Posted By:Joe Buford
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Subject:PAF 5.2 and DOS
Post Date:August 04, 2003 at 14:53:14
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/paf/messages/2950.html
Forum:Personal Ancestral File Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/paf/

I have recently started trying out PAF 5.2. In general it seems like great program. I currently use an old DOS program called Family Scrapbook v.2.02. This runs well on my DOS HP200lx palmtop computer and I very much like the portability and ability to enter data on the go. I would like to retain these abilities on this DOS 5.0 machine. I exported my data as a GEDCOM from my palmtop and imported it to PAF 5.2 all seems OK. I then exported that data as a gedcom in PAF 2.31 format. After I copied it to my palmtop, I imported it into PAF 2.31. Mostly came out all right but anyplace that there was a "?" I got a code "$". Would using 3.01 be a better solution? It works on my palmtop although I have been told that it is slow. I would like to be able to edit on the Palmtop and have the data accessible in 5.2 (after conversion). Evidently I need conversion both ways without losing data. Thanks for any help Joe