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  1. TMG to the Bitter End

    If I have to, I will run Windows 7 in a virtual machine just to run TMG on. I figure I can do that forever
  2. Bad tmg7setup.exe?

    Finally found the issue and got a good download. Strange issue. Even though this has nothing to do with TMG, I'm going to put this out there for Jim's benefit. I was choosing a DFS share on one of my servers as my save location. (One runs Windows Server 2008 and the other 2003 R2) Firefox was downloading the file directly to the share. You could tell this by the appearance of a .part file in the directory upon starting the download. The size of the file upon completion was different every time I tried it. Sometimes it was only off a few bytes and other times by as much as 60 KB. Using IE 8 it worked fine because IE downloads to a temp directory on the machine your using and then upon completion of the download moves the file to the directory you chose. Also Firefox works correctly if downloading to the local machine. I'm not sure if this is an issue with Firefox, or if it could be a problem with my AV solution on the servers (F-Prot) not playing nicely with DFS replication. At any rate it sure isn't a problem with TMG, but I thought I'd throw this out there for you Jim in case you ever run into this in the future. I'm glad this happened because I need to find out if it is a problem with my AV and DFS. If I have a problem there, I need to either find a solution or change to another AV program. I really hope that isn't the case because F-Prot is the only AV program out there that doesn't charge what I call the "server tax". Everyone else raises their fees for server based programs ten fold.
  3. On a new computer running Windows 7 x64. Need to install TMG. I downloaded the install file but I can't run it. Here's the error I get: Could not initialize installation. File size expected=46552735, size returned=46487199. I tried to use this setup.exe in XP mode as well. I get the same error. Could someone else download the current setup.exe and see if they get this error? I think there is a corrupt file on the server, but I'm just not sure at this point. Thanks, Matt
  4. Our family associations genealogist, Delores, wants to import her personal data files into TMG. She has an old FTM 8.0 install disc, not installed right now, a backup created under that version, and a FTM 2006 disc which is also not installed. She is also in possession of a gedcom, given to her by another researcher that has 3559 people in it. Since I have never done an import, or even used FTM before, I am wondering if you folks can advise me on the best way to do this for her. My initial thoughts are to just import the FTM 8.0 backup using GenBridge and have it create a new project. I regularly restore the most current backup of the associations database I have here onto her computer. I do not want those people in this database. DNA testing has shown that there is no connection between the Goodrich and Goodrick lines. I was then thinking of importing that gedcom into the same project but into a different dataset. She could then see about resolving any issues with duplicate people. I am sure there will probably be some. Will TMG import a FTM 8.0 backup halfway decently? Or should I have her install FTM 2006, upgrade her files, the generate a 2006 version backup? I believe I just need to play with this to get a better feel, but I thought maybe someone could warn me about any major "gotcha's" before I start down this road. BTW, just for clarafication, I use VNC to remote into her computer and do this stuff for her since she is 1000 miles from me.
  5. Weird problem with sources

    Actually I hadn't Teresa, but I did after reading your post. Phil fixed it up for me. I'm a happy camper.
  6. Weird problem with sources

    No one has any ideas at all? Not even WhollyGenes? That can't be good.
  7. I noticed a fairly strange issue with my sources yesterday morning. Version 7.03 In the MSL I have 16 unique sources. (Not many I know. I have hundreds I haven't gotten to yet, this will be the data entry job from hell.) <g> However there are actually 32 source numbers listed in the MSL. Sources 17 - 32 are duplicates of Sources 1 - 16. I tried doing a merge and I can't do that because when I put source 32 in the top merge box, and go to the second box, it changes to source #16. Therefore, I get an error message stating I can't merge a source with itself. I then tried deleting one of the duplicates, and it deleted both sources and all associated citations. (deleting #30 deleted BOTH #30 AND #14) So I restored the backup I had made before doing the deletion. I then started looking at the duplicate sources. If I go to the MSL and select source #30, then click edit, it says it is source #14. Not #30. Source #17 will say it is Source #1, and so on. My question is: Since sources 17 -32 are in reality sources 1 - 16, why are they showing in the MSL in the first place, and how can I get rid of them? BTW, Optimize and Validate has done nothing to resolve this. I'm not even sure this is a problem, other than being annoying. Matt
  8. TMG7 Cheat Sheets posted

    Thanks DeAnna!
  9. Glad to hear you got it sorted out.
  10. TMG7 layout

    These are not much different than my V6 layouts. I just added the Associate window to all of them. I really like being able to see the roles at a glance. When I don't need other applications open on the second monitor, and I want to "spread out", I use this layout. Lots of space for everything here.
  11. My new favorite layout

    Now that Version 7 has been released, let's see some layouts utlilizing some the new features. I'm expecting to be wowed by Teresa within the next few days. I'll post my layout in the next couple of days. I haven't settled on anything yet. Edit: Guess I really should have started a new thread in the V7 forum.
  12. My new favorite layout

    Teresa, Take a look at this site. I think it would suit your purpose just fine. They will let you have 5GB of space for free. If you need more space, you can get it at a reasonable price. You can make folders/files accessible to the general public, a few select people or just yourself as you see fit. It's a great place to just keep a backup of important stuff as well.
  13. WISHLIST-Research log

    I would love to see this implemented as well. I can see myself using this quite extensively.
  14. relationship error

    Another thing you can do to make this easier is setup a button on the custom toolbar to do this. Then you won't have to dig through the menus every time. Click View>Toolbars>Customize On the right side at the very bottom is the option to "Toggle Relative auto-tag". Highlight and click Add. Look through the rest of the options, you'll probably see some more you use frequently. When you're done adding buttons save it with a name of your choosing. No go back and click View>Toolbars and click "Custom" so it will show on the screen. Very handy feature. You can see an example of extreme use of the custom toolbar here. Apologies to Teresa.
  15. My new favorite layout

    I think I am going to go with this color scheme for a while. I just loaded the Steel Chiffon scheme, left the list color alone and changed the window background to: R = 90 G = 130 B = 173 I may mess with the list color as well, maybe a little more grayish or silverish. Don't know yet. BTW, most of those flags were created today. That's why they are set to ? I have a BUNCH of LOP reports to run tomorrow to set these things.