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  1. Changing tag type to another

    The TMG Utility for tags changes sort order or deletes them. Where is the facility to change them?
  2. I set up a custom tag called FSID to store FamilySearch IDs for my folks. Not being conversant with Tag types, I set it up as an address type of tag, and stored the ID in the Title field. I found out that the FS tag ID standard is FSFTiD, and that the Title field is usually for royalty. I'll deal with Title issues later. What I would like to do without re-learning FoxPro (if I can even find a copy to use), is to find all of the people I've added the FSID to (about 50 or so, which I can do in a report), add an FSFTiD tag, copy the value of FSID to FSFTiD, then delete the FSID. Not asking too much is it? I noted a comment by John Cardinal about 15 years ago that stated his utility could change tag types, but I just don't see that capability anywhere in the current version (7.4). I can do all of the above manually, of course, but is there any way to do it mechanically? Thanks.
  3. I removed Avarinah as Marianna's mother, and linked Marianna to her correct mother, and that removed all references between Evan and Avarinah. I was a little too focused on the relationship of the adults that I ignored the daughter being linked wrong. Thanks.
  4. I've attached a series of screenshots to show the problem. Avarinah Lloyd was correctly married to Isaac I. Parry. The erroneous marriage is to Evan Parry. Note that the marriage does not show up in the Person tab for any of the 3 people involved, but is referenced and available in the Family and Tree tabs. The marriage also shows up on the Descendant Box Chart for Evan and Isaac's father.
  5. I checked all 3 person views before I posted, and none of them show the erroneous marriage, only the Family and Tree views and the reports. I have also executed the File Maintenance utilities to Reindex, Optimize and Validate the tables. I shut TMG down and restarted it, and the problem remains. It's as if the DELETE function failed/stopped part way through, and left a tag reference somewhere I - and the Person view - can't get to.
  6. Somehow, one of my grandparents had a marriage tied to her husband AND to another person. I deleted the wrong marriage, and in the Person view, there is no marriage tag. However, in the Family and in the Tree tabs, and in reports, the marriage still shows up. What am I missing here?
  7. Here's a new one - every time I go to print a report to my new-ish Brother printer, the printer wants me to load A4 paper. The printer is set to default to Letter, the tray is loaded with Letter, and the TMG File/Printer setup is set to Letter, so where is the A4 demand coming from? No other app asks for A4 when I print (Word, Excel, or eve a screen print). It did work fine for a while, this is a recent development. Thanks.
  8. Thanks for the help, much appreciated. I was able to extract the focus group, and am now in the process of cleaning it up (Ancestry.com, need I say more???) before I import it to my master DB.
  9. I received a very large (10,000) name GEDCOM file from a distant relative. It appears to be primarily an extract of numerous Ancestry.com files and trees, and as such contains a lot of what I would consider nonsense (e.g. my g/grandfather listed as a "Doctor" when he was a telegrapher, and his middle initial as "S" when his middle name was Taylor). She has added details for her family that is more reliable, and I want to include that in my files. I imported my relative's GEDCOM file to a new TMG 9.05 database, although it appears the GEDCOM version was later than 5.5, as the import threw hundreds of errors. However, the import worked, and I have families properly set up after a quick QC check. As I mentioned, I wanted to load just her families' data into my master database as a starting point for seriously fleshing out that part of the family with sources, etc. I don't use export much (if at all), so doing the export is new to me. I tried to export (GEDCOM) the key descendant, and of course only got him. I set up a focus group and exported that, and only got the key ancestor again. When I exported the focus group, I limited his ancestors to 1, and maxed out the descendants, which did not help. Given that I only want 100 or so families out of the 10,000 names she gave me, am I going about this the right way? If I am, what's going wrong with the export wherein I only get 1 person? Is there a better way to do this? Thanks.
  10. Update after reboot: the pdf file originally created when TMG hung up was corrupt and Adobe could not open it. I deleted the TMG printer and went to reinstall it, and lo and behold, it was there again - the Amyuni installer infomed me that the printer was already installed. I can print to my printer and to my CutePDF printer, but cannot save to a pdf file using the TMG facility. I get an error: TerPrint2, Error Code: 771 Unable to Start the Print Job. When I clicked OK, TMG went ahead and told me it had successfully created the file. I selected "Open" the file, but adobe told me the file could not be opened as it was corrupt. Since I can use the CutePDF printer to create a PDF file, no loss on the lack of TMG pdf facility, but I do not like quirky software running on my system. Any thoughts?
  11. First off, - success! Michael - thanks for the correction. I spoke out of habit from my use of the CutePDF "printer" which IS used by selecting it as a printer. I know that TMG has a pdf output you select to save to, which also was not working. I just chose wording that was habit and not accurate in this case. Jim - Oddly, the TMG pdf printer did not show up in my printer list, even after numerous "successful" installs (according to the Amyuni install reports), so nothing to delete. I followed your manual instructions, everything went as you described, and I restarted TMG. I printed successfully to paper, but when I went to "Save to" (!!!) the TMG pdf printer, TMG hung up. I had to terminate TMG through the Task Manager (which showed TMG as "Not Responding"), but I noticed it did create the file I wanted. I have other programs running at the moment, and need to get an email out, then I will reboot and see if that helps.
  12. Jim, did as you suggested, even downloaded a fresh copy of the installer to effect the repair. Rebooted the computer as well, but the same problems persists. Have previously also run all of the TMG maintenance utilities to ensure the database is indexed and optimized. No problems reported.
  13. I installed TMGW 9.05 late last year when it was released. Due to family demands, I have not attempted to print anything until now. When I went to a report, I found that I can find the printer I have physically attached to my system (not wifi), but I receive an error when I try to print to it. I selected the Family Group Sheet to print, and sent it directly to the printer. The error I receive is: OLE error code 0x80040154: Class not registered. If i click "Ignore", the dialog box goes away but nothing happens - nothing prints. When I attempted to print to the PDF printer, TMGW notifies me that it is not installed, even though I installed it from the File/Printer Setup menu when I first installed. If I attempt to re-install it, the install appears successful, but again I cannot print to it, I get the "not installed" message. I also have the CutePDF printer writer installed, and have tried to print to that. To an application, it simply looks like another printer. When I tried printing to it, I got the OLE error code (same as above), plus another error - "Unknown member ROPROTECTIONMAN." When I click on OK, I get a screen that is a Windows File Save window, with no file name and and file type of "Table/DBF (pdf)". When I get this, I cannot do anything else, and have to terminate TMGW through the Windows Task Manager. I have completely removed (uninstalled) TMGW following the instructions at the "TMG9 - Final Installers" thread by Jim Byram, and reinstalled with a new download from his links. Same printer problems. I receive the same problems regardless of the report I select. I can, however, get a report preview, but cannot route it to any printer. Running Windows 7 on an AMD FX processor with 16GB memory.
  14. TMG v6 to v7 restore problem

    Terry - you wrote: " The default folder in TMG6 for projects is under the folder in which TMG6 is installed. By default that's in "program space," and is an "illegal" location in Windows Vista. TMG7 enforces the Vista rule, even if you are using WindowXP. So if you have used the default locations in TMG6, you cannot place your TMG7 projects in the same location as your TMG6 projects. That's the whole point of the backup and restore method of moving your data to TMG7 -- to move your data files to "legal" locations. While TMG7 allows you considerable flexibility in locating your data files, it does not allow you to put them in "program space," as the error message says." My response - Close but no cigar. I do not have my files stored with the programs or a default location, but in a folder under My Documents so I can routinely back them up. I am running Windows XP SP2. I am a user on my system with full Admin rights. I have set up a new folder in My Documents for TMG 7.0 and am trying to restore to that folder. The source backup file is in another folder under My Documents. When I try to restore, I get the same message as the others here. I have never encountered this issue before with any other application, the data for which all get stored in My Documents. And why should a program care one whit about where I - the user - put my data?
  15. OK, dumb move but somehow I managed to get a second marriage added to one of my ancestors without his benefiting from the second bride. How do I remove the marriage? When I go to the Person tab, there is no tag for the second marriage for either the husband or the alleged wife, only the correct marriage tag for the first wife. However, the marriages do show up on the Family and Tree tabs. I'm puzzled!