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  1. TMG 9.5 Install CD

    Try contacting the dealer from whom you purchased the serial number.
  2. Remove Indviduals from Project

    You could apply the same filter to the Project Explorer. That would let you see who are selected.
  3. Remove Indviduals from Project

    Terry is absolutely correct. Both my and his way will work, but his is simpler.
  4. Remove Indviduals from Project

    How did you create a separate Project of this group of individuals? Did you use a Flag (e.g. FLAGNAME='Y') for a Filter and the Secondary Output of a report to create the separate Project? If so, you can do the reverse using a reverse filter (e.g. FLAGNAME='N') and the Secondary Output, BUT... As I mention in my on-line book in the section Project Files with Customizations, to retain all your customizations of your main project you must do this in steps. If you simply create a new "Project" you will lose your customizations and create a new Project using the standard TMG defaults of any new Project. However, if you create a new "Dataset" within an existing Project, that new Dataset will retain the customizations of that Project. As with any major action to a Project always do a backup first. Then do the following steps: Create a new "Dataset" within your main Project using the Secondary Output with a filter which selects everyone except the large group of individuals you removed (e.g. FLAGNAME='N'). Assuming you are starting with only one Dataset this will create a new Dataset numbered "2". Now use the Dataset Manager feature on the main TMG File menu and Delete the original main Dataset, which should still be the Dataset numbered "1". (This is safe because you did do the backup first, right?) Accept the suggestion to Optimize the Project. Finally use the Dataset Manager to renumber the remaining smaller Dataset which is still numbered "2" to Dataset numbered "1". To finish, run the Optimize / Validate / Optimize routines and make a new backup of this new smaller Project. Your Project will now retain your customizatons, and the original ID numbers for individuals, but only have everyone except your group of separated people, and thus have gaps in your ID numbers. If you wish to use these now unused ID numbers when you add new people, use the F2 keyboard function key as described in my book here. Hope this is what you desire, Michael
  5. Hi Pat, Yes, the PE will retain the fact that it is filtered when you exit and run that filter when you reopen even if its subwindow is not open. That is why if I am using a filtered PE a lot I change to a saved Layout which includes the PE subwindow. While I try to remember to turn off the filter, if I forget to turn it off when I exit, when I reopen TMG the PE subwindow will be there to remind me that it is still filtered. But as you observed you can also right click on a person in the Focus group and select "Change focus to this person". I find that pretty quick and is not bothered by the entry in the Focus Group being too long. I prefer the Focus group method because often a cleanup needs to search for people in the PE as I am working, so I don't want the PE unavailable because of a filter. Also since a filtered PE is often recalculating the filter, I find it a performance drain. Just my way of working.
  6. You are most welcome. The reason it is not straight forward is that the program provides multiple ways to "import" each giving slightly different results. So one has to pick the results desired.
  7. Maintaining sources and customizations from an existing project to a new project unfortunately is more complex than would immediately be perceived. I have a separate chapter of my on-line book dealing just with import and export of the various parts of TMG projects and their datasets. https://www.mjh-nm.net/IMEXPORT.HTML There are many ways to do something called "import the sources". Explaining what sources you get will depend upon understanding "exactly" what you are doing to import and what is receiving the import. The comments in the very first section titled "Sources, Source Types and Source Elements" of that chapter include how only some of these items may wind up being imported, and discuss numbering. https://www.mjh-nm.net/IMEXPORT.HTML#ImportSource If you are actually using the TMG feature to "export" sources and then "import" sources this is likely to cause what you are seeing. Sources and source types are specific to an individual dataset within a project. Only those sources and source types defined in the dataset of the current focus person will be available for export. If you wish to create a new empty project which contains all the master sources, source types, and source elements from an existing dataset within an existing project, there is a way to do it, but it is more complicated. I describe this in the section "Project Files with Customizations" in the subtopic "Retain Sources and Repositories". The trick is NOT to create a new empty "Project" and then later try to import. Instead: Create a new "dataset" within the project specifying what you wish to retain from the current dataset, e.g. the sources, etc. Close the project within TMG and then use TMG to copy the entire project with its new empty dataset into a new named project Open and delete all datasets in the new project except the new empty one, and renumber the empty dataset to ‘1’ (This is a good time to do the maintenance routines on this new project) Go back to your original project and delete the added empty dataset Now you can begin adding data to the empty dataset in the new Project. If you have already added data which you wish in this new project to some other dataset or project you can then take the appropriate actions to merge or import that data into this empty dataset. Hope this gives you ideas, Michael
  8. Missing tag abbreviations

    Susan, I loaded Jim's zip file on my web site. Try: https://www.mjh-nm.net/language_files.zip It should ask if you want to save it to your computer. Let me know if you are able to download from there and I will then delete it. Michael
  9. question about witnesses

    It is confusing, David. Glad I was able to help.
  10. question about witnesses

    Hi David, Your confusion is common. The term "Witness" has multiple very different uses in TMG which is the cause of the confusion: First, there are all the people who are linked to a tag whether by the two boxes at the top left or by using the Add Witness area in the lower right on the Tag Entry window. In many cases TMG considers all of these linked people using the collective term "witnesses" to the tag. There will be one or two of these "people/witnesses" to the tag linked by using the two boxes at the top left. These linked people are also called principals, and by default are assigned the role "Principal" but may be assigned some other role. Any people/witnesses linked by using the Add Witness area in the lower right are usually what most people think of as the (only) witnesses to the tag. These linked people by default are assigned the role "Witness" but may be assigned some other role. Your confusion occurs with the "List of Witnesses" report. This report uses the first meaning above, namely all of the people linked to a tag are witnesses. I suggest thinking of this report as a "List of Linked People" report. So a person will be included in this report however they may be linked to the tag, and by whatever role. I suggest your report would be more understandable if you added an additional column. After "witid" and before "tagtype" include the column type "Witness Role". You will see that a person/witness listed may have the role "Principal" in one tag and "Witness" in another, etc. Thus they may be P1 or even P2 in that tag. You could Filter the report by the condition Role does not begin with the text "Principal", but the report would still include people linked as a principal with some other role. Hope this helps explain what you are seeing, Michael
  11. Missing Exhibits

    Bob, You mention that the exhibits were not found during a backup. Are you really including your "several thousand" image exhibits within the TMG backup? Almost everyone will encourage you to have your image exhibits at "external" exhibits, and to NOT include them within the TMG backup. These are much better handled by separately backing up the exhibits folder using some Windows backup facility. Michael
  12. Cannot add new tag or person

    First, Mike, you need to understand the term "your site" is not really correct. WhollyGenes discontinued its support for TMG on July 29, 2014. The only people responding on this list are users like Jim and I who are trying to continue to help other users as best we can. As for a virus on the site, while that may be the case downloads have just been done by others as a test without an issue. So it seems more likely your own computer has an issue. WebDiscover Browser is definately considered to be malware by many people. What may be the case is that some action has hijacked your computer's download process and will try to (also) download WebDiscover every time you try to download anything else. A quick Google search for "WebDiscover Browser" noted many sites with various instructions on how to try to remove this. Sorry you are having problems. Good luck, Michael
  13. Descendancy Narrative report problem

    Charles, As Jim and Terry noted, if you specified 50 people as the Subject(s) of the report in the Report Definition (possibly by specifying a Focus Group created by adding descendants) you will get 50 reports each starting its own page. And if you are getting only that one person per each page, check what you have specified as the number of generations of descendants to list for each subject. That value is in the Report Options on the General tab just under the report title. It sounds like that value may be just one. Instead you probably want only one person as the Subject of the report (e.g. the farthest back person in the Focus Group), but set the number of generations to some large enough number to get all their 50 descendants.
  14. Unlock product key

    You need to unlock TMG both as a standard user and as an administrator. 1) Unlock TMG running normally. 2) Unlock by right-clicking on the TMG shortcut and selecting 'Run as administrator'. Exit TMG once you have unlocked.
  15. Downloading Burial/Cemetery Data

    A TMG List of Events report filtered for Burial events can be output to an Excel spreadsheet.
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