today i got an answer from the support and it was no help, because they only told me how to link pics to persons i ftb
that i already know i told them once again about my problem wich several people have, that all my pics have been unlinked since i uppgraded ftb. i dont understand why they dont give us any answers how to fix this !!
I do use this capability often because it is too easy to add duplicates via the smartmatch capability. However, it seems that as of late the FTB software keeps turning the feature "Off" by itself.
Is there some way to keep this option "On"?
I am using version 220.127.116.1134
I do have approximately 45,000 people in the tree.
Also-- it seems that the autosave feature-- though very useful-- basically "autosaves" at strange frequencies. In some cases, it saves after just a few adds to the tree. Of course when it does save, basic functionality all comes to a complete stop until the save completes. It would be very beneficial to have this save operation performed in the background rather then completely stopping all functionality in order to save. I also understand that this is more complicated for the software but when the save takes like 30-40 seconds it becomes intrusive.
I understand that the options can be controlled in the tools/options menu. However, after I have saved these values-- the system is reverting to the "off" setting days later for the duplicate entry option.
This is the problem that I am noting. I am sure that I have saved the settings multiple times.
As for the autosave option interval-- I also understand how to set specific values, but the application is not using these values correctly (at least in my opinion.)
When attempting to upload my file, it gives me a messasge that says "You have requested to publish information about 449 people but your family site is limited to 250 people..."
When I click the CONTINUE button, a Microsoft Visuell C Runtime Library dialog box pops up that says:
This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information.
I JUST downloaded this & installed it from your site tonight. I have to be honest, this is the 2nd error with your app that I've already encountered. The first one was resolved by searching your forums and now the 2nd one I'm having to post a new message about. I don't mind paying for extended features, but if the base features are flaky, I have issues paying for additional ones.
My O/S is Windows 7 64-bit on a Dell Optiplex system. Please let me know if you need any further information. Thank you.
I'm wondering if there is a better way to manage spouse relationships that I'm not aware of. The main relationship that causes me concern is of an Aunt. She has never legally married or had children, but has had two significant partners that are important to my family tree. If I set both of these men's relationship to her as "partner" it appears that she is with both at the same time ;) which is not the case. If I set Partner 1's status to seperated, it then displays they were husband and wife. So I have set the relationship between my Aunt and her first Partner to "other" and my Aunt and Partner 2 to "partners" but on publishing to my family site, the lines joining my aunt and her first partner are solid, not dashed.
Is there some way to indicate dates of relationships? I can only see a way to indicate marriage dates, and setting relationship dates may solve the problem? I'm sure others have this issue, as there are many couples nowdays that choose to live as "domestic partners outside of marriage" or "common-law marriages" or "de-facto relationship".
Along the same issue, I have a cousin that was engaged to a girl for a long time and who we now consider part of the family, but they have recently seperated. I changed their status to seperated, but it shows that they were husband and wife. I want to show that they were engaged only, and then seperated.
Under each pair of spouses that you add in Family Tree Buidler, appears a rectangular box that lists their status and number of children. If you click on Edit> Edit details, you will see the option to change the status from Partners to Separated. You can add a fact for the separation with its date. If you want to completely detach them, you can use the Detach feature in Family Tree Builder.
"Ex-partner" is an option that's definitely needed in this program. I have at least three instances on my tree where I need it. I've made work-arounds, but I dislike them because they're only visible when double clicking the relationship box, and probably completely invisible to anyone viewing my tree online.
Also, dates (and places) should show in the relationship box for all relationships, not just marriages like they currently do. It makes no sense that they don't. It would be nice if divorce dates could somehow be included in a more visible way as well.
These seem like very easy fixes for the programmers (aside from possibly the divorce date option), I don't see why they couldn't be made in the next update.
This is great software aside from this issue, I very much hope it gets fixed. I've looked into other software because of this issue alone, though I'm hoping not to switch if this is changed soon.