Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Family Tree Maker 2012 Patch Released

Family Tree Maker has provided a Patch to upgrade Version 2012 (for Windows) to a new standard (Build 452). 

The user with Family Tree Maker should open FTM 2012, go to the Help menu and click on "Check for Update" and download the Patch.  It downloaded very quickly for me!  You do have to decide if you want to always accept a Download from FTM. 

There is a list of the improvements to FTM 2012 on Russ Worthington's Family Tree Maker User blog, in the post Patch for Family Tree Maker 2012, and in a post on the Family Tree Maker Message Board which says:

This update contains important improvements to the Family Tree Maker 2012 product.The improvements address issues with overall stability and performance as well as the new TreeSync feature.  These improvements include:

1. TreeSync Improvements
* Multiple sync errors fixed
*  Sync upload/download, and incremental sync performance improvements
*  Implied relationships are created on AMT now
*  3 hour media download time out fixed
*  Sync indicators, icons, states, and sync refresh messaging issues
*  Improved handling of deleted relationships
2.General Performance Improvements
*  Faster import (from all formats)
*  Faster sync change log generation and display
*  Improved media refresh, thumbnail creation,
*  Improved handling of source citation pasting and changes
3.GEDCOM Import/Export, fixed a number of issues (missing/unsupported tags, duplication of media, missing media links)
4.Pasting source citation, fixed failure to paste citations to name facts
5.Place name parsing, fixed issues related to country and place modifiers
6.Login, fixed Web Search login issue
7.Maps, fixed accuracy of maps
8.Media download, fixed issue where duplicate media items were downloaded in some cases
9.Media copy/link, fixed problem where media was copied in cases where it should have been linked
10.Smart Stories, fixed issue where smart stories were not updating correctly in some cases
11.Conflict resolution, fixed issue where the sex fact was not handled correctly in conflict resolution
12.Conflict resolution, fixed issue where citation and media conflicts were reported unnecessarily
13.Clearer & safer option for deleting online trees from Ancestry
14.Title for Extended Family Chart is left justified by default


15.Ability to sync accepted and rejected hints between FTM & Ancestry
16.Option to include/exclude Ancestry media in synced trees
17.Undocumented Facts Report
18.Outline Descendant Report, Option to list only direct descendants between an ancestor and one descendant
19.Task List, Options to include/exclude task attributes and reclaim space for items excluded
20.Data Errors Report, Added option to list event dates that are not valid
21.Ability to select multiple facts in the source citation link dialog

The Fixed issues were probably those reported since FTM 2012 was released, and should improve how FTM 2012 works.  The New features include several new reports and new options for existing reports. 


Anonymous said...

Caveat emptor. This "patch" deleted but failed to replace my FTM.exe file.

Anonymous said...

A patch sounds like something you apply if you are totally hooked on family history!!!

vtrav said...

The sync feature of family tree maker 2012 is terrible. I'm getting all sorts of schema errors in my windows logs and have to unlink my trees. It works fine for a couple of days then my tree crashes. Ancestry's tech support is a bunch of kids that know nothing about the tech end of things other then walking you through how to do something. I've even called corp. headquarters who have employed more kids that don't know anything. I am shocked by the level of incompetance of this company.

Anonymous said...

I am glad I'm not the only person totally disillusioned with this programme. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!

Anonymous said...

I too am very disappointed with the program and support people they do not even know how to troubleshoot or use the program a lot of the time and Often times my tree ends up in worse shape then it was before I called I too have called corporate and got NOWHERE I wish I never would have waisted my time and money on this program it is money WAISTED because I cant save a tree to my flash drive to print due to so many errors disgusted