Within the Family Tree Buildr you have the ability to create a relationship report. You will first need to have your family tree open within the software and then from the grey toolbar click on 'Reports'.
From the list that appears you will then need to select 'Relationships'.
That FTB function is very helpful but I DO wish it could be highlighted (in full or part) and copied-and-pasted (to the NOTES in a person's record or to a Word document...)
Often I want to refer to it when updating a person's details, making a note on their record, or corresponding with another site owner about them; but if I want to work on the tree I have to first close the relationship box.
So I have to write the information by hand, where I could have printed it to refer to, or just kept the box open if that were possible; or copied and pasted some part of it to the person's record in the tree.
Geoff--Copying and pasting relationship calculation results used to be possible when the function worked in the on-line tree. It would be great if it now could be done in FTB also. It is, of course, possible to do a printscreen, but that is not a satisfactory substitute.
1. I'd like to be able to see not only the closest relationship between two persons but also others. Example: in my research of my wife ancestors I have found that the same couple is both her third great grandparents and fourth great grandparents (through the line of her maternal grandfather and maternal grandmother accordingly). The report shows only the closer of that two relationships. The suggestion is to add the button to the current report window which whill show the full list with other relationships as well.
2. The other addition which I'd like to propose is the 'bloodline relation' (a working name) checkbox and filter on the report window. When checked, the relations which are going through a marriage/partnership link are filtered out from the list, leaving only the relations going through parents/children links of the tree. The default state of that checkbox (checked or unchecked) could be set through the options.
When using Family Tree Builder it would be great if there was a choice of font size - specifically a larger font. With today's high resolution screens text is small throughout the program except for headings.
The Quick Find list of people is hard for me to read and when entering notes and information I find it a strain to see what I've typed.
The Person Cards are big but the writing is very small.
Your computer screen should have a 'zoom' percentage way down in the right hand bottom corner. Click on that, if you have it, and you can make it as big or small as you want. The tree itself also has that function in the arrow picture in the upper right of the tree itself.
I think you may mean when I'm online generally or when I view the My Heritage site tree; I realise that it is possible to zoom in and out easily, which is great for many people like me who struggle to see small print.
What I was specifically referring to was the (offline) Family Tree Builder software on my computer. There doesn't appear to be a similar function to make text larger when typing in notes for example.
My product suggestion is that there could be a choice of font sizes within the program for those of us who have poor eyesight.
An additional tool to assist you with being able to read the text more clearly would be to adjust your DPI settings. DPI stands for Dots Per Square inch. This will enlarge the text for you on the screen and you can find out more about this in the following link I have provided for you.
Dean, thank you for your response and for making a suggestion.
As this is a long-term problem, I have explored as many ways a possible to improve my computer use. Changing the DPI settings is one of them, and it's certainly something that other people in my situation could try.
I would like to say how much I enjoy using the My Heritage site; I hope you, in return, will add my suggestion to your list of possible future improvements to FTB.
Being a computer idiot I hesitate to suggest anything, but...
"What I was specifically referring to was the (offline) Family Tree Builder software on my computer. There doesn't appear to be a similar function to make text larger when typing in notes for example."
Suppose you typed your note into (say) a page in Microsoft Word -- in a size you are comfortable with -- you could cut and paste it (in whatever font and size you want) into your Notes in the tree.
An extra couple of moves I know, it would be more convenient if Fonts were available in the Notes section, they have stuff like Bold, and Centre Justify...
Geoff, you're far from a 'computer idiot' I think.
Thanks for the idea, it's a very good one; in fact, I have done that on occasions when my eyes feel really strained.
Pasting it back into FTB works and it's certainly one way round my problem but, as you said, it adds a few extra moves. That's no real trouble but how much easier it would be if I could do it within the program itself.
I'm offering a product suggestion and not a complaint - it's always good to hear what other people think.
Your suggestion that I might consider eyewear made me smile, as I am already the proud owner of four different pairs. Unfortunately, my eyesight problems are rather more severe than the average and I often require extra help.
I'm sure many people have no trouble at all reading even the smallest print. My suggestion for the facility to choose a larger font size - something available in many programs where the user types into them - is for those of us who struggle even with their glasses on!
I do sympathize with you-- poor eyesight is a burden on any PC and as Genealogy s often caaaried out by the moe senior tribe members-- the possible implications of failing eyesight-- and or a congenital issue ( I was 4 when I got my first specs) is one that perhpas the software developers COULD evaluate.
Struggle on- who knows what the eye fairy might conjour on your behalf.
Need to improve the GED when importing pictures. They import but do not go into the personal picture. I have like 2000 pictures and it is too much work to go to each person and place there personal picture in the box. I have two other programs that places the pics where they need to go, but not here.