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About johnbuckjr

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  1. I need a new Desktop... my Dell XPS is about six years old and I'm considering another new XPS. I currently have my harddisk partitioned into C, D, and E... TMG is installed on E and I'm wondering if I'm just asking for trouble trying to successfully get my data to a computer with only a C drive.. what worries me is recreating all of the links to images. I've put them all in files external to TMG ... and I would hate to have to go through them one by one and reattach them to their appropriate TMG locations... Can TMG handle a situation like this?
  2. Thank you Jim, I appreciate your help!
  3. Should I have to reenter my Serial Number, Name and E-mail Address and the location of where I purchased TMG9 every time I reboot my computer? I use a Dell desktop with Windows 10. Is there some way for me to avoid having to do that.... ? It really isn't a big deal (like my complaint earlier this month of being unable to print out Group Sheets with images) it's just annoying. <g> John John Buck, Jr. Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  4. Thank you for your suggestion. I attempted to create a PDF, printed to printer and selected the Microsoft Print to PDF driver, gave the file a name and pressed SAVE. The dialog boxes closed, but no file was created... no error messages, nothing.
  5. I'm using TMG v9, Windows 10 I have tried to include images when creating a Family Group Sheet as pdf, rtf and Microsoft Word files... but images do not appear. All of my images are in .png format. I've tried changing them to .jpg but that didn't seem to make any difference. When I use rtf I do get a box where an image should be which says: "The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deletd. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location." The images do appear correctly in TMG, and I've checked the "large Image" box in Options. When I attempt to use pdf I get a message that says: "printer not activated, error code -20" then another error message that says: "TerPrint2, Error Code: 15" and "Unable to Start the Print job" Then a final error message which says: "Error exporting to E:\Microsoft Office\Word Data\Genealogy\TMG\Reports\Group Sheets\file name.pdf" Does anyone have any idea about what is going on here? I don't have any image issues when I use Second Site. Thanks. John Buck, Jr. john.buck.jr@usa.net
  6. TMG crashes when attempting to load.

    OK ... Well, this looks like a Universal Problem now... Here's what I did (with Jim Byram's help): I called AVG (got their Professional Technical Support department) and they told me that my computer was messed up and had a lot of nasty files on it and I should subscribe to their Support Plan for about $200.00 a year - this was after they "tooked over" my computer and checked it out. I declined and decide to uninstall AVG completely. That fixed my original problem of TMG crashing shortly after it opened... BUT .,. I was unable to load Windows Defender, and so I was left without a functioning anti-virus program running... I called Microsoft and they told me that they could fix the problem for a one-time fee of around $79, I think it was. So, I decided to try reinstalling AVG - Free, to see what would happen (I wouldn't be any worse off, and I could uninstall it again if it didn't work properly) ... TMG stopped working again, but I happened upon an AVG Support telephone number that was different from the one I originally called, so I called again. THIS time I was connected to AVG Technical Support - not the "Professional Support" people... - and they did not try to sell me anything! They were just concerned about my problem. (844-259-8811) After yet another half hour on the phone with them looking over my computer files, they wrote an exception into my AVG-Free antivirus program, and now I have BOTH AVG and TMG... and they appear to be working just fine. *** The following paragraph describes how to set up the AVG exception for TMG *** To write the exception they opened AVG AntiVirus Free, Clicked on OPTIONS in the upper right hand corner and clicked on ADVANCE SETTINGS. Then they clicked on EXCEPTIONS. Then click on ADD EXCEPTION at the bottom of that dialog box. In the newly opened box Exception Type should be set to: APPLICATION OR FILE. Then browse your way to the location of the tmg.exe file on your computer. On my computer it looked like this: E:\The Master Genealogist v9\tmg9.exe - Then click the box: EVEN WHEN THE FILE IS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION. Hit OK, then OK again and close the AVG dialog box, and you're all set... At least that is what they did on my computer (using Remote Control) ... so, hopefully, it will work much the same on yours.
  7. TMG crashes when attempting to load.

    I did, but as we were already in communication I guess I thought that wasn't necessary... Sorry. I'll do that right now.
  8. TMG crashes when attempting to load.

    OK, now I'm confused. The link to download the TMG installer is giving me an error message... but there is a note from you to let you know which version is desired (in my case: US) The problem with that web site was posted, evidently, in 2014 - surely it has been fixed by now, so I must be doing something incorrectly... I'm not sure what you elaborated in your message above... attempting to run TMG after AVG has been disabled? I did that, but it had no effect. The program still crashes. Sorry I'm being so dense about this...
  9. TMG crashes when attempting to load.

    The link you suggested returns an error message and turning off AVG doesn't seem to have any effect: 404 Not FoundThe page you are looking for could not be found.
  10. TMG crashes when attempting to load.

    I can't seem to locate an installer. There is a folder on my C:/ drive that is labeled: The Master Genealogist v9 Installer, but it only has two files in it: tmginstall.log and updates.aiu and I had no luck locating it on the TMG Update website. TMG was working as recently as yesterday without trouble. I don't "think" I've added any new programs, but I may have been prompted to reboot after an automatic AVG update... I'm not sure, but I'll see if I can find out.
  11. When I attempt to open TMG 9, it starts out OK and loads my opening page, but before the "Tips and Hints" dialog box finishes opening I get the message: "The Master Genealogist has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will colse the program and notify you if a solution is available." My only option now seems to be to click on the CLOSE PROGRAM box. When I do that, the message reappears, but this time when I click on the CLOSE PROGRAM box, it does shut down. I've tried using CCleaner and AVG 1-Click Maintenance on my machine and rebooting the machine (Windows 10 - Desktop) but that hasn't changed the problem.
  12. Visual Chartform - PNG Image Files

    Thank you for the suggestion. I tried inserting png files into the onscreen created file - and it didn't work. It just froze the machine for a few minutes before simply closing the Insert window on every try, I tried to insert a jpg image, and that worked! I took a look at the pages you suggested. Thank you. They are very nice. George Patton was quite a guy! John
  13. Visual Chartform - PNG Image Files

    Thank you both for your replies... I was afraid that was the case. Perhaps, one day, png will be supported and solve my problem! <g>
  14. Is there a fix of somesort available, so that .png images will work with Visual Chartform files? I'm running 64 bit Vista and VCF crashes if I attempt to include images. I noticed on a Forum that if I exclude images the VCF will work, and that was true for me, but all of my images are .png files and they would be nice to include.
  15. TMG Tech Support solved my problem for me. Thank you. Incase anyone has a similar problem - here's what we did to resolve mine. I had my data and exhibits in E:\The Master Genealogist v8 They had me rename that directory to E:\xxThe Master Genealogist v8 And then I was able to download the sample program and install it into E:\The Master Genealogist v8 I then copied the Exhibits and Project data from E:\xxThe Master Genealogist v8 to the new E:\The Master Genealogist v8 And I was back in business !