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  1. I've never actually noticed that the Individual preview report lacks the person's parents and there doesn't seem to be a way of sticking them in. I only noticed this with an unamed child, the details of whom I want to send to the co-author so that we can discuss the interpretaion of the sources. What I want is "(Child) Sewall, child of John Doe Sewall and Jean Doe Sewall, was born ..."


    Individual Narrative of (Child) Sewall

    (Child) SEWALL was born circa 27 August 1825 in Boston, Massachusetts. He/she died on 15 September 1825 in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Now there must be such a report lurking there, which I haven't yet discovered, or that I'm too senile to work out how to construct one.



  2. I had been inspired by a book by Reigel, Terry: A Primer for The Master Genealogist, where at p. 72 he describes this wonderful tool called Secondary Output. This appeared to solve most of my problems.

    You now mention a Focus Group. I remember when this was announced and I decided then that it would be of no interest to me, so I never looked at it. Accepting that my judgment was, as always, too hasty, and seeing that it is dealt with in the above mention primer for the befuddled, I'll spend a wet afternoon playing with it.

    Thank you all, but I'll probably be back with another foolish question.

  3. You correctly recognised the ramblings of a senile old fool.


    I made a filter

    Surname // = Equals // Jones // OR

    Surname // =Equals // Smith // END

    and used this in Second Site, which is where I read the names of wives but only the maiden names of daughters, though the index there gave their married names. Being fully aware of the present dangers of discriminating in the way I treat any gender I think that I may have solved it with a filter which reads

    Surname // = Equals // Jones // OR

    Surname // =Equals // Smith // AND

    Name-Marr...// Any Name Field // = Equals // Jones // OR

    Name-Marr...// Any Name Field // = Equals// Smith // END


    I had already refined Jones and Smith as descendants of a common progenitor but I can't ensure that the females who have either of the married names are not in fact married to a Smith or Jones in whom I have no interest.


    Apart from using SS I presume that if I make a flag for the above filter I could then produce a TMG report?

  4. In a single tag entry memo I want to either reduce the font size or change the font for part of the text. In other programmes I would select "Smaller" or "Font = " but I don't seem to have either choice in TMG. The various font sizes are pre-set in Reports and if I select Format> Point size then that point size is carried through to reports, which will look weird when I resize a report. Any suggestions?



  5. I have completely forgotten, if I ever managed to do it in the past, how to stick an html link in a tag. In this case I want to somehow link to a copyrighted obituary/appreciation. When the record reaches SS I need it to read " John Doe died on 1 January 1999 in Boston <OBITUARY> " or something of the sort.

    I've browsed the exellent TMG books and sites, but found nothing, could someone point me to an idiot's guide, please.

  6. I have a strange problem with TMG and Windows 10 which I have raised with Microsoft support and I am just checking here to see if anyone has had a similar problem.

    Upon opening either TMG or Second Site, Windows installer tries to call Microsoft Office Single Image 2010, I have another programme in which upon opening normally Windows Installer pops up and tries to run a non existant Nuance PDF viewer. Clicking through Cancel eventually lets me run the programme.

    MS support have taken the matter on and are due to have a look at the problem later this week.

  7. Now that we are relying upon the good nature of a few TMG "old hands" to help us out of the mess that we users get into from time to time, is there some way that we can contribute to the cost of running this site? I suspect that Bob Velke may have paid for the server for the current year but I would hate to think that Jim et al have to put their hands into their own pockets just so that they can continue to have the pleasure of answering our daft questions.


    Will someone please admit to needing the money to run this site and tell me where to send my contribution.



  8. Report, Save to, File type .pdf writes the file name and hangs. Wholly Genes writer 4 is listed under printers, nothing in the queue. Can't remove the file as it is reported to be in use until I use Task Manager to end print driver host for applications.

    Tried uninstalling / installing printer from File, Printer setup and from TMG9, pdf, pdfinstall.exe but I go round in ever decreasing circles.

    And all I wanted to do was send someone a small compressed pedigree.

  9. Thank you. I enabled the welcome screen and in Regedit found entries for TMG 7,8, & 9 deleted the lot, started TMG as administrator which again took me straight to the current entry, no request for code. I exited TMG and restarted normally with a double click which took me to the same point, again no call, can edit the entry, so all seems to be well [for the moment ]

  10. I too am having a similar problem. Double clicking the shortcut takes me to the unlock page whilst right clicking and run as administrator takes me straight to the last TMG page I was working on. Your advice given in #4 is obviously that which I need to follow, but regretably it is meaningless to me. Where or what is a registry virtualstore? I was used to a command line prompt in DOS but quite how I run DOS from Windows is a secret to which I am not a party.