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Susan J.

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  1. Missing tag abbreviations

    That was next on my list of things to try, but right now, I'm not experimenting without expert advice. :-) No, it didn't work.
  2. Missing tag abbreviations

    No, I'm not using any real-time backup, etc. on my project folders. I've been checking out my travel/webinar computer, which also has TMG, to see if it has the same problem. It's database is a 9/19 backup. The abbreviations are there, and edits to English (U.S.) are accepted. Whatever happened to TMG on my work computer happened some time between 9/19 and two days ago. Is there anything from TMG on my laptop that I could use to fix my desktop?
  3. Missing tag abbreviations

    Replacing the strings* files didn't help. The abbreviations are still missing and edits still don't "stick." How do I check the tag types data table?
  4. Missing tag abbreviations

    I have the file, Michael. Thank you. I also have two other strings* files: strings.bak and strings.tbk. Should I delete those, or are they reconstructed when TMG is open/closed or does some other magic thing?
  5. Missing tag abbreviations

    Thank you for your reply, Jim. I can't copy the language_files.zip. I get, "The page you are trying to access is not available for your account."
  6. I tried to run a quick pedigree chart yesterday and discovered that the b., m., d., bur. labels were not printing. Michael Hannah correctly pointed out that this report takes those labels from the General tab on the Tag Type definition screen, and those abbreviations were missing from my English (U.S.) screen. I tried editing this, but the edit didn't "take". The abbreviation disappeared when I closed the Tag Type definition screen. I went through my backups, restoring them to a different project folder, and found one with the abbreviations intact from three days ago. I exported those b., m., d., bur. tags and then decided to experiment a little with the test database. I opened one of those tag type definitions and inspected the sentences for each language, closed the screen, and the abbreviation for English (U.S.) had disappeared! I re-imported those tag type definitions, telling the import to overwrite, and that one tag type was imported, with its abbreviation. The abbreviation again disappeared when I opened the Tag Type definition screen and closed it. Other than using my Enlish2 language for these chart reports, I have no idea how to fix this. The only thing I can think of that might have caused this is that I created an experimental custom language. The abbreviations are in the Tag Type definition in the backup before I created that language. However, the strange behavior when editing those b., m., d., bur. abbreviations happens with that backup. What should I do to fix this? (TMG 9.05, Windows 7)
  7. I love the possibilities in the NarrativeChildren tag, but is there a way to include the superscript generation indicator? The default sentence includes this number, but I can't see a way to include it in a NarrativeChildren sentence. Sue Johnston
  8. Cell length limits in Excel Reports

    I can get the full memo to print in the Individual Detail report, which is a tabular report, but that report has problems, too. (1) I'm using Word 2013 on my new computer, and all chart and table report outputs are garbled, so I now need to go through RTF output first. [Open Office might be fine, too, but I haven't installed it - and don't really want to, just to do an interim report.] (2) There's a lot of work required to turn this report into something that can be used for a chronology for multiple people. (3) The leading zeroes in dates don't print on my system, regardless of the check mark, so, once the prep work has been done to combine multiple individuals into one smooth report, dates can't be sorted without more work - or at least some Excel macro that I haven't developed. I suspect this would be simple, if only TMG offered a more up-to-date Excel version for output! Thank you for trying.
  9. Cell length limits in Excel Reports

    The CSV file has the same 254 character limit - although I didn't test this in TMG v. 9 while I had the 30-day trial.
  10. I would like to create an Excel report that includes TMG memo fields longer than 254 characters. Regardless of the column width I set in the Report Options, the Excel column contents are truncated, and when I return to the Report Options screen, the column width has been reset to 254. I am using TMG v. 8.08 and Windows 7. I use Excel 2013, but of course, the TMG output is to Excel v5. I have no problem with truncated fields when creating spreadsheets directly in Excel 2013, so is this limit a TMG thing or an Excel v5 thing? If the former, are there any plans to increase the column width limit in the TMG report options? If the latter, are there any plans to add a later version of Excel - one that doesn't impose a 254 character limit to a cell - to the report output file list? In testing TMG v. 9, I noticed nothing different in this report. The problem could be me, so is there some option I'm missing? Does anyone have an efficient work-around? Thank you for your help. Susan Johnston