Re: Sending a gedcom from a PC to a MAC
- View SourceOn Fri, 2009-04-24 at 09:13 -0600, Lois Nicholson wrote:
> Many thanks to everyone for their input. Good information, but itDepending on the software you have available the easiest way is to just
> looks like I should have been attending the Saturday Computer Classes,
> as I now have more questions.
> How do I change the format from .ged to .txt? Do I just prepare a
> gedcom and change the file extension before I send it? And how do I
> ZIP the gedcom?
change the file name from xxx.ged to xxx.txt. Or you can open the
Gedcom file in NOTEPAD and save as a text file.
To make a ZIP file you need an Archiver such as PKZIP. There are a lot
of freebie programs available that will create archives, ZIP is just a
>If your cousin is using Reunion you should have no problems. AQ does a
> Years ago I sent my cousin a gedcom to her MAC, but it wouldn't
> import. She finally forwarded it to the LDS in Salt Lake, who put it
> through their "washer and dryer", and from there she could import it.
> However, I now have more info to send her.
pretty good job on Gedcom files, as a matter of fact it is one of two
programs that was actually able to include images in a Gedcom, a
function no longer included in GEDCOM 5.5 I've transferred a number of
Gedcom files to Reunion with no problem. The Gedcom spec, if followed
properly, takes care of the problem Gary G mentioned.
> I'll look forward to hearing again from all you knowledgeable folks.Cheers
> Lois N.