Yes finally I get the answer I was looking for.
I admit I have been lazy looking for this answer and have soldiered on with the online version and desktop version but finally this Christmas holiday have had enough with incorrect names applied to citations and facts to the extent I deleted all and have effectively started again.
This post gave me the answer I seek, how to use both but maintain sanity. I like the idea of using the shoebox and then doing all my work on my home desktop version of FTM, then uploading to the website.
That's the way forward for me thank you very much. Here's to an accurate tree with meaningful citations and an end to all the junk from Ancestry.