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  1. TMG 9.05 Input file read failure

    I still suspect some background process is monitoring and interfering with TMG's need for exclusive control of the backup folder. Possibilities which Windows 10 (re?)installs by default are "Windows Defender" and especially "OneDrive".
  2. From TMG v7 Windows to TMG v9 for Mac?

    You are quite welcome. Good idea. I hope Harry will be able to get to you soon. Yes, TMG only runs on Windows. Yes, I hope it will too. I have no experience with a Mac or the separate Parallels software or installing Windows under Parallels, but I do know that others have been successful. If you do have problems or questions, you may want to post a message to the TMG-L Email list where many TMG users continue to respond and some users who have done this may be able to offer suggestions. See http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/other/Software/TMG.html Good luck, and welcome back to TMG.
  3. From TMG v7 Windows to TMG v9 for Mac?

    TMG Version 7 has some problems running on the latest versions of the Windows operating system. TMG Versions 8 and 9 were released to deal with many of these issues as well as fix bugs and add enhancements. For these reasons I suggest you try to purchase a license for the final Version 9 while you still can. See the topic: http://www.whollygenes.com/forums201/index.php?/topic/15915-tmg9-final-installers-v905/ If you do choose to contact Harry to purchase a Version 9 license, give him some time to reply as selling these is a part-time activity for him. No matter what version of TMG you choose to use, TMG will only run under Windows. The only way to run TMG on a Mac is using some form of program which allows a Windows operating system to (also) run on that Mac. Glenn Gilbert (who unfortunately has since passed away) posted several instructions about doing that, especially using Parallels. His most current posts deal with running the final TMG Version 9 on a Mac, but they would probably be adaptable to Version 7. See: http://www.whollygenes.com/forums201/index.php?/topic/15980-tmg-9-on-mac-in-2015/ Note that you will still need to obtain and install an appropriate Windows OS as part of this solution. If you choose to stay with your existing TMG Version 7 then I recommend getting Windows XP. Otherwise the TMG final Version 9 will run on the latest Windows 10. Hope this helps,
  4. TMG and Onedrive

    For the data, backup every project and copy over the SQZ files. For the program, get a copy of the installer and do an actual install of the program.
  5. Extra Commas in Narrative Reports

    Sorry, Jack, but I know of no way to suppress the comma from the end of the place name. In fact, it is even worse than that. There is a remaining bug in the final TMG version where that annoying extra comma will be output in reports, but will not show in the sentence preview making you think everything is fine until you generate the report. See the entry in my list of outstanding bugs: "Extra comma shows in reports but not in Sentence Preview"
  6. Married names not generated

    I assume when you say "(I do say to create married name)" this implies you have set the "Preferences // Program Options // Prompts // Prompt for married names" as being checked? A Name-Married will only be created as part of creating a Marriage tag, and then only when the male linked to the Marriage tag has a surname, and there is a female linked to the Marriage tag. Under what circumstances do you not see these Name tags being created? Are you getting the prompt asking if you want a married name? If so and you click Yes, what do you see in the female's Detail screen?
  7. TMG 9.05 no longer works with Windows 10

    You might check to see if the log of any antivirus program shows it has chosen to block TMG.
  8. Eliminating repetitive information

    Hi Judy, Have you tried the Report Options for the Journal Report on the "Tags" tab? Since you are mentioning events for children, you might try the settings I use: Applies to: Only children that are carried forward Include only: Birth Death Format: He was born in If a child has their own section (is carried forward) then in the parent's section the report only lists the abbreviated events checked/included, i.e birth/death. That avoids some repetition since all that child's events will be output in their own section. But if the child does not have their own section then all the tags selected for the report are included/repeated for that child in the parent's section. With these options a particular child's data will always be there, either in their own section or repeated within their parent's section. There will still be some amount of repetition within a parent's section, but I know of no way to avoid that and still output all children's information somewhere. Of course, if you do not want to replicate any child's events in a parent's section you could check the option: Applies to: All children But then as you have noted, if the child does not have their own section (does not themselves have children) then their events will not appear anywhere in the report. Hope this gives you ideas,
  9. Marriages out of order

    As I suggested, not that I know of since this Descendant report is not listing marriages but listing children. I believe other reports, such as a Journal report, list marriages based on the Marriage tag date.
  10. Marriages out of order

    I believe the Descendant Indented Chart is not ordering by marriage date because it is not designed to list marriages. It is designed to list "Descendants", i.e. the children, and thus lists children based on their birth dates. So unlinking children from this woman who were not begat by this woman seems appropriate.
  11. making a list of birthdays

    Roger, First, if you only want a calendar of birth date anniversaries, I would suggest you look at John Cardinal's program "On This Day". http://www.johncardinal.com/otd/ It can make a calendar from your TMG project of events throughout the year. You can filter for BMDB ((birth, marriage, divorce, death, burial) events, and restrict to Primary events. This might directly do what you are desiring. However if you want a full chronological list of birth dates you need to do something like Terry mentioned. Terry is correct that the List of People report has no options to format the date, so sorting on a column of the month output with alpha characters does not sort chronologically. However, the LOP does (somewhat) abide by the Program Preferences for the date format. You could (temporarily) set your "Preferences / Program Options / General / Date format" to "yyyy.mm.dd". The LOP output column of "Birth Group* tag; Date" will use that format, and you can choose to sort the report by that column which should produce (approximately) chronological results. Unfortunately, the LOP output column of "Birth Group* tag; Month" expects the input to be alpha characters, and thus the report outputs a value of zero for all months. However, the List of Events report does abide by the Program Options for the date format. Thus one could perform a two step process using a temporary Flag. Run a List of People report like Terry suggested to set a Flag to identify the descendants which you want. Then run a List of Events report filtered for Principal1 having that Flag value, and Tag Type Group is Birth. Sort the Output Columns on (now with numeric values): 1=Date - Year, 2=Date - Month, 3=Date - Day. Add any other output columns such as the Prin1 name and/or ID and the full Date value. That will give you a full chronological list of birth dates of these descendants. Hope this gives you ideas,
  12. Okay, Jim, I give up I have a new Win10 tablet and am trying to install TMG. It seemed to install (as administrator) just fine. I then ran the program (as administrator) and it opened just fine, asked for unlock, and that was successful. Exit and run as normal user. Opened just fine with the Welcome screen showing the serial number. Attempt to open the Sample project. The screen clears and the Toolbars all display, but the program just hangs. Task Manager says program not responding. Must abort the program through Task Manager. No backup programs (I disabled OneDrive) and no virus protection yet installed. Any suggestions? Help? I am guessing this is some permissions issue, but where should I look, and for what?
  13. Windows 10 TMG 9.05 "not responding"

    Not sure what the problem was. Compatibility mode got TMG to at least open the Sample project so I could change program settings. However based on Jim's comment that TMG doesn't need compatibility mode, I opened Properties on tmg.exe and turned off compatibility and the program now runs just fine. Very strange, but I am not arguing with success. Just glad to be up and running. For what it is worth, it is a tablet but I run in desktop mode.
  14. Windows 10 TMG 9.05 "not responding"

    Problem solved. TMG runs fine if and only if in compatibility mode for Windows Vista (Service Pack 2).
  15. Windows 10 TMG 9.05 "not responding"

    After unlocking running as Admin and exiting, I opened as Standard and it was already unlocked. Correct. Temporarily disabled for testing.
  16. Funny things happening

    Rowan, I agree that things really look strange. I looks like your database tables have a problem. Have you recently modified or moved your TMG database files or folders in any way? Have you started using some kind of cloud or automated backup program? You didn't mention so I wonder whether you have tried the Maintenance routines available in the "File" menu? Remember to do Optimize, followed by Validate File Integrity (VFI). Repeat those two until VFI shows no errors. Then do a final Optimize. If that does not work, you could run your V9 UK TMG installer program as Administrator and choose the Repair option. Report back on the results. If those don't work hopefully another one of us users may have an idea.
  17. Focus Groups not working

    When you open the Focus Group window you can click the "Load" button. That will popup a window with a list all your saved focus groups. In that window you can select them one-by-one and Delete them in this window. When done be sure to do the Maintenance routine of Optimize. That should also free up some of this space in these tables.
  18. Exhibits not resizing

    If you have stored any image exhibits as internal, you can use John's TMGU to extract them and store them as external exhibits, which will help.
  19. TMG 9.05 Input file read failure

    Is the destination folder being monitored by some automatic backup facility? If so, that will interfere with the writing of the backup.
  20. Weird database happenings

    Bob, I will let Jim Byram respond to your issue as he has more experience with database issues like yours. However, I did want to let you know that your topic was posted identically twice, so I deleted the duplicate.
  21. A fine mess

    Len, Jim has given you excellent advice. As he indicated "Since you have backed up, you are protected from mistakes." As an additional alternative, if you wish to know exactly what changes there are between two backup versions of a data set, this can be done because you have both a "before" and "after" copy of that data set. You can run two Individual Narrative reports, one on each of the versions of that data set, being careful to include all people and all tags and using the identical report options. Select the output for these two reports to be for a word processor (e.g. Word). Now (here's the trick) use the built-in feature of most word processors to "compare" what are expected to be two versions of the same document. Using the word processor's search facility on the comparison document you should be able to locate all additions, deletions, and changes. A bit tedious, but can be done. (Another reason to make periodic backups.) Hope this gives you ideas,
  22. Defining a search to set a flag

    John, I highly recommend Terry's book and his web site for excellent introductory explanations of the many features of TMG. Since you have his Primer, note that his discussion of using Filters begins on page 61. In addition you should review his on-line description of TMG filters which also discusses both Secondary Output and the Focus Group. That page can be found here: http://tmg.reigelridge.com/Filters.htm No question is foolish if you don't know and truly want the answer. So keep the questions coming, John. Hope Terry's explanations give you ideas,
  23. Defining a search to set a flag

    Probably not, John, those were probably my ramblings and I am probably older and more senile an old fool than you Hmm... How are you using a Filter in Second Site?? I am further confused. But soldiering on... I am "guessing" that you really mean you are using the above filter in a List of People report where you have the Secondary Output set a Flag based on this Filter. And then you use that Flag in Second Site??? Have I guessed correctly? Or how are you filtering Second Site? A TMG Filter like yours may?? be what you want, but I would suggest two changes to the above combined Filter: ( Surname // = Equals // Jones // OR Surname // = Equals // Smith // ) AND ( Name-Marr...// Surname // = Equals // Jones // OR Name-Marr...// Surname // = Equals // Smith // ) END Notice using the Surname name part and the parentheses which are required when you mix AND and OR conditions. Not sure what you mean by "refined" , maybe "defined"?? If your actual goal is to identify only those people who are direct descendants, plus spouses, of a given person, I suggest a better way in TMG is to use a Focus Group. Start with an empty Focus Group and add the common ancestor. Now with that person still selected in the Focus Group, check Descendants for the desired number of Generations, plus check Spouses, and with one click Add all these people to this Focus Group. (I would probably Save this Focus Group of people with an appropriate name for subsequent use.) Of course, descendants of a female who married will include the descendant children etc. with her husband's surname, which may not be what you want. Alternatively, if you have some how identified a group of people based on their surnames, and simply want all of their spouses added to that group, you could again use a Focus Group. Filter the Project Explorer for your group. With an empty Focus Group, Right-Click in the filtered PE and "Add all names to Focus Group". Now in the Focus Group "Select All", check "Spouses". A single Add Others click will now add all these peoples' spouses to this Focus Group. Now that you have these descendants and their spouses identified, run a List of People report Filtered by this Focus Group, and use the Secondary Output to set a unique Flag value for these people. Finally in Second Site set the option in Data//People to "Include" based on this Flag value, or create a Pages//User Items//Custom Index based on this Flag value, or whatever else you want to do in Second Site using the Flag which identifies these people. Yes, but as Jim and Terry warned, some TMG reports (such as various Ancestor and Descendant reports) intentionally generate information about many people based on the focus of the report being a single person. So be careful about which type of report you are generating. Hope this gives you ideas,
  24. Defining a search to set a flag

    John, You were not complete in describing your Search Filter. Assuming you mean the Picklist, there is no "Field" called "Name" and the AND does not seem to make sense. If you mean a Filter something like: Surname // = Equals // Jones // AND Surname // =Equals // Smith // END This doesn't make sense as a person can have only one Primary Name tag which will have only one Surname. Perhaps you are trying to filter some report? Which one, as different reports have different Filter possibilities. To make suggestions I would need to know first what you are filtering (Picklist, or some specific report) and second the exact Filter you are using. (You can change the values of the names if you wish to protect the guilty .)
  25. Mick, The use of the maintenance routines is always a good idea if problems pop up. However your sequence is not the one recommended. FIRST do file>maintenance>optimize (optimize will also do a reindex, so that separate action is not required) THEN do file>maintenance>validate file integrity IF the VFI produces any errors, repeat the above two steps. Finally, after VFI produces no errors do one last file>maintenance>optimize That should clean most everything up. (This is also a good time to do a Backup.) Hope this helps,
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