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Larry Baker

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My pedigree chart will not print to full size on the page. What happened?
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Upgrade may be the answer. RM says that WIN 10 needs a patch to make pedigree charts print properly, and RM7 has the patch. Thanks for all the help.
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John Laws

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Have you had issues with your software, I have, I used RootsMagic up to V7 then I started getting issues, freezing and continually sending messages about errors back to the vendor. On talking to S & N and by experimentation I find that if one edits a record in V7 then loads V6 the edit shows up. Now here's my question
 
If I use V6 and upgrade step by step to V7 rather than the V7 that I downloaded will I avoid the problems I've been having with V7?
 
I tried using Legacy 7 but found it a very steep learning curve.
 
I having been trying out Family Historian impressed but find very user unfriendly.
 
So am tempted to return to RootsMagic - At least I can talk with Bruce Buzbee and S & N.
 
I'd welcome your views. 
 
Of course it could be my SAMSUNG I've other problems, mostly since I upgraded from WIN7 to WIN10 but will post them in a separate mail 
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John, RM6 and RM7 use the same file format, so they each just open the same file (they don't do any "conversion").  I would try uninstalling RM7, then download and reinstall the current RM7 from our website.  It should be more stable than RM6.
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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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Carole Sklenar

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For those of you who may live in the Wichita, KS area there is a new Roots Magic Users Group forming.  The first meeting will be held at the Andover Library 1511 E Central, Andover, KS at 6pm on Wednesday evening, Feb 17, 2016.  All are welco9me especially those who are transferring to RM from Family Tree Maker.  Hope to see you there.
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Thanks so much Bruce.  I was going to do that tonight and you beat me to it.  Sure appreciate it believe me.  We are so excited to get this going.
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Jack Coffee

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I'm trying to find a way to return the "Back" and "Forward" buttons to the tool bar.  I see them in the Search menu but not in the Add or Remove toolbar menu.  Are they no longer available to the toolbar?

And, can I re-download RM6 and find my serial number.  I really like to have that version available as well as RM7.

Thanks!
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Yeah, I got one of those. Wireless! Problem is, I never got in the habit of using the left thumb thing and forgot I even had it. :-)

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Gloria Olson

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I am really new to RM and haven't received my hard copies yet.   I need to know how to import one of my trees from Family Treemaker 12 into Roots Magic.  I see 2006 and earlier but they are of the tree I need to import - yet.
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I would recommend exporting from FTM 2012 as you will lose all your image descriptions if you use FTM 2014.  FTM 2014 has a bug in that it will not export the media descriptions, just titles to the gedcom.  It's not an RM issue.
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Marilyn Bump

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New to RootsMagic and wondered if it allows pictures to be attached to the profile like Family Tree Maker does.
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Yes it does, I switched from FTM about five years ago to RM and love it.
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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.

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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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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Hi Margaret, in making the Gedcom file you can leave the living alone. If you are doing the gedcom just to have a personal back up file. If you are doing the gedcom to put on Ancestry, ancestry, will change and living people to private. You will see them as living, on your side, but others will see private. I have done it, it's ok. For your peace of mind as you see living people in your file, make them private. Remember when you make the gedcom, none of your links (documents or photo's) comes with the gedcom file.
Hope that helps.

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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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Janet Limkemann

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Is anyone having problems getting around in RootsMagic?  I have been playing with it for 3 weeks and find it very difficult to navigate,  I am coming from a 20 year user of Family Tree Maker.  I have put all of my files into it, just having trouble figuring out how to use it.
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Thank you.  I have done all of the above....I give up.  Going to stick to Family Tree at least for another year. 
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Jack Coffee

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OK, got another problem that I can't solve. It has to do with the Edit Person screen and the Place and Place details.

In this particular case I have a cemetery with a large number of burials in it but just realized that it is not in the town that I originally placed it. I need to change the Place without disturbing all of the people's burial Place details.

Is there a simple way to do this? I thought just changing the Place would work and thereby update all burials in that cemetery but, wanted to check first before making a big mistake.

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The search and replace feature in RootsMagic covers place names. I've done this plenty of times. I was doing a ton of work in Wisconsin, switched for one person's source material in Michigan and wrote Wisconsin for all of the state references because I was stupid tired and used to typing that state. Doesn't Wisconsin look and spell like Michigan? :D The search and replace saved me. Just be very specific.

Sure wish we could search and replace more than the options included such as specific words in the database that are misspelled multiple times, but at least we can fix places.
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Michael Booth
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A look back at the past year of RootsMagic history.
Welcome to 2016! With the new year, we in the RootsMagic underground labs like to take a little break and reflect on all that has happened this past year. It's been an eventful year for us full of loss and growth. Join us for this look back at what has happened in the RootsMagic world during ...
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Pamela Morrison

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I brought Roots Magic 6 on CD.Then updated to Roots Magic 7.If a give the Roots Magic 6 CD to a friend can they use it with the same registration code that came with the CD. 
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Thanks
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Bill O'Brien

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If you make revisions to a database/file (RM7) using two separate computers (main one is Windows Vista, laptop is Windows 7)  in different locations, is there a recommended  method of keeping the two database/files reconciled or synchronized to insure you are always working with the most complete and most up-to-date version? If there is more than one way to accomplish this, what are the pros and cons of each? The more specifics the better. Thank you.
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I have RM on two PC's and use a flash drive with RootsMagic To Go to sync the one I use most often with the other.

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