Here is what happens as I do it. I go to "File", scroll down to "Open Project". The square showing now says "Load Genealogy Project". I had not asked FTB to load any project. No option to open an existing project is shown.
Just a few minutes ago though I hovered over the square named "Open" which is next to the one named "New". It says "Open Project" and I am given the option that way to open an existing project. I chose one called "Henry REFFELL 1736". It has opened but the heading does not say "Family Tree of Henry REFFELL" but "Family Tree of John REFFELL", one of Henry's siblings. Is that because John REFFELL is the home person in the gedcom which I imported from PAF? When I loaded it to FTB I did not change it. I myself am not in either of those trees so I did not change the home person in their gedcoms when I loaded them to FTB.
Ok I see. Yes the problem could be that you are not the home person but I do not think so. The home person is NOT changed when you merge/import a GEDCOM into an open FTB-file.
But this also tells me that you have several FTB-files on you PC. So why not look in the library where FTB stores the data files and see what you have and If you find the one you want to use as "base file", just double click on it and FTB will start and load that file. DO NOT open FTB before you do that.
After that you can merge/import GEDCOM files into the "base file" and work from there.
I did not know there was a base file and have not consciously created one. That must be why I was always returned to the first one instead of to the one I was editing, I suppose. Where is the library where FTB stores the data files?
To my knowledge I have not merged any files in FTB or anywhere else. I have imported several gedcoms. Today I deleted all of them except the ones I have synchronised to their sites.
I have checked Tools/Configuration. It says "When program starts open previous project." I suppose that is why the largest project was always opened since FTB reloaded it whenever I went to "File" and did "Open Project" intending instead to open an existing project. Now I know that I must not go to "File" but to the square called "Open" if I want to open an existing project which already has been loaded to FTB.
Just in case I shall change the home person to the individual ancestor whose tree I split out of my personal one on PAF containing both my paternal and maternal ancestors, their ancestors' siblings, spouses, descendants, and in some cases trees of inlaws.
now we are getting somewhere. Let us take this slowly, step by step.
As I have told you before, open FTB and pick "Tools/Options". The first page that appears is the "General" tab. First entry tells you about "Project directory" like C.\....and a library called "My Heritage Data". When you are here, check row number 2 "When program starts" and it should say "Open previous Project" if it does NOT, Cclick in the "Value" field and choose that option.
Close FTB and start Windows Explorer. Go to the library that FTB pointed to, that is something like c:\....My Heritage Data. Click or double click on that library and it will open. There you will see many libraries and one with the name of the tree you want to work with and, as I call it, use as "default/basic tree" with that I mean the tree you want to be your MAIN tree and the tree you want to work with, import GEDCOM files to AND the tree you want to UPLOAD to MyHeritage. That will be the tree you sync/update on the web.
Double click on the name of this tree and the library will open and you wsill see lots of new librarys one is called "Backup" and this is the place where FTB will save your backups of your tree and the IMNPORTANT one "DATABASE" double click on that library name and VOILA here you have the FTB file you shall use. It can be called . zed (FTB version 6.0) or .uzed (Version 7.0) Double click the file name and FTB will start and load that file.
So now you have your "main" file loaded and if you have done what I told you above about the "When program starts" option, this file will be loaded into FTB EVERY time you start FTB.
Do all the settings you want yor tree to follow and after that, start to import/merge your GEDCOM-files. When you import a GEDCOM, be sure to choose the right import method, create a NEW tree or IMPORT to the tree you have loaded into FTB.
Ok, enough so far. Try this and if it is what you want, we will take it from there later on. If you rather like to talk to me "in person" use my mail email@example.com or let me know if you have Skype and we can take it by phone.
Remember, ther are NO silly questions, just silly answers.
Just for the record, I am a Swede, living in Spain, so my English might be hard to understand, sorry for that.
With the release of version 7 there seams to be some problems with my reports. Before I had all notes/description in the report at the page where the person was. Now there is a new chapter created with all notes in the end?
Is this the intention or a bug? I hope not the intention because I think this format isn't appealing at all!
When I try to do a book report in Swedish it seams that there isn't possible to do any changes in the settings. I've looked at other format of reports and they seams to be possible to change but not the bookreport...?
Any one who knows what to do - fault report?
I found this for The Complete Genealogy Reporter 2013:
Individual and family notes may be included within the narrative, or cross-referenced from the narrative to an appendix of the report which contains all notes.
Have they disabled this function in for the book report with the upgrade to version7.
I have the same problem with Spanish and French characters. I have noticed that HTML codes were the origin of it. We are a lot of people reporting the same problem to the staff of My Heritage. Problem with "foreign" characters in fact notes also appear in the FTB app for Iphone. I've written them several messages but since a week I have no answers.
We are working to solve the issue with the swedish characters not being displayed correctly. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We are doing our best to catch up with the complaints we get from our customers and to try and solve everything as fast as possible.
After the upgrade to v.7 (7101) I've noticed several text fields containing HTML code.
I know for sure they were not there initially. The text itself are copied from some webpage, so it explains the HTML code. It does not explain why FTB store such things nor does it explain why FTB didn't strip away the code like any other simple editor would do.
When you copy text from some webpage and paste the text in to a simple editor (eg: Notepad) HTML code are stripped off the text, you will never see it again.
So basically, if you copied text from some webpage during v.6 you can expect to find your data messed up with HTML code if you upgrade to FTB 7.
(Note that my English is not good, then forgive me my mistakes!) I've noticed the same problem and I have reported it to My Heritage Spanish support team, but, after a week, I still don't have a solution.
The problem, specially in notes, also appears in all the reports and in the Iphone FTB app. Notes created in the previous version of the FTB remains ok in reports, because they weren't created with HTML code.
I also use to create “Book report” with “The complete Genealogy Report” and to export to Geneanet web site but now is a disaster and I had to stop until have a solution.
We understand that you both have problems with the HTML tags appearing, we would be glad if you could supply us with more information regarding the problem. It is true that HTML tags are hidden when you copy from web to our editor.
However the bug here is that the representation of the data is shown incorrectly.
We will need the following in order to investigate the issue correctly:
1) Step-by-step instructions to reproduce
2) Screenshots if you can get
3) Specify what reports does this happen to, and if it happens to charts as well.
4) Specify whether it only affects notes or any other resources (such as sources or citations)
Let us know so we can investigate, reproduce the problem and eventually solve it.
We appreciate your effort on bringing this to our attention and we would be more than glad to help you in any way possible.