Patrick Karl | 26 Mar 16:39 2015
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How to import a GED file?

I just downloaded and installed gramps 4.1.2-1 on a mac.  I want to 
import a GED file.  The documentation I have read says to do a 
File->Import.  But my File menu only has two options:  Manage Family 
Trees... and Quit.  I wonder why I don't have a File->Import option.

Can anyone suggest how to import a file?

Thanks.

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Jean McClendon | 26 Mar 15:14 2015
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Repairing Gramps database

I am using Gramps 3.4.6-1 on Ubuntu (I have not updated to 14.04.2 yet 
so it is the one below that one), for a number of months now when I 
launch Gramps I get the window that has a red circle with a - in it and 
it says "Error parsing arguments-Gramps" "Error parsing arguments Data 
base needs recovery, cannot open it."  I hit close and then can click 
onto my full database which is called Jeans_Family_Gramps and have 
continued to add information and back up frequently (it always gives me 
a last accessed date on Gramps). I back it up anytime I add a lot of 
information to it even if it is several times a day.  There have been 
times my computer will freeze and will not open or close any programming 
(including the shut down computer option) that might be running and I 
must hit the power button in order to restart my computer which I know 
is hard on not only the computer but Gramps as it will lock it but have 
always been able to just "break the lock" before,  the above error 
message is quite different from just breaking the lock.  I would like to 
be able to go back to just being able to open it without all of the 
extra steps.

There are a number of other databases that have dates in 2014 and Jan 
2015 after the Jeans_Family_Gramps that may or may not be locked but if 
I click on them and open them they are entirely empty of any kind of 
information.   Can I safely delete these empty databases, do a backup 
again of my main database and then repair it?  My main concern is, is it 
really giving me a good back up from my last full back up (if I go to 
repair there is a big window explaining what will happen and it says it 
will use the database Jean/.gramps/grampsdb/50511e15 (unsure of where 
that is located) but there is no back up date on it like has on the 
actual Jeans_Family_Gramps icon in my document folder which is where I 
have it).  I have not hit repair yet because I wanted these questions 
answered first.   I only save the five most recent ones of the 
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Ession | 25 Mar 10:34 2015

Thumbnail resolution

Hi,
is there a way to change the thumbnail resolution/dpi?

I wanted to print a report with images, but the thumbnails are kind of
microscopic if I increase the reports dpi.

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Ron Johnson | 25 Mar 00:55 2015
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Re: problems with Graphview

What distro?

Do you have the gtk3 dev packages installed?

On 03/24/2015 10:29 AM, Douglas Bainbridge wrote:
> I've recently installed LMDE2 to solve some upgrade problems
> and find that gramps now starts with the error "Graphview
> failed to load : GooCanvas2 is required for this view".
>
> I already have libgoocanvas3 installed.
> I downloaded goocanvas-2.0.2.tar.xz and on untarr'ing it had
> ./configure failing with the message
>    "configure: error: Package requirements (gtk+-3.0 >= 3.0.0
> glib-2.0 >= 2.28.0 cairo >= 1.10.0) were not met:
>
> No package 'gtk+-3.0' found"
>
> My gramps settings are:
> Gramps Settings:
> ----------------
>    python    : 3.4.2
>    gramps    : 4.1.3-542450b
>
>    gtk++     : 3.14.5
>    pygobject : 3.14.0
>    pango     : 1.36.8
>    Using bsddb3
>    bsddb     : 6.1.0
>    bsddb.db  : 5.3.28
>    cairo     : 1.14.0
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Douglas Bainbridge | 24 Mar 16:29 2015
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problems with Graphview

I've recently installed LMDE2 to solve some upgrade problems 
and find that gramps now starts with the error "Graphview 
failed to load : GooCanvas2 is required for this view".

I already have libgoocanvas3 installed.
I downloaded goocanvas-2.0.2.tar.xz and on untarr'ing it had 
./configure failing with the message
  "configure: error: Package requirements (gtk+-3.0 >= 3.0.0 
glib-2.0 >= 2.28.0 cairo >= 1.10.0) were not met:

No package 'gtk+-3.0' found"

My gramps settings are:
Gramps Settings:
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  python    : 3.4.2
  gramps    : 4.1.3-542450b

  gtk++     : 3.14.5
  pygobject : 3.14.0
  pango     : 1.36.8
  Using bsddb3
  bsddb     : 6.1.0
  bsddb.db  : 5.3.28
  cairo     : 1.14.0
  pycairo   : 1.10.0
  osmgpsmap : 1.0
  GExiv2    : 0.10
  ICU       : 52.1
  PyICU     : 1.8
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Monica Faber | 24 Mar 00:50 2015
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New & Need Help

I never received the error box after the locked notice. I can open one family tree, go to "connect to recent database" drop-down and try to open another family tree, only to get a small box that says "The database is locked. Use the --force-unlock option if you are sure that the database is not in use." and it only gives me a close box. Once I click on close, it disappears. No icon or anything.

If I try to open Gramps through the console, I get a message on the console screen that says: "Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged." and a pop-up that says, "Error parsing arguments Database is locked, cannot open it! Info: Locked by Monica <at> MonicaPC" and a close box. When I click on the close box, Gramps opens, but no database.

Thanks again for helping.
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Dianne | 23 Mar 10:06 2015
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Recording same-gender marriages

I know this has been discussed recently, but I can't find it in the 
archives or the wiki.

How do we record same-gender marriages? I'm using 4.0.3 on Ubuntu 14.04.

Do we create a family as normal, and then change the gender of the 
father or mother accordingly?

Thanks,
Dianne

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Darryl Fallow | 23 Mar 03:47 2015
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Documenting / Showing Uncertain Ancestral Connections in Gramps

As one goes back in time, one may have certainty about an ancestral line to a certain point in time.   (This may
be the case where there are adequate formal records census or BMD records).   After that connections in the
ancestry may be less clear, as the evidence may not provide complete certainty, but examination of an
information about an ancestor's given age, date and location of events, makes one say "it is likely that
this 'John Charles Smith b 1792' - as a confected example - is the father of  'Charles Smith b 1814' …… but
we can't be sure".   We can document any doubts or uncertainty in the text (e.g. under person notes), and flag
any citations as 'Low' or 'very low' confidence, but this uncertainty will not be reflected in any tree
drawings.    I find the Confidence Flag under citations a most useful feature of Gramps which reflects well
in Text Reports, especially when one adds relevant comments to 'Person Notes' etc.  The text reports can
thus reflect any 'limitation' or 'uncertainty' regarding an event associated with an individual or the
certainty about a reference or citation. 

I was wondering whether any facility exists in Gramps exist - or whether one could be made - to make a line in a
graphical display or report (such as Pedigree Chart View or an Ancestor or Descendent Tree Graph)
connecting two people into a dashed line (or perhaps a different coloured line) that might be used to
indicate some degree of uncertainty regarding the connection.   This is just an idea - I am not sure how sound
this is from a pure Genealogy point of view.   How do other people currently handle these sorts of situations??

Regards

Darryl
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Monica Faber | 23 Mar 00:47 2015
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New and need help

I'm a new user to Gramps and really like the program. I have a slight problem though. I'm locked out and can't seem to figure out what to do.

The short of it is when I try to open Gramps AIO 4.1.2, I get an error saying
"Error parsing arguments" Database is locked, cannot open it! Info: Locked by Monica <at> MonicaPC.

I can open one of my databases but when I try to open a second one, from within Gramps, I get "The Database is locked. Use the --force-unlock option if you are sure that the database is not in use."

I'm sure it's not in use, but when I open the Console version, I get the error parsing message again.

Please help!
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Laura Lambert | 20 Mar 03:58 2015

Internet tab...

On a slightly similar but completely unrelated (I think) note, I was wondering if it were possible to add the internet tab inside the citations?  I use mainly internet resources for my research, and it would be very handy if I could add the URL link (and I love the "Jump to" option) to the citation.

Right now on the data tab I add a key of URL and the value of the http:// etc.  But when I want to view it again, I have to open all the op and carefully c&p the value, being careful not to change or lose it.
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gary | 18 Mar 19:43 2015
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Places UI - auto complete

Hi,

Prior to upgrading to 4.1.2-1, the Title field in the Places UI would auto complete when editing the Name field and adding Enclosed By data to satisfy the hierarchical structure. Now the Title field stays empty and requires manual entry which is tedious and error-prone. 

The auto completion action I am referring to is shown in Richard Suthern's video here:

Is this a known condition or am I possibly missing something?

Thanks,
Gary Edberg
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