Hi There - when I imported a gedcom - PAW2U automatically changed the sex of a couple to one M and one F. Anyone know how I can change it back for a M / M couple?
Sorry, you can't. Please refer to the FAQs topic Same Sex Unions, which I include here below for your convenience:
Q: Can I enter same-sex unions?
In 2002 when I started programming PAWriter II, I mostly patterned it after the old Mac PAF which only dealt with opposite-sex couples. Of course, things changed quite a bit as I progressed. But the requirement for a couple (married or not) to consist of a man and a woman didn't change. I really never thought about it, dealing as I was in my own genealogical research with mostly olden times (pre-1900) when such unions were not recorded, much less talked about.
Now, with the requirement embedded deeply within some 60,000 lines of code, I couldn't change it if I wanted to (at least not in my lifetime).
The best that can be done is to record same-sex unions in the notes of the people involved.
There is an unappealing alternative. If you view gender as a "role," and can stand having He and She, etc., appear in reports, you could enter same-sex unions with each partner in the closest (or an arbitrary) role. In this case, you might heavily edit reports referring to them. (Personally, I think that's not a good idea since it requires an awful lot of extra work and is liable to unintentional error.)
On a related issue, when I imported a file one couple has had their gender reversed. i,e the male is listed as a female and the female is listed as male. How can I correct this?
In the simpler cases, open the family window for the couple and choose Family menu > Exchange Gender of Partners (or press command-G). Here's what is contained in the Reference Guide for this case:
"Family Menu > Exchange Gender of Partners… [command-G]"
"Choose this menu item to exchange the gender of the partners in this family. This is available only if both partners are partners in just this family, i.e., neither has other partners. This allows correction of errors in gender without deleting the family and adding it back."
Otherwise you need to do what that says, delete the family and add it back correctly.