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FTM 2012 at End of Life???

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Re: FTM 2012 at End of Life???

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 4:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Aug 2013 4:12PM GMT
Some of FTM2012's issues can be solved:

Present in 2011 and 2012:
(1) The screen refresh issue - If a record/fact is changed, the screen refreshes for every linked instance of the record. This issue was not presnt in 2010 be showed up in 2011 and 2012. Imagine, changing a source fact that is linked to 1,000's of records! There is absolutely no reason to refresh the program display for each and every change.

Present in 2008 and up:
(2) Out of Memory Issue - I believe this one can also be fixed. Other programs can do it, so can FTM.

New in FTM 2012:
(3) Corruption of Sources - the current version of FTM 2012 will change a source and unlink record images when a fact/source that was merged from a relative's merge, gets changed in a subsequent record merge. Example, John, son of Joseph has his birth information linked from census records based on Joseph's family in the census. You now merge another more recent census record with "better" information regarding the birth information and tell the merge dialog to use the new information as preferred, discard the old information but keep sources. A new Source is added, but the original source that you wanted to keep is corrupted (image not linked for this fact but is still linked for other facts not changed.)

I still have some hope that these and other issues can be fixed.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
jamclo 15 Aug 2013 5:14PM GMT 
David Abernat... 15 Aug 2013 8:59PM GMT 
jamclo 15 Aug 2013 9:31PM GMT 
tony_knight 16 Aug 2013 6:14AM GMT 
jwardh 16 Aug 2013 1:14PM GMT 
jamclo 16 Aug 2013 4:49PM GMT 
kj_norway 16 Aug 2013 8:07PM GMT 
Alan Thill 16 Aug 2013 8:17PM GMT 
jamclo 16 Aug 2013 10:12PM GMT 
jnye042 18 Aug 2013 12:10AM GMT 
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