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Family tree Maker 2017

Ellie7

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Yesterday I put my tree back on Ancestry. I just can't work with my Familytree maker. It's how I've always worked. Now wondering if it's worth updating it.

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looks like the upgrade has hit the buffers - Ancestry has asked for the upgrade release to be put on hold while they look into the problems that will occur when large numbers of users all resync at once!

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I got an email a couple of days ago .Think the cheap upgrade offer finishes shortly. Liked the thought that you can alter a faded photo back to a good finish.

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Have been using the 2017 beta for the last few days and can say it does everything that I use it for, especially syncing with Ancestry - all going well.
Did have one glitch though - when I was entering some children going from the entry box to the main input the previous child info was still there - all very odd.
Later I thought I would check child entries on the old 2014-1 and that worked as it should - so went back to the new 2-17 beta and that worked as it should, as I had restarted the 2017 beta program I presume the problem was a 'glitch'
Or it could be me(wife says it usually is :2fun::2fun:)

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Latest I heard was that they were nearly ready to release the upgrade!
But oh no It keeps telling me that my online tree has been deleted when it hasn't!
2 days ago I took notice of it and download my tree and relinked it - worked fine for one day then wham 'your online tree has been deleted' so I will leave it for now!

peter

more news :-
https://support.mackiev.com/498640-RELEASE-OF-FTM-2017
 
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ptjw7

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Latest version appears to be working OK with Family Sync working as planned OK
Still got the strange problem when adding multiple children that after adding the *** of the 2nd or higher children it will revert to the previous child - does not happen on the 2014 version.
I even created a test tree and it occurs on 2017 but not 2014.

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FTM 2017 has finally been released - Family Tree Sync now functions as it should.

I still have the problem when entering multiple children from a marriage in that it will revert to the previous child after entering the *** of child - this didn't happen in 2014.1 edition.

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Finally the long awaited update to Family Tree Maker 2017 has arrived in 2018.

After what seemed like eternity and forever saying NO to addons and entering name etc I finally got the download link.

So far I do not see any differences inactions etc, only time will tell.

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Having used the latest offering - all seems to be well :eek:

The sync function is working (most times) with a 'traffic light' system to tell when Ancestry is not at home :)2fun::'( ) but it appears to work
So upshot is that I will continue to use it, mainly because I dont want to learn another package and it suits my needs.

Peter
 

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