Posted By:Ted Arbon
Subject:PAF 4.0.3 Changes by DearMYRTLE
Post Date:November 16, 1999 at 09:41:03
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I downloaded the file in about 18 minutes.
These are the items marked NEW in the README file, though I believe most were
available in the previous version:

-- "New! Personal Ancestral File 4.0 allows you to define your own events on
individual records. For example, you can add confirmations, bar mitzvahs,
engagements, emigration dates, marriage banns, censuses, and so forth. You
can select from a predefined list of events or add new ones to the list."

-- "New! You can now add digitized pictures, video clips, and sound files to
individual records and source citations. You can include the pictures on
reports and create interactive scrapbooks and slide shows."

-- "New! Personal Ancestral File 4.0 prints several new types of reports,
including modified register books in descendancy order, ahnentafel books in
ancestor order, and scrapbooks that show pictures. You can also create slide
shows that display the sounds, videos, and pictures you have collected."

-- "New! You can now type a tilde (~) as the first character of a note to
keep it confidential. You can then choose whether to print these notes on
reports and include them when you export information from your file."

-- "New! You can add scanned images of the sources you use."

-- "New! You can now easily publish your genealogy on the World Wide Web.
Personal Ancestral File 4.0 allows you to choose the people and information
you would like to include and then creates the web pages for you."

-- "New! Choose whether you can add and edit Ancestral File numbers (AFNs)."

-- "New! Select the language for the screens and reports."

On the topic of "Share Your Information" I found that there are now
references to the newly published CDs called Pedigree Resource file, which is
the collection of GEDCOM data files submitted to the web
site since it was established.

PAF Personal Ancestral File 4.03 1999 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All
rights reserved.
Myrt :)
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