The Secret to Correcting and Preventing Broken Photo and Multimedia Links in Reunion 9

Moving genealogy photos and other multimedia files around can wreak havoc on Reunion 9. This is because Reunion stores links to the files in the family file rather than duplicating the files. This is a good thing because it preserves disk space on your Mac, but it can result in broken links if you move your files after adding them to Reunion.

You’re gonna love this! A simple preference setting can eliminate this problem for you. If you use the GenealogyTools recommended folder structure it can correct existing broken links and prevent them in the future. If you use a different folder structure this tip is still effective. It just means you’ve got to figure out for yourself what folders to configure in the preference setting. Let me show you how it’s done. Just watch this video from the MacGenealogist Archives:

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In it I demonstrate the problem and how to make the preference change that will correct and prevent it in the future.

Little Known Ways to Include Web Page Links in Reunion 9 Text and Note Fields

Mac loving genealogists can insert links in Reunion 9 text and notes fields and click on them to open web sites in a web browser. This means you can have URLs in text fields and notes as well as having arbitrary, hyper-linked text in note fields. If you too, would like to know how to create the links and or how to use them, open Reunion 9 and follow along with this video from the MacGenealogist Archives: Web Page Links in Macintosh Genealogy Software Reunion 9 for Mac Text and Note Fields.

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