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Family Tree Maker 2011 - Program Updates
Service Pack 1 contains a number of user requested and reported updates and fixes.

The following fixes and updates are included in this service pack

  1. General performance improvements throughout the program
  2. Performance improvements to Web merge
  3. Re-enabled right-click functionality in Web Search
  4. New option added to Options dialog to enable/disable enhancing merged images from Ancestry.com
  5. Resolved issue of media not being merge properly during Ancestry.com Web merge
  6. Resolved issue where user is unable to modify reference notes in Sources workspace
  7. And much more...
Click here for a more detailed view of the enhancements and bug fixes included in this service pack.

Enhancements and New features for Family Tree Maker 2011:

  • General performance improvements throughout the program
  • Performance improvements to Web merge
  • Re-enabled right-click functionality in Web Search
  • New option added to Options dialog to enable/disable enhancing merged images from Ancestry.com
  • Resolved issue of media not being merge properly during Ancestry.com Web merge
  • Resolved issue where user is unable to modify reference notes in Sources workspace
  • Decreased the number of full refreshes of the Person index during data manipulation
  • Resolved memory usage and performance problems with larger images in Smart Stories
  • Better support for name fact formatting in Genealogy reports
  • Resolved problem with wrong item in source list being selected when scrolling through list
  • Fixed problem with pre-Table of Contents pages numbering incorrectly
  • Resolved issue with incorrect chapter title appearing in books when chapter is on odd-numbered page
  • Resolved problem where incorrect task was selected in list after a task was deleted
  • Support for abbreviations "b", "B" and "Canceled"
  • Resolved issue of extra media links appearing after file import
  • Resolved issue with "Arabic out of range" message in some reports
  • Better support for high DPI settings
  • Resolved issue where media could be deleted if added to new citation that was then cancelled
  • Greater support for reference IDs added to Filter dialog and Find dialog
  • Fixed relationship notes so they are imported as general notes instead of research notes
  • Greater support added for NGS and Timeline reports in books when imported from previous version
  • Better support of name suffixes on GEDCOM imports
  • Resolved issue where sources for non-vital facts were not showing up in Genealogy reports
  • Resolved performance and refreshing issues when merging duplicate people
  • Resolved issue with multiple empty pages in book preview after importing file from previous version
  • Fixed script errors in Ancestry Member Tree download
  • Resolved AKA and Title issues in Data Errors Report
  • Enabled right-click options in the task list

Auto-installation

  1. Connect to the Internet.
  2. Start Family Tree Maker 2011.
  3. You should receive a notification that an update is available. Click the "Update" button.
  4. Run the .exe file.

Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 users may need to complete the following additional steps to auto-install the update

  1. Close Family Tree Maker if it is open.
  2. Right-click the shortcut for Family Tree Maker 2011 and select "Run as administrator."
  3. You will be asked to confirm that FTM.exe should have rights to access the computer. Click "Allow."
  4. The notification that an update is available should appear at this time. If not, please complete the remaining steps listed below.
    1. Click the "Help" menu item at the top of the program.
    2. Click "Check for Updates…"
    3. The program will check for an update and notify you if one is available.
  5. If no notification is displayed then please do a manual install as described below

To manually install the service pack

  1. Close Family Tree Maker
  2. If your installed version of Family Tree Maker 2011 is Version: 20.0.0.368, download the patch here (.zip or .exe)
  3. If your installed version of Family Tree Maker 2011 is Version: 20.0.0.376, download the patch here (.zip or .exe)
  4. Unzip the file (if the .zip file is downloaded)
  5. Run the .exe file
Please note: When installing the executable patch, you may be asked to locate the file to patch. You can select either the Family Tree Maker shortcut located on the desktop or the ftm.exe file which should be located in the C:\Program Files\Family Tree Maker 2011 folder.

To verify that the update worked do the following

  1. Open Family Tree Maker 2011
  2. Click the "Help" menu item at the top of the program
  3. Click "About Family Tree Maker…"
  4. On the Product Information tab there is a version number. If the update was successful the version number will be 20.0.0.379
  5. If no notification is displayed and your product version number is not 20.0.0.379 then please do a manual install as described above
Technical support is also available. See our contact page for support options.