Version 7 Updates

7.0.2.0

  • The installation program for previous versions could sometimes cause a PC restart at the end of the installation, without prompting the user first, or even if the user was prompted and took the ‘No’ option. Fixed.
  • Added a fact definition for the “Residence (family)” fact (new in GEDCOM 5.5.1).
  • Diagram icons include number labels for 2 digit numbers, from “01” to “99”. Have now added number labels for “00” (these numbers are often used as year identifiers – e.g. for census years).
  • If you had 2 or more citation notes, you couldn’t re-order them in the Notes tab of the Citation Window. Fixed.
  • In the Citation List pane of the Property Box, you could change the size of the second column (Source record), but the size change was not remembered or preserved. It now is remembered (but a minimum column size is enforced).
  • If, in the Note Window, you used the ‘Delete Row’ command to delete a row in a table (using the right-click menu) in a note which contained an ’empty’ record link (that is, a link to a record that no longer exists), this could cause Family Historian to crash. Fixed.
  • Corrected some spelling errors in the Advanced collection of source templates.
  • Fixed various layout and font style issues with reports. Also fixed related issues when reports were saved as web pages or in word processing (RTF) format.
  • In some cases, tables in notes did not have borders when displayed in reports. Fixed.
  • Various corrections have been made to errors in the Help.

7.0.1.3

  • The ‘Blood Relations Only’ checkbox on the How Related dialog was not being correctly repositioned if you resized the dialog. Fixed.
  • The option to include embedded images when exporting a GEDCOM file was not working correctly. Fixed.
  • When you import a GEDCOM file into a new project, embedded images are now automatically converted to project media files.
  • If you open a project that contains embedded images or local media objects, you will be prompted to run Validate (e.g. File > Validate). The Validate process now checks for media issues and has an extra option to correct media issues found. ‘Media issues’ means local media objects or embedded media. The Validate process will report on both. If the option to correct media issues is ticked, local media objects will be converted to use media records, and embedded media will be converted to project media files.

7.0.1.2

  • If a GEDCOM file contained invalid characters (characters that are not allowed in a text file), this could cause the file load to be terminated prematurely. The load process has been made more robust so that it can now cope with invalid characters.
  • Where the date field for media is stored in a field that uses the _DATE tag (leading underscore), it was not being handled correctly. Fixed.
  • URLs were not being included when you copy-and-paste from a source in Rich Text Format. Fixed.
  • During the conversion to GEDCOM 5.5.1, the ‘Title’ field for local media objects was not included within the conversion. Fixed.
  • During program startup, the words “LIMITED FUNCTIONALITY” could sometimes be briefly seen in the title bar. Fixed.
  • Some accent characters were not handled correctly in notes. Also, in some cases a question mark would be inserted after certain accent characters. Fixed.
  • Embedded images were not always loaded correctly. Fixed.
  • In certain circumstances it was possible for lines to overlaps boxes in All Relative diagrams. Fixed.
  • When you generate a ‘package’ using the Websites and Family Tree CD/DVDs tool, vertical gaps between paragraphs in the ‘Welcome Text’ were lost, and any leading spaces on each line were also lost. Fixed.
  • The “Save Diagram” command, which was the first menu command on the Diagram in version 6, has been reinstated, and works as before.
  • In Family Group sheet reports, size specifications for child pictures was being ignored. Fixed.
  • If you formatted boxes in a saved chart (e.g. to change the box background colour), you weren’t prompted to save changes when you closed the chart. Fixed.
  • The Lua UTF8 library has been updated for Lua 5.3.
  • The fhutils library now has the ability to handle multi-line fields in data entry assistants.
  • Various corrections have been made to errors in the Help.

7.0.1.1

  • Lua socket files were not being installed in the correct folders. Now fixed.
  • In rare circumstances, a Text from Source field could wrongly be created as a second instance, instead of a first instance. Fixed.
  • In rare circumstances, you could get an error message when trying to add a source citation to a new fact. Now fixed.

7.0.1.0

  • The sentence template code <para> did not start a new paragraph. Also <br> did not break a line. Fixed.
  • The sentence template code {note} inserted a note, but removed all formatting. Fixed.
  • The button for adding a data reference to a research note (for example, when customizing columns) did nothing. Fixed.
  • It was sometimes possible to get pictures and tables to overlap in some reports. Fixed.
  • When logging in your Family Historian account, or when creating a new Family Historian account, if an error occurs, the program now provides much more detailed information about what went wrong.
  • Opening and closing a note could result in a prompt to save changes when you close an unchanged project. Fixed.
  • Note-only source citations could cause a GEDCOM export to fail. Fixed.
  • The ‘Marriage’ heading in the Individual Summary report was not being translated into other languages, if you enabled a language pack. Fixed.
  • Various corrections have been made to errors in the Help.
  • In certain circumstances, data references for custom events and attributes were not being handled correctly in diagram text schemes. Fixed.
  • When you change the name of a fact set, the program was not correctly taking into account the project-specific flag when validating the name. Fixed.
  • The dialogs used for adding and editing names and titles in the “Names and Titles” dialog, did not use the main Property Box font. Fixed.