Are there any known issues with Windows XP? I haven't used DeedMapper for a
while, and am about to order a "fresh" copy to start in again. I am on a
Mac, but run Windows XP via Parallels on both my laptop and my desktop. I
know it's probably time for an upgrade, but if I can postpone it, I'd like
to do so. :-)
Pam and Rick Sayre did an outstanding job today presenting the programming
to a land research class at the SLIG institute in Salt Lake. Thank you for
Janis Walker Gilmore
Pawleys Island, SC
On 1/25/12 10:22 AM, "Steve Broyles" <steve.broyles(a)verizon.net> wrote:
Had assumed you were on version 4.0 or 4.1, both of which run fine on Windows
It does sound like there is some kind of issue with version 3 and Windows 7.
a bit surprising and the symptoms are troubling. I'd investigate but am
install version 3 on our Win 7-64 machines.
You can locate all deed files on your C: drive by bringing up Windows
It's the large folder icon next to the Start icon. Select the C: drive and
MBL in the search field. Let's hope you can find the file you saved!
From: "Gail Flowe Honeycutt" <gailhon(a)earthlink.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: [DMU] DEED-MAPPER-USERS Digest, Vol 7, Issue 6
> Len c=33 worked like a charm! I would have never figured that out. It seemed
> like a much quicker fix than changing all the calls to poles and it worked.
> Thank you VERY MUCH for such an easy solution. Still have two problems
> 1. The acreage button has not been as easily solved. When I select a parcel
> and open the display window, the word "area" is checked like it should be
> but no area shows up on the parcel like it used to. Clicking on the
> "display" menu shows the word "area" checked like it should be. I
> noticed when I click on the area button, the screen flickers but quickly
> returns but still with no area given. That never happened before this past
> weekend. I am running Windows7 and just realized the help feature won't work
> either. Both these issues just started. I also have a computer with XP
> running Deedmapper that gives me no problem. Could the problem be within
> Windows 7?
> 2. I have multiple projects in Deedmapper with different names. Last night
> I worked on the Windows7 computer updating a Deedmapper project for 3 hours
> but when I closed the window to that project it did NOT save the work even
> though I had hit the save icon during the time the work was being done. I
> soon found I have to close the complete program for it to save the work. Is
> that normal? I redid the work and did a "save as" which worked however,
> I went to open the file, it was not listed under the "File" menu where the
> other files are. I then clicked on the "open" option under the file menu
> found the file I was looking for. It had a little yellow lock on it but it
> opened just fine.
> However, when I went into the computer "C" drive /program files to the
> folder, my "saved-as" file was not there. HELP! I wanted to copy that
> "saved-as" file where the latest work was saved to my XP computer so I
> make sure it was backed up. I am beginning to believe Windows 7 is not so
> dependable. Any help would be appreciated on both issues.
> Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:00 AM
> To: <deed-mapper-users(a)rootsweb.com>
> Subject: DEED-MAPPER-USERS Digest, Vol 7, Issue 6
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:03:53 -0500
>> From: "Gail Flowe Honeycutt" <gailhon(a)earthlink.net>
>> Subject: [DMU] Question about older deeds
>> To: <deed-mapper-users(a)rootsweb.com>
>> Message-ID: <A425FB15B38A4F24B4450E49CC23DADD@a1240n>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset="iso-8859-1";
>> I am working on 5 deeds created in Anson County, NC in 1762 that use
>> as the measurement. They all plat about 4 times the size they should be
>> acreage) even though the numbers are all entered correctly and the shape
>> the land is correct. I have tried converting the chains to poles and/or
>> but they still come out the same way. One particular deed of my family's
>> land should have 293 acres but instead it has over 1,000 acres. Ironically
>> the shape is the exact way it should be but it just seems to be on a
>> different "Scale". What am I doing wrong?
>> Also, the area button on my program has suddenly become inactive and does
>> nothing when I click on it. The corners and lines button work fine. I have
>> looked in the options section but can't find how to fix it. Help please!
>> Gail Honeycutt
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:29:56 -0500
>> From: "Steve Broyles" <steve.broyles(a)verizon.net>
>> Subject: Re: [DMU] Question about older deeds
>> To: <deed-mapper-users(a)rootsweb.com>
>> Message-ID: <1DEBE535079042C998A9EF0E6EEA21E9@SteveDLS>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset=iso-8859-1;
>> Acreage being off by a factor of 4 indicates that the surveys used chains
>> that were half the normal size. Gunter's chain, the standard chain, is 66
>> but the Rathbone chain is 33 feet. I've seen this shorter chain a fair
>> in Virginia. It's the first I've heard of its use in North Carolina.
>> There are two ways to handle this in DeedMapper. The first is to redo
>> entries to use poles. Enter twice the number of poles as the deed says
>> For example, if the deed calls for 14 chains you enter 28 poles.
>> The second way is to define a custom length for a chain. In the Text
>> visit each deed and insert the following line anywhere before the first
>> metes and bounds line.
>> Len c=33
>> This tells the program to redefine the chain to be 33 feet for this deed.
>> Regarding Area, select a parcel and then open the Display menu.
>> At the bottom you should see the Centered Text setting. If it is not set
>> Area, that would explain what you're seeing.
>> Steve Broyles
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