drive at a regular frequency... for example once a week. That will cover your TMG data. When I'm doing serious data entry, I copy a TMG project backup to a USB flash drive at the end of each days work.
  15. Backup error

    I have two projects, both with external exhibits. On the smaller one the backup runs fine. On the larger one, I get an error message "OLE exception error. Exception code c0000005. OLE object may be corrupt." I ran maintenance and seven errors were found and corrected. One exhibit file was found missing and I deleted it. Ran the backup again and the same problem occurred. Both times if I click "Ignore" after the error message it tells me the backup is complete, but it doesn't even create the file. I then ran the backup again but unchecked the "External Exhibits" checkbox under "Project Items" and the backup immediately runs fine, no error messages. My exhibit folder is in the default path. I want to store my backups and exhibits remotely in case my computer ever fails. I think I can just store the backup file remotely, then also save the exhibit folder remotely. That way if my computer crashes, or if I ever have to restore to a new computer, I can just make sure the exhibit folder is in the correct path. Is that correct? I'm also wondering why the error is occurring.
  16. TMG Window Hung Windows 10 on Big Sur OS11.1

    Grady, Just to note. Sometimes, when you close TMG, the process persists (when it shouldn't). In those cases, you will find the 'The Master Genealogist' process in the Background processes list in Task Manager. It doesn't hurt to end the persistent process. One symptom of this is that you try to start TMG and get a message that it's already running. Jim
  17. TMG Window Hung Windows 10 on Big Sur OS11.1

    Thank you Jim. Actually, I wasn't doing the Mac keyboard version of CTR/ALT/DEL (CTR/OPT/DEL), but erroneously was using CTR/CMD/DEL. Closed the program from Task Manager without getting involved in the background processes and that did the trick. Thank you!
  18. TMG Window Hung Windows 10 on Big Sur OS11.1

    Open the Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC) end all TMG processes... not only at the top under Apps but also in the list under Background processes. Alternatively, restart Windows .
  19. Hi, I'm running TMG 9.05 under W10 on a Mac using Parallels Desktop 16.1.2. My TMG window cannot be closed. I was working with a source citation box (having used Add Person + icon) and must have hit cancel without then seeing the pop up box: "Are you sure you want to lose the changes to this screen?" and continued to work within the citation box. Now I have three windows open, none of which can be closed (Add Person, Citation, Yes/No lose changes warning). None of the Yes, No, Cancel, Ok buttons work and the menu items are all grayed. I've tried to close the window through CTRL/ALT/DEL to no avail. Have also opened a new window which will close but not the old one. Have shut down Windows, Parallels and my MacBook - nothing works. I can open and work with within a new window, but cannot optimize it nor back it up because the other window is still open. HELP!!
  20. Source Search by Repository

    Thank You Jim - works great!
  21. How to export PJC file

    You import a data set from the TMG project files in their folder, not from a TMG backup .SQZ file. One of the 48 project files is the .PJC file and the .PJC file is used to determine which TMG data set to import.
  22. I am trying to import my most recent TMG file into Roots Magic 7.6.5 but it requires a .PJC file and does not accept the back up .SQZ file. How do I do that? I have done that before but too long ago to remember. I use Roots to sync with Ancestry but my offline TMG is the more complete and master file. Thanking you in advance! Ct Yank
  23. Upgrading PCs and TMG

    See also Terry Reigel's excellent on-line tutorial about moving to a new computer and/or TMG version here: https://tmg.reigelridge.com/new-computer-version.htm
  24. Upgrading PCs and TMG

    You seem to be saying that you are running TMG v9. You need to back up your project(s) on the current computer and copy the backup(s) to a USB flash drive. Install TMG v9.05 on the new computer. If you don't have the TMG v9.05 installer, you can download it using the appropriate link in this topic... You then copy the backup(s) to the new computer and restore the project(s). You can include external exhibits in the backup(s) or copy the external exhibits folder to the USB flash drive and copy the folder to an appropriate location on the new computer. On the new computer, make sure that the paths in the Preferences current project settings are correct. The only one likely to be incorrect might be the backup path assuming that the other paths should be the default paths. If the exhibits are in a different location on the new computer, run Validate File Integrity and use the external exhibits feature to update the paths.
  25. Jim Byram, I believe I was in correspondence with year several years ago when I was revitalizing my genealogy research. At that time I decided to upgrade my TMG from 6 to the ending sale days of 9. You helped me through it and I have been working diligently at the tree since then. (You might say I am back to having an addiction to Genealogy) At any rate my PC is looing like it might be getting ready to die and I am ready to buy another one. I would also like to buy a laptop that I could take with me when I go on my research trips so everyone is at my fingertips. My question(s) are this---can you help me with the switch and moving my info into a new pc and laptop?....or would it by chance be a better idea to get other software and load all my TMG into it? I still work in fear that TMG will die on me one day and things would be chaotic. I did some reading and I thought I read about a new Gedcom that would transfer TMG easily. I really appreciate any and all input on this matter. Thanks Mary
  26. Source Search by Repository

    List of Sources using the filter... Repository... Number Equals (some repository number) END
  27. Source Search by Repository

    Hi, is there a way to pull up a list of sources that are attached to a particular repository? Early on I set up two repositories that are named the same and I cannot recall the difference(s) between the two. If I could see the sources to which they are attached, it would help to see if I need to merge the two or write a memo for each (as I should have done in the first place) to establish their separate purposes. Thank You!
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