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  1. Open 64 bit backup in 32 bit pc

    Many thanks for your help.
  2. Desktop: Windows 8.1, TMG 9.5, 64 bit machine Laptop: Windows XP, TMG 9.5, 32 bit machine Can I take a backup file created on the 64 bit machine and open it in the 32 bit machine? Many thanks for your help.
  3. I chose RTF because I was having problems with DOC files. After downloading LibreOffice 6.1 I created family group sheet and journal reports using DOC format and it worked! Thank you for the direction.
  4. Windows v 8.1, TMG v 9.05, LibreOffice v I've created a family group sheet and saved in rtf. When I try to open the report in LibreOffice, this message appears "file format error found at 7,2 (row,column)". I also tried the same process with a journal report and received the same error message. Is there a fix for this problem or any work arounds? Thank you.
  5. Thank you very much for the help.
  6. Is there a maximum number of tags allowed per individual? I have greated a psuedo-individual to use for a family group study. This psuedo-individual will be assigned as a witness to most of the tags for each person in the family group. This is where a maximum number of tags allowed may torpedo my family study. For the psuedo person I will then print an individual detail report which will show all family members' tags in chronological order. This is an effort to facilitate a "cluster study" of the family. Thank you.
  7. Image insertion

    Thanks for the instruction and advice. I have a family photo with Mom, Dad & 10 adult children which I'd like to place in a chart along with a descendant box chart which includes the same mom, dad and kids plus their spouses. Grandchildren and spouses would also be nice, but it's a large family. Mike I always appreciate your examples -- they are truly motivating to take things to the next step. Thanks to all. Linda
  8. Image insertion

    Thanks, Virginia, the image is in the chart. Next question -- the image is much too large. it was scanned as an 8 x 10 " , but it's coming in as about 24 wide x 20 high. It's in jpg format and I'd like to display the image as an 8 x 10" in the chart. How can I get the image in at the desired size? Thank you. Linda
  9. How do you insert an image into a chart? This will be an additional image off to one side or at the bottom -- it will not be associated with a specific image. Do I copy it from another application or insert a file? Thank you. Linda
  10. Interest Flag

    Hi David, I've been using the ancestor interest to collect a very special group of people. Direct ancestors (ancestor interest = 3) which I know you can determine is other ways. To this group I add siblings (including step- and half-) (ancestor interest = 2). And finally to this is added any step-parents of direct ancestors (ancestor interest = 1). This is how I easily gather the families that live together (and who are of most interest to me) to study the events of their lives. Hope this helps. Linda
  11. Very large VCF charts

    Mike and Terry, Thank you for the very helpful explanation. Linda
  12. Very large VCF charts

    From one of the technically challenged -- How do you know if you have a postscript printer (mine is an HP Deskjet 841C)? Do you need a postscript printer, in addition to one of the PDF programs, to create PDF files? Thank you. Linda
  13. When inputting new family groups, using "copy tag" and "copy person" features (from the "add" menu) shortens the process considerably. Good luck! Linda
  14. I almost always go through the legal description of property about 1/2 dozen times before I understand it and have it transcribed correctly. Pencil sketches help, but they usually get lost. So the attached property grid created in VCF was my solution to understand and display property transactions. There may be better and easier ways to accomplish the task. Also, the grid really only applies to the Federal land states where there is the nice grid layout. The chart in the examples reflects my limited experience with property transactions in the U.S. Midwestern states. VCF allows the plots to be color-coded or pattern-coded to distinguish the transactions. If desired, the finished VCF file can be exported to a jpg format and attached as an exhibit to a deed tag. This format is early in the development stage and I not sure of the final usage, but I'm pleased enough with the result to consider outputting in a journal report. One of the attachments shows the master grid file. The other attachment shows the grid to display land purchases in Clayton County, Iowa. I plan to add additional grids to show when and how the family disposed of the land. Method to create master grid: -Start with a fictional person, with absolutely no family ties, and make a descendant chart for him. The box size was the determining factor so two 16-square grids could be placed side by side on a printed page. I settled on 66 x 66 pixels for the full size box. -Repeat the exercise with a 66 x 33 pixel box to create the half-size box. -On the VCF master grid file, make 15 copies of the full size boxes and assemble the grid as shown. -Add a vertical and a horizontal line so it is easier to pick out the quarter sections. -Add the text in the boxes, to increase plotting accuracy. For the half-size box, I made one copy horizontal and then rotated the second copy to make it vertical as I have observed both types of plots in land transactions. To use (a copy of) the master grid: Code the boxes as desired and add text to explain the transactions. Hope this gives you ideas for additional VCF uses. Linda
  15. In July 2008 I wrote the paragraphs below to request a "blended individual detail report" for a group of people. The request did not generate a lot of interest. Your request seems to be similar, so there does appear to be an interest in easily studying the events of a group of people. To satisfy the need I generated individual detail reports for each of the group members and then combined and edited the reports in a word processing program. The finished report gave a very good sense of how the family was interacting at the time. The changes in relationships and circumstances, e.g., death of spouse, sibling marries, purchase/sale of property, move to another state, are given a new perspective when they are studied as a whole. The age information was not included in my report, but it would be welcome. I add my support to your request. Such a report would be a valuable addition to the TMG toolbox. From July 2008: "There is a group of people -- father, mother, four children and the children's spouses -- for whom I needed to make one combined list of their events in chronological order -- sort of timeline of the people's lives. I printed the Individual Detail report for each person separately, pruned the events to only those needed, and then added the person's name to each event and placed the events in chronological order. The blended sequence of events suggested a new reason for the events that occurred -- something that would have been more [difficult] to pick out without looking at the activities of the entire group. Because I've incorporated the research log into the person view, all my research notes appear in PV and research notes were the majority of the tags I used in the above report. They are quite lengthy, too long to use the list of events reports, which I would have exported to Excel."