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=== Instructions for when 'no' Wi-Fi is available ===
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Most genealogical programs have the ability to create a web site from the genealogical information already entered, it is this program function that allows one to have their files on their portable devices. Follow these simple steps:  
 
Most genealogical programs have the ability to create a web site from the genealogical information already entered, it is this program function that allows one to have their files on their portable devices. Follow these simple steps:  
  
1) Create your web site pages, most have a default to save it to your own computer first before uploading to a web site  
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1) Create your web site pages, most have a default to save it to your own computer first before uploading to a web site.
  
 
2) Attach your device, a tablet or a smart phone to your computer with the USB cable that came with your device. This will treat the device as an extra drive.  
 
2) Attach your device, a tablet or a smart phone to your computer with the USB cable that came with your device. This will treat the device as an extra drive.  
  
3) Transfer your created web site folder to your device. Disconnect the device from the computer once that is done.  
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3) Transfer your created web site 'folder' to your device. Disconnect the device from the computer once that is done.  
  
 
4) Download the app "Openhtml" to your portable device.  
 
4) Download the app "Openhtml" to your portable device.  
  
5) Locate the transferred file through the file manager used by your device. For an Android, the app that handles that is "Astro File Manager", <br>
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5) Locate the transferred folder through the file manager used by your device.  
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There are number of applications for both device types that handle files, one is usually already pre-loaded onto the device.
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6) Using that particular file manager locate the transferred folder, click it to open the folder and look for the 'index.html' file within that folder, clicking it to open that file. The clicking to open should open a menu box that will ask you which file to open the index.html file with, choose "Openhtml" from the list and it will open up your database in the web page format. *** Note that just using a regular browser has not worked up to this point which is the reason for using "Openhtml".<br>  
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=== Instructions for Using an Application that works without Wi-Fi access (Android Only) ===
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Another method is done by creating a ''Gedcom'' and using a third party application like GedStar Pro. Their website explains how easy it is to add your genealogical database to your Android tablet using their program. Going into a bit more detail one can follow these steps:
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Revision as of 22:58, 15 February 2013

Instructions for when 'no' Wi-Fi is available

Most genealogical programs have the ability to create a web site from the genealogical information already entered, it is this program function that allows one to have their files on their portable devices. Follow these simple steps:

1) Create your web site pages, most have a default to save it to your own computer first before uploading to a web site.

2) Attach your device, a tablet or a smart phone to your computer with the USB cable that came with your device. This will treat the device as an extra drive.

3) Transfer your created web site 'folder' to your device. Disconnect the device from the computer once that is done.

4) Download the app "Openhtml" to your portable device.

5) Locate the transferred folder through the file manager used by your device.

There are number of applications for both device types that handle files, one is usually already pre-loaded onto the device.

6) Using that particular file manager locate the transferred folder, click it to open the folder and look for the 'index.html' file within that folder, clicking it to open that file. The clicking to open should open a menu box that will ask you which file to open the index.html file with, choose "Openhtml" from the list and it will open up your database in the web page format. *** Note that just using a regular browser has not worked up to this point which is the reason for using "Openhtml".

Instructions for Using an Application that works without Wi-Fi access (Android Only)

Another method is done by creating a Gedcom and using a third party application like GedStar Pro. Their website explains how easy it is to add your genealogical database to your Android tablet using their program. Going into a bit more detail one can follow these steps:

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