Friday, February 6, 2009

So Far Behind

Well it has been a slow week for everything. I have been trying to learn RootsMagic. I'm confident enough, and like the program enough to delete FTM. Of course I haven't gotten much else done in the past 2 weeks though. I must change that!
I just have one thing I have to figure out. About sources, of course. I have several entries of each source in my source list. Like 1860 Census. Click on each and it will show the citation. I would have thought that the Source List would list each census(or other) entry once, then offer the citations by name. I think it's messed up but I can't figure out how to fix it. I can't even figure out if it needs fixing. Now that's bad.
Well, I am no longer feeling my way slowly through the program. I'll figure it all out eventually.

3 comments:

RootsMagic said...

When adding a source, choose "Add existing source" instead of "Add new source" and then select the source from the list. You can then add the citation details that are specific to that usage. BTW, this will be way easier in RM4.

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

WOW! Good luck on the "transfer" of information. I have given a great deal of thought to purchase either Legacy or RootsMagic but too chicken at this point. So many names and sources on my FTM program and although it is backed up, the idea of going through the entire process of change makes me cringe! Please let me know all the good things and bad things about the process when you are done and feeling up to it! Thanks for sharing friend!

DianaR said...

Hi Sheri ~
I've awarded you a Kreativ Blogger Award. You can pick it up at Random Relatives.

Diana