When creating an ancestor report, I consistently get a bug that gives incorrect spacing between the words.
For examlpe, I cut-and-pasted this from the report :
Anne Agate [Martin] was born in 1935 in Hastings,
which looks fine here, but in the original the space after martin] does not appear to be there.
I think the problem is in the spacing of the bold font - in some places in the report, whole words get overwritten. I would change the size of the font, but the "report options" menu item is greyed out and inactive). I am using FTB version 22.214.171.12433
I have attached a jpeg, so you can see that I am not imagining it. Note also the wrong spacing next to person 14 after 'married'.
When do you expect Advanced search tab to appear under the search. I'm still using version 7.x.x because this tab can be found in this previous version.
I find it strange, that this option is missing in version 8.x.x
My Hertitage screens and removes all negative posts on Facebook if you post as a new topic to them on their page.
Scroll down on their FB page and pick any pre existing post and then post your concerns as a comment or a reply. For example there was a post today about the new Pedigree Map feature. I was able to leave a comment asking them to fix the older problems before adding new stuff. Just use comment, like and reply and share. We know the complaints are out there yet they keep promoting, selling, and ignoring. That offends me greatly. This will make the compliants visible for a while at least.
In all the previous versions of FTB, we were able to search individuals not only doing a basic search but also using the advanced search tab. It is the only way I know to search in the notes.
It seems this as disappeared, as the thread of the forum talking about that (maybe more than 6 months). Any news ?
Adding that in version 7, "specials" characters in French (letters é è ê à ...) are not found by the search, and it is probably the same for a lot of other languages. This is not impacting so much English users, but when they have to write foreign names of people or cities...
I am happy not to have moved to FTB 8, but I hope some good changes will be done in the next future.
A huge number of people on the FTBuilder forum are complaining about problems with FTB 8 and that they get a canned "form" letters or do not get any response at all to their help request. This is not right. A Premium My Heritage account is on the upper end of cost of all of the Genealogy sites and I am good with that so long as I am getting a product that works as advertised. It is not OK for customers to spend thousands of hours on ones family tree data only to have it corrupted by trusting you and upgrading to a faulty product ie FTB 8. Then you not having a help system that is robust enough to deal with all of the complaints is a double slap in the face to your customers. I have a standard off the self desk top computer with the standard windows 10 no fancy stuff at all. Your product should be able to deal with that without issues yet it dose not for many people. On this FB forum you present only cutesy stuff to sell product. How about giving some reassuring advise on how to deal with universal problem issues with your product in order to retain customers that are so frustrated that they are ready to bail out on you. I will not renew if I can not upgrade flawlessly with a few clicks like I can do with an other service.
I would like to install FTB 8 in a seperate way or folder to be able to test it without deleating my FTB 7. Is there a smart computer person out there that could explain how to do that if it is possible.
I recently updated to FTB 8 and it was a complete fail. Among other things, All of my photo tags were GONE and photo profiles would not display in Tree View. I returned to FTB 7, synced and got all of my tags back in on-line. But now I have a duplicate untagged copy of all of my photos in the on-line site. So far the only way I have found to deleate the duplicates is to individually open and delete over 2000 times!!! Is there another way? I got no answer doing a trouble ticket.
Let me start by saying I was one of many that upgraded to vs8.0, which caused me major headaches. After many days and attempts, I was finally able to get my tree and data back into 7.0. However, I am now having an issue when I try to run a report within vs 7. The process gets about half through when I receive an error stating the GEDCOM file does not exist. I thought by save the database a report could be generated. I never ran into this issue using 7.0 before. Did 8.0 mess something up? What do I do to fix it?
Interesting how the "latest version" of Fam Tree Builder ver 8 on Windows shuts down when it can't create the default folder on first run after installation. Is there a command line mode or key sequence that will prevent FTB8 from shutting itself down? I've even tried opening as admistrator. I usually pick my own custom folder for data for a lot of other applications. Why FTB8 does NOT have "custom installation" for this is a bit baffling. Screen shot attached.
Where can i get action on a feature I have requested since V6. Don't tell me to contact support because I got no satisfaction from them.
Following is my request in an email to support, followed by their reply (Useless) :
Some time ago I enquired about changing the default location of the projects directory. I was using V6 at the time. I was told that it was not possible to change the default location permanently and to download V7 which I have just done, but it still won't allow the default location to be permanently changed.
The reason I want to change it is I have all my files on a portable drive for security reasons. Can this be done with V8, if not I would say this is a serious flaw in the program.
If the layout of the Names, dates, female maiden names can be set, why not the default project location?
Hoping this serious flaw is fixed in V8. I will not be downloading this latest version if it isn't. Do you have a reason for this oversight?
And their reply :
Thank you for contacting us, I will be happy to assist you.
No this feature is still not available.
I apologize for the inconvenience.
Should you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
MyHeritage Support team
Can i goto to the top for a resolution to this problem. There appear to be no links to the top man.
I have come across a problem in the facts in FTB. In the "Religion" fact type, it is not possible to record the actual religion in the "description" field - it will not save. So the "description" becomes blank if you click "save" and then re-open. I have gotten around this by using the "Church" fact type instead of "Religion".
I upgraded myheritage family tree to version 8. I had issues with downloading but got it to upgrade finally then when I tried to load my project, it keeps saying failed to open project please contact my heritage if problem persists. So then I tried to restore from file on my computer and it also did not work. Then I tried to restore from my site and it says it was not downloaded successfully. Not sure what I should do now, just contact support?
When I downloaded the family tree builder on my Apple Mac it caused a double up as seen on the photo, I have confirmed 2340 smart matches and have 4295 smart matches to view. The other tells me that I have 8934 smart matches to view with 134 smart matches confirmed by others.
How can I get rid of the one that says 8934 smart matches, there are names there that I can't find and have nothing to do with my tree. Please help.
In previous versions of Family Tree Builder (pre Version 8) I could easily merge two trees by importing one into the other as Gedcom files. I am now informed that this facility is not currently available in Version 8, which is a real pain in the backside. What I want to know is, when will it be available again?
I started my tree with my 3rd great grandfather and later expanded to my 6th great granfather. My problem is when i what to print my tree it prints fom great grandfather #6 to #4 then I have to start printing again and this doesn't keep the generations correctly.
I just downloaded Family Tree Builder. My main tree is on Ancestry, ~6000 people, with lots of sources. I started a small tree on MyHeritage to work on my Norwegians lines. So now I have the small tree on FTB and MH that has ~400 people, of which ~50 are in my Ancestry tree.
I was thinking that a good way to proceed would be to use FTB to merge the Ancestry and MH trees, and then split into branches, then upload those to MyHertitage. I also have a Legacy, Roots Magic and Family Tree Maker desktop software but only the Family Tree Maker tree is current.
Is this doable? Is this a good approach? What would you suggest?
I upgraded my builder to 8 and today I noticed I have lost my virtual cemetery. Tried installing the latest version today but it still is missing. They are all gone (although the photos are in the file) There is no feature to add new photos to the virtual cemetery. Your help manual says there should be.
Hi, I'm having a problem that I had the same problem before. In the "Family Site" There are some names which shows the names as "Unknown". When I change the language of the website to Turkish " I can see the names of the persons who had unknown names. But other names became unknow now. Before I solved this problem by merging person to one language. But I can't find that option in the new version anymore. How can I fix this.
My parents never married yet the software doesn't ever change the status. You can choose partner or friend but when you print off a report it always says husband and wife. I would rather something like Male and Female partner. That way the information is more accurate because my dad is not my moms husband and that is confusing when the report says husband and wife.
An example attached and the status for their relationship is partner so you know.