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28-05-2006, 10:25 AM
Can any one out there help.
Family Tree Maker (2006) has reached a maximum file size which I for one did not know existed. Although searching the web has revealed others who have hit exactly the same issue
Once your FTM file reaches 2Gb you can no longer add pictures to the scrapbook functionality. I use this feature to record source documentation such as bmd certificates & census images.
The technical help at FTM actually advise no more than 1.7Gb.
Can anyone reccomend other software that does not have this limitation? Or know a way of circumnavigating it.
28-05-2006, 10:40 AM
The Master Genealogist is said to have no size limitations other than those imposed by the operating system & hardware.
28-05-2006, 11:21 AM
The restrictions for Brothers Keeper are available on the web site
For all intents and purposes this should be more than enough.
28-05-2006, 11:58 AM
Peter, Thanks for that - I'm trying out a freeware version at the moment. Big plus with this is that it will import a FTM file rather than a ged so I can see at once file size & limitations.
Not sure if I like the design & the program crashed several times last night but will have a more detailed look today.
GUI has a rather dated look to it but its functionality I'm after rather than looks.
28-05-2006, 12:41 PM
Family Tree Maker (2006) has reached a maximum file size which I for one did not.......Can anyone reccomend other software that does not have this limitation? Or know a way of circumnavigating it.
I use two programmes, Custodian III and Family Historian
28-05-2006, 1:23 PM
I'm learning to live with TMG myself ;) . I reckon it's top notch for record keeping and totally tailorable output. I haven't experienced any problem with crashes myself (except it doesn't seem to like you to inhibit the "Welcome to The Master Genealogist" window that appears by default on startup).
It will generate HTML reports but doesn't have an inbuilt 'one-button' capacity to produce a website. If you don't want to spend a lot of time yourself building a website, it does mean you have to budget to buy some third-party software ("Second Site" which does produce some quite impressive results).
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