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  1. It is the first tag and I think that I have found the problem in that the sentence construction for that tag contained no [P]. But for some reason this doesn't always bother TMG and it sometimes sticks the name in!

    TMG always starts narrative reports with the name of the focus person. If the Sentence of the first Tag doesn't start with [P] or [P+] the name is placed in front of the output from the first tag, followed by the ID#, generation number, etc. according to the report settings, and a period.


    Well it's not doing it. It didn't like a first tag being<[M]> <[L]> <[D]> It left the name out, but if I have custom altered the sentence to <[M]> <[D]> <in [L]> then the name goes in, so now I am going through hundreds of tags changing the sentence to [P]. <[M]> <of [L]> <[D]> Some intermittent problem is causing it to drop the person's name if the first tag hasn't got a [P] :wacko:

  2. My bad. Virginia is right... 'No threshold'.


    And as Michael says, there is a tag before the tag with 'Revenue Officer' that is the likely source of the problem.



    It is the first tag and I think that I have found the problem in that the sentence construction for that tag contained no [P]. But for some reason this doesn't always bother TMG and it sometimes sticks the name in!

    Thanks for all your efforts.

  3. Are all of you using Vista or Win7 by chance? x64?





    No, on this computer I still run that old XP and I wish my laptop did as well! The problem here seemed to start when I down-loaded the beta version of Firefox 3.6 which is I think the current version of the release.

  4. 1) The first thing to check is the surety settings in the reports.

    Options / General tab

    Make sure that the radio button is set to 'Threshold 0' and that the 'Include blank surety' checkbox is selected.


    2) If that doesn't resolve the issue, reset the report configuration by clicking the [Delete] button on the Report Definition Screen and then run the default report to see what happens.



    1. All my reports are set as you suggest because I don't use that facility


    2. Done that, no difference

  5. The problem may relate to the rich text editor. Try switching to Standard Editing mode. I have no problem using that.


    My Controls > Options > Board settings. Right bottom of screen > Type of text editor to use when posting > use Standard Editor.





    Thank you, that works - now I can return to asking loads of daft questions to which the answer should be RTFM

  6. In November 2006 I posted a query under the above title, which does not seem to have been resolved nor taken up as a bug because it couldn't be reproduced.


    In essence SOMETIMES when I have a person's data starting with an undated tag his name is suppressed when sent to various reports. e.g. An individual narrative report that should read "Morris Thomas Knevitt (id no). Revenue Officer in Australia. The marriage of Morris Thomas Knevitt etc..... in fact reads

    Revenue Officer in Australia. The marriage etc.....


    In order to see how widespread this problem might be (remember it hasn't bothered me for a couple of years!) I ran a filter for all people with this tag which came to over 1200 and starting from the top of the list and looking at the individual narrative report they all seemed to display correctly until I came to a person with the undated tag and NO birth or death date which displayed with the tag but NO name. I then returned to the top of the list and this time and this time they ALL displayed incorrectly.





  7. I am trying to post a question on the TMG 7 and I again have no cursor, no editing controls etc as mentioned previously. Its fine here in this forum.

    I have just gone back to try again and I have a cursor and full edit in the two heading boxes but not in the main box. There has to be something that doesn't like FF 3.6 on that panel. I shall now compose my question off line and post it.



  8. I had a similar problem last week when I tried to post in TMG 7. My cursor incorporated itself in the letter I was typing, I lost the left and right keys and the ability to insert, in fact it was like using a DOS editor, all I could do was type and use the back delete. To top it all, my question didn't get posted! I am using FF 3.6 and everything is behaving today.

  9. I moved my external drive upon which TMG and its exhibits (as well as Second Site and its exhibits) sit. I duly changed the drive allocation letter in preferences for both the project and the exhibits but when backing up TMG reports no exhibits found and the log tells me that it is still looking at the old drive letter. Which of us is being more stupid - TMG or me?

  10. Do you have two instances of TMG open when this occurs, perhaps referring to data in one while working in the other?



    Until yesterday I had only one project!



    It is possible that you are getting a complaint from a spyware checking program or something similar which is seeing access to this temporary TMG program as being an illicit activity. Do you have such a program running?

    Nick Shelley


    All that I use is AVG and Zone Alarm and the message really does look like a TMG one. I didn't have the error yesterday but it popped up twice this morning - maybe I'll just clean out that temp directory and see what happens.

  11. I seem to be hounded (well, at least three times an evening) by an annoying error message when I am entering data


    File access is denied c:\docume~1\rees\locals~\temp\|s~1\tmg66274018\x_relate.dbf. 20



    Sometimes retry works, sometimes abort works, it usually seems to save the data. I have done my housekeeping, dusted the files and hoovered the disk. Can anyone suggest how to get rid of this annoyance?

  12. Hope this gives you ideas,

    Self-immolation comes to mind, along with my computer


    In fact I almost never use the specified Name variation feature, in part because I find the use of surnames in the narrative is most often awkward - I either use the pronoun or only the given name.

    In this case I am trying to quote a register in which the person's given and married names are used.

    I have never found a use for the Witness system in TMG ever since I tried to have my Godfather and others as witnesses to my birth. The ensuing sentence "A witnessed the birth of B" suggested a rather crowded delivery room.

  13. How do I stop TMG presuming that there are No known issue of a couple when producing a custom format journal report. The children are "known issue" box under the Miscellaneous tab doesn't seem to change it.

    It's a really presumptuous statement when the truth would be that the author has been too lazy to trace this line any further.