I’ve received some additional information about the next patch and wanted to inform the Family Tree Maker community about the current status of this update. The internal development and QA teams have been testing the latest update extensively. We are just a few days away from releasing it to our Alpha test group for their input and analysis. Shortly after that the patch will be released to the volunteer test group. The public release will then follow after incorporating community input and final in-house verification. Some features that should be available in this patch include the following:
Improvements in stability and performance
Global find and replace
Copy / paste source-citations
The ability to save charts and reports
This is an important step toward a full book building feature, which will be available at a later time.
RTF export enhancements
Book layout for Descendant Chart and Hourglass Chart
A special thanks to users that are taking the time to report bugs and request enhancements in the enhancement request form. Although each entry cannot be responded to individually, please know that they are looked at on a weekly basis and are helping make Family Tree Maker a better product.