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  1. thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!!!!!!!!!!! susan You are an ANGEL!
  2. I went back to V4 to record data as I like it much much better. I will transfer to V6 soon. But suddenly in a journal narrative report I noticed I was missing 5 people. This has never happened before. On investigation I found that some of my names in the family view have no primary tag (astrix) next to name and children are not numbered. There is just a question mark. This is happening in at least 5 of 9 names. Then suddenly, when I am not even doing anything a name will dissapear from the screen (child in family view) until I right click on the space to get it back. So this is visually happening in front of me. I cant recall seeing the missing tags before. Forgetting all but the basic features,which is all I use, what am I actually looking for in the manual to see if I can rectify this. If I go into edit and "make primary" I find it is not relevant for that action. On the bottom of my screen in the tool bar I have a message at different times "double click to draw a screen around this person" and " click on a tab or use the view menu to draw a screen around this person". It doesnt say which person and no idea what this means and who for. Is it relevant? Looking at my data only my first family (1) has children numbered. As i said I dint know how long I have had this. i need to stabilise before I transfer data which wont be for a few weeks. please advise
  3. Hello Virginia I did try it on another line and it was ok. I will try and run it in version 6 as it is there as elll albeit not up to date. Do this later, thanks Yes the lines just go blank and name dissapears and I am not even working in the system. Right click and the name comes back. Usually in the first line in family(first child in family view) but not the wife on the other side of family view.
  4. Jim it is too late to move me over now. We have made some progress and i was speaking with Vorginia. The question is obsolete based on new information.
  5. Why do you say that Kaye? I read every post to every section, and I suspect most of the moderators and many of the other experienced users do too. I think there may not be responses to some questions there because nobody remembers those details, and most of us no longer have v4 installed. Ok if you want me to use V4 forum I will. But as it was pointed out to me before, that no one uses 4 anymore.
  6. Hello Virginia No it is definately and clearly part of the interface of TMG. I have no other programme that the meesage would be applicable to. I shoudn't have said toolbar. It is at the borrom of the page in TMG. No I only downloaded the Reader yesterday but I did the report printout a few days ago and noticed the missing people. reader is never open. There are no other programmes open except TMGW, this one and explorer. I just went in to do a report and the message changed to "enter the destination data set". So it is a TMGW prompt. It is the journal narrative I am doing (custom). Now I just did one line and it was ok. I then did another report for the one I had trouble with before and it jumps from person (child)number 1 to person 5. So in the family view screen I see there is no astrix against child 1 and 3 and 5 and 6. So this doesnt seem to be a related problem. I am using Windows XP 3. So the above is a REAL problem. What my concern is in the way in which the names dissapear and also why not all of them have an astrix. Why is this and how can I fix it.? I cant find anything in the manual as I dont know what to look for. I want to get this right so that I can transfer to V6 I havent used this type of report for a few weeks and there doesnt appear to be any problem doing descendants indented charts. I just did one for the same family missing the names and it is ok. So astrix is not the problem, maybe it is something to do with journal narrative (custom) report. Oh and I did a repair and no problems. <notice whether you are using a keyboard shortcut in TMG at the time the message pops up? > No never use shortcuts and it doesnt actaully pop up. it is just there in the line and i think we can now agree they are just TMG prompts. kind regards kaye VirginiakayePosted Today, 01:18 PM QUOTE (Jim Byram @ 18 Jan 2010, 06:59 AM) If you are working in v4, why did you post this in the v6 forum? Becaue there is no one monitoring V4 and I hoped Virginia would answer. Most V6 people wuould have used V4.kayePosted Today, 01:15 PM Hello Virginia i am using XP3. No the message is in the toolbar of the programme. It looks like the programme and it is the line that has the time. But not the explorer time. Is it a tip I wonder. Maybe these messages hae always been there. No I havent downloaded anything at all. Just the latest acrobat reader yesterday. But my main trouble is to find a way of getting an astrix in the name box sin family view. may thankskayePosted Today, 01:09 PM QUOTE (Virginia Blakelock @ 18 Jan 2010, 05:48 AM) Kaye - The message 'draw a screen around this person' sounds like it is coming from some kind of screen-draw software. Have you installed anything like that recently? Check the Window Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del) to see if a program like that is running and if so, try shutting it down to see if that is conflicting with TMG. What operating system are you using? VirginiakayePosted Today, 01:07 PM Hi Jim I am using Windos XP2 with three updates. I dont want to change because I wont be able to run a lot of my programmes. cheersJim ByramPosted Today, 06:59 AM If you are working in v4, why did you post this in the v6 forum?Virginia BlakelockPosted Today, 05:48 AM Kaye - The message 'draw a screen around this person' sounds like it is coming from some kind of screen-draw software. Have you installed anything like that recently? Check the Window Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del) to see if a program like that is running and if so, try shutting it down to see if that is conflicting with TMG. What operating system are you using? VirginiakayePosted Today, 04:42 AM I went back to V4 to record data as I like it much much better. I will transfer to V6 soon. But suddenly in a journal narrative report I noticed I was missing 5 people. This has never happened before. On investigation I found that some of my names in the family view have no primary tag (astrix) next to name and children are not numbered. There is just a question mark. This is happening in at least 5 of 9 names. Then suddenly, when I am not even doing anything a name will dissapear from the screen (child in family view) until I right click on the space to get it back. So this is visually happening in front of me. I cant recall seeing the missing tags before. Forgetting all but the basic features,which is all I use, what am I actually looking for in the manual to see if I can rectify this. If I go into edit and "make primary" I find it is not relevant for that action. On the bottom of my screen in the tool bar I have a message at different times "double click to draw a screen around this person" and " click on a tab or use the view menu to draw a screen around this person". It doesnt say which person and no idea what this means and who for. Is it relevant? Looking at my data only my first family (1) has children numbered. As i said I dint know how long I have had this. i need to stabilise before I transfer data which wont be for a few weeks. please adviseReview the complete topic (launches new window) English Lo-Fi VersionTime is now: 18 January 2010 - 05:35 PM// Powered By IP.Board © 2010 IPS, Inc. Licensed to: Wholly Genes, Inc. .
  7. Becaue there is no one monitoring V4 and I hoped Virginia would answer. Most V6 people wuould have used V4.
  8. Hello Virginia i am using XP3. No the message is in the toolbar of the programme. It looks like the programme and it is the line that has the time. But not the explorer time. Is it a tip I wonder. Maybe these messages hae always been there. No I havent downloaded anything at all. Just the latest acrobat reader yesterday. But my main trouble is to find a way of getting an astrix in the name box sin family view. may thanks
  9. Hi Jim I am using Windos XP2 with three updates. I dont want to change because I wont be able to run a lot of my programmes. cheers
  10. Hi Made the leap to Gold V7 from Gold V4 In version Gold 4 history was added under the witness tag. On conversion shows in journal as "he witnessed the history of an unknown person". Can this be easily fixed please?
  11. Hi Michael I sent a very big reply to you but I didn't get a receipt. then when I went to reply on anothr post of yours I got the message <You have posted more than the allowed number of quoted blocks of text> So now I dont know if you got it or not. I saw another post I was interested in but couldn't reply. It was about using internet explore to filter a list. Your post are not appearing in my messages. I wanted to know how to do a filtered list in reverse. I have a gedcom and a family tree package that TMGW supports but only want part of the data. I got it into version 4 but couldn't merge and really dont want to merge. I am retyping all the data and with this new package it will take forever. Can I select partial data from imported files and how do I do it. What are the keywords I am looking for? Regards Kay
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    Hello Guys I was experimenting to find out how I could put my data in event order. ie BDM'S and buriel. I just wanted to look at timelines and I got the whole USA hisrtory in my data and cant remove it!!! Cheers Ok closed and reopened and it wasn't there so probem solved thanks.
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    Hello Michael First of all please don't apologise for the delay. There is no delay as we are in different time zones, but even so I am just glad of the help. After all you have a life. However you have given me a lot to look at and think about and of course experiment with. I have a busy week coming up but will be working on it every moment I have. Unlike you retirement has made me busier than ever! Don't expect to see me back until the end of the week - 5 days from now. One thing that stands out at the end so I will answer now is that I don't want to go over one line in my descendancy charts. QUOTE<I realised I hadn't been putting sort dates into some burials that I didn't have dates on as sometimes too long and got cut off> Also 98.8% (im a great guesser) of my families live in my state and buriels easily accessed online. I just think died and burial date is a bit repetative. Many thanks again regards Kaye
  14. Thanks once again Virginia.
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    High Michael. I hd been battling with this sorting from help. Also I have the primary tags as missing after import. I only want to sort BDM's and burials. I have just started reading the link of Terry Reigel . Ah my favourite - screen shots. Only way to go. I realised I hadn't been putting sort dates into some burials that I didn't have dates on as sometimes too long and got cut off. Many thanks to Terry and yourself. Cheers Kaye
  16. Hello Michael thank you once again. V7 No, because there was not sentence structure in this field in V4. So I have gone back to version 4 to show how this was written up. I always wanted to use just history. Witness was a defaut as you can see. To get the tag type I went down to tag menu and found history. All ok as tag type comes up as history, But in the sentece structure box is blank (no predetermined sentence structure) and gives room for a lot of data. However once it is closed it shows up as a witness event and then has "history: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" in the data, In the reports the tag witness doesn't show up. It is a default but serves no purpose from what I can see. Version 7 Now when I follow your instructions double click on witness I get the tag type list and none of the principle stuff. On the left it has what is a sentence structure for history. In left it is history < H) I cant do it as not on keyboard but in brackets there is an upside down symbol < <H. In the memo field is my history data in ordinary sentence format. When go into tag type list I get up a screen. This is interesting as it contains all the data and some options such as edit, add, delete copy and translate. I wish I could send it to you. The filter is "history" and this is not active (not enabled) There is room for two types of sentence, witness and sentence. But both relate to a witness. It is set as default. Now I am gettting ahead of you at the moment because there is a tag called 'other' that should allow me to manipulate the data so that it is a history event and has abrevation in my data fied <w> that still makes it a witness tag. It should work and does change the tag type but doesnt take away sentence witness. Rather they are witnessing an historical event which is not what I want. Now I get "he witnessed the history of an unknown person" In this tag fiield I have a lot of options in edit for example shows it is a history tag. And although not mentioned at all in set up witness, it still comes into reports. I hope this has been helpful.and yes it would be great if you could look over my shoulder or I can do a screen shot, but asked Virginia (above) and you need special software. It would appear to me that I may be able to change one person but not the whole data. maybe in the lower version it converted ok and because I have skipped it may be "unfixable." Just to clarify no in the tag group I can see history and in most of the windows I look in. Kind egards Kaye
  17. Hi Michael I didn't see this post when i asked if you are pursuing it in another post. I will get back to you tomorrow on this as want to get it right kind regards' kaye
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    Gulp <Did you use the Sort Date feature which was available in TMG Version 4 which you have been using?> No I didnt know it was there. Yes, using sort date which I thought was automatic. If you dont have sort date then the actual date doesnt show up in the interface so you know when this happens. In old TMG journal narrative it showed buriel before death in some cases. eg " he was buried in x date in x place" as the opening sentence. I could never see what was different and why it only happened occassionally. I just went back into version 4 Gold and I cant find "Sort Date feature" Maybe a later 4 version. I had looked in manual at the time but as usual it just said someting about it but as usual no instructions which has frustrated me all along with this manual. I had intended to change this in Word as couldn't get advice at the time.? Yes I only want to sort BDM's but will take a look at the software many thanks for yout time. Are we still purrsing the history/whitness tag problem? Kay
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    Many thanks - Simple when you know.
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    Hi Michael Thanks for that. Often the help fails because you dont know what you are actuallly looking for.
  21. Oh well. Too complicated. I have only just learned that you can enlarge them. I now use them a lot. Thanks Virginia.
  22. Thank you Virginia, Yes I had both those boxes checked. As you can see Micharl is taking me through it. Thank you for your time once again. Can't do those useful screen prints you do Do I have to transfer to word first? Regards kaye
  23. Hello Michael Thank you very much for your help. Yes it was a shock to see the different format. I have completed my research so haven't actually used the programme yet. I am just checking to see what my reports ere like as this was the object of changing. I couldn't follow all of your instructions. I found preferences and tag type and "show witnesses" was checked but couldn't follow from there. I couldnt seee a button. <Click that button. On the right of this Tag Type List popup window there is a field called "Tag Group". Does this say "History" or "Other"?> I cant do a screen print to show you. However I went back to my principle and right clicked on witness and got what I think you mean. It did show the tag type is History. In fact I have used this troughout my data. I have a large data base of 5,000 people. [P] <was|and [PO] were> History <[D]> <[L]> I always used the menu field for all events as could never cope with the sentence structure. I hated the V4 manual, it was usless with no screen prints and we were all new to it I didn't have time or patience. I always intended to print to file an manipulae the data from Word as all my reseach I kept seperate. I only used for war history, residence etc and later, more recently for small facts. I wanted to write in my own style and conrol my referenceing, albeit I did always use citations for non historical events. This is the sort of writing I am used to and are better at. I inteneded to use journal style for principle and 2 generations only. Then descendency charts from there on. Possibly at the back of my book. However the program does look interesting and may change my mind. Just thought I would mention this if this transfer of data becomes a problem. I dont want to waste anyones time. As long as memos are shown and spouse events. kind regards, and many thanks for your time. I hope this has a simple fix. If not it is not the end of the world. Kaye
  24. Sorry I may not have answered prev emails as I was locked out and couldn't register in other email addresses for reasons unknown. Particular apologies to Darryl Rowles asd I lost all prev emails to get back in. I havent touched V4 for a few years and simple things are becoming a problem, so I hope you can help. I was one of small number of people using TMGW at that time. The help menu assumed too much geneaolgy programme knowledge in this version. Problem : In the descendents indented chart report I have broken generation lines ---I came across this when first started and can't find how to correct it. I looked up help and old posts. I must not be using correct jargon to get a hit. All my old correspondence from support/ forum is so faded I can't read the emails. So I do have a few problems mounting up and I hope someone can direct me to help topics that I can understand. kind regards
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