Posted By:Chris Carroll
Subject:PAF4 vs. PAF5, and GEDCOM PAF to FTM
Post Date:July 02, 2001 at 14:50:26
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Forum:Personal Ancestral File Forum
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I've used PAF4 for 2 years now. It was my first FH program and I found it easy to get used to it. FTM seemed clunky by comparison. So why don't I like PAF5? It seems harder to use, and the benefits are hard to see. I am sticking with PAF4. Does anyone else agree/strongly disagree?

I use FTM to print family trees because that is one of PAF4's weak areas (PAF5 no better?). Data is sent by Gedcom.

I use the dual date entry in PAF for "uncertainties" such as unproven age or birth year deduced from age given in census. FTM ignores the date completely. I have to go through the Gedcom in Notepad and edit it by hand, or rework all my PAF records. Is there a good solution? The rules for dual date entry in FTM don't seem to solve this.