Genealogy Authors’ Software Guide

Sheet 1

General Features
Program Ideal Family Origins Family Tree Maker Gener- ations Legacy
Version   10.0 9.0 8.5 5.0
File Types:
ASCII 1 1 1 1 1
RTF 1 1 1 1 1
MS Word 1 0 0 0 0
WordPerfect 1 0 0 0 0
Document Control:
Suppress Duplicate Descendants 1 0 0 1 1
Suppress Living Individuals 1 0 0 0 1
Master Document, One File Per Generation 1 0 0 0 0
Table of Contents Codes 1 0 0 0 1
Index Codes Exported:
People 1 1*o 0 0*l 1
Places 1 0 0 0 1*e
Maiden Names 1 1*o 0 0 1
Married Names 1 0 0 0 0
Sentence Templates:
Developer Selected 1 1 0 0 1
Grammar Correct 1 0 0 0 0
Punctuation Correct 1 0 0 0 0
User Designed Global 1 0 0 0 0
User Designed Individual 1 0 0 0 0
Source Citations:
Footnote Codes Exported 1 1 0 0 0
Endnote Codes Exported 1 0 0 0 0
Note Style Sheet Fully Controllable in Word Processor 1 0 0 0 0
Note Preview Window 1 0 1 1 1
Master Source List 1 1 1 1 1
Master Place List 1 1 0 1 1
Master Repository List 1 1 0 0 1
Source Templates:
Lackey 1 0 0 0 0
Mills 1 0 0 0 0
User Designed Long 1 0 0 0*m 0
User Designed Short 1 0 0 0 0
User Controlled Ibid 1 0 0 1 0
Printed Manual 1 1*e 0 1 1*e



Style & Typography: NGSQ
Program Ideal Family Origins Family Tree Maker Gener- ations Legacy
Biographical Summary:
Reference Note Numbers Superscript, Standard 1 1 0 1 0
NGSQ Personal Identification Number 1 1 1 0 1
Subject & Spouse Full Birth Names Bold 1st Appearance Only 1 1 1 0.5 1
Ancestors Names Standard 1 0 1 0 0
Generation Indicator Superscript Italics 1 0 0 0 1
Vital Statistics 1 0 1 0 0
Spouse Vital Statistics 1 1 1 0 1
Multiple Marriages Chronological & Enumerated 1 0 1 0 0
Life Story 1 0 0 0*n 0
Transition Sentence: 1 1 1 0 1
Child-list:
Reduced Point Size 1 0 1 0 0
Indented 1 1 0 0 1
Carry-Forward Indicator 1 1 1 0 1
Personal Identification Number 1 1 1 0 1
Birth Order Numbers 1 1 1 0 1*r
Name Small Caps 1 0 0 0 0
If Carried-Forward: Vital Stats: BDM places, dates, spouse name & source Citation 1 0 0 0 0
Else Full Biography 1 1 1 0 1
Words Spelled Out 1 1 1 0 1



Style & Typography: NEHGS
Program Ideal Family Origins Family Tree Maker Gener- ations Legacy
Biographical Summary:
Foot/End Note Numbers in Text Superscripted in Square Brackets 1 0 0 0 0
NEHGR Personal Identification Number 1 0 1 1 0
Subject & Spouse Full Birth Names Bold & Large and Small Caps 1st Appearance Only 1 0 0 0 0
Ancestors Names Italics 1 0 1 0 1
Generation Indicator Superscript Standard 1 0 1 0 0
Vital Statistics 1 0 1 1 0
Spouse Vital Statistics 1 0 1 1 1
Multiple Marriages Chronological & Enumerated 1 0 1 0 0
Life Story 1 0 0 0*n 0
Transition Sentence: 1 1 1 0 1
Child-list:
Reduced Point Size 1 0 1 0 0
Not Indented 1 0 1 1 0
Personal Identification Number if Carried Forward 1 0 1 1 0
Birth Order Numbers 1 1 1 1 1
Child & Spouse Names Large and Small Caps 1 0 1 0 0
If Carried-Forward: B Place & Date, Spouse Name 1 0 0 0 0
Else Full Biography 1 1 1 1 1
Words Abbreviated 1 0 1 0 0
Total (A perfect score is 67) 67 22 31 16.5 29
 
Notes:
*a: WP 6.1 up crashes if Mill's citations are used. Patch available (finally) from tech support only
*b: Doesn't work with WordPerfect (Bug)
*c: Only for WordPerfect 6.1 up
*d: Only choice with NEHGR is embedded; makes the report unreadable
*e: Deluxe Version only
*f: Doesn't work with WordPerfect 6.1 But does with WP 9
*g: Ignores all citations except BMDB
*h: Not bold
*j: Anecdotes don't honor sort date: appear at bottom
*k: No period + not right aligned
*l: No page numbers given + no codes exported
*m: No boiler plate (fixed verbiage) allowed
*n: Notes don't honor sort dates: ordered by event type
*o: Single level only *p: Footnotes do not behave correctly when RTF is imported to MS Word. RTF cannot be imported to WP 6 at all.
*q: Footnotes occur in random order and the same number is sometimes repeated for different sources and different generations
*r: An extraneous F or M appears between Arabic & Roman numerals


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