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.
GEDCOM's are text-only files. They do not contain the photos of your family tree and do not transfer photos from one family site to another or from one genealogy software to another. That's an universal feature of GEDCOM's and not a specific 'issue' with MyHeritag.
Nonetheless, if you are trying to import a GEDCOM from MyHeritage site to the Family Tree Builder -- in other words, working within the MyHeritage products -- then you can import the file generated on MyHeritage site to the Family Tree Builder and after restore the photos from site. Click here to learn how to do it.
Please have another look at your product, as I, like Connie, have the problem that when I inport a GEDCOM file into FTB, with the links to the local location of my attached pictures, the pictures are imported OK and appear in the "Family Photos" album (but with nothing in the title field) and are "asscociated" with that person, but are not a "personal photo" of that person, so do not appear in the tree view.
Yet if I "Add" a new picture in FTB (with the same path name) the file name is placed in the title field and if it is the first photo of that person it is defaulted to being the "personal photo" of that person.
Please fix the GEDCOM inport program to mimic the "Add" new photo procedure.
Here is an extract that works
2 FORM JPEG
2 FILE O:DOE John.jpg
but if there is a picture asscociated with a fact that fails eg a picture of a Monumental Inscription (MI) to support a burial
If you export a GEDCOM from MyHeritage and add it to any other software or any other family site, the result will be the same.
It is not a 'bug'. That's how GEDCOM works.
The description of the photo appears, but if the file/software/site doesn't have a connection with the other site from where the file was generated, the photos will not be transferred.
The reason is simple: because, for instance, MyHeritage and Ancestry aren't connected to each other so one site cannot 'pull' information from the other.
As I said before, those links only actually work when you are within one same company: for instance, downloading a GEDCOM from MyHeritage site and inserting it on MyHeritage's Family Tree Builder software.
The point is that Family Tree Builder DOES import the images from the path indicated in the GEDCOM file, what Connie and myself need is that image, if it is the first one for that person, becomes to "personal photo" of the person that it is associated with.
If the photo was already a profile photo in the original file and/or on the family tree online, the Family Tree Builder will also recognise it like so and add it to the profile. The same way that there is a link for the photo on the GEDCOM, there is also an indication for that that the photo is a profile photo.
However, if the photo was not originally a profile photo on the site, then the Family Tree Builder will not recognise like so.
In that case, you have to make as a profile photo.
1. Select the photo you would like to use and click ‘Edit’.
2. Next, find the ‘Associations’ tab. Here is where you define the personal photo for an individual. Click on the person’s name – this will activate the marking tool.
3. Check ‘Personal photo’ option, mark the face of the individual and click ‘OK’.
I recently had cause to review the matches I made on a relative whose last name was West. U went to the record matches page, but there is no option to search for a name - I had to use the page numbers in between the "previous" and "next" buttons on the bottom of the page to jump through to page 63. I gave up because it was taking too long. Could you add a search function to this page?
While the develpoement team are looking into "Smart Matches" screens can they please fix the "Back to matches" link as when the matches are viewed the return is not back to the orginal list position if for any reason you leave the page to verify the match, even if viewed in another tab, as the default postion is always page 1 of "Sort by : Matches"
Also when invited to join another tree the is no way of listing the matches that you may or may not have confirmed with the invitee