Well I gave your suggestion a try. It worked, kinda of...when I created the "Book Report", it no longer used the è character, but instead it used the letter c. I was hoping for it to generate the letter č for the report. Any other guidance would be great.
Thanks for the suggestion Noam. I will give it a try. And yes, it is the "Book Report" that I am trying to create with the special characters. One quick question, when using the Translation Wizard, do you use English as the primary language and Slovenian as the secondary? I am pretty sure I do. Thank you again.
Actually, Family Tree Builder does not recognize the caron over the c for the family tree, either. It accepts accents (I'm using Slovak language keyboard), but not the caron. So the name Pitlanič publishes onto the website as Pitlanic, and Pitlaničová publishes as Pitlanicová.
I am still struggling trying to get it to work. I gave your suggestion a try. It worked, kinda of...when I created the "Book Report", it no longer used the è character, but instead it used the letter c. I was hoping for it to generate the letter č for the report. Any other guidance would be great.
Thank you. Jon
The Book Report distributed with FTB produces reports using the ANSI (Western European) character set.
The Book Report is a third party product, which was implemented by a company called TCGR.
The commercial version of TCGR contains an alternative PDF engine which will report all character sets.
To see Eastern European characters as expected, you will need to use the commercial version of TCGR (and pay the registration fee). Then you will be able to select the "Multilingual" PDF engine option as an alternative to the "ANSI only" PDF engine.
I recently had to replace my computer because of a problem. In the process, I lost my family tree. I had saved two family trees. One with 1000 people and one with over 1800 people. I can still get to the one with 1000 people because that one was saved online. However the one with all the work is the one with 1800 people. I have no knowledge of how to get it back....do you???? Please help if you have any suggestions.--Thanks--Ted
Or how can I download an older version of family tree and not the 4.0. Would that get back to my family tree?????
I am searching for a practicable method to connect online information in FTB with offline material my grandfather started to collect. This paper-based heap of information is huge and cannot be scanned or otherwise digitized. My grandfather has used the Henry system (http://www.saintclair.org/numbers/numhenry.html) to refer to each person, and one can thus find the data (more or less easily).
The usual way to create a reference between the online record and the offline material would IMHO be to create a FTB "fact" called "reference number" and then give the Henry number as data.This also corresponds to the way that GEDCOM treats offline references in the REFN field.
However, I can not find a REFN/"reference number" fact in the default list of FTB. When I import and export REFN tags from or to another genealogy program, I get odd artifacts. Am I missing something here?
I know about the "sources" or "repositories", but this is another case, because I am not likely to add a "source" for each individual (I have 10.000 names in the database).
I had the worst time installing it on Windows 7 too (on Release Candidate 1), but I managed to do it. That was a few months ago but I think I installed it using "Toubleshoot compatibility" and telling Windows 7 to act like Windows XP (right-click on the installer to choose this option).
Unfortunately, the function to associate photos with people in your family tree doesn't work very well with Windows 7 when you click on a person's photo place-holder in Tree view.
The browse feature does not work at all, it's impossible to navigate to the folder where the pictures are located and copy-pasting the folder path doesn't work: I click on Browse... and I'm presented with a list of folders which is completely useless because my photos are not in any of those folders. Clicking on the shortcuts on the left (My Recent Documents, My Documents, Desktop and Network) or at the top (Back, Up a level, New folder or change display) does nothing. Copy-pasting the link to the photo (or just the path to the photo) and clicking on Select or even Cancel does nothing. I have to click on the "X" to close that window.
I did manage to associate some photos by clicking on Photos in the toolbar at the top of the program window, but two images won't associate, and they did when I was running Windows XP. It's incredibly frustrating.
I'm using 18.104.22.1686. When I tell it to check for updates, it tells me none are found.
I've just got this software within the last two weeks and am having lots of crashes with Windows 7 ultimate.
I mainly get errors when adding or editing photos but quite often the program just errors and kicks off an error and closes. It's very frustrating because to avoid loss of changes i have to save after every change i make, providing that isn't the change that makes it crash.
I followed the link in this thread but it goes nowhere so I guess that I have already downloaded the latest version?
I have just installed the 916 build, seemed more stable to start with but I got an error when trying to add a photo to a new military service fact. The photo select window opened up transparent, ie the window behind was visable and only the top window border bars. When I closed this window the program encountred an error and eventually windows closed it..
Hope that helps.
If there is a debug mode I can run the program in I will willingly do that.
I've been working with FTB for over a year, since version 3 or so, and I have over 500 persons in my database. One of the people has a name "Father of Bat-Sheva & Perl" -- note the '&' character in the name. When I tried to edit the person and change it FTB freezes and I must kill it thru Task Manager. Now I cannot edit ANY person in my tree AT ALL. It seems that trying to edit that person corrupted the database in some sense... HELP !!! please.