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From: torleif haugødegård <>
Subject: [TMG-L:] Re: TMG-L: GEDCOM
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 11:09:43 +0200
References: <01f201bfc80e$1f9ddd00$61032526@0016374473> <>
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Sat, 27 May 2000 18:01:09 -0400, Lee Hoffman/KY <> :
>If you wish to view a GEDCOM file with a Text Editor (TMG's or Windows'
>NOTEPAD or WORDPAD) or a word processor, open the edtor or word processor
>first, then point to the GEDCOM file and open it. This get around FTM's
>fiddling with Windows.
>To change the setting in Windows from FTM to NOTEPAD (or some other
>program), open Windows Explorer or MyComputer and select View=>Folder
>Options from the top menu.

Another useful method for the Windows Explorer is to customize the
SendTo folder in the windows folder.

Right-click the file window in the SendTo folder and establish a shortcut to
NOTEPAD (or WordPad; my choice).
Then, when you right click on a GEDCOM file and select the choice 'send to' and
then WordPad the GEDCOM file is opened in WordPad.

This method works for any file types, of course.

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