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Member Tree Text Formatting

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Re: PETITION - ACOM Member Tree Text Formatting

Posted: 24 May 2012 6:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Ancestry - please tread carefully. This request (formatting text data) has the potential to seriously impact tree exports to GEDCOM files. The GEDCOM standard doesn’t provide for formatted text and the current Ancestry implementation of “Descriptions” works with some desktop programs but is already sailing dangerously close to the wind even without the overhead of text formatting.

It would not be acceptable for an implementation of text formatting to simply stop all exporting of formatted notes and/or “Descriptions” to GEDCOMs.

If proceeding with an implementation of formatted text please, please, pretty please – thoroughly test GEDCOM export and re-import. Test imports back into a member tree and also into popular desktop programs (and not just FTM). Sadly Ancestry has a history of broken GEDCOM export files.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Teri Pettit 23 May 2012 6:04PM GMT 
babs689 23 May 2012 9:04PM GMT 
sageflat 24 May 2012 12:36PM GMT 
adamsfamily1 24 May 2012 11:52PM GMT 
babs689 25 May 2012 3:50PM GMT 
adamsfamily1 25 May 2012 5:24PM GMT 
Teri Pettit 6 Jun 2012 4:10PM GMT 
stanleydv 22 Sep 2012 1:34PM GMT 
BarbaraTaylor... 7 Oct 2012 2:03AM GMT 
MarilynEileen... 18 Oct 2012 7:42PM GMT 
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