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Shannon Thomas

How Do I Do That?  - 
 
Creating a table of contents or index in Evernote.
1) I selected my books tag
2) I selected all of the notes from the books tag
3) I clicked on Create Table of Contents Note -- the note was saved in my default notebook
4) I moved the note to the appropriate notebook and renamed it.

I believe this feature was just released on the windows version of Evernote.
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I'm the same way +Kathy Cardoza  and I use + in front.
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Keith Myers

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Hi All,

I have been having problems opening PDF files from within Legacy using Acrobat XI. This has only just started happening. I assume there was an update that caused the problem. I can open the files from outside of Legacy with no problem but when I try from within Legacy I get an error "No media player installed" or some such. I tried setting acrobat as the reader in Customize/Launch but it made no difference.

I've managed to get round the problem by installing  Sumatra PDF from Sourceforge. Hope this helps someone.

Anyone else hit this problem and found another solution.

Keith.
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Sorry to note that I'm using Version 8 build 8.0.0.414.
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Jim Sipe

Add-Ons & Legacy  - 
 
I just started "FamilySearch" from Legacy to start building a tree in Family Search's Family Tree. All is going reasonably well except that the children associated with a family are sorted alphabetical by first name. I would prefer a sort by birth date. Has anyone else seen this? Any resolution to this condition?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Marla Larson's profile photoJim Sipe's profile photo
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I think an engineer with FamilySearch would have to be involved to correct your error.  Hope someone finds your family to collaborate with you.
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Okay LVUG members - there are 559 of you so I know that there are at least a few of you who can JOIN in the panel for  our April Hangout on Air. April's HOA is going to be casual and simply a discussion of notetaking inside of  Legacy and outside as well. My thought was this month we could discuss what works for us and where we would like to make improvements. I am hoping and planning that next month we have as guests the brains behind Clooz, Custodian and Evidentia to talk about their programs and how they work in conjunction with genealogy management software (Legacy).  Of course any of them, genealogists who use those programs,  and all of you are welcome to join in this Thursday as well. 
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Tessa Keough's profile photoClooz by Ancestral Systems, LLC's profile photo
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Well that happens +Clooz by Ancestral Systems, LLC - hopefully you can join us next month when we discuss the three document based programs in detail. 
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Tessa Keough
owner

Tips & Tricks  - 
 
When you are working with locations and checking (or moving) those pins or verifying the latitude and longitude in your Legacy program - try this search tip in the Google search bar. It is MAGICAL.
 
I am a big fan of +Dan Russell of Google - he is the Google Search Guru. I took his online course to learn how to use Google effectively (take it even if you think you know it all). His search tip today is amazing!

Looking for coordinates of a place, city, site, or other location of interest? Want the latitude and longitude for it? Just type in the Google search bar [geofeature coordinates] - and replace "geofeature" with whatever you are looking for. I tried it with the Washington Monument, Buckingham Palace, and the Space Needle - amazing!

Thanks Google for making my searches easier and Dan Russell for sharing that tip.
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Cool!
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Tuesday's Tip - Why not have some Saturday Night Genealogy Fun on Tuesday? Did you get a chance to have some fun with +Randy Seaver over the weekend? He had a great SNGF mission that was all about sources - finding out how many you have, how many you use, and the ratio of persons to sources in your genealogy management program (that would be Legacy for all of us). I accepted the mission and posted my results over at my blog The Keough Corner. In honor of  Randy Seaver's 8th Blogiversary (kudos to you) let's play around in our Legacy databases and see how we are doing with sources and citations. 
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JL Beeken's profile photoTessa Keough's profile photo
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+Jenny Moorman Davis The closest I came to being able to do that was when I disconnected all multimedia. It was around 15,000 citations. So I'm wondering if you could print a list of your multimedia and then open it in a text editor that has numbered lines (like Notepad++) and see what it says. That would only count for citations that are linked to images.

Go to Scrapbook and there's an option there for Source citation detail. I know I could get a list of missing multimedia from Locations/Test All Media Folders as an error report.

It's a nice stat to brag with anyway considering there's so much chitter-chatter around about how we, supposedly, don't cite our sources.
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JL Beeken

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Puzzled: (Legacy 7.5)

Every marriage in Legacy is automatically assigned an MRIN. The total number of families, i.e. marriages, showing in my stats is 5554, the same number showing in the Marriage List.

If I do a search on MRIN equal to or greater than 1 and equal to or less than 10,000 (exceeding the highest MRIN used in my database) and sex equals Male, I get 5284 marriages.

Where are the other 270?

If I use Female instead I get 5322. If I leave Sex off the query and divide by two, I get 5303.
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If this exercise (or issue) tells us anything it is that we can't just take a statistic that is provided at face value. Thanks to +Jerry Kocis and +Ed Allard for bringing up multiple marriages. As we have very few of those in my tree, I am still looking for the differences but now I have some ideas. +JL Beeken do you see what you started (had to put on my thinking cap today). Let us know when you get back to this conundrum and have any more insights. 
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Leslie Wright Bagwell

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I have a question on FindaGrave source and events. I use the event and source close to the same as +Tessa Keough  I have edited a lot of the entries on FindaGrave and now need to know if I should change the original entries when my edits and corrections are accepted. 

Some of these include bios, obits, full and maiden names, and correct dates and places.  These are correct in my data base, but not in my event entry.  Right now it would be a lot of work to change everything.

Thoughts on this?
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Karin Coppernoll's profile photoTessa Keough's profile photo
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I agree with Tessa; I usually just cite what I have in hand and the date I accessed it. if I happen to go back to check and see new or different information, I just add a note to my citation with the updated date and/or information. But I don't go back to visit all of my previous entries. Besides, Find A Grave isn't an original source with primary information. Once I get the clue, I use it to point me toward primary information.
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Tessa Keough
owner

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Quick question - do any of our LVUG Community members use either Clooz  or Custodian in conjunction with your Legacy databases? If you do, please share why and how you use either of them in the comments section. We are thinking of doing one of our monthly hangouts on the topic of using a document-based program with our databases. Thoughts welcome (right below). Also if you think there are other programs out there that fit into this category, add a comment. Thanks so much.
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Karin Coppernoll's profile photoMary Trogg's profile photo
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I agree, Mary. I quit using the older version of Clooz a long time ago. It was only after the updated version came out that I gave it a shot again. I'm very happy with the newer versions, and although the data entry can be tedious, I find it very useful to see how the people are linked together via the documents. No other program I've seen does it quite this way. I never lose a clue again. 
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Marla Larson

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This is what I have selected. I have also unchecked the Include half-siblings in the list but it made no difference.
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mine too.
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I've seen a couple of people asking about screen capture tools.  I use two the first is http://www.screenpresso.com/ and it is free.  I also use Skitch at http://evernote.com/skitch/ this one is also free.

With the two screen captures I tried to show some of the features in each.  I am sure I did not get them all.

The picture in Screenpresso is my husband and I in 2002 (before we were married).

If you have any questions please let me know. 
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very cool - I had seen skitch but not thought about using it - for some reason I thought it was just with Evernote premium. Thanks for the heads up.
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About this community

The Legacy Virtual Users' Group (LVUG) Community is for those of us who use Legacy Family Tree software to assist us with our genealogy. The LVUG Community is an independent group. We are not affiliated with either Millennia Corporation or Legacy Family Tree Software, although we do tend to like their software. We started with a Group and a Page here on Google+ back in June 2012, but in March 2013 we added a Community. In addition to our monthly meeting now we can post questions, share tips, provide help, and interact in a more timely and interactive basis. If you have recently joined us please read and follow our Guidelines. Meetings are held once each month (on the third Thursday) via a Google+ Hangout on Air (HOA). Each meeting features a presentation related to a particular Legacy feature followed by a question and answer session and general discussion. Our LVUG Community is here for all of us, so let's all share our knowledge and gain from each other. Ask those questions, share those tips & tricks, let us know how you use Legacy by itself and with other software and apps. And please hangout with us and learn more about Legacy while meeting with other Legacy users. Welcome!

Jerry Kocis

How Do I Do That?  - 
 
Re: the discussion in the April HOA:
Here's an example of something I use in OneNote that makes it indispensable.
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Thanks, +Jerry Kocis . Looks great.
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Karin Coppernoll

How Do I Do That?  - 
 
I've got some relatives who married, divorced, and then remarried each other. How does one handle those in Legacy? Do I add a re-marriage event in the marriage window? Or is it better to add a "remarried" to the marriage status list? I was just wondering if there is a way to have both marriages show up in the Marriage window on the family view.
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I handle that by just adding the spouse a second time as a person already in the database.
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Jerry Kocis

Add-Ons & Legacy  - 
 
Questions for the community:
1.  Do you use the LTools apps with Legacy?
2.  If you use LTools, do you use the standard or deluxe version?
3.  If you use LTools, what feature(s) do you use most often?

Thanks for your feedback!
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+Sandra Farmer, LTools is an application, separate from Legacy, but which act upon Legacy's data files. http://zippersoftware.com/wp/ltools/what-is-ltools/ 
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Looking back to a discussion in this forum yesterday, I created a small sample tree in Legacy 8 to illustrate discrepancies between the total numbers of MRINs, husbands and wives.  This tree has a total of only 7 people, and five marriages.

If you expand the image below to view the Marriage List and Notes, you'll see that one man [RIN:1] was married twice, one woman [RIN:4] was married twice and one woman [RIN:6] had no name entered for her spouse.  Multiple marriages and unlisted spouses can have a significant effect.

This tree uses 5 MRINs for marriages which involve just three husbands and four wives.  Imagine the possibilities for discrepancies in a tree with hundreds or thousands of individuals.
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A picture (and explanation) is worth a thousand words! Thanks +Jerry Kocis That is also why I love having a Community where we can share posts, images, videos and links  - it is so helpful to understanding problems and solutions.
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mike boggs

Discussion  - 
 
hi all first of all, new to legacy and I have a mac and crossover to run legacy. I tried to import file from another computer and has double names so I tried to merge and lost everything so I loaded it again and got triplets??? first problem
second problem , a friend sent me a gedtex file in an email and legacy does not see it at all any ideas??????

thanks 
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update I got rid of the triplicate YEA. and I am sure I need window in order to file and save from an email file. if it were on a sd card would be no problem
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Linda Manak Lyssy

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I am a new user of Legacy switching from FTM.  In FT|M, I entered all the Surnames in All-Caps and transferred all my data via GedCom.  My database contains over 13,000 names and would like to switch the Surname to C---- instead of an all-cap entry.  Is there a way to switch all the Surnames without having to go in and do each 13,000 + manually?
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Oh and in case you were not welcomed to our group - WELCOME +Linda Manak Lyssy to our LVUG Community. 
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Playing around with the 4 and 8 color options. Found that when you want to print a 8 color pedigree chart you're only given the the option for 4 colors.
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Helen Ayers

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Still playing - but softness works for me. 
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Monique Riley's profile photoTessa Keough's profile photo
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+Helen Ayers I was born in Ruislip!
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Marla Larson

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It certainly looks like there is room for an additional child to be added to each row.  Why even though I have things set as best fit is it only showing 4 children per row?
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Leslie Wright Bagwell's profile photoMarla Larson's profile photo
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I am away from home and only on my laptop, and now I only have 5 children in a column.  At home I am on my laptop, but I have a large monitor!  That gave me 6 children to a column!  I always have my Tree open, no matter what I am doing on my laptop. (I also have a large external drive, with lots of photos and files!)
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