New Features in Family Tree Maker 2012
There are many new improvements and changes to Family Tree Maker 2012. The following article briefly summarizes most of these changes.
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Now you can work on your family tree anywhere with the new TreeSync feature. When you link your desktop and online trees together, you can update either tree and then synchronize those changes into the other tree-manually or automatically. All you need is an Internet connection. Syncing your Family Tree Maker tree and online Ancestry tree has many benefits that no other software can offer:
- Access and update your tree anytime, anywhere. With an Internet connection, you can continue your research wherever you are whether it's through Ancestry, your iPhone, or iPad.
- Share your tree online. Family and friends can view your tree (and even work with you) without any software or an Ancestry subscription.
- Collaborate with the largest family history community in the world. If you share your tree publicly, you can connect with other members who are researching the same family lines.
Improved Smart Stories
When Family Tree Maker creates a Smart Story for you, the story now includes facts about the individual and his or her spouse and children. Previously a generated Smart Story included information about the individual only.
New Combined Family View
The family group view has a new "blended families" option that displays all of a couple's children in one location. An icon next the child's name lets you see at a glance whether he or she is the child of the father, mother, or both parents.
Simplified Interface for Upgraders
When you install Family Tree Maker 2012, the software detects whether you are upgrading from a previous version of Family Tree Maker (version 16 or earlier). If you are, Family Tree Maker displays a simplified user interface that looks more like older versions of Family Tree Maker.
Customized Fact Sentences
When you create an Ahnentafel, descendant report, or Smart Story, Family Tree Maker generates descriptive sentences for each fact or event. Now you can change the wording of these sentences and also choose what data is included.
Improved Notes Report
The Notes Report lets you display person, research, relationship, or fact notes you've entered for individuals in your tree.
New Index of Individuals Report
The Index of Individuals Report lists every individual in your tree and their birth, marriage, and death dates.
Now you can display generation labels (such as parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents) in charts to high-light the relationship between the primary person in the chart and other family members.
Additional Options in Descendant Chart You can create a descendant chart that shows the relationship between two people whom you select.
Adding Text to a Chart
In addition to adding your own images to a chart, you can now personalize your charts even more by adding your own text, creating a chart that is completely unique.
New and Updated Tutorials
You can learn to do more-like creating trees and using Ancestry.com features-with new and improved tutorials accessible in the software.
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