The date format is Month.Day.Year but if the moth number is greater than 12 it recognize it as day.month.year.
Since it is an international tool it a pitty that we can not set the date format of our choice that match our national preferences. The only way to be sure that the date is right is to type it in as 4 jan 1950. I would prefer it as 1950-01-04 so it will be sortable in reports. Excel does not handle dates before 1900.
In FTB, Tools menu, I ran the "Check for Duplicates" report. I then chose to save the file (it saved as a .cvs file). The saved file will not open correctly in Excel - does FTB .cvs files only open in certain versions of Excel?
Also, how do I use this report to find and remove or merge people that are duplicates?
A CSV file is a text file. Excel (any version) can open this types of files, but every row of a CSV file will put in 1 cell in 1 row of an Excel sheet.
if You want to use a CSV file with Excel, You should import it to an empty sheet. Use the menu (Excel 2007) Data .. Get External Data .. From Text. Select the CSV file, click Import, select the Delimited file type, click Next, deselect Delimiters Tab, select Delimiters Comma and click Finish.
Now You have an Excel sheet. It needs a little bit cosmetic cell moving, because of the characteristic of a CSV file, Excel has some problems to handle multiline entries to put into the correct cell under the corresponding ones.
The second question about how to handle duplicates is manual work.
First Ignore all entries that are really differnet persons. The other ones You can now check/complete the infos inside the persons card (click on the blue link (on the left or right person).
To fix connections / remove unused persons etc. You must close the report (saving the CSV file first) and climb Your tree.
Every time I try to minimize the Family Tree Builder, I get a message "the user's guide has been updated recentl on the MyHeritage.com Website" "Download the updated user guide to your computer for quick access (recommended)? I have selected yes many times, and I have selected no many times but the message still appears. This needs to be fixed. Thank you. Kathy.
I have the same problem. The check box about the user guide is too close to the 'mimimise' box.
I hover over the 'close' box, move gently and carefully left over the double-square symbol ('Restore Down') box, keep moving 'til you are (JUST) over the minimise box. If you go just a bit too far you get the symbol for the manual.
I have two versions of the same tree on my site; one that has photos (and duplicate entries of people) and one that has no photos and no duplicates (thanks to Ancestry's program). Is there a way to move the photos from one tree to the other?
I have'nt tried this, but if I needed to, I would start this way: Start two instances of FTB, one with the first Project opened and the other with the second Project opened. (I assume that each of your trees is a separate Project.) Then experiment with copying, downloading, exporting, etc. from one and then uploading or copying into the other. If nothing works, you might post a Product Suggestion request.
Has anyone ever generated a relationship report for a woman with a husband and five children before? My report has been generating for one hour and thirty minutes so far with no results. Totally unacceptable.
I am having a similar issue with any ancestor report I try to run, including reports which worked two months ago. For me it's a memory issue. The report takes up to an hour slowly taking up more and more RAM until it can't access more and gives me an error message 'Out of Memory' coupled with 'Unable to Complete Report'.
I have 8GB of RAM which ought to be enough to run an ancestor report. Even after shutting down browsers and all background tasks I can't push it through to completion.
How did yours end? Did you cancel or did it crash or eventually complete?
I've been using FTB for log time. Until now, I've been creating pdf. files with any problems - once a month. But some time ago i cannot create pdf. file or jpg. file because some problem appears: "Cannot create report". I've tried few variations such as: create small tree, with any photos, different styles, different options (vertical, horizontal), new tree but nothing works. And I dont know where should i look for the problem. Please help! Lucas
Have a look in a file called "comm.log" (open with 'notepad') in the "sync" directory of the treename (project) that you have updated (found in "tools>options>general>project directory"). It takes a bit of interpretation, but it does list most of the changes.