You may want to test by going to the Family Tab | Right Click | Add Child
Here are generic computer tips for any PC.
Users are nervous about learning with their important documents but if they create a practice file, they are more relaxed about learning.
Feel free to add a tip you feel is more important than these 10.
10 tips and you will never have a FTW ( Family Tree Windows ) problem again. These are examples only. You can use your "Imagination ... is the irrepressible revolutionist" to come up with unique folder and file names.
1. Use every week or month: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com then reboot. Always reboot.
2. Select custom install for all apps: C:\Program Files\FTW ( FAMILY TREE WINDOWS )-July-2006
3. Create unique file names: smith-Jennifer-1844-Georgia-2006.ftw
4. Export your files to different formats: GEDCOM and also to practice with: Select FTW | File | Export File | Entire File | Select the different formats such as | Save As Type | Vs 5, Vs 6, etc. and Gedcom.
5. Create unique practice files: practice-ftw-august-2006.ftw or practice-GEDCOM-august.ged
6. Practice creating every type of report and tree in your file: practice-ftw-august-2006.ftw
7. Export / backup / save / your file to ( 1 of 4 unique names ) each time you work on it. Many uses post questions relating to not finding their file, or saving a corrupt file then both will not open, etc.
8. All software programs (FTW, Word, Excel, etc.) can open a FILE of an earlier version. VS 10 can open Vs 9. Vs 8 can open Vs 7, Vs 6 can open Vs 5, etc.
9. Never turn your PC off and reboot 1 or more times per day.
10. Bring your PC to CompUSA / Bestbuy / Circuit City / upgrade the RAM chips to 512 or 1024 MEGS of Memory.
11. Close everything and use your CD Burner software to backup / save / burn / to a CD-RW until you know the procedure before trying to backup / burn / with Family Tree Maker.
Best regards with your searching: Sir Gary in New Orleans
LsuEdu @ msn.com
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