I have many examples of that in my tree, especially where a child has died as an infant and the next child of the same sex has been given the exact or a similar name. (Even sometimes THAT child dies as an infant and ANOTHER is given the same name.)
But I have not found this a problem; the computer will show a warning that you have another of the same name and you just click on OK if you want the new name in the tree too.
I found the solution . It is possible to export the descendants of a single person in ged format . All I need was to choose selected persons on one of the screens during the export function . Thats all . It works very well.
I am using secondary language functionality in FTB. One is English and the other is Italian (Just for name sake. Conversions are not true Italian. But this is a unicode naming in my local language). When I update the secondary language in FTB and generate a chart, output comes properly.
Issue is when I save the chart in PDF or print it in my home printer.
Save in PDF – Some characters are missing completely
Print to home printer (Save to PDF using Adobe Acrobat PDF/Saving to OneNote) – some junk characters are displayed
All this is when I use one of the standard Microsoft Fonts.
And when I use a Unicode font, the result is even worse.
Please help me in resolving this.
Please refer the below screenshots for more details.
If I delete a person from my FTB tree and then Sync, will the coresponding person entry in the online site be deleted, or will that person be restored from the site into my FTB tree. (I hesitate to try out such steps for fear of messing things up.)
I saw the topic of "Married but not parents", but I have several situations where the parents are not married and FTB is "forcing" them. For a couple of the "couples" even calling them friends would be a stretch.
How/where can I change the relationship to something other than Married? I really have tried to find it on my own. I am running v7.0.0 Build 7143 on Win10. I have looked under the Profile and under the "Edit" tab, the relationship between the child and the parents is natural, but I can't find where to change the relationship between the two parents.
I'm sure it is something that is quite obvious, but I'm still not seeing it.
Torkild--I deeply regret your Windows 10 problem and did not mean to be flippant about what must be a terribly frustrating experience. Good luck with solving the problem(s) and getting back to a working FTB. Maybe you could go back to your previous version of Windows?
I agree! FTB used to alert you if there were alternate lines, but as of recently, no more. I just asked for a report and it returned as the only line the one through a sister of a second wife, but I know absolutely for sure that there is a direct bloodline, which I wanted to printscreen for the subject person.
So it seems pretty clear that the family tree builder is a poorly made software product, and the support infrastructure is worthless. Given that, what are people doing? What is the best competitor? Should I just give up on the desktop app completely and use the web site?
I could not disagree more - having tried several other progs and forgetting the fact that some of those I had to pay for whereas FTB is free, I still favoour FTB if only for the great book reports it can generate in seconds, although it does take time establishin the settings.
I have never had any problems with FTB. Your syncing problem may be related to Windows 10--I heard it was not stable yet. I have been on other genealogy sites. Ancestry.com users, among others, are even more unhappy than you are! I, for one, count my blessings.
There is NO problem running FTB under WIN10, I have done that since the first BETA over 6 months ago, without any problems. The sync problem is a MH server problem as easy as that. The information given to me is that MH is reworking both server software and making another approach to FTB, when it comes to store data. Just be patient, they are working on the problems and will have a solution sooner or later.
So to the topic. It all comes down to if you want to have a family-tree program on your computer and be able to upload/sync it to the net, or if you want to work with your tree online. As far as i know there are no similair programs as FTB with an option to sync a tree on the web.
A big problem is that it´s hard to convert data from one program to another. Why? Because you can only export your tree in GEDCOM format to be able to import it to another program, but as GEDCOM is only a way to export text, you can NOT export your photos. Well, not quite true, you can but NOT in an easy way with just "a push on a button".