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  1. spell checker

    People, I am a long time user of TMG, and I plan to keep on using it forever. The ONE thing I would like to tweek is the spell checker. I DO NOT use Word. Instead I use LibraOffice, a free alternative. I DO use the internal spell checker in TMG, but it really is an 'unfriendly dog''. As far as I can tell, there are only 2 options - Word or internal. I know I can type into a external app, spell check, then paste into my memo fields etc,, but I find that this time consuming process is worse than putting up with the interal spell checker. Is there a work around where I can use any other external freely available spell checker? I am looking for something that invokes from within TMG. I am willing to install any other Free Office or word processing app. I am NOT willing to pay Mictosoft, or anyone else, significantly more for a spell checker than I paid for my genealogy program. Obviously TMG is somehow configured to use Word spell checker if I have Word installed, and I am willing (and more or less able) to amend configuration files at a deep level to get this to work. I am, however and alas, not clever enough to explore the ineer workings of the app to find out where the spell checker is invoked... SHIRLEY
  2. Dear moderators - unfortunately this is still occuring I upgraded to 8.08, and the error has remained the same. A little more info now we have new role design - 1. In the tag that produces the error I have, since the upgrade, chosen one of my custom witness roles as the default witness - Note this is an example only, I believe all tags produce the error, 2. If I use any of the one-by-one methods of attaching witnesses, the role I set as the default appears correctly. 3. When I choose to add multiple witnesses using the extended pick list, the control key and a mouse click - the role that appears on all the witnesses after I choose OK is 'witness', which needs to be changed The workaround of "close tag after choosing the mulpiple witnesses, reopen to edit" still works OK, but of course this means the REALLY useful new option of the default witness does not work for me when it is most needed Thanks SHIRLEY
  3. I am using UK version 8.04 on XP. I recently reinsalled everything after a crash. This error happened before and after the crash. The steps outlined below occur consistently. I do NOT know if the error occurs in other circumstances (ie none customised roles and sentences). I can produce screen shots if needed 1. Enter a new tag that has customised witness roles with customised sentences. Fill in date, location, 2 principals (whose roles are also customised) 2. Use the add multiple witnesses button. 3. Choose multiple witnesses by holding the control key down and mouse clicking. Click OK 4. The result will be a list, which I need to edit or accept. 5. I accept the list, and it populates the witness pane within the tag entry box. The default 'witness' role has been chosen for me. The formatting of the witness pane looks correct. 6. I need to change the 'role' of one or more of the witnesses. When I click on any witness, I get [[array dimensions are invalid 317 SPREVIEW]] error message. Clicking IGNORE and closing the tag, then reopening the tag, allows me to change the role. My work around is to close the tag immediately I exist the pick list, then reopen it to change the roles. This always works without any issues. An extension of the above occurs if I need to add more witnesses. AND I think this will point the developers to where the issue is. 1. Open an esisting tag which has existing witnesses. I see a list of these wiitnesses in the Witness pane, farmatted correctly and 'in line'. 2. Click add multiple witness button, use crtl/click to choose the witnesses. After I click OK, the list of witnesses which appears in the witness pane (the old ones as well as the new ones) are 'garbled' and out of line. 3. I do NOT see the array error. Opening and closing the tag cleans it all up, and my choices are ALWAYS retained. Choosing witnesses one at a time, using the 'add new witness' button works fine. SHIRLEY
  4. I created new roles within a custom tag. I set up witnesses within the tag, using multiple roles. I have witness memos set up was well as a sentence using the roles for the 2 principles. When I run validate file integrity, the pop up says NO PROBLEMS FOUND, but sometimes the role is changed to 'witness' instead of my custom role. AS AN EXAMPLE - My principle sentence is - [:CR:]In the census taken on the night of 7th April 1861 [P] was the wife of the head of the household, [PO]. The address was [L]. <[M].> <Their children [RF:with par] were living with them><Her children [RF:with moth] were living with her><, [M2]>[:CR:] My memo for the principle is - ||along with 2 grandchildren [R:WITNESS], and Mark's wife [R:WIT2] I have 6 witnesses. 3 are 'with par' - 2 are 'Witness' - 1 is 'wit2'. (note the case is an exact copy) Sentence reads correctly before the validation - In the census taken on the night of 7th April 1861 Caroline Chapman was the wife of the head of the household, Mark Culling. The address was Campsall, Yorkshire, England. Their children Mark, Honour and Laura were living with them, along with 2 grandchildren Arthur Mark Culling and Caroline Louisa Culling, and Mark's wife Sarah Harriet Moore. After validation 'wit2' has been changed to 'Witness' - In the census taken on the night of 7th April 1861 Caroline Chapman was the wife of the head of the household, Mark Culling. The address was Campsall, Yorkshire, England. Their children Mark, Honour and Laura were living with them. I have 7 custom tags that read the same except for the census date. I do not have this issue with them all. I can confirm that at least one of the others retains the role selected after a file validation. I cannot see a difference in the files, but just in case I will copy/paste as above for one that did not get changed. Principle sentence - [:CR:]In the census taken on the night of 3rd April 1881 [P] was the wife of the head of the household, [PO]. The address was [L]. <[M].> <Their children [RF:with par] were living with them><Her children [RF:with moth] were living with her><, [M2]>[:CR:] Memo - Mary Ann's daughter-in-law [R:WITNESS] and [R:WIT2] are using the name of BAYFIELD but in all civil registrations of this family they are named WOODHOUSE Sentence reads correctly before AND after validation. - In the census taken on the night of 3rd April 1881 Mary Ann Woodhouse was the wife of the head of the household, William Plane Hodds. The address was 5 Wellington Place, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Mary Ann's daughter-in-law Susannah Woodhouse and William Henry Woodhouse are using the name of BAYFIELD but in all civil registrations of this family they are named WOODHOUSE. Her children Ann and Walter were living with her. The underlined portions have been cut/pasted from my database. I am using the UK version, and I am using the database to produce a web site. I set up the tags and the roles using 'copy' then edit wherever I could. I have copied the UK sentence over to US, again using copy/paste. At times I edited the US sentence and copied it over to UK, but I have no idea on which roles. Certainly I would NOT have been consistent within any specific tag. i.e. 1861 was NOT all copied UK to US and 1881 was NOT all copied US to UK (or vice-versa) I filtered my data to show 1861 census that had wit2 roles, and (after the validation) came up with zero. I changed ONE census tag, and ran the filter again, and it came up with just the people with the tag I had edited. I ran more tests that PROVE that only the tags for the years 1861 and 1871 are effected. This assumes that the issue is Tag-wide, as I do not know if 'some tags' in other years are effected. Gut feel is that it IS Tag-wide All help will be appreciated. This is NOT urgent as I can live without using wit2 and wit3 for 1861 and 1871. I would, though, like to understand what I did wrong for these 2 tags, as I have plans for more custom sentences in the future. SHIRLEY
  5. Sorry people - but I have the same issue as others. I downloaded upgrade from inside the app and installed it. It failed and it rolled itself back, and rolled out the whole ver 8 I had been using up until that time. The error was that installation had failed and I should contact support. I had a look and followed the reinstall instructions in the forum - a number of times. First time I downloaded incorrect US version, I use UK version. I have made a few attempts, all to no avail. I am renaming (NOT deleting) the old directories in c:\programs and in C:\Documents and Settings. I have also looked in revo uninstaller and ver 8 does not get a mention, so I cant run that. Anyway, both US and UK versions give me the same install error EXCEPT that once I got this - TOC19.ocx HR RESULT - 2147220991 <failed to ???> (note ??? is me as I cant remember exactly what it said). After I clicked OK I then got the same error as before and as everyone else is reporting Please help.
  6. Thanks people. You have given me all I needed. I first wanted to make CERTAIN that there was NO way to get what I hope to achieve by crafting a sentence WITHOUT using additional roles - and I now know I can't. Then you have given me ideas on how to do what I want using roles. I will check out Terry's Census Tags and review your suggestios Michael, before crafting my roles and their sentences. The good thing is that I don't HAVE to change my existing format. I can just add a new set of census tags, which I use for new people and to gradually move existing people over to. I have a panel in Second Site that lists addesses by date of a person, using census and voter tags (regardless of principal or witness roles), and I don't want to risk mucking that up. I think that will just mean I include the new census tags into the ones that show up in the panel. Thanks again - SHIRLEY
  7. Sorry people this is NOT what I typed. Gremlins again.... Using a variable, is there a way to get : In the census taken on the night of April 2nd 1911 Ethel Utting was included in the household of ?????????Bracken Brae, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, Norfolk, England. ??????? should read "her father <brother> <uncle> <etc> SHIRLEY
  8. I use Second Site to produce a web site. I have custom tags for the census. A portion of one of the sentences currently is : In the census taken on the night of April 2nd 1911 Ethel Utting was included in the household of Stephen William Utting in Bracken Brae, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Using a variable, is there a way to get : In the census taken on the night of April 2nd 1911 Ethel Utting was included in the household of Stephen William Utting, her father <brother> <uncle> <step father> <etc>, in Bracken Brae, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, Norfolk, England. If not, could someone point me to where I can obtain some ideas on how to set up roles to achieve similar. Of course I would prefer the variable, as I have thousands of census tags already ;-) I only use the above tags for people who are related to the head of the house, but the relationship could be by blood OR by marriage. Note that where a dual+ relationship exists (and in some of those Norfolk villages they surely do) I would be happy to have the closest relationship in the sentence, but it would be GREAT if they could all be mentioned, in order of closeness. I have created separate census tags for people in 'institutions' (prison, ship or hotel etc) and for those living/working within a family home (servant, visitor, boarder), so a witness NOT being related to the principal is not an issue. I only use 1 principal, all other people in the household are witnesses. www.shirley-elrick.com Thanks SHIRLEY
  9. spell checker

    Good morning. I an having issues with the spell checker functionality. When set up to use internal dictionary I find most of the time I do not get the 'correct option if the list of suggestions. i.e. likey produced a list of 15 or so, but NOT likely. I changed to work dictionery, and it takes a long whiole top load, and opens a word doc. Is there a way to use the word dictionary without having the application open?
  10. I often have more than one item to add to exhibits at the same time. The ability to choose multiples files would save many keystrokes. Thanks SHIRLEY
  11. Good morning all. Is there a way to insert the pound symbol into memos? I have a keyboard designed for Australia (just kidding - must be USofA), and of course it does not have the pound sign. I want to record the lack of wealth of those rellies who left wills. Currently it says 'less than 100 pounds' - understandable but not as easy to the eye than 'pound symbol'100. I use Second site, so if the answer will not work with html, then please tell me so. Thanks SHIRLEY
  12. I purchased the Gold version of TMG many years ago, before the UK version was available. Over the years I have upgraded as newer versions became available. The version I am now running is V7.03 (GOLD) Could you please tell me 1. Is it technicially possible to change from one version to the other. I am running 3 databases, one 'normal' family, one 'one name study' and one I am compiling of the ruling families of Europe from 1000BC (give or take a few millenia). All three have the same basic structure, I have not made massive changes to fields. 2. If it is technically possible, what will it cost? I am hoping that it won't be the full price of $59.00. I am a registered user of TMG and can supply my serial number.
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