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  1. Edit menu items grayed out

    From Help... "The Find Text feature on the Edit menu provides a quick method for locating particular text in a Memo field in any part of The Master Genealogist or in the Text Editor." It's only active when editing text. It's not a feature to search the database.
  2. Loading TMG - no photos loaded

    Tom, When you get a program error, stop, record the error or take a screenshot, and close whatever you are doing. Clicking Ignore and proceeding accomplishes nothing. If there is anything about the fix that I'm suggesting below that you don't understand, ask before proceeding. OLE error code 0x80040154: Class not registered - This usually happens because a file cdintf400.dll is not registered. Try this. You need to run the Command Prompt as administrator and register the .dll. 1) Run File Explorer and navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and select cmd.exe and right-click on it and select 'Run as administrator'. 3) type: "cd \windows\syswow64" (as always, no quotes) (or "cd \windows\system32" for a 32-bit system) and press enter. 4) type: "regsvr32 cdintf400.dll /u" and press enter. You should get a message that it succeeded. 5) press the up arrow and the previous line should be repeated. Hit <Backspace> twice to remove the "/u" (or type "regsvr32 cdintf400.dll" from scratch) and press enter. You should get another message that it succeeded. 6) Type "Exit" and press Enter to close the window (or click on the X if that works) Now try to run TMG and see if that fixed the issue. Jim
  3. Jim

    I have forgotten how to print out the narrative file. for report options.

    I get the print page but can't get it to print and it is like a pop-up and you can see the TMG page. in the background

    .  The chart is just for me - I used it like quick notes or memo notes. I wrote my own story and didn't use the package to write

    If anyone is there can you please reply.?  I just want two charts. Expected to be completed in 2000.

    Now I can't get the print page. It was a fluke.

    Many thanks

    1. Jim Byram

      Jim Byram


      I have no idea what you are asking.

      Start with which report and state exactly what you are trying to do.


  4. Changing tag type to another

    Create the new tag type... Use TMG Utility to change the old tags to the new tag. https://www.johncardinal.com/tmgutil/
  5. TMG 9.0

    Carolyn, Sent you a message. Jim
  6. Strange Pop up Error

    This type is error is very difficult and not something that you can deal with directly. These are usually timing errors. The exact nature of a C0000005 error can only be determined in a development environment and only when the error can be replicated. Did you check the VFP9Rerr.log (if it even exists)? Have you made any recent changes to your system that could affect TMG? (exclude Windows updates because system updates will not cause this) Have you rebooted your system? That might help. You might close any other applications that are running (although background applications such as security and email clients should have no effect).
  7. TMG 9.0

    Just to note... This error occurs during the process of transferring the TMG data into the raw format used by the report engine to build the output file. I have no way to debug this process. You can output to a .DOC file for the Descendancy Narrative Report since this report is not form based. I wouldn't be surprised if you got the same error. You could also try a Journal report to either a .DOC or .RTF file. Be sure to run the maintenance routines (optimize, Validate File Integrity, optimize in that order) and, if necessary, run the installer and select [Repair].
  8. TMG 9.0

    Is this the issue? From TMG 9 help... Note: If you are using Microsoft Word 2013, you should choose the Rich Text Format (RTF) file type to save the report rather than the Microsoft Word (DOC) file type. This tabular report is not compatible with the table structure used in Microsoft Word 2013. This applies to Word 2013 and later and .DOC files produced by TMG 7 and later. You may need to save your TMG reports as .RTF files rather than as .DOC files. Also note that you have a 30-day trial period after first running TMG9 that should be enough time to do the move to Legacy. btw... I see that Legacy 10 is finally in beta testing.
  9. Missing Exhibits on reports

    Different reports have different exhibit options. You've checked the report options on the Exhibits tab and selected the exhibit options that you want? I'm also assuming that you are not using images embedded in PDF files since these are not image files and can't be used as person and event images.
  10. That's not a screenshot. It's the link to the previous topic on this issue. This is how the message board handles a link to another topic.
  11. Source Reminders

    Many thanks to Michael for the solution.
  12. There's a discussion of this issue. The error basically has to do with the paths used by TMG for the various data folders and typically occurs when running TMG in a virtual environment or on a Mac under Parallels. There are solutions in that topic. The question... Is the restored project using the default TMG data paths? The restored project might have been using an incompatible path for one of the settings. Check Preferences for the project path settings and make sure all are set to the defaults. %%%%%%%%%% The *.lo files are here... C:\Users\(user account name)\AppData\Roaming\The Master Genealogist v9 The folder can be accessed from TMG. Help menu / Access Folders / select User Program Data Folder / [Open]
  13. Getting an error message on one of my projects.  I have been using V8 but got V9 at least for a trial run.  I purchased V8 many years ago and it's been working fine.  Now I get a message on this one project that says not a valid pjc file -- see attached screen shot.  I can take my backed up data and add it to this project and says it's in repair mode and then after the data is back in it opens but still gives me the message as before.  Yet I can use it until I close it again then have to restart it.  I get the same in V8 and V9.  

    I downloaded V9 and will use that but it gave me the same error code for this same project.  Hopefully it's quick fix.  Hope you might be able to suggest something.  I am not very computer savvy but I'll try.


    Thanks very much.

    Richard Pope, Housatonic, MA


    Not valid PJC file.png

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    2. rmpope1950


      Could not get thru with that link.  Caused me problems actually.  If you happened to see my email you can send me any instructions there else we'll have to try some other way.  Thanks for helping with this.


    3. Jim Byram

      Jim Byram

      I checked my email link above and it worked correctly.

      In any event, I sent you a private message with my email address.

    4. rmpope1950


      I didn't get your message (yet) but sent you one from my yahoo account using your link.  I sure hope you get it.



  14. Repetitive Request For Serial Number

    This question has been answered multiple times on this forum. You need to unlock TMG twice. 1) Unlock TMG running as a Standard User. In other words, just run TMG normally and unlock by entering your registration information. 2) Unlock TMG running as administrator. Right-click on the TMG shortcut and select 'Run as administrator'. Reply affirmatively to the system prompt and then unlock by entering your registration information. Exit TMG after unlocking. After this use TMG by running from the shortcut.
  15. Source Reminders

    Reminders are stored in the memo files associated with the appropriate data tables. So it is entirely possible that the memo file associated with the source table has corrupted memos. However, there should have been an error when TMG tried to open a source with a damaged reminder memo. This would be for specific reminders and not for all source reminders. You need to send me the source table (.dbf) and the memo file (.fpt) so that I can take a look and do maintenance on both the database table and the memo file. The source table is the 'M' table. Make a .ZIP archive of the two files. If the .ZIP file is too large to email, you'll need to upload the .ZIP so that I can download it. You can contact me by email by clicking on the link below... Jim Byram