Archives for August, 2008

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Sentences


Have you ever wanted to tweak the sentence for a single fact without having to change the global sentence template for that fact type?  RootsMagic 4 now lets you customize the sentence for any fact in your database.  If you are happy with the default sentence for your fact, you don’t have to do anything.  […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – What is that button on the side?


I keep getting busy programming and forget to blog about all the great stuff coming in version 4, so I’m going to skip the rest of the little things and start sneak previewing the bigger stuff. I’ll leave the little stuff for you to find on your own when we release version 4 before the […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Alternate names


OK, so here’s a feature we have gotten a lot of requests for, and in RootsMagic 4 we’re going to deliver it. If you have ever added alternate names for people in your database, you can now have those alternate names appear in lists of people (like the RootsMagic Explorer). If you think you might […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Websites with style


Today’s sneak preview is going to be short and sweet (and no screen shot on top of that).  But don’t worry, we still have plenty of new screen shots left to go. While website creation in RootsMagic 4 is very similar to that in version 3, there is one big difference.  RootsMagic 4 uses Cascading […]

RootsMagic 4 Unwrapped – Multimedia is made to be shared


Media Album An old adage says that a picture is worth a thousand words. So here are 3000 words worth of pictures about RootsMagic 4′s new multimedia features. As in previous versions of RootsMagic, you can add pictures or other media to people, families, sources, citations, events, or places. Here’s what the new Media Album […]

RootsMagic Unwrapped – And the 4th Tab is…


People? Mark Tucker’s guess sure sounded a lot more exciting. But even if the People tab can’t automatically do all your genealogy for you, it will help you quickly and easily analyze your data in ways that used to require tedious creating and printing custom reports. So let’s take a look at this People page. […]