Tuesday, September 11, 2007

FTM 2008 - Planned Improvements

Family Tree Maker 2008 - Planned Improvements: "he release of Family Tree Maker 2008 last month left a lot of FTM users very disappointed (see comments) as the new program has performance issues, lacks vital report publishing, and offers no desktop book building/publishing tool. Thankfully, the Generations Network is listening and working to address many of these issues, and has already released a patch to fix some of the performance issues. A second patch plus reports and other improvements are due out later this year. The following email was sent out to all purchasers of Family Tree Maker 2008 to outline the company's plans."

"Service Pack 1: We just released a program update that resolves some performance issues that have been brought to our attention. If you have registered your Family Tree Maker software, the next time you open the program you will automatically receive a message prompting you to install the program update (you must be connected to the Internet to receive the automatic notification). The installation process is quick and secure. We urge you to take advantage of this program update, which will improve your experience using the software.

Service Pack 2: In mid-October we will enhance the program’s Publish capabilities. In particular, this release reintroduces several popular reports from previous versions of Family Tree Maker. Again, if you have registered your software, you will be automatically notified when the program update becomes available. You can also access up-to-date information about program enhancements by visiting the Program Updates page on the Family Tree Maker website."

Family Tree Maker 2008 by Ancestry.com - is broken mine is version number is ad reports "up to date "

If the update was successful the version number will be

to install the service pack do the following:

  1. Connect to the Internet.
  2. Start Family Tree Maker 2008.
  3. You will receive a notification that an update is available. Click the "Update" button.
  4. The service pack will be applied and your program updated.

If you do not receive a notification that an update is available when you start Family Tree Maker:

  1. Open Family Tree Maker.
  2. Click the "Help" menu item at the top of the program.
  3. Click "Check for Updates…"
  4. The program will check for an update and notify you if one is available.


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