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  1. Descendancy Narrative report problem

    Charles, In all TMG genealogy reports, both descendants and ancestors, you normally specify just one person -- the starting person. The report then finds all the others depending on the setting you make in Options. If you specify more than one starting person you are asking for a separate report for each one.
  2. Problem during Optimize

    And as a result you have probably deleted the place information from where it was being used. Did you check your Repositories as I suggested before deleting the place data?
  3. Problem during Optimize

    You remove unused records with the File > Maintenance > Optimize command. If they are not removed that means they are used somewhere. I think the only place they can be used other than in Events is in Repositories, but Jim could verify that.
  4. Problem during Optimize

    You can see where a Place entry is used by clicking on that place record, then clicking the Events button on the right. A window with all the Event Tags that Place is used will open. Note that this will not include any Repositories where it is used.
  5. Using a Table format for estate inventories

    If you are using two separate versions for TMG and Second Site, you hide them from each other like this: For the TMG version: [HID:][SS-HID:][:HID] ... TMG only content ... [HID:][:SS-HID][:HID] The [SS-HID:] ... [:SS-HID] codes tell Second Site to ignore what is between them. Nesting them inside TMG's [HID:] ... [:HID] codes keeps TMG from seeing the Second Site codes. For the Second Site Version: [HID:][SS:] ... Second site only content...[:SS][:HID] The [SS:] ... [:SS] codes tell Second Site to ignore the TMG [HID:] ... [:HID] codes, which hide this content from TMG.
  6. Using a Table format for estate inventories

    Leslie, Another alternative for Second Site is to create a table in HTML so it fits well on the web page. If you also use TMG output, you can use one method in TMG and the HTML in Second Site by use of [HID:] ... [:HID] codes and the special Second Site "unhide" codes to control which version gets displayed in which medium.
  7. Narative Report Sentence Structure

    I would do as you have, then add a FamilySection Note tag (for Second Site) and a NarrativeChildren tag (for TMG reports) that explains he was a foster child (or whatever language you like). This will leave him with their own children in the list of children for the parents in narrative output, but correctly note his status. I'd add other tags to him identifying his birth parents and the circumstances. Note that using the foster child relationship tags has no useful effect except when you are looking at him or the parents in TMG. In all other respects you might as well use the standard parent/child tags. You need to create other tags, such as I suggested above, to explain the relationship in any output. Note that my suggestions offer no help in Family Group Sheets for charts, but I never use them so have no suggestions for them. Michael has dealt with adoption on like issues more than I have, so will probably have other suggestions on how to deal with this.
  8. Narative Report Sentence Structure

    It sounds like this is a one-time occurrence. If so, I'd just create local Sentence like: [P], foster son of [FATH] and [MOTH], was born <[D]> <[L]> If you actually encounter it enough you could create a Role for that in Birth Tag Type. If it every occurs in your database when only one parent is entered you could create a Role for that too, with a Sentence like: [P], foster son of <[FATH]><[MOTH]>, was born <[D]> <[L]>
  9. Support to UK Versions of TMG

    You can still buy a license (unlock code) for TMG 9 from Harry Goegebeur. You can download and install the UK edition. See the pinned article in the TMG 9 section of this forum. An unlock code is only valid for the version (full number) of TMG it was issued for, and has no other value. So your v8 code is good if you want to stay with v8, otherwise you need to buy a new one for v9. You can find user-to-user support here and on the TMG list on Rootsweb. This forum is supported financially by Bob Velke, the developer of TMG, and I expect it will continue as long as he does that. The support is provided by users, just as with the TMG List on Rootsweb.
  10. Tag Type list hidden

    You're welcome, Gloria. I don't how understand either, but that issue does appear from time to time.
  11. Tag Type list hidden

    Gloria, You mean the list of all Tags for that person, right? The window is there but it's empty? If that's the case you probably see a red "Filtered" at the top right. If so, right-click anywhere in the empty window and on the menu that appears about half way down you will see the "Filter for..." Choose that item, and click on whichever item has a check mark.
  12. Locked out serial number not working

    It may take a while. Remember, the TMG business is closed and there are no support people there anymore. At last report, another employee occasionally looks at serial number requests.
  13. Be aware that if you have installed free updates after you installed from the original disk that re-installing from the disk is likely to leave you unable to open your Project (depending on which version is on the disk and which version you last used). The formats of files used to store your Project information were changed with some updates. It is always better to be sure your installer is the last update of the TMG version you are using, which may require downloading that installer.
  14. "There were no children of...."

    Judy, As Jim says, the NarrativeChildren tag changes only the introductory sentence for the list of children. The list of children is generated normally (except you can use a code in the tag to suppress the birth places in the listing). There is no need to create the list of children with the tag as long as they are entered with these parents as primary parents. The only time you have to generate the children's names is if you are trying to add children for whom these are not primary parents. In that case you can add the children's names with the tag, but there is no code for generating the list. You have to construct it yourself in the Sentence. You do not need to create the Sentence manually for each Tag. You can modify the Sentence in the Tag Type, and if you need multiple different Sentences for different situations by using Roles, as described in my article that Michael pointed you to.
  15. Transferring v 7.04 to new computer

    I'm not sure what you mean about upgrading TMG 7 to TMG 9. There's really no such thing. Either you install TMG 7 on your new machine, using the unlock information you found, or you buy a TMG 9 serial number from Harry and install TMG 9. Moving your data is the same either way. See my article at http://tmg.reigelridge.com/new-computer-version.htm for detailed instructions. If you install TMG 9 it will convert your data to the new format when you Restore it in TMG 9. If you want to install TMG 7 you can find the installer on the Roots User Group website, at http://www.rootsusers.org/install.html Several people have had difficulty contacting Harry by email. In most cases he has responded but his replies are lost. Send me an email from my website that includes your email address and I'll make sure he gets in touch with you.