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  1. TMG Report wants A4 paper

    Click on File=>Printer Setup from the Main Menu and check the Paper Size.
  2. TMG can be used by multiple users at the same time on a network. Only one user can edit a record as TMG “locks” any open records. There may be other “limits” such as how many users can access the same project - this may be more a limit of bandwidth though. My wife and I used a local network for a number of years in this way and had little "conflict" of needing to access the same record -- mostly working on different people and families. To my knowledge, not many users have used the feature. Most of those I have heard of were on a local network (same building and often same room). At least two users have used TMG for collaboration being 1600 miles apart. One user described their experience in 2005 with TMG v5x in an article at www.tmgtips.com/tmg5_network.htm. While the article was written in 2005 for TMG v5x, the discussion should be comparable to al later versions of TMG. Mostly, it requires that there is a base (host) with one user and other user(s) accessing TMG remotely. The article was written for a much earlier version of Windows, but should work with all later versions of Windows. My wife and I used the local network method for a few years up to Windows XP or Windows 7. As for the Cloud, I don’t think that would work although I don’t know that for sure. I do know that any time that a Cloud service is synchronized with the TMG data folders, there is potential for data corruption as TMG keeps project files open at all times during a session. Cloud services expect files to be closed during a time of synchronization. This is not a problem with most programs as there is only one file involved. With TMG, there are about 80 files and a single edited Tag can cause four or more files to be updated when a Tag or other record is edited. So, if one file is updated when a Cloud update is done, the other files are not and the Cloud backup then are corrupt as three files had not been updated yet. For this reason, it is always recommended that TMG folder not be in Cloud coverage. The recommendation is that TMG operate outside the Cloud and the TMG backup (SQZ) files be copied to a folder covered by the Cloud.
  3. Audit results

    Yep, all maintenance routines run. and I just did them again with the same results. The question is where is the link. It almost certainly must be a father/son Relationship Tag coupled with Birth Tags. Hmm! I might run a List of People in the ID range showing Father ID. This is 479 people of which 125 have no known father (Primary or non-Primary). Only one of the 125 have a known mother. Guess it'll turn up in time. Lee
  4. Something I have not run across before -- I ran the Audit report for "Born before father was 16 years old" and got mostly the "usual suspects". But in the middle was the name "an unknown person" with no ID Number. Of course, no one in the project has that name. This "name" appears often in other reports, but not here. I have a number of people with no Given or Surnames, but these follow the Empty name text option of the Report Definition "(--?--)" and would include the ID Number. Sorting the report by ID Number shows the entry between ID# 5615 and # 6095 leaving a lot of to search. It is odd. The text usually appears when there is no person entered, but how can an un-entered person (with, of course, no birthdate) be seen as being born before the father was 16? Any ideas on how to find this? Lee
  5. Rather than using the Father-Oth Relationship Tag, I suggest that just a "dummy" or psuedo-person "1900 U.S.Census" (or whatever) be created. Then add that psuedo-person as a Witness to each Census Tag. You may want to create a new Custom Census Tag Role for this Psuedo-Person and adjust normal Sentences so that the psuedo-person does not show up in reports when they shouldn't. You can then use the dummy person to generate reports as you need. Another idea (I have not thought this through) is to create a psuedo-person named "Smalltown" or whatever is the name of the community. Again, adding this psuedo-person as a Witness to Tags as needed. You might have both showing the community through the census years or just for a census year. You might get some ideas at <http://www.tmgtips.com/unusual.htm>. Lee
  6. Any idea why editing a Witness with a Role of 'minister' should cause a "1234 Subscript out of bounds" error. Reindexing, Repair, Optimize all have been run. The only fix seems to be deleting the Witness and then Adding them back with the same Role.
  7. Source Report

    About 60% of the people in my project have at least one non-Primary Name Tag. If a Citation is not attached to the Tag (including the Primary Name), how are you or anyone able to determine where it came from and how accurate it is? Lee
  8. I don't think there is a way to print a Flag value on a chart. A Flag's value can be inferred however, by using it to display the person's in a certain way through Accents. Lee
  9. Playing with Languages somewhat related to recent discussions on TMG-L, I tried to [Add] a Custom Language. After entering the name of the new Language (German2) , I clicked [OK] and got the error message: Variable 'CGERMAN2' is not found. 42 FRMMODIFYLANG.MCOPY I clicked [Abort] and tried to [Copy] German and again entered the new Language name (German2) and got the error message: Variable 'CGERMAN2' is not found. 39 FRMMODIFYLANG.MCOPY This is following all the Maintenance routines which noted no problems. I tried the Maintenance routines (including Reindex) again and got the same thing. This is with a new installation of v9.05 on Win10 and with an Import of a v4x data set. Any ideas? Lee
  10. Focus Groups

    Actually, like most things in TMG, Focus Groups aren’t stored in a single place. The Focus Group itself (the name and an assigned number within TMG) is stored in the “O” table as Terry mentioned. But to find the members of a Focus Group, you need to go to the “B” table. The “B” table lists the Focus Groups by group number and then each member by person number. But, note that “person number” is not necessarily the same as the Person ID#, so you need to refer to the “N” table to get the the name of the member . While you can read the various tables to find out about Focus Groups (or any other part of a TMG project), you really don’t want to make any changes in a database manager as a change to one table can affect many other tables. Any editing should only be done within TMG as Jim said. Lee
  11. Roz - The typical way of entering a woman into TMG (or any genealogy programs) is to enter her birth name (including surname) in the Primary Name Tag. You may add numerous other Name-... Tags with other names. If you allow, TMG will automatically add a Name-Marr Tag which will have the husband's surname when a Marriage Tag Group Tag is added. Lee
  12. Rootsweb list is ending 02-Mar-2020

    Connie's announcement affects ALL mailing lists on RootsWeb.com. So, this affects not just TMG-L, but ALL lists including any that happen to be related to TMG (about a dozen) and to FTST as well, and more. Lee
  13. TMG v9.05 - Win7 Pro SP1 OK, One I have not run across before. A friend in NC has a problem doing a Restore of his Project. The project is on a LAN and everything else seems to be working fine. He wants to Restore as he got fumble-fingered and deleted too much. Fortunately his latest Backup is current. When he opens the Wizard, selects the latest Backup, and enters the correct folder to which it should be restored, and clicks on [Next >], he gets the message "Wrong destination path". He has double-checked the file path (selected using the [...] button and browsing) and it is correct. Note that the file path is a network address. Everything on his network is tied to the username and v9 was installed using default installation. So all addresses inn Preferences have a base UNC of . I have been able to replicate it by using the Data_paths.txt file to put the data on another computer in my LAN (Sue Ellen's) and checking that all Preferences are set to the UNC address . I can operate just fine, including doing a Backup. But when I try to do a Restore using the Backup I just created, I get the "Wrong Destination path" message. Any ideas?
  14. "religion" on ancestor chart

    Terry mentioned using a Flag to set Accent colors. This can make some very interesting charts. I had never thought of a chart using the Religion info, but I may try it and think a chart accented by religion would be very interesting. You could set up the Religion Flag using the List of Events report Secondary Output which would reduce the work of setting the Flag. Lee
  15. I am working with a project with five data sets. The Project Summary shows 7211 people with the usual values for names, events, witnesses, etc. Of the 5 data sets, data set one has 7211 persons and the usual other values in the Project Summary for that data set. Data sets three, four, and five show as empty. Data set two, on the other hand, shows no people or anything else, but has 17 names. These names only appear in the Project Explorer (PE) and Picklist. I cannot select any of these names in DS2 to display in the Details window. Disabling all data sets except DS2, Project Explorer shows 13 Primary people and 17 total people. In addition to the Primary indicator, the PE displays the usual familial relationship and clicking on the plus boxes, the PE expands to show the spouse and children. Further, the PE shows the ID with the the "1:" prefix as if this was displaying data for data set one instead of data set two. I have run all Maintenance functions and no problems are found. If I copy the project to a work project, delete data set one in that work project and optimize then looking at the N* tables shows nothing as would be expected of a project with no people in it. One of the persons in data set two has both a Primary and non-Primary name that are the same (probably from a person merge). Going to data set one for that person, I deleted the non-Primary name. Going back to data set two, the non-Primary name remained, and the Maintenance functions did not remove it. This appears to say that the apparent "ghosting" of the names in DS2 is not dynamic as would appear in the PE (& Picklist). Anyone have any idea why this "ghosting" appears? Lee
  16. Yes, but what caused it? The N Table shows the ghosted name record as DS #2 in addition to the correct records.
  17. An update - I found that the one person who had a second Name-Var Tag that was a dupe of the Primary Name Tag also has a Name-Marr Tag that was empty (e.g., Given and Surnames were implied). Deleting that Tag also removed the non-Primary name from data set two after the Maintenance functions. Interestingly, adding those non-Primary Name-Var and Name-Marr Tags back did not restore them as "ghost" Tags in data set two. Lee
  18. Using two monitors

    If I "Restore Down" the main TMG window, extend it across both monitors, adjust the internal TMG windows, and save the new Layout, I have no problems with using that Layout. Note that while the main TMG window is spread across two monitors, the internal windows are arranged so that any one window (Details, Focus Group Siblings, etc.) is displayed on one monitor. This does allow me to display all eight windows in the main TMG widown and see them all at the same time. If I switch to some other program, it displays in the monitor on which it was last used blocking my view of TMG for that monitor. This multiple monitor arrangement works best with two monitors of the same general size, but still works OK with different sized monitors.. While I have no problems, and it works fine, I don't like the Layout over multiple monitors - it is just easier for me using a single monitor for TMG (or any program). I have not found any difference with the Allow Multiple Monitor option selected or not. Lee
  19. I assume that the Family Search site address was the only entry in the address area and that it was entered just as you posted -- that is, without any characters setting off the address such as curly brackets or dashes. These would tell TMG that the address should be excluded or is sensitive and should not be printed (absent the selection to print in the Report Definition Screen [Options] window Miscellaneous tab. Lee
  20. Further on this, I set up TMG with DataPaths.txt using UNC file paths/names. Again everything seems to work fine including a valid backup. But again, when trying to Restore the just backed up project, I get the "Wrong destination path" message. I have also tried the DataPaths.txt with the Shared and User Program Data file paths set to the normal C: type file paths. But still get the message. The only thing I can figure is that TMG wants to set up temporary working file(s) and the UNC file paths confuse it. Lee
  21. Do you mean that you have created a new Source Type which have new Source Templates for Full and Short Footnotes and for Bibliography? I assume that this new Source Type is similar to an older existing Source Type but uses some different and some new Source Elements. And, you want to change Source Number 20 to the new Source Type. Also, the old Source had data in it which you want to retain in it using the new Source Type (maybe moving some data to new Source Elements and adding new data for added Source Elements. The simple way to do this is open Source Number 20 for Editing, click on the [source Type] button and select the new Source Type. The General Tab will change to show the new Source Type Source Elements. Those that were the same as in the old Source Type will remain and retain their data. If some old Source Elements are no longer used, the data will remain and you can copy/paste from the old field into the new field. And for completely new data, you can enter it as normal. Lee
  22. One of the more common “problems” experienced by new users is in Sentences that use the Age Variable(s). The user wants the age to print, but it doesn’t print because one or more of the Dates needed for calculation is incomplete. In many cases, the user looks at Help, but gets no information there. This is because the information that is needed in located in a place that is counter-intuitive. That is, there is nothing in the Age [A] Variable Help wording that tells about printing year-only ages. Since the user is not interested in printing days, months, and years (can’t be done with incomplete dates anyway, they figure), they don’t read the second sentence of the Exact Age [AE] explanation. The obvious “fix” to this situation is to change the [A] Variables to calculate years-only when the Date(s) are incomplete and possibly prepend the word “about” to the output to allow some ambiguity. Or, change the standard Sentences to use the [AE] Variables. This last is not necessarily desired as most users would not want the months & days parts all the time. Also, changing standard Sentences may not suit many current users. This leaves only changing the [A] Variable function as first suggested above. However, this may require more work than feasible for an update, and/or may require some added re-design work. Thus, a third easy option is to revise Help to tell the user how the [A] Variables should be changed to [AE] when incomplete Date(s) are used. Lee
  23. Oh yes, One other thing, If you have the process working on one project and want to use it in another project, just copy the Related_by filters to the other project folder. Create the Flags, and go. Hope this helps - Lee
  24. Larry - You don't need to re-create the various filters and report definitions for my Related_By Flag process. Just download the "file of Report Definitions" Zip file referenced on my web page at http://www.tmgtips.com/Related_By.htm>. Then unZip the file and move the FLP files to your project folder and the RPT and RPB files to the Configuration Files folder. Re-start TMG, open Book Manager, and making sure the Related_By process is listed in the upper left, click on the [Create Book] button. Of course, you want to make sure the Flags are created as mentioned on my web page. Hope this helps - Lee