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Kerrie Catterall
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Is it possible to make a hard copy of tree to usb.

Kerrie Catterall
Melbourne
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Robert Coon
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Kerrie Catterall wrote:
Is it possible to make a hard copy of tree to usb.

kescat,

I'm not exactly sure which type of backup you are trying to make. For myself, I use the following:

File>Export GEDCOM

Follow the on-screen instructions. At the end of the process you will have a file with the [.ged] extention. This file can be copied to anyplace you can send any other file type.

I have used the exported file to put a copy of my tree on the Rootsweb site.

If you are trying to make a copy of report or chart, like if you have created a family tree report or chart for Ancestors, Descendants, etc., you first select the type of report or chart either using the Report or chart menu items or the Report or chart icons on the toolbar. This will create the report or chart. After the report or chart is generated, directly above the report or chart is a group of four buttons and a slider. The third button should resemble a floppy disk. Click on it and a box opens asking what type of file you would like to create (reports can be of type [.rtf], [.pdf] or [.html]; charts may be of type [.pdf] or [.jpeg]). Make your selection and click the Next button at the bottom of the box, and you will be asked to select a directory and file name (it may provide default names, I've used this, so mine may be "remembering" my previous selection). The box will also show an option checkbox to open the file you just created, and it seems to be "checked" by default. If you want to see what the output looks like, leave this checked and click Finish, otherwise deselect the box before clicking on Finish. This file can also be sent anywhere any other file can.

Hope this helps.

Bob

Robert Coon
Ontario, OH
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Kerrie Catterall
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thankyou for replying.. i found the floppy disc button but then discovered its the only one that doesnt work.. would that be some glich in the programme.
Kerrie Catterall
Melbourne
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Robert Coon
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Kerrie Catterall wrote:
thankyou for replying.. i found the floppy disc button but then discovered its the only one that doesnt work.. would that be some glich in the programme.

Kescat,

Sorry to hear about your problem. It is possible that you have a corrupted version of the program. After I received your reply, I went and actually tried to repeat your glitch on my own computer, and mine worked fine. I was able to prepare [.pdf] versions of both a tree and a report and save them to my hard drive.

At this point I would suggest that you download and install a new copy of the software and see if this fixes your problem. The current version seems to be 2.0.0 Build 657. Version information can be found at Help>About Family Tree Builder. The version and build numbers will scroll up the screen.

If I can be of further help, just ask, seeing how the support staff appear to be permanently at tea!Wink 

Bob

Robert Coon
Ontario, OH
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RE: making a backup copy [4]
Kerrie Catterall
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Wow.  I can actually save the Family Tree Builder  to the hard drive.  .  Just have to work out first how to  change month/days to days/month before doing that as its copied the same wrong birth/ deaths dates . Found out to where change it on the FTB but now that doesnt work. Im not having much luck with the buttons I need.

Heres hoping they come out to restock supplies very soon.Wink  

But until then, I am so much appreciating your help.Smile

All the best.. Kerrie.

 

Kerrie Catterall
Melbourne
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