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Michael Dietz

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  • Birthday 09/13/1938

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  1. TMG-L

    I just tried to access the TMG-L archives, 6/26/14, 9:31 am MDT, and had no problem. The last posting was from June 17. I have not tried to access the FreePages, WorldConnect Project, or Ancestry.com itself. Mike
  2. Accent color selection fails

    My bad Jim, yes I have a specific role and the filter is set to that value. Thank you (and hurry).
  3. I am using v8.04. I try to set an accent color using the "Any Event tag; Role" field equal to a specific field. The name of the individual AND his/her parent's names are changed to the accent color. But when I click on a tag or leave the display the new accent color is gone. What should I do? Thank you Mike
  4. Having NO primary parents

    To continue with Terry's reply. There will be no parents listed in the "Name" box/window. Rather the four parents will be in the "Events" box/window with the tag type of Father (or Mother) - Bio. The only possible problem is making sure the two members in each couple are properly adjacent to each other but that should be taken care of by TMG. I have many such situations and it works quite well. Mike
  5. PDF Converter update (disallowed?)

    I received the same messages when installing on my XP machine. I told it to ignore and continue (whatever the options were, I don't remember) and have had no problems since then. However please be advised I do very little printing from TMG since I use SS. I do "print" several reports to files and then later print them and have had no problem. I think the Windows Logo Testing is more bloat from MS and does not really impact on TMG. It seems to be a warning that some software/hardware vendor has not followed all the rules MS wants to impose on us. Hope this helps Mike
  6. TMG version 8 (Update information)

    Surely we should all be celebrating a thanksgiving AFTER TMG 8 is released Look at the bright side. We had 8 children and grand-children and seven dogs here for Thanksgiving with all staying over a day or two. If TMG 8 had been released on Wednesday think how bad it would have looked if Grandpa was not joining in the festivities. Now I am ready. Mike
  7. Moving away from TMG

    Okay, I am going to chime in on this thread. First there is proven method, which has been around from day one of computer usage for genealogy, to move ALL your data and customizations from TMG to any other software (assuming the other software can handle it). It is called MANUAL ENTRY. Second that assumes the other software will handle the complete set of data you have in TMG. If you have data which you do not care if it gets moved to the other software, then why do you have it? Third if the other software cannot handle the complete set of data you have in TMG and you wish to retain all the data why are you even considering the change? I can understand the problem with 64 bit reporting but if you are willing to sacrifice your data in order to print a couple of reports then why have that data in the first place. I am as frustrated as anybody with certain aspects of TMG which are to be dealt with in V8. However I will not give up Second Site, the ability to have unlimited tags, the ability to view in one display all the children of a man who has had children by three wives and four concubines, the ability to create my own version of sources and citations, etc., etc. Just my two cents worth (or 1.7 cents in today's economy). Mike
  8. I would like to see a total of the individuals (not the surnames) printed at the bottom of the Distribution of People report. I know the value is available because percentages are calculated for each surname. Thank you Mike
  9. Printer error -30

    No. Michael means exactly what he said. Uninstall the WG PDF printer driver from the Devices and Printers window. Then run TMG. The PDF driver might auto-install. If not, use File / Printer Setup... / [install PDF printer] to install it. Jim, I had to use the File / Printer Setup.../ [install PDF printer]. During the process I received the error: Copying acXMLParser.dll file Error Code 2 The system cannot find the file specified. The process continued with the message Installing Amyuni PDF printer driver and other installing messages finally with the message Printer setup succeeded. I tried to generate the PDF file again and it completed successfully. Should I worry about that error or is that a normal condition? Everybody, thank you so very much for the advice. Mike
  10. Printer error -30

    Mike, I am using XP=Pro. Since I did not install the WG printer I assume you mean to uninstall TMG and reinstall it, correct? Thank you much for the reply. Mike
  11. Printer error -30

    I use the Book Manager to generate some of the reports I include in Second Site. A couple of these are PDF files. I am using XP-Pro, and just upgraded to the FireFox browser version 7.01. Now when I run the book manager report I get the following error message for both of the PDF reports: Activation Error message box, Printer not activated, error code -30. The report is not generated. I know it is related to the upgrade of the browser but I have no clue as to go to them or to you since I have no idea what the error message means. I have the following PDF printer installed: aPDF Writer, PDF995, PDF-XChange-2 DE, Quicken PDF Printer, and Wholly Genes PDF Writer v3. All state in the Control Panel Printers and Faxes display they are ready. The last two are Amunyi Document Converter 2.50 and 2.51 respectively. These drivers have been installed by programs I have installed and so I have no idea where, when, or what they are. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Mike
  12. Date query

    Click on Tools and Master Tag Type List. Scroll down the list until you find the "cremation" tag. Highlight it and click Edit. Click Other and you see two entry boxes in the bottom left corner under Year Validation. Apparently for some reason the Maximum is set at 300. Change it to some number greater than 1998, probably 3000 and then click OK and Close. Mike
  13. How to enter a certain attribute of a new bride

    Thank you Terry for the answer. In the second volume of the series which runs from around 1619 on the term has been changed to Maiden and they are now listing Batchelor for the males. So it is of some interest in showing the person had never been married at the time of the issuance of the license. It just struck me a little funny as to the term used in 1587. Mike
  14. This is a simple lighthearted question. I am looking at an index of marriage licenses issued in Canterbury, England, in 1587. The index has the abbreviations "s.p. v." under the prospective bride's name. According to the explanation of abbreviations in the book the s.p. signifies she resides in the same parish as the prospective groom, no problem there. That becomes a residence tag. However the v. signifies she is a virgin which I assume to mean she was never married. My question is what kind of custom tag should I generate for this bit of data? Thank you for any suggestions. Mike
  15. Windows 8 Conference

    Jim, thank you very much for acknowledging the need for the rewrite. Gives me much hope. Mike