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Converting FTM 2006, Ver.16 to FTM 2012

Converting FTM 2006, Ver.16 to FTM 2012

Posted: 1358618300000
Classification: Query
I currently have the following software:
FTM 2006 Version 16.
MS 7, Business Professional, with XP component

On my computer (Asus), the only part of FTM 2006 that doesn't work well is the ability to convert a family tree into Adobe and save to computer. Adobe just doesn't function well on this computer arrangment.

I think the issue has to do with the Business/Professional version, as I have the "home version" on my laptop and have no Adobe issues there. But that doesn't have the XP component.

Anyway.....In order to circumvent this issue, I was thinking about upgrading FTM to Version 12 which apparently doesn't have the Adobe issue or need XP.

Has anyone else done this conversion and how did you like the Version 2012? Did the conversion go smoothly?

I'm not a computer geek so solutions have to be straightforward and simple to understand.


Re: Converting FTM 2006, Ver.16 to FTM 2012

Posted: 1358649358000
Classification: Query
Yes, I upgraded from FTM16 to FTM2012 and it worked easily with no errors. I backed up all my FTM16 files so absolutely nothing could happen to them. I installed FTM2012 and opened the FTM16 files from within the new version. It did all the work and set me up to use my data in the new invironment. I think FTM2012 is the best version so far. I like the modern feel and I fly through things after using it for a while.

Re: Converting FTM 2006, Ver.16 to FTM 2012

Posted: 1358685422000
Classification: Query

If you go to Tools, Options in FTM 16 you will see a field Default Directory for new tree files. FTM 2012 will use this same directory if you take no action. This is how I would proceed.

Create a new folder for FTM 2010 files.
Copy your FTM 16 files to this folder.
When you install FTM 2012 point it to the FTM 2012 folder. It will convert your files in this folder but will leave your FTM 16 program and FTM 16 folder untouched. You can continue to use both FTM 16 and FTM 2012 until you are comfortable using FTM 2012. Just be sure you make all updates to the FTM 2012 file. Otherwise things can get out of sync and you may have to repeat the file conversion.

There is a considerable ;learning curve for FTM 2012 but I think you will find it worth it.

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