Based on what you are saying, I get the impression you are trying to "find" a genealogical program of high quality to assist in your book preparation. If that is so, you have found it --- UFT.
Despite the (sometimes heated) discussion on this group, the long term users would be unanimous in singing the praises of UFT for what you are trying to do - within reasonable limits - and highly recommend the Program.
I thing that, whatever program you finally choose, you ARE going to have to do some external editing - unless you want your book to be a staccato repetition of stock standard phrases and reports.
Editing makes a Book more Personal and a true Family History, not just a regurgitation of dull and boring facts.
Your "supposed new UFT3 customer" CAN insert files, maps, source documents and charts but with experience you will find that there are better ways of inserting many of the documents into the book. One Example - If you print you book to file as a Word Processor Document, you can then scan in copies of the required documents and place them exactly where you want them in the word processor DRAFT version. After checking everything is where you want it, you can then tell the wordprocessor to insert Page Numbers - so that overcomes one problem.
A MAJOR advantage of UFT 3.0, particularly now it has the 3.10 Patch (someone will correct me if I am wrong here, please) is you can enter your Source Documents as footnotes or Sources and they will then print as part of your story. Also provide PROOF of the validity of your research. Also helps to 'overrule" contradictory research from other authors. If you have a valid Source, you KNOW it is correct. It is then up to the contradicting author to prove their research to your satisfaction otherwise you discard it and stick with your KNOWN FACTS.
Finally, YES, YES, YES, UFT DOES allow several descendants of several ancestor branches to be combined in one report.
Hope this helps.
Anybody else out there in UFT Land want to chip in their twopenneth worth? feel free.
Michael V. McCarthy
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