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From: "Bob Berg" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] keystroke macros in version 5.0
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 15:57:53 -0600
None of these are required to use TMG for its stated purpose, to
maintain your genealogy files to help your research. Some of the
ones you mentioned are very handy and nice to have and some are
for a very narrow purpose however you can maintain your genealogy
without any of them.
Just look at the number of add ins available for many other
program like Photoshop (you could go broke on plug-ins), third
party tools for about any programming language. It seems like
most popular programs generate a home-industry of add-on,
add-ins, etc to spring up.
Other than PAVE, I don't think any other genealogy program has a
PDA program and that really isn't part of PAVE, it was developed
by one of the companies that currently develops other Palm
applications for genealogy.
As Jim said the macros were not a supported part of TMG4 and
apparently not used much at all. Personally, I have tried many of
the key macro programs and found all of them to be more trouble
than they are worth.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laura James [mailto:]
> Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 2:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [TMG] keystroke macros in version 5.0
> So, after purchasing TMG you need (1) John Cardinal's utility
> (at a minimum this is just about a requirement), (2) Second
> Site, (3) Wit Note, (4) Path Whiz, and (5) a macro program.
> If you wish to move your data to a Pocket PC or PDA you need
> additional device software to accomplish that because there
> is no TMG compatible program for these devices such as exists
> Jim Byram <> wrote:
> Laura James wrote:
> > I've always been told that TMG never takes away a feature but
> > adds them. If this keystroke macro capability no longer
> exists, isn't
> > this contradictory to what is purported to be the protocol?
> Sounds like one of those urban legends to me. Keep in mind
> that TMG5 is an entirely different program than TMG4. And one
> objective of development has been to have the supported
> features of TMG4 (in a general sense) available in TMG5. Also
> keep in mind that there are many differences between
> TMG4 and TMG5.
> The keyboard macro feature that Steve Warling was asking
> about was never an 'official' supported part of TMG4. Only a
> handful of people knew that it existed, fewer people knew how
> to actually use it, and even fewer people actually used it.
> There are much better third-party keyboard macro programs
> available to fill this niche. If any people are using such
> programs, please post your suggestions about which to use. If
> there are some good suggestions, a addition can be made to
> the WG FAQ how-to section.
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