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From: Jim Hobbs <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Wishing to Compare Some Family Tree Maker Notes!
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2000 17:08:44 -0500
I have FTW ver 7.0, and did some checking, including the help file. Perhaps
your friend should do the same. Apparently when exporting as a GED file,
there is a special window that appearsjust before the final "OK". There are a
number of options there that may allow him (her) to change the parameters when
he exports, including the version of GED (4 or 5.5) and whether it is to be
imported to FTW or other program (incl FTM for DOS). I am guessing, but you
may get around it if he exports as GED, to be imported as "FTM for DOS". It
appears that FTW may be including extra information if it is know that the
fole is to be imported to FTW (maybe only ver 7.0). I am not real sure what I
said, so if you have a question, I may not be able to answer. I am making a
few guesses based on what I see in this final window and in the help file.
Jean Mayfield Cuevas wrote:
> Good Afternoon!
> It appears that there is some life on this list today! :) I don't know
> whether it's the list or my ISP, but I have not seen nearly the volume the
> past several days.
> I wanted to ask if any of you have had problems getting or sending
> .GEDCOMS? I started to share a portion of my FTM file with someone, and
> got a small window which popped up, saying that I could not share my files
> with the person because he had 7.0.
> I was a little surprised, to say the least! I always thought that GEDCOMS
> were sort of universal, and could be shared between various genealogy
> programs, no matter what their version. I called FTM and was told that
> there was no work-around for it. I have 6.0, and had not planned to do an
> upgrade for a long time. Is this just a problem between two FTM programs,
> or does 7.0 FTM outstrip all the older genealogy programs, as well?
> I would be interested in hearing, if you know.
> Jean C.
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> Jean M. Cuevas, Listowner Arizard-L
> RootsWeb makes this all possible, so share the load!
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