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I'm trying to import the NaNoWriMo project template in the newly updated Windows version and getting "Error reading template info: Line 1 Column: 50 Error: 1" per the image below when I go to File > New Project. I click okay and the New Project window appears, but when I try to import through Options the project template, it asks if I want to overwrite the previous version, which I do as there is no other alternative, and when I click YES, it tells me the file is in use. It is not and I rebooted my machine to ensure it wasn't. If I double click on the downloaded .scrivtemplate file, it tells me it is not a Scrivener project file, which it isn't but I'm grasping.

I've done this before but I've had this New Project error this year but lived with it, but not being able to import the new template - that is worrisome and I'm not sure if it is related.

1. Let's deal with the New Project error first, please.

2. Where are the template files stored on the computer? Can I just move the scrivtemplate file and its matching ini file somewhere and it will load from there?

3. Is there a way to delete an imported template file? Maybe I should do that if it won't import over the older version.


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+Gwen Hernandez thanks for the pointers! 
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As a teen, Karen Putz lost her hearing while barefoot water skiing. More than 25 years passed, but her desire to get back on her feet kept burning within. So she decided to listen to her heart and pursue her passion.
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Hang your favorite celeb, politician, or rich person out to dry.

Panama Papers affair widens as database goes online -
The Panama Papers affair widens, with a huge database of documents relating to more than 200,000 offshore accounts posted online.
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Scrivener on Surface Pro 4 Fix

I love the portability of Scrivener on the new Surface Pro 4 but the high resolution and tired eyes makes seeing the micro buttons and menus impossible. After messing with the screen options to change fonts and resize, I found the better fix:

It isn't as complicated as it sounds and it works. Didn't even have to reboot. This makes writing anywhere and any time with Scrivener work and work well. THANKS!
It’s difficult to express how excited I am to share this fix. I realize that it will only be useful to a small number of people in the world, but for those few, those frustrated few — m…
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Thanks! I made this fix today, after putting up with tiny icons for way too long.
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Cleaning Up Sources

Due to merges and the longevity of my family tree in various software programs, my master source list is a mess. I'm having trouble cleaning it up in RootsMagic.

There is automerge, which gives me fear.

There is manual editing, but duplicate sources such as census, marriage records, and the like are often the main source. I can't easily open the people's data to change the source data to details from the Source List screen, or am I missing something?

When I merge duplicate source items, what happens to the details? They stay, I presume, but I worry what happens when the details are in the source info for one person or a family, and not in the details.

I know I'm speaking to my peeps, so you understand what I'm saying. Help? :D Thanks.
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+Nadine Guilbault I'm with you.
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Love it that India is fighting for net neutrality when we can barely spell that in the US.

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India's telecoms regulator blocks Facebook's limited free internet service as part of a ruling in favour of net neutrality.
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A win to support copyright fair use in compilations.

Kraftwerk loses German hip-hop copyright case in top court -
Germany's top court rules in favour of a hip-hop artist in a copyright dispute with the pioneering electro-pop band Kraftwerk.
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Even security WordPress Plugins have security issues. Update all Plugins and Themes always.
WordPress Vulnerability - BulletProof Security <= .53.3 - Multiple XSS Vulnerabilities
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The people who really give blogging a bad rep.
Belle Gibson: Australian blogger who faked cancer faces legal action -
An Australian blogger and author who faked terminal brain cancer faces legal action over her deception.
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Transvestite Vampire Nuns book up for prize -
A consideration of cult films and a photographic history of Soviet bus stops are among the contenders for an award given to the year's oddest book title.
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Knock-out-of-the-park Job at RootsTech 2016!

I just wanted to tell everyone at RootsMagic that you all had a fabulous booth and the folks there were amazing to talk to. Well done and fabulous job at RootsTech. Thanks for being there and being such a wonderful part of this industry for us. 
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Thanks Lorelle!  I also don't understand John's comments.
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There you go.

Women write better code, study suggests -
Computer code written by women has a higher approval rating than that written by men - but only if it is not obvious that the coders are female, new research suggests.
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Trainer and Educator on Blogging, Social Media, Web Publishing, and User Experience
  • WordPress Trainer, Educator, and Speaker
    WordPress Trainer, Speaker, and College Adjunct specializing in WordPress and web publishing, blogger, and WordPress, and User Experience expert, speaker, trainer, photographer, and world traveler. Author of "Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won't Tell You About Blogging" and "Social Web for Crafters," and multiple blogs including Lorelle on WordPress, Bitwire Media, The WordCast Network, WordCast Podcast, Taking Your Camera on the Road, Stories of Our Journeys, and more.
  • Lorelle on WordPress
    Consultant and trainer on WordPress, blogging, and social media, 2005 - 2011
  • Bitwire Media
    Official Disruptive Thinker, 2009 - 2011
  • VanFossen Productions
    Instructor, Photorapher, Writer, Web Consultant/Trainer, 1993 - 2011
  • WordCast Podcast
    host, 2009 - 2011
  • WordCast Conversations
    producer and host, 2009 - 2011
  • Stories of Our Journeys
    producer, 2010 - 2011
  • WordCast Network
    producer, contributor, 2009 - 2011
  • Taking Your Camera on the Road
    producer, developer, designer, author, 1993 - 2011
  • Lorelle's Family History
    producer, contributor, historian, 2006 - 2011
  • Blog Herald
    author, writer, contributor, 2006 - 2009
  • Splash Media Ad Agency
    owner, designer, consultant, 1988 - 1994
  • Central Lithograph
    partner, design, and marketing, 1982 - 1991
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Lorelle, Lorelleonwp
Blogging evangelist, web experience consultant, trainer, keynote, WordPress fan girl
Lorelle can be revealed to the world through Lorelle on WordPressBitwire Media, The WordCast NetworkWordCast Podcast, Taking Your Camera on the Road, Stories of Our Journeys, and all over the web. Author of several books and blogs and blogging and web publishing since before 1994, Lorelle travels around the world providing training programs and workshops on blogging, web publishing, user experience (UX), and social media interaction. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, and Portland Community College in Beaverton, Oregon.
Bragging rights
WordPress evanglist and fan girl. Spoke at more than 2 dozen WordCamps around the world including the first international official WordCamp. Travel speaking and teaching 5-7 months a year. Funnier and more entertaining than her blogs make her appear.
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Portland, Oregon
Mobile, Alabama - Seattle, Washington - Tel Aviv, Israel - Greensboro, North Carolina - Madrid, Spain