Family Tree Maker: 2012 Update Is Available
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An update for Family Tree Maker 2012 (Windows) is now available. It contains a number of improvements and fixes of reported issues. Some examples are:

  • Improvements to TreeSync performance, media download times, and fixes for sync errors
  • Faster importing of all file types
  • Added support for tags and media links when importing and exporting GEDCOMs
  • Increased accuracy when pinpointing locations on the map
A detailed list of enhancements and bug fixes and instructions on installing the update is available in the KnowledgeBase. In addition, this update includes a number of new features:

TreeSync Hints

If you've used TreeSync to create a linked Family Tree Maker and Ancestry tree, Hints will also sync. For example, if you accept a Hint for an individual in Family Tree Maker, you won't see that same Hint in your online Ancestry tree.

Ability to Exclude Record Images When Downloading Ancestry Trees

When you download your Ancestry tree into Family Tree Maker, you can decide whether or not you want to download images of genealogy records you've attached to your tree. You may not want to download images if you're worried about hard drive space or have a slow Internet connection. If you don't download the images, you can still view the records easily because Family Tree Maker includes links to the online records.

New Undocumented Facts Report

For years we've heard that our users want a report that shows which individuals and facts in their trees haven't been sourced. And now they find this information using the new Undocumented Facts Report. To access the report, go to the Collection tab on the Publish workspace. Choose Source Reports and double-click the Undocumented Facts icon.

Streamlined Task List Report

When you generate a task list, you can now include or exclude categories, dates, and individuals the tasks are attached to. To access the task list, go to the Collection tab on the Publish workspace. Choose Person Reports and double-click the Task List icon.

New Option in the Outline Descendant Report

Now you can create an Outline Descendant Report that shows only direct descendants between an ancestor and one of his or her descendants. To access the Outline Descendant Report, go to the Collection tab on the Publish workspace. Choose Relationship Reports and double-click the Outline Descendant Report icon.

New Option in the Data Errors Report

The Data Errors Report can now list instances where you've entered invalid dates. To access the report, go to the Collection tab on the Publish workspace. Choose Person Reports and double-click the Data Errors Report icon.

Simplified Sourcing

When you link an individual to a source citation (on the Sources workspace), you can now select multiple facts at the same time.