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  1. It wasn't a mis-type C:\Documents and Settings\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\The Master Genealogist v7 does exist which probably explains why I haven't been able to understand the instructions in the Help file!


    I had a malware attack earlier in the year. The hard drive had to be reformatted and restored by the local geek (and don't mention firewalls and anti-virus software - I saw the thing come in and grab IE, which I don't use, and there was nothing that I could do to stop it. The firewall and AVG ignored it ) Whether that caused it I don't know.



  2. Thank you both for your help. I think that I have solved the mystery as to why the help files and the dictionary files were not available to me. It appears that I have two file directories

    1. C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\The Master Genealogist v7


    2.C:\Documents and Settings\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\The Master Genealogist v7

    Quite which one TMG is currently using and how to amalgamate the two directories (for they have other files in them) is beyond my very small brain.




  3. There was nothing that looked like a help file in the c:\Program Files\The Master Genealogist v7 folder so I re-installed from the previous download and this time the help files appeared in the program. I read the help file and finding nothing resembling the dictionary I copied all the words files across and it seems to work. Thanks for your help.

  4. Read the Data File Storage topic in help to learn where the data files are stored by default. Pay particular attention to the paragraph about how to see hidden folders.


    If the spell checker files are not located in the program data folder, copy them into the program data folder from the program folder.



    I would willingly if the help files loaded but they don't.



  5. TMG is not intended to be run from a portable drive. Files are installed to multiple places on the computer. If you move the portable drive to a different computer, all of the files other than those in the program folder will be missing.


    OK, I have re-installed TMG7.03 UK on drive C: but I still get the same error message. I have Words1-3.dbf in the programme file. Search fails to find any other Words*.dbf on drive C:

  6. You do not need to reinstall the program again since you have now done that.


    You need to delete all three data storage files that Virginia pointed out above and they will be recreated the next time that you run the program.


    You didn't delete the Shared Program Data folder so it wasn't recreated and the buttons and graphics folders were not copied.


    Jim, Thanks for that. I ignored the Shared Data folder on the basis that TMG is not set as a shared programme, silly me, Microsoft knows best.



  7. TMG v7 copies the files to your data file storage locations in user area when it installs the program, so reinstalling v7.03 should restore the files if they are missing. See Help > Data File Storage for full details and a list of the files. In brief, the data file storage locations are





    Thank you for that as I couldn't access the help files. Tried re-installing 7.03 with no improvement. Couldn't find TMG in Add/Remove programme so deleted the Programme file and the My Document/TMG7 files. Downloaded and re-installed the full UK version - same result, same error message



  8. You're running Vista, aren't you, John? Yours is the second report I've seen of the APPOBJECT.SHOW error in 7.03. In the other case (which was with Vista) the Graphics and Buttons files were not copied from the program files to the Shared Program Data Files. You might check that you have at least 586 buttons and 69 graphics files installed in those folders. In Vista, the default location for those folders is C:\ProgramData\The Master Genealogist v7.





    No, I'm running XP (whatever the latest is). I find this is not a TMG problem, somehow I have lost all the content of a number of files on Drive C: though directory structure is in place.

    Which TMG file holds the buttons and graphics so that I can copy it back from an old backup?



  9. I just happened to notice the (as yet unannounced) 7.03 free upgrade when I visited this site (Main page says current version 7.03)


    I have the UK Gold Edition, so I went to the Help>Check for an Upgrade in TMG 7.02, and sure enough it started a download.


    However, when I clicked next to Install it, it announced that the download was for the US version of the program.


    I can of course get the download from the upgrade page, but I just thought it worth reporting the bug and warning other UK users.




    I received the newsletter this morning, followed the update instructions and found the same problem.



  10. What progress is being made to allow us to use Open Office as a file type for report outputs?


    I presently choose one of the Word outputs but OO doesn't handle everything correctly; it's good enough for mailing to a colleague but not for publishing. Has anyone found a near perfect file type that Open Office can handle?



  11. The language pack is the strings.* files.


    Copy the three strings.* files from the program folder to the shared program data files folder. Since you said that two of the files are missing there, the problem is explained. Why it happened is a different issue. :wacko:



    Thank you, that seems to have worked fine. There is no need to now discuss as to why UK English is not THE language of choice :rolleyes:



  12. The language pack hasn't been loaded. Did you install it? Are the strings files in the program folder? Are the strings files in the shared program data folder?


    I simply went Help>Update and accepted the language pack as usual.


    There are 3 stings files DBF, FPT and upd in the TMG7 Directory and a strings.fpt file in All Users\Application Data


    How do a find the language pack? and where do I stick it :wacko:



  13. Using TMG7.02 UK Edition and when I now go to edit a sentence in the Master Tag Type List, English seems dulled and there are no language options so I get the default US ? English even though I have edited a sentence in an individual tag entry.

    On going to File > Language English is selected and dulled, as is Customize.


    What have I missed?



  14. Could someone please remind me as to why I get no letter b. in a Descendant Indented Chart when I get m and d (I do get the dates OK)





    Fool, I don't know how many times you have been told this. Go to Master Tag Type List. Birth Tag, edit and you will find that the abbreviation box is blank. Try putting in b. and all your problems will be solved.



  15. I keep getting "index does not match the table. Delete the index file and re-create the index. 4204 CINTLSTRING.RESOURCEINSERT"

    It's not clear from the message which index file is being referred to.


    1) Delete all of the index files in the project folder (.CDX files) and then start the program and see if that fixed it.


    2) If not, delete all of the files in the Repeat_files folder (located in the user data folder) and see if that works.


    There are other index files but those are a good place to start. Let me know what happens. In the meantime, I'll track the source of the message.



    I'll try your suggestion; it may be some time before I can let you know if it worked as I am on a really flakey connection from the middle of the desert somewhere.

  16. I keep getting "index does not match the table. Delete the index file and re-create the index. 4204 CINTLSTRING.RESOURCEINSERT"


    The machine has had maintenance run several times and the error message still pops up, last time was when I went to the pick-list. Could someone please suggest what index this is and where it might be?



  17. Both are covered in my Data Entry Tutorial.


    Thank you Terry. Both the help file you mention and your helpful Data Entry Tutorial were written after TMG for Windows 95, or was it DOS, came out. This old dog is obviously stuck in his bad habits. Could your next book please be entitled "TMG For Oldies"


    Seriously though, I copy below the whole of the entry in the TMG 6 Repeat Field Value help screen; it is rather misleading in light of your comments.




    Repeat Field Value



    With your cursor in any field except a memo field, you can select Edit > Repeat Field Value or press <F3> to repeat the previous entry that was made in that field. When you are entering a lot of data from a particular source this can save you a great deal of time.

    Lookup: Repeat Keys, Field Values, List Field Values, Edit Menu


    Wholly Genes, Inc.

  18. In the Citation screen, the F3 "Repeat" function has always treated the source number and citation detail fields together (at least since TMG 4). Pressing F3 in either field recalls the values of both.


    I assume the reasoning is that the CD is likely to apply only to the source for which it was created, and thus avoids accidentally getting the wrong CD for a source.


    Then that might explain some of my mad Sources/CDs, which I had thought were signs of the onset of senility. I had assumed that the repeat function was field specific as I thought it said in the TMG 6 Help:


    With your cursor in any field except a memo field, you can select Edit > Repeat Field Value or press <F3> to repeat the previous entry that was made in that field. When you are entering a lot of data from a particular source this can save you a great deal of time.

    Lookup: Repeat Keys, Field Values, List Field Values, Edit Menu


  19. Has the F3 function been changed in the Citation Detail field? I am sure that in V6 I could select a source and then F3/repeat the previous details. In V7 F3 in the Citation Detail field also changes the Source to the previous Source.

    The reason I like to repeat previous citation details with a different source is in Census where the year changes but the ward, county etc stay the same.