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Wholly Genes Newsletter, 28 September 2005, Issue 2005-12

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Wholly Genes Newsletter

28 September 2005

Issue 2005, Number 12


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In this issue:


o TMG v6.04 is now available

o Second Site update

o Wholly Genes is moving

o Last Chance! Arizona TMG Conference

o TMG Companion Products

o Wholly Genes online chat

o How to reach us



=== TMG v6.04 is now available ==================


The Master Genealogist v6.04.000 is now available. This free update includes a collection of bug fixes and a few new or changed features as follows:




o Local sentences are now available for both P1 and P2 when the role is the default role of Principal.


This allows users to create separate local sentences for each Principal in tags that have two Principals entered.


Note to users who customize local sentences in the default "Principal" role: Now that sentences for the two principals can be customized individually, keep in mind that if you customize the sentence for one Principal, the second Principal will continue to use the default sentence unless you also modify the sentence for that second Principal.


o Right-click menu options were added to the ToolTip message field on the Custom Toolbar Manager screen.


o Added an option to allow filtering the List of Tasks report for tasks that are linked to a source that is itself linked to a particular repository. (List of Tasks filter, Field="Linked Source", Subfield="Any linked Repo ID"). Note that this is not the same thing as filtering for tasks that are directly linked to a particular repository (Field="Linked Repo").




o Add Person

- When a wife was added, duplicate citations were added to the Name-Marr tag. In addition to fixing the problem, this version automatically deletes one of each pair of duplicate citations that were created as a result of this bug.

- When Add Person included name tags and the names entered lacked either a given name or surname, the inferred part was not being added when the tags were saved.


o Tag Entry Screen - After searching the Project Explorer and then editing any tag, typing F4 opened the Master Tag Type List rather than the Citation screen.


o Relationship tag - If you edited a tag and expanded the memo field with F7 without first clicking into the memo field, any edits/additions to the memo were lost when the memo was saved.


o Sentence variables - Conditional brackets () didn't work for the [FATH] and [MOTH] variables.


o Data Set Manager - The scroll bar for the read-only memo field didn't work.


o Expanded Picklist

- A grayout occurred after running the Picklist several times in succession.

- A grayout occurred after saving an empty filter.

- Names in the list were not displayed correctly after running certain filters.

- The Expanded Picklist should open faster without a period of jumping around.

- A language issue was fixed for the Event mode Options screen.


o Report Definition Screen - When selecting the subject for a report and using Search in Picklist to select a person, the Report Definition Screen was closed after making the Picklist selection.


o Prompts

- Could appear under floating toolbars.

- You received an erroneous prompt if you edited a Tag Type and then clicked [Cancel].

- No prompt occurred when a History tag was saved with no witnesses.


o Research Tasks - The date fields are now validated.


o Merge Two People - You couldn't add ID numbers with the numeric keypad.


o Visual Chartform

- For projects with many long memos, charts generation could take an inordinate amount of time (even if the charts didn't include the memos). Fixed.

- Report definition Screen - The 'Use the Current Focus Person' checkbox didn't work.


o Fixed a variety of cosmetic or language issues.


o Fixed a handful of more obscure bugs that were reported by users.


This free v6.04.000 update requires a previous installation of v6.00.000 or later. (Users with a prior version must first apply the update to v6.00.000). To download and apply the update, run TMG, access the Help menu and choose "Check for an update." Alternatively, you can choose "Check for a Program Update" from the Windows Start menu > The Master Genealogist group. The update will be applied automatically. Upon restarting, the startup screen will reflect a version number of "v6.04.000."



=== Second Site v1.9 update =====================


The following announcement is from John Cardinal:


"Second Site Version 1.9 (Build 2) is now available. There are a lot of changes in version 1.9.2 relative to the last production release (1.8.7), and far too many to list here. A "Preview Release" of Version 1.9 has been available for more than a month and now Version 1.9.2 is available to _all_ Second Site users.


The new features are described in Second Site News #022:



The newsletter that announces this release is #023:



You can download the new version of Second Site here:



This is the 21st consecutive *free* upgrade to Second Site dating back to the original release date of 23 June 2002!"



=== Wholly Genes is moving ======================


For the second time in five years, Wholly Genes Software has outgrown its facilities and is moving into a larger space. Effective immediately, the new corporate office location is:


Wholly Genes Software

9110 Red Branch Road, Suite "O"

Columbia, Maryland 21045


**NOTE** The office will be closed tomorrow and Friday (September 29 and 30) in order to effect the move. We hope to be fully operational again by Monday (Oct 3). Throughout the move, we will make every effort to keep up-to-date with the support forum and emails. We may experience disruptions with telephone support, however, so please bear with us.


The move does NOT affect the web site, web store, email, or the company phone and fax numbers.



=== Last Chance! Arizona TMG Conference =========


The Fourth Annual Arizona TMG Workshop is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, 2005 at the Holiday Inn in Mesa, Arizona.


This two-day event features hands-on TMG instruction (beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert) by Bob Velke, President of Wholly Genes Software whose presentations are largely driven by the questions of the attendees -- so they are different each year. The event is sponsored by the Sun Country TMG Users Group.


Seating is limited to 150 participants and previous workshops have filled fast. The fee is just $25 per day (less for members of the Sun Country or Tucson TMG Users Groups) and does not include lunch. Bring your laptop or share with a friend.


Registration forms and more information can be found on the Sun Country TMG Users Group web site at:



We hope to see you there!



=== TMG Companion Products ======================


Don't miss these helpful products that are specifically designed for TMG users like you:


"Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist"

The popular book compiled by Lee Hoffman.

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/gettingthemost.htm


Video training for TMG on DVD

Getting Started, Intermediate, Advanced, or Expert

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/videotapes.htm


Second Site

Web site construction tools for your TMG data.

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/secondsite.htm

Latest version=1.9 Build 2


Pocket Genealogist

The TMG companion program for Windows CE handheld users.

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/pocketgen.htm

Latest version=2.95


GedStar PRO

The TMG companion program for PalmOS users.

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/gedstarpro.htm

Latest version=2.1



The research advisor that reads your TMG data directly.

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/gensmarts.htm

Latest version=


Chartform Delivery

An inexpensive chart printing service

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/wallcharts.htm


For the full list of companion products, please visit the Wholly Genes Community forum (http://www.WhollyGenes.com/forums.htm) and click on "Companion Products."


The Wholly Genes web store also offers among the lowest prices you'll find for standard research works such as "Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian" (Elizabeth Shown Mills), "Producing a Quality Family History" (Patricia Law Hatcher), "The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual" (Board for Certification of Genealogists), and others. For the full selection, please visit:




=== Wholly Genes online chat =====================


The next online chat with Wholly Genes will be on Saturday, 22 October 2005, at 2pm EDT and again at 11pm Eastern Time. Don't miss this opportunity to "talk" online with Wholly Genes representatives, as well as with other TMG users around the world.


Remember that the Wholly Genes chat room is available to you at any time. Just go to http://www.WhollyGenes.com and click on Chat in the menu. When you see the security warning, click on or . Then be patient because it could take 30 seconds or more (especially on a dial-up connection) to load the necessary chat tools. When prompted, simply enter a chat nickname and then click on Connect. That's all there is to it. We hope to see you there!



==== How to reach us =============================


For tech support, please access the Wholly Genes Community message board at:


or write to:



Please be sure to note what version of the program you are using.


You can also reach us at:


Wholly Genes Software

9110 Red Branch Road, Suite "O"

Columbia, Maryland 21045


410-379-5424 (fax)


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