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by Jossi
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Copy and Paste Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 4724

Re: Copy and Paste Problem

Does this also occur when you paste as unformatted text (Ctrl+Shift+V)?
by Jossi
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Mergefields compatibility issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1929

Re: Mergefields compatibility issue

This could be an effect of TextMaker and Word handling mail merging differently. IIRC (it's a long while ago) Word needed a separate text file containing the values, whereas TextMaker has its own small database module, storing the values in dbf format.
by Jossi
Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2016 for Windows (General)
Topic: New to office software
Replies: 5
Views: 2681

Re: New to office software

It depends on the form you want to store the DNA information in, which I don't know (text? table? spreadsheet?). Genealogy programs with special functions for DNA charts are Legacy Family Tree and Roots Magic (both not free, however).
by Jossi
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Docx imported meshed up.
Replies: 10
Views: 4025

Re: Docx imported meshed up.

You are quite right. TextMaker messes this document up beyond repair. I think the developers at SoftMaker must have a good look at this and improve their import filters.
by Jossi
Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2016 for Windows (General)
Topic: New to office software
Replies: 5
Views: 2681

Re: New to office software

You may use office software for any kind of text, calculations or presentations, but for genealogy purposes, specialised software is much more comfortable. There are also free programs, see http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-genealogy-family-tree-software.htm or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
by Jossi
Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Questions about typing on top of a picture
Replies: 6
Views: 2052

Re: Questions about typing on top of a picture

As so often, there is more than one way to achieve the desired result. If you want to keep your workflow, just right-click the text frame, invoke "Properties...", tab "Filling", and uncheck "Tile as texture". Then the background image is automatically adjusted to the frame size. However, this has th...
by Jossi
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: How do I anchor a picture to a paragraph so they stay together when subjected to sorting (Edit > Sort)?
Replies: 6
Views: 1855

Re: How do I anchor a picture to a paragraph so they stay together when subjected to sorting (Edit > Sort)?

I, too, like the fact that in many cases TextMaker offers different ways for different needs. In addition, as far as I know, the SoftMaker developers are already far advanced at integrating direct resizing of embedded objects into TextMaker (by way of "handles" at the corners), so converting will be...
by Jossi
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Hyperlinks and Export to PDF
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

Re: Hyperlinks and Export to PDF

AlexB wrote:Maybe something changed in the latest release of TextMaker?
The option was already present in TextMaker 2012, but I have never used it either, so I'm not sure.
by Jossi
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: How do I anchor a picture to a paragraph so they stay together when subjected to sorting (Edit > Sort)?
Replies: 6
Views: 1855

Re: How do I anchor a picture to a paragraph so they stay together when subjected to sorting (Edit > Sort)?

ecbritz wrote:To resize an embedded object you have to convert it to a frame temporarily.

Embedded objects can be resized directly, without converting; just right-click the image, go to Picture: Properties..., tab "Format", and adjust the size. Apart from this, I quite agree with your summary.
by Jossi
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Hyperlinks and Export to PDF
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

Re: Hyperlinks and Export to PDF

The PDF Export dialogue box, tab "Preferences", has an option "Use relative paths for file links". Does this change anything?
by Jossi
Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: How do I anchor a picture to a paragraph so they stay together when subjected to sorting (Edit > Sort)?
Replies: 6
Views: 1855

Re: How do I anchor a picture to a paragraph so they stay together when subjected to sorting (Edit > Sort)?

I am sure you've found the perfect solution. Embedded objects are, just as you describe it, quasi-letters and as such part of the text. Frames are not a part of the text, they are effectively on a separate level (see "object mode" vs."edit mode"), even if they can be anchored to a text paragraph. So...
by Jossi
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Normal.tmv File
Replies: 6
Views: 3478

Re: Normal.tmv File

May I ask what the difference in practical terms is when you do the Character settings in the Format > Character dialog rather than in the Format > Character Style dialog, specifically while preparing a blank document to be saved as the default template? The same question applies to the Paragraph s...
by Jossi
Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Normal.tmv File
Replies: 6
Views: 3478

Re: Normal.tmv File

Thank you for the detailed instructions. Let me just add that between 3. and 4., you should also give some attention to Format > Paragraph... There is an alternative approach which I personally prefer for replacing Normal.tmv with a new document template: Instead of nos. 4 and 5, I go first to Forma...
by Jossi
Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: How do I start headers and page numbering on the third or fourth page?
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: How do I start headers and page numbering on the third or fourth page?

By inserting a chapter break (look for "Page formatting" > "Dividing a document into chapters" in Help). The new chapter, beginning on page 4, gets header and page number (not necessarily starting with 1; see Format > Chapter.., tab "Chapter").
by Jossi
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Entering diacritical characters - any special technique available?
Replies: 9
Views: 3102

Re: Entering diacritical characters - any special technique available?

My personal solution: For the three or four special characters I need most often I have defined keyboard shortcuts (these are about as many as my memory can shoulder :) ). For others, there is the Insert > Symbol Icon in the toolbar: Insert Symbol.png When you click the black triangle to the right, ...

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