What chance of including Hyperlinks, or better still Hotspots linked to Hyperlinks in the 'Articles' feature? So that for instance, I have written a family history article displayed at the bottom of my Home Page so that my members can read the history, and when I mention a person or location, I could put a, say, (A1), at that point, and the member reading could click on it and get a pop-up of a photo of the person or location etc. It must be possible, because it's feature of so many Websites.
Jack, hello there. The facility for inserting Links has been there all along, it was just a late-night session which frustrated me that prompted the original question. Anyhow, I'm writing a Family History Story using the 'Activities' section of the MyHeritage board. From there I've created a 'News Article' (which appears at the bottom of my Home Page, and which is updated after every Edit), and what I wanted to do within the story was to link to Photographs/Scanned Documents that I had placed in a specially-created photo album in Photos/Videos section. So that, for instance, when I mentioned a person or place, I could place beside that person/place a Link which would open a relevant photo etc. The first problem I encountered was that I had to keep swapping pages to get to the Links. So to overcome this (initially), what I'd do was open My Heritage twice, so that you've got your Article open ready for editing, and also your Photo Album to copy the Links. You can keep both 'Windows' open by using the middle icon in the top-right of your page. First, if you intend inserting a lot of Links, you'll have to decide what sort of 'Numbering or Lettering' system you'll use. I'm using (1), (2), (3), etc. At the point in the story where I want to insert a Link, I type (1). I then highlight this by dragging my mouse across it while holding down 'Left-click' button. At this point the 'Link' icon will become 'solid' along the Icon row. It's the sixth one along and looks like a chain-link. Press this and a pop-up will appear. I then choose from the pop-up drop-down menu 'Open In A New Page'. Now we need the Link URL from the photo (which is why two pages are better open, at least for now). Go to the photo you want to Link to, and in the bottom right-hand side of the page it says 'Link to this Photo - Show'. Click 'Show' and the URL Link will appear already highlighted. Hover your mouse cursor above the Link and using the 'Right-Click' button choose 'Copy' to copy the URL. Now, go back to your other page and place the URL in the blank-section of the Pop-up by 'Left-Clicking' the mouse, and then press 'Insert'. To test the Link, I would now 'Save' my 'Article', and then go to the Home Page, where the number etc should appear in the Story, and when clicked-on, should produce a separate-page pop-up of the photo etc that I had linked to. Once you've done one successful Link, and you've got a Pop-up photo etc, in the right corner of that page it says, Go To Album. So from there, you can go to any photo that is in the Album to get the URL Link Code, so that you can do it all by only having one My Heritage open rather than two.
Sorry it's so long-winded, Jack. I'm sure others can explain it more simply (hopefully they'll see this and help!). If anything isn't clear enough, please ask again and I'll try to explain it differently.
Yes, FTB will indeed support the .png format in the near future. This is one of the high priority fixes that we are planning on doing. I cannot promise that it will be supported in the immediate next version, but we are working and aware of this problem.
I would be very interested in having an icon available for war veterians. Many members of my families served in various wars, and I would like to show their veteran status on their place holder.
Even nicer would be if the icon could denote which war they served in. Sense American's seem to have been involved in almost every conflict that has happened in the last 200 years identifying each one might be too difficult. But a Veteran's icon would be nice.
The MyHeritage user interface for inviting new members can be confusing at times, especially when you haven't done it for some time and there are a lot of family members looking over your shoulder whilst you are trying to do it. Recently I apparently put an email in another person's box and clicked the Add button. When she logged in after receiving the invitation email, she was identified as another person! This has caused me a lot of embarrassment and grief to the invitee.
Since administrators cannot rectify this mistake themselves, might I suggest that a pop-up appear to confirm the correct person is being invited, ie associated with the email just entered.
Note for designers: On the Home page, from a User Experience point of view, what I see is the Invite close family heading, the Enter email box, and the Add button. I do not register the person associated with the email box.
This is just to say "Thank you" for your time in sorting out the search on tagging in reply to my request.
In the program for editing people there is a field at the end of last name to put Esq. 1 11 111 Jn Sn, with the older program this field would take 4 digits but now if you want to type anything into this field you can only type 2 digits.
The reason as I explained before is that if you have 4 5 or more people called Joe Bloggs in your tree it is difficult to find the right person so I was putting the year of birth in that field so you would get Joe Bloggs 1777 when searching to do any reports or tag in photos and anything else, I know you get Joe Bloggs 3 cousin 3 times removed or Joe bloggs related by 10 steps but you may have a 2 Joe bloggs related by 10 steps
I have been putting the last 2 digits in IE 77 for 1777 but Joe bloggs 1777 looks better than Joe Blogs 77.
I was thinking of going back to the old program but if this could be reincorperated into the new program it would help or even a field to put the year of birth or even the year of birth being displayed when displaying a person whilst searching.
Yours Colin Rout.
I wanted to do a Family Book with all the generations I have in my family tree but was told that it will only support 5 generations. Will the capability of added generations be available soon?. It would be sad to have information on all the generations and not be able to include them all in a book.