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Sue Gregg

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Is there a way to show media files on Android phone other than just the thumbnail? 
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Ok, thanks
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Larry Baker

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I have RM 7 and WIN 10. My pedigree chart will print on only 75% of the page. RM 6 said it was Windows fault and RM 7 would correct it, but it didn't. How can i get RM7 to print a 6 generation pedigree chart on the whole page?
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Hi Dan. Thanks for the info, but it didn't help. No matter what the graphic setting, the chart remained at 75%, while the magnification was 100%.
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Dan Garnitz

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FYI - from RM

When Will RootsMagic Sync with Ancestry?

Ever since we announced that we are working with Ancestry to bring syncing and WebHints to your favorite genealogy program, the number one question continues to be "when is it going to be here"?
So here's a quick overview of the status of our integration with Ancestry...

When will RootsMagic sync with Ancestry? - The RootsMagic / Ancestry sync is scheduled to be released by the end of this year.

What does this "sync" include? - RootsMagic will let you share data (in both directions) between your RootsMagic tree and your personal Ancestry online trees. This includes people, events, notes, sources, and media. In addition, RootsMagic will be able to display WebHints from Ancestry, and allow you to download and attach those documents to individuals in your RootsMagic file.

Will the Ancestry sync features require me to buy an upgrade? - If you are using RootsMagic 7, the Ancestry sync features will be a free upgrade. If you are using an older version of RootsMagic (6 or older), you will need to upgrade to RM7 to use the new Ancestry sync features.

Will I need an Ancestry subscription when RootsMagic's sync is released? - You will need an Ancestry account to use the new sync features in RootsMagic. Some features will work with the free Ancestry account, but other features will require you to have a paid Ancestry subscription. The features and records available to you will depend on your subscription level.

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Larry Evers

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What am I doing wrong when i do a backup? When i go to the backup Adobe says it can't be read.
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Thanks Dan
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Dan Garnitz

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We still alive here ??? Been awful quiet of late ...
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Not a good idea ..... depending on the OS it can crash for several reasons ...... usually the error you see is in compacting ...... In most cases closing RM and restarting it will help. The most common cause appears to be FS timing out and not closing fully this leaving the database hung. FS is aware of this and is supposedly working on it ..... Running database tools regularly will partly help with that .......... especially if you have done a lot of editing, adding, merging, etc. during a session ....
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Anyone know of a solution to the birthday & anniversary list report including divorcees among birthdays? There's an option to not include them among anniversaries, but no such option for birthdays.

Is there a workaround?
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Thomas McCoy

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Hi,
I am new to RootsMagic7 as well as my MacBook. I had Family tree maker on my windows computer[both gone] I did have FTW files though.
My question is this: I started by importing my family file[ftw] and made it my base RootMagic 7 file. I then imported a GED file and it merge properly. I now have my Grandmother's family on a FTW file but I can see where to merge it, all it wan ts to do is open separately.
Any help is appreciated.
Thank you,
Tom
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Nicholas Barker

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Anybody know?
A while back RM told us they were working on a "true" version for Mac......is this included in the latest 7 update, or are we still waiting for the real thing?
Nick
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Thanks...should I switch from FTM to the RM Crossover Mac version now, or wait for the native version? Any issues around that?
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Bruce Julseth

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When will FTM Sync be available for RM users?
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I assume you mean Ancestry sync.  That is to be done by the end of the year.
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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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I am trying to export a GED from Ancestry and use it with RootsMagic.
No doc's or Pictures are coming through.
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Thanks
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A virtual RootsMagic Users' Group where you can connect with other RootsMagic users to ask questions, share ideas, and discuss how to use the software. Topics must be related to RootsMagic and it's uses. General genealogy discussion on research methodology is not permitted since other groups are available for those topics. Do not post your request for help with surnames or help with adoptee searches. That is off topic in this group.
 
Hi, I just found this group sorta by accident. But, since I was looking for the answer to a question...

How do I show everyone NOT in a group?

For example, I have a groups called "Done" and "Not Done". I realized I just imported a bunch of people where the group Not Done is not checked.

Of course, if I knew the answer before, I would not have created the group called "Not Done."
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Thanks.
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Trish Mokhberi

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I installed roots magic essentials around a month ago to try out as I recently purchased an ancestry subscription. I downloaded a gedcom (304 names) and all was working well.
I also downloaded a family historian trial so that I could compare the two as I wanted to purchase an upgraded version.
I had decided upon Roots Magic. However whilst I had both applications open a couple of days ago, a major windows 10 update (2nd phase I have been told) had been silently updating itself in the background - I thought my computer was running very slow !. Since then, I have been unable to access either roots magic or family historian. I totally deleted roots magic from my computer and did another download. Only to be told that there were files on my computer which the new download couldn't access which needed closing manually) or I was given the choice of proceeding anyway, which I did, twice, after shutting my computer system down. Although I have a desktop symbol, it will not enable roots magic. Family Historian is also still down. Is it the new windows 10 upgrade which has caused all this chaos ???? Has anyone else had this problem ?
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glad you got it resolved ..... uninstall only removes what the program installed originally ... no databases or media files and such are touched by the uninstall ...... 
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Hi there :-)
I'm wondering how to up date my rootsmagic online tree? Is there a way that rootsmagic can do it automatically? Also how do I edit a person's details on the online tree?
Many thanks
Annie :-)
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Or do you want to "SYNC" RM with another online dBase such as Ancestry, my Heritage, etx?

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Ellen Thompson

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I printed about 4 FGS without any problems, now they won't print. I completely logged off RM and my Mac computer then came back. I can print all other reports just not the FGS - nothing is in my printer queue. I have the free RM7, can anyone help? Thank you !
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Well, as luck would have it. The Database is only available for the full version AND I have the free version. I guess come Monday I will be purchasing the full version. Strange that everything else prints ok. I checked the FGS settings and everything looks okay but then I'm not good at this sort of thing. Thank you for you quick reply.
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Steven Schluter

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Hello,
Now that RootsMagic has joined with Ancestry, can we expect an Ancestry Tree Import feature to be included in RootsMagic (similar to the Family Tree Maker)? I would like to download all my media files for printing into a book and there is no easy way to do so.
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RM is working on the api to do syncing ... probably later this year
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Margaret Miller

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Hello, I've been using RootsMagic for a couple of months and I've just realised how inconsistent I've been with making events "private". I'm wanting to create a gedcom which just has birth, marriage and death details in it. Is there a way to do this quickly or am I going to have to go through every record one by one? Many thanks.
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Hello Nadine, re the gedcom, does that mean that when I download links to birth, marriage , military records etc. in Ancestry and insert notes and pictures, that they will not download onto roots magic if I were to import an ancestry gedcom ? (when I am able to use roots magic that is - see my earlier discussion post). When roots magic syncs with ancestry, will those links and pictures, notes be imported across ?
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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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