What's New in V2.443 - released 12 September 2008

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What's New in V2.443 - released 12 September 2008

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What's New in V2.443
  • HTML Web Page Generation for iPhone and iPod Touch
    • Made various modifications (including CSS) for viewing the iFamily HTML Web Pages on iPhone and iPod Touch. Added a user option to set Defaults for iPhone and iPod Touch which provides a basic set of suitable options. The user can over-ride the default options and customise the output as before.
    • Click here to view a sample of the iFamily default HTML output for iPhone/iPod Touch or log into this web page with your iPhone/iPod and try it live on the real thing. The Context Diagrams are live and can be navigated by enlarging and then tapping. The images are hyper-linked and may be activated by tapping. In the sample some Place names for events have been geocoded and act as hyper-links to Google Maps.
    • Added an option for iPhone to generate a single column Family Name Index page.
  • HTML Web Page Generation - Upload to Web Site
    • Added menu item Reports -> Generate HTML -> Upload to MobileMe. It logs you onto your MobileMe account, uploads the iFamily web pages and automatically inserts a Home Page hyper-link into the iFamily's index.html page. All that you need to then do is to insert the appropriate hyper-link(s) into your Home Page to connect into the iFamily web page(s). The KISS principle has been applied yet again.
    • Enhancements to Upload to MobileMe based on user feedback.
    • Added menu option Reports -> Generate HTML -> Prepare for Upload to Other Web Site. Inserts the URL of your [Home] web page into the iFamily index file. The MobileMe option automatically inserts this hyper-link.
  • Export Births, Deaths and Marriages to iCal
    • Added an option to generate each event as an iCal "All Day" event type.
    • Rewrote Export to iCal to improve performance (from > 30 minutes to < 1 second)
    • Hint: If you want to print calendars then use iFamily menu option File -> Export BDM to iCal. Then use the iCal Print function. If you want add pictures and make a really nice calendar then use iPhoto '08 to print the calendar.
  • Ancestors and Descendants Diagrams
    • For Names Only case year of death is now shown.
  • Toolbar Search Field
    • For Names search the results table now includes the spouses' first names.
  • Family Pane
    • Added a "Marriage Status" field that displays the last known marriage event (marriage, separation, divorce, annulment, ...) for each union.
  • Help
    • Added menu option Frequently Asked Questions that links to the iFamily web site forum.
  • Data inconsistency Report
    • Added a display of details about each person that includes Title; Birth, Death and Marriage Info; Parents; Siblings; Source References, etc ....
    • Added a Notes button to allow the user to quickly update each person's Personal Notes, Birth Notes, Death Notes and Comments fields.
  • Prune Minor Dynasties
    • People in minor dynasties may now be selectively pruned from the database. Previously the only option was to to prune them all, leaving just the main dynasty in the database.
  • Events Pane
    • Added right click menu options to facilitate Copy and Paste of existing events to other people. The event is cloned which allows the new event to be changed without affecting the original event.
    • Added cloning of the cloned event's Source References.
    • Added "Clone Active Event" item to the Context Diagram right click pop-up menu.
  • Various Dialogs
    • Adjusted the initial heights of various dialogs to suit smaller screens (1024 x 768 pixels) when the the Dock at the bottom of the screen and it is set to to its maximum size.
  • Export to Gedcom
    • Added an option to "Depersonalise Living People" in Gedcom export as a sub-option of "Include Living People".
    • Added an option to exclude or depersonalise "Recently Deceased" people.
    • Added three depersonalisation options for Living and Recent people: Gender Only, Gender + First Name or Gender + First Name + Birth Year.
    • Added NOTEs to the HEADer record in the Gedcom file to record the scope and depersonalisation options. Also added a description of the Custom Gedcom Tags that iFamily generates.
  • Import from Gedcom
    • Added code to handle non-conforming Gedcom event records, and incomplete Family records, generated by TMG V6.09.
    • Enhanced so that family names that contain spaces now have the space character automatically converted to a no-break space character.
  • Events by Subtype
    • Added a new menu option Events -> Events by Subtype
[*]Family names[/b]
  • Added Gaelic family name prefixes, Mac, Mc, Nic, â€
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