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From: RootsMagic <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Compatibility Issue?
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 16:17:35 -0600
Tell him to uncheck the "Extra details (RM specific)" when he creates
On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 4:06 PM, Sandra Studebaker
> RM Gurus--
> OK, here's an issue I haven't seen discussed or even identified. A cousin in
> Norway is entering data into the latest version of RM 4 that he downloaded.
> He exports a Gedcom file and sends it to me as an email attachment. I import
> the Gedcom file into RM 3.2.6. All seems normal until I print a narrative
> report to proofread his efforts and get the following:
> Second Generation
> 2. [Person] was born< [Date]>< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>.Martha Ann Pisor
> [H228-531-] was born.
> [Couple] <#Couple#was|were> married< [Date]>< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>.
> Married at the United Presbyterian Church in Monmouth [Person] was born<
> [Date]>< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>.John Alexander Morrison (son of Emory A
> Morrison and Christina K Mc lean) was born. Martha Ann Pisor [H228-531-]
> and John Alexander Morrison had the following children:
> 6 i. [Person] was born< [Date]>< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>.Carole Christina
> Morrison was born.
> 7 ii. [Person] was born< [Date]>< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>.John Scott
> Morrison was born.
> 3. [Person] was born< [Date]>< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place]>.Florence Helen
> Pisor [H228-532-] was born.
> The aberration is not replicated on his end even when I return his original
> Gedcom, which he then imports into a new Test database. What's going on
> here? Seems to occur only with the narrative reports, whether onscreen,
> printed, pdf, rtf, or txt. Haven't tried it with the Publish feature.
> It's not just me, either, as another cousin in Arizona is using RM 3.2.6 and
> gets the same aberrant results from the Gedcom created with RM4. At first I
> thought the file may have been compromised by some ISP screening practices.
> Transfering the Gedcom file via FTP is an option, but haven't implemented
> that yet due to the 6-hour time difference between Norway and Michigan.
> Being new to RM, our cousin in Norway is wondering if he is doing something
> wrong or overlooking something that he should be doing.
> And if the Roots Magician is lurking, just want to say "Hi Bruce. Hope to
> catch your presentation again next year in Fremont, Ohio." Hopefully, all
> bugs will have been squashed by then so I, too, can upgrade to RM 4 for the
> big Studebaker Family project.
> Sandra Studebaker
> SFNA Project Manager
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