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  1. Missing source

    You're welcome, Ed.
  2. Missing source

    Ed, Sounds like you have somehow made it "Inactive." To fix that, open the Master Source list, and click the "More >>" button at the lower left. Find the source in question on open it. Near the top of the General tab of the Source Definition screen there is a box labeled "Active?" -- in it select Yes and click OK. You probably want to change the Master Source List to it's normal format. To do that, click the "Less <<" button at the bottom right.
  3. Chart printing (vcf to pdf)

    Ed, As you've found, you can't get the chart you want by sending a PDF to a printing service until you convince VCF to print it on a single over-size page. The key to doing that in my limited experience is to tell Windows, not VCF, that your PDF "printer" is the default printer. It seems that VCF continues to size the chart sections based on the Windows default printer even when you tell VCF to use a different printer.
  4. How to find people with a certain flag

    Doris, Yes, and yes. You can find people with a Flag set to a specific value by use of a Filter in the List of People Report. Use a Filter like this: MYFLAG ... = Equals ... X ... END where "MYFLAG" is the the name of your Flag, and "X" is the value you want to test for. You can also delete the Flag which will remove it from everyone. Of course if you have already set it correctly for some people it will remove it from them as well.
  5. Death Certificate Information

    Yes. When you right-click and select [M1] you are choosing the variable [M1]. In other words, you are telling TMG to fetch the contents of the M1 segment and insert it there. You would normally do that for other variables, like name, date or place. It would be uncommon to have a memo segment refer to another memo segment, though I can see one might do that if creating separate memos for two or more Principals or Witnesses, where you might want to create some specific text for each person and incorporate some text used in common with it. You just type in the two bars to create the segments. You can put a space in front and after them if you like to make them easier to see.
  6. Death Certificate Information

    Trinity, The problem you are having now is that you are creating the Memo segments incorrectly. You do not enter [M2], [M3], etc. When you do that you are entering the variable for those segments, but they appear in the output as "unknown value" because there is not such segment actually created. Instead, you create the segments but putting in two bars -- || So your Memo should look like this: The following information was listed on [PFS]Death Certificate # 7053 19582. The Informant was Madolyn Hammock, [RF:Witness] [PP] daughter. DOB listed was 4/20/1882 at Utah which does match the birth information previously known for [OBJ]. [PGS] age listed at last birthday was 79.||[PP] last Occupation was Smoker, at Armour Packing Co., a Meat Packing business or industry for 25 years.||[PGS]SS# was 505-05-6686.[PF] did not serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. ....
  7. Death Certificate Information

    Trinity, You still haven't answered Jim's question. Are you talking about Sources or Tags? He mentioned Sources and you respond "yes" then say again "Tag." Which are you asking about? Without knowing that we can't help.
  8. How to activate a grayed-out option

    You're welcome, Doris.
  9. How to activate a grayed-out option

    Doris, I see that too, and I don't understand why it should be. Maybe a bug? Anyway, here are two alternative methods: 1. Use the Add menu instead of the Add Person Screen, and choose Child there. 2. Add a son or daughter, and then change the Sex flag of the child to "?".
  10. That's not necessarily correct. The paths used by reports are not involved in the program opening. If you have restored your TMG data from another computer the specified paths may well not exist on this computer. See my article on moving to a new computer for information about how to fix path issues like this.
  11. I've never seen the [:CR:] code generate a second line feed, either in TMG reports or in Second Site.
  12. TMGU Find/Replace

    Doris, It doesn't look like you can access the Given Name field from Find and Replace. I think you need to use Change Name Parts. It's easy to find a Given name ending with the asterisk but it's not obvious to me how to remove it. I think it requires some techniques I've used but forgotten. I expect John Cardinal to see your post soon and explain how to do it.
  13. Reports to Tell Family Stories

    Would a one or two-generation Journal work better for you? If so, set up one with the options you want and add it to the custom toolbar so you can use it as a preview tool.
  14. Sure. You do that by adding carriage return codes -- [:CR:] -- and if you want to indent the new paragraph to match the style of the Journal report, tab codes - [:TAB:] - to the Sentences at the places you want the new paragraph to begin. You can either type in those codes, or use the right-click menu in the Sentence field to insert them. You can do that by modifying the Sentences of individual Tags, or if you want all Tag of a specific type to start with a new paragraph, by modifying the Sentences of the Tag Type. Another method is to create custom versions of Tag Types you sometimes like to start a new paragraph and include those codes in those custom Tag Types. Then, if you want a particular Tag to start with a new paragraph change the Tag Type for that Tag to you custom version. If you are not familiar with modifying Sentences you may find my articles Customizing Your Tags helpful.
  15. Mother/wife duplication

    You should be able to delete the tag, but if you can remove the wife's ID# from the existing tag that might do it. Alternatively, make the existing tag non-primary. It will then appear in the Tag Box below. See if you can then delete it.
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