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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] View Multiple Individuals in FTST?
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 15:36:05 -0700
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Paul Lawrence - So you are saying that as opposed to having FTST open only
once and the dataset opened twice, you have to open FTST *twice* and then
open the dataset in each FTST? Is this correct? When TMG 5.0 comes on
board, won't this get confusing as to which set you are editing and which
one is for comparison purposes? How will the user know which dataset is the
most current one and avoid the problems of having some corrections in one
and some corrections in another? Or is this where we will have to do a
I have already run into problems with saving layouts. I kept creating
custom layouts and giving each one the same name, fully expecting to see (as
you do in MS Word) a message that a file of this name already exists, do you
want to overwrite, etc.. I did not notice the portion at the bottom of the
page that allows for the overwrite. This design seems contraindicative of
how other Windows programs work. Consequently I ended up with 3 custom
layouts all with the same name and no way to know which one was the most
recent because I was not able to see any details (like time saved). It
seems to me that you at the very least ought to get a message telling you
that a layout of that name already exists, even if it means backing out and
going to the bottom of the screen to select the overwrite feature.
Personally I would like to see these two portions of the screen merged into
one with the standard Windows message - file exists, do you wish to
overwrite -- appearing.
Needless to say, the ability to have multiple datasets open and the
possibility for corrections and changes to be scattered across multiple
datasets instead of one makes me a tad bit nervous. Perhaps this has
already been addressed for 5.0 or is being considered, but I think a serious
look at this possibility should be considered.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul E. Lawrence" <>
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] View Multiple Individuals in FTST?
> At 06:37 PM 10/19/2001 +0100, you wrote:
> >Apologies for being thick, but I am having difficulties with this concept
> >I have foolishly deleted all the previous messages.
> >I have a main dataset which contains my main tree. I have another dataset
> >which contains 100 members of the Haliburton family. I want to look at
> >Haliburtons in my main dataset & the Haliburtons in the Haliburton
> >identify duplicates, possible relationships etc. I have tried importing
> >datasets into one project & using the Project Manager. This helpfully
> >me a combined list of the people in both datasets but I only seem to be
> >to bring up the details of people from one dataset at a time. Is it
> >to have the details windows of both datasets and the Project Manager
> >open together?
> >As I couldn't make this work, I tried putting the datasets into 2
> >projects and having both projects open at the same time. Now I can see
> >details windows at once but I lose the benefits of the joint Project
> >Can someone suggest the best way to achieve my objective?
> If you have both data sets in the same project in order to have use of a
> combined Project Explorer, just open a second instance of FTST to the
> project. Make each halve screen and you can compare side by side. You will
> have to rearrange the windows to fit the half screen format probably but
> can save this as a layout also. You can have multiple layouts defined.
> >On the same theme, once I have identified duplicates, possible links etc
> >shall have to open the appropriate dataset in TMG in order to do the
> >editing. Would I therefore be better off just having one dataset open in
> >FTST and the dataset for editing open in TMG & switching between the two?
> You can have both instances of FTST opened and also TMG open and switch
> back and forth as you desire. All dependent on your computer resources....
> >In fact, as FTST is read only, I am struggling with understanding how
> >able to compare datasets, accent people etc, is actually going to help me
> >handle my data right now, although I see all the wonderful uses once
> >5.0 is released. Perhaps someone who has worked with it for a while can
> >some tips on the best method of working with FTST/TMG in tandem?
> There are many ways of accenting you data and filtering your data in FTST
> to analyze the data. You can save these accents and filters to reuse over
> and over. With both FTST and TMG opened you can analyze, switch back and
> forth, edit in TMG, etc.
> >Caroline Gurney
> >Portsmouth, UK
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> Paul E. Lawrence
> My Lawrence Genealogy web page has moved to the following URL:
> Includes allied surnames of Bumpass, Byerly, Daughtrey, Ford (Faure),
> Harper, Harr, Wilhite/Wilhoit. Also researching Burnett, Daniel, McMurry,
> Hardy, Hill, Bondurant, Stansbury, Towne, Kincaid, and Rose, and others.
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> Member of the Roots User Group of Arlington, VA:
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> TMG v5.0 is still in development. Wholly Genes has stated that they will
release it when it is ready.
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