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  2. Focus Groups

    Ruth, As Terry writes, focus groups are part of the TMG database. The only way that you can edit them are by using the Focus Groups tool in TMG. Using the Save and Load convention makes it appear that focus groups are external files but they are not.
  3. Focus Groups

    Ruth, They are with all the other Project Files. By default, that is C:\Users\{user}\Documents\The Master Genealogist v7\Data\Projects, I think it is. You can see where it is in your case by going to Help > Access Folders and selecting the User Data item on the list that appears. Dismiss the warning and the user data folder on your system will open. The open the Projects subfolder (and any further subfolders if you have put your Projects in separate folders). The files you are looking for have names like {project name}_S.CDX and {project name}_O.DBF There's nothing really you can do with them. You can't really even read them with a database reader.
  4. Focus Groups

    Sorry Terry - didn't see your reply on FB. Having looked at the page you reference I am still none the wiser! i am not a techy person to that extent, so am looking for a simple response e.g. they are stored at c:/users/..... Can you help?
  5. Focus Groups

    Ruth, As I replied to your question on FB, if you look at the File Structure page on Lee Hoffman's site -- http://www.tmgtips.com/dbnames2.htm -- you can see in the TMG 5,6,7,8 section (yellow background) the S and O Project files are were the Focus Groups information is stored.
  6. Focus Groups

    Can anyone tell me where focus groups are stored, once created? I have searched my computer but can't find any at all, but they appear as a drop-down list when needed.

    No, you did perfect. I was just making sure that your first sentence was not a step. I did all that but the resulting file (although I got all the individuals with the citatations that I wanted) did not identfy the citation so anyone reading the file would not know which citation the specific person's information came from. That's what I am struggling with now. I am going to run an individual narrative for the set of people with the citations I wanted but I have a sneaking suspicion that is going to be a HUGE file. Thanks for your help and other suggestions would be very welcome. Jeff

    Jeff, The first step I suggested was to use the List of Events report, based on a filter for citations to your four sources, to set a flag. Then use that flag in the List of People report to get the people who have events that cite one of the four sources. Do I need to spell this out in more detail? My caution was that the list of Events report will only find event tags with those citations. So if a person has a Name Tag or an Relationship tag that cites those sources, but no event tags that do, that person will be omitted.

    Terry - everything you suggested worked fine. Still, in the Report "List of People" I cannot get citation information to go with my data. And of course with the "List of Citations" I can't get all the data I want. I made several "List of People" excel files that all have the same people in the same line numbers so I can merge the data. I just need to be able to get the citation information to go to a similar excel file so that they can combine. Back to any more ideas? Thanks to everyone who takes any time with this. Terry your first statement in your response "You can get there with this method, provided you can accept citations to your four sources to Events, not to relationship or name tags" That is the only sentence I did not understand. I followed your three steps and they worked but what did you mean in that first sentence?" (Unless your three step process was the explanation and I did all that) Thanks Jeff

    I think it is working. I may have to make several excel files to get all the fields I want but that's ok. Thanks for your help Terry. Jeff

    Thank You Terry - trying now to decipher and do everything you said. I think I understand it in my head, now I just have to use the program and figure out the "flag" business. Thanks so much for your help. I was getting discouraged after having entered all that information into my database and tying it in with my people. Jeff

    Jeff, You can get there with this method, provided you can accept citations to your four sources to Events, not to relationship or name tags: 1. Create a temporary Flag. 2. Use the List of Events report with a filter for any Citations using the source numbers. Use the Secondary output to set the flag. 3. Use the List of People report with a filter based on the flag. Set the output to provide the data you need. This will give you the data you want, but you won't be able to format as you specify without further processing, probably most easily in a spreadsheet. I don't see a way to capture this data for people who only have citations to the four sources in name and relationship tags, other than to find them with the List of Citations report and manually change the flags for them.

    So I am new at this forum business, but I could use some help. I am trying to create a report that will include all the people I have that have at least one of four SOURCE numbers. Once I have all these people in my filtered group. I would like to output (alphabetically) their name, birth, death, marriage (associated with that citation) and their parents. FOR EXAMPLE: One of the filtered people may be from my source number 417 found in the birth field and the name is John Hendrick so ideally I would like to output a line that looks like John Hendrick born ----------- city --------------- state --------- child of ------------father--------- and ---------mother----------- of course the --------------- would be filled with the proper information. I have tried a list of citations but I can't get parents included. I have looked at list of people but I can't filter out the four citation numbers I want. I am stuck. I have all the people for the Braintree, MA vital records ready to put in an easy alphabetical format and I can't find a report to help me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Jeff
  14. Chart printing

    If you are running on a Windows Version later than XP, the printer driver was changed for the worse. See attached screen capture for properties of TMG 9 shortcut. Run in compatibility mode of Win XP SP3, also run as an administrator. This will give you a bunch of size options, may have to use a different PDF tool like PDFCreator. I use Adobe's and can create sizes larger than E size. Edit 2-15-2020 - Seems I was lucky with this working on my first try with WinXP SP3 compatibility mode. I don't fully understand all the issues yet so this is want I have and what seems to work. I am running Windows 10 build 1909 on a desktop PC I have a printer driver loaded for Epson Stylus Pro 11880 which is 64" wide and roll feed so it can go pretty long. I do not have that printer or ever had it, just wanted a driver for a device so I could set VCF Page Setup - page size to more values, back when I was running under XP. I also have an old version of Adobe Acrobat 8.0 loaded which supports a wide range of page sizes. I have now discovered that the large pages sizes in VCF Page Setup can come and go. I can get them back by exiting VCF then going to Control Panel - Printer Server Properties - clicking Change Form Setting and then OK, the starting VCF. Attached a 2nd screen capture of dialog boxes for printer. I think some other ways work for this to happen, but was not paying attention to how it happened to work those times. One time I did a print to Acrobat with VCF Page Setup set to Letter size changed page size in Acrobat property dialog to D Size and it printed letter size in a corner of D size, then when I went back to VCF Page Setup larger sizes were there. Have not done this enough to how or what works reliably. Seems like Windows 10 (using Win XP SP3 mode) has to be tickled just right for those large page sizes to show up, but it is possible and you may have play a little with things.
  15. Maintain Source Numbering in Journal Reports

    David, Even if your end product is a physical book, you could do your proofing of the text and notes with Second Site, then use a Journal for your final product.
  16. Maintain Source Numbering in Journal Reports

    Thank you for the input, Michael. As stated earlier to Terry, I realize the benefits of Second Site, which I use regularly. However, my current goal is to produce a physical book. I assume, perhaps incorrectly, that this would have to done from a TMG Journal Report, rather than from Second site. To date, I've used Second site for my online web site and to distribute CDs. .....David
  17. Maintain Source Numbering in Journal Reports

    Thank you, Terry. Of course, you are correct. I should have said "citation". My goal is to produce a journal report for a hard copy print. Second Site handles many of the shortcomings of TMG when it comes to reports. My end product will be a tangible book. At 1,034 pages, I need to keep the editing process at a reasonable level.
  18. Maintain Source Numbering in Journal Reports

    In addition, David, in case you were wondering about this option. John's TMG Utility has several features to do global changes to citation details, etc., but I double-checked and the program has no option to automatically obtain the Source Number for a citation and insert it into some part of that citation's details. Sorry. This is (yet) another reason why I use Second Site and not Journal reports to review my data as part of clean-up. As you probably recognize, having this citation's Source Number at the front of each footnote citation really helps to correct some mistake I made in a citation.
  19. Maintain Source Numbering in Journal Reports

    David, The Journal Report does not display Source Numbers. Rather, it displays numbers for Citations. Since a given Source can be cited many times in Tags that appear in your Journal report, often with different Citation Details, the Citation numbers cannot be the same as the Source numbers. There is at least one way to display Source Numbers in a Narrative presentation. If you use Second Site to display your narratives in a website, Second Site does display the Source Number as the first item in each footnote. It would also be possible for you to add a Source Element to each of your Sources that has the Source Number, then have that Element appear in the output templates. However if you have very many Sources defined that would be a large task to undertake.
  20. Is it possible to maintain the original source numbering in a Journal Report. Having created a rather long report, I realized that the sources were renumbered in the report. This makes it a very tedious job to edit sources from the report. Maintaining the original source numbers would be highly desirable. .......David Walker
  21. As easy as that! After 27 years, I learn something new. Thanks Jim
  22. In the Tag Box, right-click and select' Filter for...'. Unselect 'Non-witnessed events'.
  23. I did something, and now for a family on the Census tag, now no witnesses appear on their Person screen, even thought they are entered in the witness block on the Tag Entry. It appears that no witnesses to any event is appearing. What did I do wrong, and how can I fix it? John MayBee, Scotts Valley, Ca maysoc@comcast.net
  24. Installing TMG on New Computer

    You are welcome, Buzz, but Terry deserves all the credit.
  25. Thank you Michael. Took a while but now my two programs are working on the new computer. Learned a lot too! Buzz
  26. Installing TMG on New Computer

    See the step-by-step instructions about moving TMG to a new computer on Terry's Tips web pages: https://tmg.reigelridge.com/new-computer-version.htm
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