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  1. I may be missing something basic here. I'm trying to put together a slide show of ancestor pictures, with captions showing the name, date of birth, and date of death. An example would be:

    My father

    John Newton Dickson

    (12/22/1903 - 06/17/1971)


    If I understand the instructions, my caption goes in the Description window. I'm using a black background with white lettering. When I run the slide show, I'm also getting the position of the slide in the show and the duration, e.g.,

    "2/10 5.00 sec.). How can I keep this extra information from appearing?



  2. I have 10 History Tags in my project; I don't recall adding any of them. Also, none of them have an associated witness. If I try to add a witness (such as myself) to any of the tags, I get the following "<Abort> <Reply> <Cancel>" message: "Variable 'PVWITNESS' is not found. 288 SPREVIEW." TMG locks up and I have to exit via the Windows Task Manager.


    I'd really like to delete these tags. Can anyone help?

  3. I'm trying to produce several journal reports that include biographical summaries of select individuals. The information is currently stored in the "memo" field of either a "Bio" or a "Mil-Beg" tag. What I prefer to have TMG do is display the biographical summary at the end of the individual's entry and that it be indented. So far, what I've been able to do is enter the text in the memo field, and then manually enter tabs and carriage returns, ensuring that each line of text fits. This a tedious process and results in a memo field that looks like this:


    [:TAB:][:TAB:]"... Judge George W. Dickson, a native of Miami County, Ohio, born February 1, 1820.

    [:TAB:][:TAB:] His father, William Dickson, was born in South Carolina, June 3, 1798, and his mother,


    Is there any way to indent a block (paragraph) of text to avoid this?