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  1. DNA, SS & TMG

    Hi Pat, Jim may respond as I believe he includes DNA in some of his projects. But very few users monitor this Forum any more. You are likely to get more responses from the users' TMG-L email list. To subscribe: https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/tmg.rootsweb.com/ Michael
  2. Using a Table format for estate inventories

    When you want something to appear in TMG output but not SecondSite, and vice versa, the embedded formatting codes Terry mentions generally are the answer. One way to use these codes is to use two separate tags, one which hides its output from TMG but not from SecondSite, and the other the reverse. I have used two tags, but I usually choose to include both output in a single tag. That means you combine both the codes Terry mentioned together: [HID:][SS-HID:][:HID] ... TMG only content ... [HID:][:SS-HID][SS:] ... SS only content ... [:SS][:HID] Hope this makes things clearer, Michael
  3. Backup/messup

    Hi Susan, My first question would be how the program was "restored". If your husband used some kind of Windows backup program to simply back up the program files, and then just restored those files, that will not work. The program must actually be "installed". To keep a copy of the program which can be used to re-install it at any time, you only need to retain a copy of the one file which is the TMG installer program itself for that version of the software. You probably downloaded that file at some point when either you bought the program or upgraded the program. At this point it may be possible to repair what you have. If you can find that one installer program file, run that file as Administrator. It will provide an option to "Repair" TMG. Do that and see if that helps. If not, then ask again and one of us other users may have something else to try.
  4. Narative Report Sentence Structure

    Since my main output is Second Site and has settings to display non-Primary parents of a child, I use the Foster relationship tag type but do not set these parents as Primary. Then I also create a custom NarrativeChildren tag for these parents and link the Foster child as a Witness to that tag with a custom sentence template (with separate parts for TMG and SecondSite output) so that the family list of children makes it clear which are biological and which foster children. (I choose to use the one NarrativeChildren tag type with an appropriate complex custom template rather then two tag types so I only have to create/use one type of tag for this.) This way one will see the foster parents listed in the child's SS page as foster parents, and the child listed in a parent's SS page as a foster child. I only assign biological parents as Primary, as even for foster children I want to link them if I can find them. I would include information about this situation in custom "adoption" event tags which link the child to both sets of parents so this information is not lost. I am still adding notes to the "Adoption" section of my on-line TMG book, especially dealing with the NarrativeChildren tag and its custom templates, but you might look at what I have currently described as ways to record such events. https://www.mjh-nm.net/TAGCUSTM.HTML#Adoption Hope this gives you ideas, Michael
  5. Narative Report Sentence Structure

    As a second comment, if these are Foster parents, your use of the PAR variable suggests that you have assigned them as this child's Primary parents. Since TMG always assumes that Primary parents are the genetic biological parents this can lead to problems. I would not choose to do this.
  6. Narative Report Sentence Structure

    Sorry, that PAR variable will always output a leading and trailing comma. The versions of the variables MOTH or FATH produce only the name. However, while you can customize sentences using MOTH and FATH to avoid the automated relationship and commas, the PAR variable automates the handling of all the cases of only one or both parents defined. Notice that all versions of the parent variables output only the primary full names. To obtain other versions of the names Witness roles must be used, which would also have the problem of cases of only one or both parents defined. Thus the only way I know to reliably do what you want is to have the sentence template only the [M] variable and manually type in the output appropriate for that person directly in the memo, possibly using Witnesses. Hope this gives you ideas,
  7. I can't think of an easy way to do this. However, you can produce a Columnar type of the List of Sources report which could help using a Filter of: Second Person- Other // Is Not Empty // END Output the Source "Abbrev" and "Source Number" and you should be able to work your way through these sources. I can think of two ways to do this. A- Define a new equivalent but alternate Source Type for each current Source Type which uses "Second Person", where the "old" Type has templates which include the "Second Person" element, and the "new" Type instead has templates which use the "Record Type" element. Then change the Source Type of all the affected Sources and cut/paste the data from the now unused Second Person element to the Record Type element. You will know which Source Type uses a given element in its templates by the style of the name of that element on the General Tab. A name enclosed in <conditional brackets> means its only uses are <conditional> .An Initial uppercase letter means the element is Required in at least one Pattern sentence and therefore “something” will print for this element. If the element name is all lowercase letters, this element is not defined or used in any Pattern or output sentence for this defined source or source type so anything you enter is not defined to be output anywhere. Once you change the Type it will be easy to see which name needs its data cut/paste. B- This way is probably more prone to error but... Modify all the Source Types which currently use the "Second Person" element to add the new "Record Type" element in the same place in the templates, making sure both elements are conditional. Now for of all the affected Sources cut/paste the data from the Second Person element to the Record Type element. Hope this gives you ideas,
  8. Master Style List for U. K.

    Glad the comments could give you ideas, I also think your decision will make your life easier.
  9. Events default to wrong source

    Have you run the maintenance routines?
  10. Missing "Primary" check box for exhibit photo

    Yes, the same photo can be linked to people, sources, event tags, repositories, citations and place records, but you must do link each separately. This is one of the best reasons to link the exhibits as "external" exhibits. That way the photo is only stored once, but there can now be several different events or people, etc. linked to that same one photo. Glad this helped you,
  11. Missing "Primary" check box for exhibit photo

    How are you adding the exhibit? Exhibits can be linked to people, sources, event tags, repositories, citations and place records. If you are clicking on the Exhibit icon on the window for editing a source, event, repository, citation or place, the exhibit will be attached to that entity. To link an exhibit to a person you should be viewing that person''s details and open the Exhibit Log itself either from the Tools menu or a toolbar button, then click on its Add button. That will link the exhibit to the person and allow one of multiple exhibits linked to the person to be Primary for that person. Also if your Layout includes the Image subwindow, double clicking on that subwindow will open the Exhibit Log itself for you to now Add a Person exhibit. Hope this helps,
  12. TMG in a Cloud VDI?

    Yes, "skepticism" is the appropriate word. I have heard of some cloud-based virtual desktops operating as follows: Create a temp space for the program and data files. Do real time automatic cloud backup of the temp data files while the program is running. If that is the implementation, then the well-known issue of automatic backup could arise.
  13. TMG in a Cloud VDI?

    If the virtual desktop in running on the user's own desktop then it would not have the problems warned about as shown by TMG's successful operation with Parallels. But if the virtual desktop is running on some external cloud computer, I would definitely worry that it might have the same problems we have seen before, depending upon the implementation of the interaction with the external cloud. It "may" work, but I wouldn't trust it.
  14. TMG in a Cloud VDI?

    No, sorry I was so brief, but you misunderstood. I meant that, yes, one should expect the same problems mentioned, and I would not recommend it.
  15. TMG in a Cloud VDI?

    Yes.
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