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  1. Hi Jim

    Yea about that many people. I have notepad storage as I just saw it while doing some trouble shooting. No Idea what it is about. I have hundreds of Dropbox files but cant remeber when iIlast used them. I will have a loook. First i have a major problem I just posted. I seem to have a problem with my back ups that hs to be fixed.

    I lost my previous post to this post. You will find this horrific but I have never used TMGW as intended. I found it very boring and nothing I would be intersted in doing. Also the information is so stilted it is not me., I am a  history major and just used TMGW for for BDM's and used memos for anything else. I did use  sources. My research is in an organised system in Word. I only have one family to complete and the rest is being typeset. But I still want to keep my data.. I have another project that just has data and I may do some charts one day. Yes I am happy to purchase version 9 andhave you do two projects on a consultancy basis.

    How can we proceed?  I have another day I can't work.  All my programmes i use had some problems all of asudden  and I have been trouble shooting for days.  I also have a bibliography package and that had a problem.  I have windws 7 64 bit. I should have completed my book 3 years ago. I changed  my Word template to accomodate my typesetters Design pakage as  spoused were not lining up etc. So I have to  get the charts done so i can change back to my normal template. I found my word docs lost their settings. I am usng arial 8 in TMGW and I have to do his margins.

    King regards


  2. On 12/10/2020 at 10:59 AM, Jim Byram said:

    You mean 15,000 people?

    Make a GEDCOM, then you can determine its size.:)

    Also, after you make the GEDCOM, examine it with a text editor such as Notepad. Compare a person in the GEDCOM to that person in TMG. You can see what exported.

    TMG v9.05 has an option that will export witness links and sort dates.

    A new installation of TMG9 gives you 30-days with all features. When you are ready, you can install it and make your GEDCOM exports. Copy or restore your projects to the TMG9 user folders. DO NOT update your TMG8 projects (in the TMG8 folders) to TMG9 if you want to continue to use them in TMG8.

    btw... I'll do the GEDCOM exports with v9.05 for you if you wish. I have the optimal settings for GEDCOM export set up. That way, you'll not need to try and figure out the settings that you'll have trouble understanding.


  3. Hello

    Using Version 8 British

    I will attend to my Gedcom issue (below)  later. However I had a driver problem and thought it may be related to TMGW problem. It has been removed.

    While preparing for transferring data  I looked in one of my recent and a later date  backup files.

    When I open it I get the message that ..."does not appear to be a valid JCP file."  I cannot see how this has happened. 

    Can anyone give me any ideas please? 

  4. Hello Jim


    Ignore this post thank you 

    Thank you. It was definitely showing bold in the surname and couldn't fix it.  I did another default setting and got bold surname text back.

    However, I am now getting "Jasmine (--?--)"  when I don't have a surname. In names, I have spouses checked. In names, I have surname caps which I use, but

    it is showing "empty name text (--?---)." Now I cannot see what I have done to cause this. My memory, as you can guess, is not what it was. I won't have many people who don't have a surname.

    I looked into report output and I found the same family and no I don't have (--?--).showing.  i went into another project  and it is the same setting in names..

    Sorry about this.I appreciate your assistance.

    Edit. Hold off on this as I deletedd it and did another chart but cannt find the family. Checking it out

  5. Hello Jim

    Yes this worked thanks.

    I now have another problem. I reset the fonts and colours. I wanted surname in Bold and I set that in the fonts and clours. All the rest of document I  checked and they were "regular.". I saved the settings but I cannot get surname bold back in reports

    Have you any ideas, please?. I checked this four times.I notice there are several options for bold. I use Arial. One is narrow etc

    kind regards

  6. Sorry, have version 7.

    My typesetter is having trouble with my charts fitting.I give him a Word copies for each family. He won't give me a margin suggestion.

    I looked at "options" again to see what I could do.

    Messed around with index (didn't need it) Now when I create a chart it doest collect data for that family

    but in the right-hand corner, it starts counting " Progenitors."  It was counting up 2nd generations and 700,000

    (haven't got this number of people) and knew I had done something wrong. 

    How do I enable indexes, please? I unticked everything in but it is still happening. Can't stop it and have to close the programme.

    Your assistance appreciated. Going to print asap and I am completing charts.

    Just checked another project and although index filled in as per default (I think) it still counts" Progenitors."  It was counting up 2nd generations and 700,000+

    . Must be something else.

    Thank you. I hope someone can help. I am in a lather.


  7. When I started this research back in version 2 privacy was not an issue and I was provided with full personal details such as DOB.

    Things have changed. I haven't been asked to hide these details by anyone, but I want to and the book is in the process of being printed.

    It is for family only but talking about 10,000 people. I have regular newsletters I send out but still, no one has asked me. 

    Is it too late now? I do not want to change my whole database unless it is reversible.


  8. 4 hours ago, BJHeard said:

    Jim Byram, will TMG 8.04 run on WIN10?  I too am finally being forced off of WIN7 and am moving over to WIN10.  Hey, at least I'm getting a new PC out of it.  (I guess that's good.)  If TMG8.04 won't run on WIN10 do I have any recourse, or will I lose all of my data?   SCARY THOUGHT!!!!!

    See my original post in this thread. <TMG v8.8 will run fine on the latest version of Windows 10> So yours will too as it is earlier. But I will let Jim answer.. This thread  is about changing from Win 7.


  9. On ‎23‎/‎09‎/‎2019 at 8:35 AM, Jim Byram said:

    Form-based reports output as .DOC files are incompatible with Word 2013 and later. These reports must be output as .RTF files to be used with Word.


    Thanks Jim


    Just one confirmation. Does this mean that  I will not have any descendants  vertical lines? I ran RTF reports but they still opened in Word 2010. They are in my output reports as RTF. I  don't believe it is possible to get vertical lines in charts in RTF. Is this correct. The fact that they are opening in Word 2010 is the only reason I am getting lines. I just need to be sure on this point. Otherwise  I will try and keep Word 2010 when I update. My tech will have to do this.


  10. Hi again Jim

    Thank you.

    I have been online and so many providers!. I will have to get back to you later just to check  if you don't mind. I have spoken to my tech and will need another computer so cleaning up all my old  files albeit I have an external hard drive, but also want another back up.

     I want the Microsoft Office Professional pack 2019. It works on windows 10. Now this is a different cup of tea because I do all descendant charts, and they download into Word 2019?  It is so cheap at the moment. If I don't have to  download I will try and get it now. Is this ok?

    I have another question on these charts and now my typesetter has come up with putting into pdf and he can make it smaller.  Too small I think. So I need help on this. I will put in another thread later and attach a sample as I don't think many people use this and a bit of a misunderstanding last time. You need a sample.

    Thanks for you help.

    I didn't see myself still writing in 2010 and still using TMG.

  11. 5 hours ago, Jim Byram said:

    TMG v8.8 will run fine on the latest version of Windows 10.

    There is only one build of TMG. The UK version of TMG is exactly the same as the US version. The UK version has some UK personalization added after TMG has been installed when the installed program is run for the first time.

    Hello Jim

    Just looked at the latest reviews of Windows 10. It sounds like they got rid of the problems and  it will be the last one on this type platform.

    They are releasing one new update next month and other updates includes Windows 10 Lite,   Has this been used for TMGW do you know?

    Many thanks.

  12. Hello Jim


    No I am asking about descendant indented chart , not box.  I can see more options when I put in indented cart but can't see anything about lines. I thought I could alter them.

    Perhaps it is something in Word I can do. But I am going to leave it to the typesetter. He has since told me to change margins and he will do the rest..

    Yes Virginia answered about lines. But that was  a long time ago.



  13. Hello

    I looked through the forum and found my post on descendants chart. this is different


    If I take my first ancestor and do a chart for my family for example it is too wide to fit into a book.

    It is not really important because my typesetter will change this. I am leaving it in Word. .

    I want to know how to change the  space between the lines. Now Virginia did an example but this chart is nothing like mine which has a line directly from each

    descendant. For example mine has 6 lines in the first page on and seven on page two and then it reduces. The next family member has one less. She mentioned changing the pixels

    but I cant see how I can do this in word.  I don't want and image.I want to reduce them just a bit. .If it is too hard I will leave it to my typesetter.


    Many thanks. I don't want to send the charts.

  14. Hello Jim


    Before I go any further. Yes, I have the welcome screen and can get into my programme. But my sample project and my projects are both empty.

    In order to even restore my back up I get a lot of messages as I have described. It is impossible for me to go any further. No my projects are in different folders.

    I will email you personally as cannot do what you have requested. When I click on projects the sample is empty and my two projects show as Project Family_PJC.. But I get a message that says "an error happened when opening the data tables". It gives my location as not found. However it is in that location in my documents under Master Genealogist then under projects my Samples is in a folder and one for UK as well and the rest are all files from one of my projects but no folder.

    I must see why this is happening first. There are too many things happening and each time it is something different.


    I will get back to you.



    PS I just want to explain that projects is the only function that works in my programme.. Yet in my documents I have all my logs, output files back ups etc.