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Terry Reigel

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  1. Place styles

    So one could install the US version and import into that, then merge the resulting Project with an existing Project created in the UK version? Would that work? As I recall you can't install TMG twice on the same computer, so the US version would have to be on a different computer? I don't remember all the details about how the two versions work. That seems complicated. On the other hand, I see that TMG Utility has a a feature to change Place Styles. So one could import, then change the Place Styles before merging into the main project. I don't recall what happens during Merge with you happen to have two places otherwise the same but with different Styles, which could happen if you already have some US places in the main Project.
  2. Place styles

    Jim, Isn't the default Place Style set for a Data Set, not a Project? Since you cannot import into an existing Data Set there would seem to be no way to set the default Place Style for an import. So a TMG-UK user can't set the place style for an import to US other than having using a US version of TMG to make the import. No?
  3. Preferences

    Quish, Preferences that affect the appearance of the TMG screen are part of the Layout. If you change those preferences and want them to persist when you re-open TMG you need to save your changed layout.
  4. Adding a spouse and not getting marriage tag

    I do include the Sort Date for the Marriage Tag in the Add Person Screen so it will sort approximately correctly when I don't have a marriage date. That still leaves the Date empty. I don't understand why the Marriage Tag is not created for you Jeff when you leave everything blank for that Tag. It is when I try it. But you might try adding the Sort Date field and entering something there to see if that makes the Tag appear for you.
  5. Can Census Source "Lumps" be too big?

    Jamie, I'll offer a different point of view. The issue I have with lumping census sources is when you output the data -- the more you put in the CD the longer the notes become, and I typically cite a given census record many times -- once for the Census tag, but then for Name, Relationship, Birth, and sometimes Occupation and Immigration Tags for every person in the household. When you print a report with citations every one of those tags gets the full details. Of course if you are already lumping census sources, how big you make the "lumps" is only a matter of degree as far as how long the notes get.
  6. Roman Names: praenomen, gensnomen, cogomen

    Alan, TMG Utility and Second Site are written by John Cardinal. Gene Stark wrote GED2HTML, a program to make a very basic website from a GEDCOM file. So far as I know he's never written anything specific to TMG.
  7. Missing source

    You're welcome, Ed.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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. ....
  13. 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.
  14. How to activate a grayed-out option

    You're welcome, Doris.
  15. 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 "?".
  16. 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.
  17. I've never seen the [:CR:] code generate a second line feed, either in TMG reports or in Second Site.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Mother/wife duplication

    Judi, As you were advised on FaceBook, though with somewhat confusing nomenclature, go to the Person view for Morris. Click on the Mother Tag two lines below his name, which should show Sophie as his mother. Delete that Tag.
  23. Remove Indviduals from Project

    You're welcome, Nancy. "Move" isn't exactly an obvious way to delete people. "Delete" would seem to be the way to do that, but as you know you can't delete people until you remove their connections to others. So it turns out "Move" is a way around that when you are talking about a number of people.
  24. Remove Indviduals from Project

    Michael has told you how to move the people to a new Project. But I thought you have already done that and now just want to remove them from the original Project. If that is you question, the easiest way to do that is to Move them (Edit > Move Person(s) command) to a new Data Set you create in the Project. Once all of them are moved, delete the new Data Set.
  25. I too started with TMG 4 and seldom use the Project Explorer. But in this case the advantage is you can use it to directly change the focus to each person in turn. If you use a report to find the people you have to manually navigate to each person. You can just double-click on a name in the PE and the focus will change to that person. You can then edit the baptism tag and repeat for the next person. My one concern with doing this is as you edit a person they no longer qualify for the filter, and there may be a delay while the filter - recalculates. I've not tested, so I'm not sure if this is an issue or not. If that proves to be an issue, filter for the Flag you have set instead of using the filter I suggested. That way there is no new filter to compute so long as you don't change the flag.
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