I personally don't see how integers (that is what they are) cause confusion, if they are only internal to the program.
Regardless of that, what about the
1 RIN MH:I1
tags? Are these stable? Can I use these as unique reference to the persons in my tree, knowing that these numbers will never be changed? Is this some sort of primary key representation of the internal database?
Yes, it is something I developed myself. Basically, I use the export to generate a LaTeX based file, that includes external information (images, anecdotes, etc). An example (a few years old, but it will give you an idea of what I am doing): http://www.nauta.be/stamboom.pdf
The reason why I chose not to use your API is that I prefer to work with standards over APIs, to keep my document generation portable and not bound to a specific product
Interesting I think...I was using the id numbers to externally index my data. FTB7 allows the ids to be changed so they are useless, as they no longer uniquely identify a person (or anything) I have gone back to FTB 6 for the time being. I think this change is a terrible non-customer friendly idea. Get the developers to sort out a better approach
Thanks for a very nice web-inar yesterday about FTB. Allthough I consider myself to be among the yesterdays 14% advanced users, even I found a function that I had not thought about. It was an interesting hour and I wish you all good luck for coming web-inars, I will sure attend them.
By the way, here in Spain I had excellent sound and picture, well done.
Try laborate with windows printer settings. Search something in printer setup as: "print as raster page". Simply, disable using TrueType or build-in fonts, and force printer to print "as blind" only fully rastered page.
I am sorry I misled you . I should not have used the word "print" .
The descendant report page when generated within Family Tree Builder already has the ( ????? ????? ) wherever chinese characters should have been. ie the problem is there before printing. So yes this is a bug in the s/w.
Is the fulll installer version different from the update version ? Will installing full FTB version wipe out my current data? I think I had better backup/export the. ged file before reinstalling cd version.
The CD version is basically the same. Has same installer, same kernel. But, have additionaly direct build-in all possible graph templates and components for offline graph creating. So is bigger (cca 80MB instead 35MB). And, this is version, contained on original CD/DVD, that you can obtain from MH as paid medium.
Yes, backup is everytime good thing, but in this case will be no data touched, as the version/build will be not changed/upgraded. Only, will be updated few components.
Best backup is, in menu File - Backup project, and then in wizzard use checkbox for include photos too. This provide really full local backup. You can of course make additional GEDCOM export, but this may not contain photos and special proprietal MH data (as must be universally compatible with foreign products).