for Robin Hodgkins
Welcome to the world of FTM 2008,2009,2010,2011 and 2012.
All thes versions run extremely slower than FTW 2006 v16
Also, after 5 years of development, some of the reports that were available on FTW 2006 are still not available on these versions.
Some reports [kinship for example] take hours to run versus minutes on FTW 2006
Also lots of bugs still exist in the FTM versions [just one small example, under certain circumstances---child born out of wedlock, the register report is wrong]
If you have a large data base-----slowness becomes a painful experience
etc, etc, etc
Just search on slowness, or bugs, or reports won't run, or Synch, or no spouse entered, etc, etc on this forum to see the issues still existing with the FTM Versions
As part of that searching you will see many many suggestions for work arounds to solve the slowness and bug problems, but if you use/accept these work arounds the bugs and the slowness still remain
PS TO ROBIN
You can make the best of both worlds if you can still do this:
1-Keep your database on FTW and do ALL updates on FTW
2-Periodically export your FTW data base to FTM 2012 [it just takes a few minutes] and use some of the capability of FTM to help scrub/clean up your FTW data base - FTM has some capabilities, e.g, in the places area to scrub your data --- You can have both systems open at the same time and if you gave two screens put FTW on one screen and FTM on the other screesn and when you see and error [say a place error in FTM] the edit that place in FTW.
3-If you see a report in FTM you like then run the report from FTM [assuming it doesn't take forever]
4-If you see a report in FTW that you like then run the report from FTW
You can also export the FTW Books to FTM but be careful, all chapters may not export