Had assumed you were on version 4.0 or 4.1, both of which run fine on Windows 7.
It does sound like there is some kind of issue with version 3 and Windows 7. It's
a bit surprising and the symptoms are troubling. I'd investigate but am unable to
install version 3 on our Win 7-64 machines.
You can locate all deed files on your C: drive by bringing up Windows Explorer.
It's the large folder icon next to the Start icon. Select the C: drive and enter
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
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, when
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 and
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 DM30
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 would
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
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>
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> 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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