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Bugs in PAF 3.0 and Companion
Posted by: Donald W. Lane Date: September 10, 1998 at 10:05:36
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Following is a list of bugs that I have noticed in PAF 3.0 and in Companion. Does anyone know how to get them fixed or when an update may be available. I am eager to use Companion to make some register reports and would like to get that problem fixed quickly.

1. Printing a register report with Companion will have multiple family printings if both husband and wife are descended from the targeted person for the report. Usually the first child will be printed only once and all others printed twice. I do not think the duplication always happens. I just finished a 600 page report; several third cousins married and I suspect that about 100 pages of the report was the result of duplication of family groups. This problem is a major one and needs immediate attention. In summary, when both husband and wife are both descended from the target person, their children are listed twice immediately with their family group. If the children have families listed later, they are listed twice.

2. If one attempts use delete to remove a parent from a family in PAF 3.0, it will not do a complete deletion of the person from the marriage. If one then attempts to put the removed parent into another marriage, one ends up with circular marriages that includes the original spouse. Trying to correct this problem usually results in a destroyed database. I think that the program does not remove the marriage pointer for one of the couples in the marriage. I can avoid the problem by never trying to remove a parent from a marriage, but it is a bug that needs attention.

3. In PAF 3.0, the marriage place will not be copied when merging two couples. Before the Oct 1997 fix, the date would not be copied either, but that was fixed in the update. But the marriage place still is not copied.

4. Importing a ged file into PAF 3.0 does not preserve the marriage order. It is possible that the problem is also present when exporting a ged file. I frequently run into this problem when copying descendants from one PAF 3.0 database to another. If there are multiple marriages for a person in the descendants group, the order of those marriages may or may not be maintained when the ged file is imported into another database.


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