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From: Alfred Eller <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Properties of RM3 and RM4
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 20:45:10 -0500
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NO, I am just more familiar with the GEDCOM export from RootsMagic 3
than I am with anything about RM4.
OK, I checked, in RM3, I CLEARED the address from a couple of people and
checked the List - Address List, they and the address was still listed
I Exported a GEDCOM file from the first RM3 database
I imported the GEDCOM back into a new RM3 database and the cleared
addresses are gone.
I imported the GEDCOM into a new RM4 database and the cleared addresses
I imported that database into RM4 and the cleared addresses are still in
the address list and STILL attached to the people.
(SO, there is a little bug in RM3 that was never fixed and that flaw
lets the result go into RM4 with the direct import.)
You CAN go to the RootsMagic 3 List - Address List and delete an address
from there and it is gone.
Alfred D. Eller
Imogean McDonald wrote:
> Thanks. I do connect a lot of pictures to more than one person. I didn't do
> a gedcom, I just opened the database. Should I have done a gedcom?
> Sorry that I didn't catch the message with the explanation of the difference
> in the program.
> Imogean McDonald
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alfred Eller" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 7:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [RMagic] Properties of RM3 and RM4
>> We went through this Multimedia before.
>> RootsMagic 3 counts each time an item is used.
>> RootsMagic 4 counts each item that is used.
>> SO, if an item is used for ten people or things in both programs, RM3
>> counts 10 and RM4 counts 1.
>> Places, maybe some aren't used in RM3 and didn't get transferred.
>> I don't remember about the people, I think the deleted and merged people
>> are no longer counted in RM3 but I am not positive.
>> Addresses? Was this a GEDCOM transfer or direct. . RM won't export
>> addresses which aren't attached to a person(Or a repository, I think).
>> It will allow you to enter an unlinked address but it won't export it to
>> a GEDCOM file.
>> Alfred D. Eller