I have just run into a Family Tree Builder issue with not being able to paste into the "notes" section of a person text copied from other sources. The copied text will paste into other programs, such as note pad and word prcessors, but not into Family Tree Builder. Also, text I copy in Family Tree Builder can not be pasted into any program at all.
I don't think that this issue has always existed as I recall copying and pasting into Family Tree Builder a few months ago.
I am running XP and it appears that all Windows functions are running properly.
This may sound strange but I exported part of my project. The new GEDCOM file when I import into a new project has the same old ID numbers. Is it because the program still retains these numbers? Is there a way to reset IDs when setting up a new project? I am planing to share this GEDCOM file and a copy of Family Tree Builder software with some of my cousins on CD. It just looks funny having number gaps but the file works.
The ID numbers for people in your tree in Family Tree Builder, are internal to the programming of the tree, and are not editable.
Please note: you may notice more ID numbers than people in the tree. The reason for this is ID numbers are not re-used when people are deleted. Therefore, ID numbers can exceed the actual number of individuals in the tree.
We apologize for the inconvenience that this causes.
I have tried to create Familt Tree Diagrams in my software - but for some reason some of my family members has only their surname listed - no first name. But they are typed in and I can see the, if I choice edit...
And it's not like their first name (s) are too long, because some of their name is short, and not shown - but others with longer names are shown.
Any idea why? I would hate to choice another software because of this reason, because so far I can do anything I want in this software compare to others I have tried....
The issue of Unknownpeople in your tree is most probably a language issue- if you add information to your tree in 2 languages, you must make sure to add all the info in both languages, otherwise it will appear asUnknown. You can check what languages are in your tree if you open your project in Family Tree Builder and go to Tools> Languages.Make sure to set the same display and primary data language, even if you have a secondary data language. If you right-click on that window and go to Manage data languages, you will see how much data is in each language. You can choose to copy all info to one language or add all of it in both languages.
Please also see the following post in our FAQ in English regarding this issue:
I have a number of files written with another software and they have duplicate information. I can export them as GEDCOM files in which there are CHAN fields telling me when the data was last modified. This information is not apparently read into FTB, but it would be useful to know which of several versions of the data is the most up-to-date (person by person).
Why doesn't FTB import these dates into the Last Modified field, and is there another way to get at these dates when checking for duplicates?
Edit: Discovered FTB uses non-standard _UPD tag, so just find and replace 1 CHAN 2 DATE with 1 _UPD. The date needs a time and timezone eg 1 JAN 2000 12:00:00 GMT -0