Changes to Brother's Keeper Windows before 1998
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18-Dec-97 Fixed a problem when adding a new person. If the new
person has a name similar to an existing person, and
if you press ALT+F2 to enter a foreign letter in the
last name of the person after you have typed 5 letters
of the last name, the program was jumping to the
Select Person screen by mistake. This has been fixed.
16-Dec-97 The gedcom import routine does a better job of reading
sources from other programs. Also, it does a better
job of shortening names of people or places if they
are over 40 characters long. The long and short version
of the names are in the GED.LST file.
The gedcom import routine will write to the GED.LST
file, lines from the gedcom file that were not imported.
(Either because you did not ask for that event to be
imported, or because the gedcom file had multiple
events of the same type, or because BK does not have
a field for that event.)
Fixed a problem with the Merge routine where sometimes
it gave a STAT=4 error when it should not have given
Fixed a problem where sometimes you would get an
error if you did a Preview of a report after creating
a RTF file of that report.
19-Nov-97 Added CTRL+ shortcut keys to Select Person screen.
Added option to backup over a smaller text file.
Before, it would not backup over a smaller text file
when doing a backup, but now it asks yes or no.
Fixed problem when you have accented letters in the
name of a text file. It still creates the file without
the accents, but before this version, it could not
find the existing file.
Fixed problem with "subscript out of range" that
happened on the Edit screen sometimes for those
people that had the options set to go to Find when
first going to the Edit screen.
If a person makes a gedcom file and forgets to type
.ged at the end of the file name, it now automatically
adds the .ged extention.
14-Nov-97 Fixed problem when printing pictures on group sheets
while printing odd or even pages only. Also fixed
problem with odd/even on certain laser printers.
On group sheets, it will now print the "also know as"
name for children also if printing All or Short data
Group sheets will show age of person even if not
exact. (for example ABT or CIR dates)
Program will accept dates in the format 5 Dec 1997
even if there is no 0 or space before the one digit day.
(Previously, it wanted a 0 or space as the first character
if the day was less than 10.)
Increased the limit for the Ancestor Timeline to 400
(it was 200 people.)
Added option to the Ahnentafel List and Ahnentafel Book
to include duplicate ancestors due to a cousin marriage.
(Previously, it did not show the duplicates - now it is
06-Nov-97 The BK program is basically the same as the 29-Oct-97
version, except this one has a newer translation
for the Danish and Norwegian languages.
The Utility program has two new features. It can
left justify all REF fields. (In case you used
to have them right justified and now you want to
And the Utility program has a routine to compare two
databases that are almost the same. It is currently
designed to compare person 1 with person 1 in the
other database, and 2 with 2 and so on. This is
useful if you have a copy on your desktop and
a copy on your laptop computer and you want to
compare the two databases to see what changes
were made on one computer.
Also a slight change in the Utility program for the
routine that changes capitalization. It will
capitalize the letter after a "dash"
The Utility program is for experienced computer users and
it is available from the BK BBS and from my web site at
The program name is BKuSETUP.EXE
29-Oct-97 Fixed a problem where the Descendant report was repeating
duplicate cousins when there was a cousin marriage. Also
added option to let it repeat duplicates.
Fixed problem where Tiny Tafel was only made if you pressed
the button and was not made if you picked File, Create.
If you do not want to see my grandfather's picture when
the program starts, put a different picture in a file
called MYPIC.BMP in the BK5 directory. It must be a
bitmap file and it must be small to fit properly.
Note: that file does not normally exist. If the file
is not found, the built in picture of my grandfather
is displayed. So you need to create a file with that
name and put it in C:\BK5 if you want a different picture.
And it must be a bitmat format file.
23-Oct-97 Added option to print a heading and the date and page
numbers at the top of the Index.
Added option to print odd or even pages or to skip
to a certain page number for these reports: Register,
Indented, Ahnentafel, Descendant, Group sheets, Custom.
Added option on Custom report to underline everything.
08-Oct-97 Fixed a problem on custom reports when making a comma
delimited file with addresses. Before the fix, if you
picked field 96 and field 91 it would export blanks
for people with no address. Now it only makes a line
for people that have addresses.
Fixed a problem on custom reports where sometimes it
would say "you can not preview laser labels" even
when you did not have field 97 picked.
This version also includes updates to the German and
Norwegian language files.
24-Sep-97 Refixed a problem where first picture on ancestor chart
was not printing if you had no date printing. This problem
was fixed on 16-Sep-97 but the problem returned in the
21-Sep-97 Fixed problem where first picture did not print on the
Picture Summary report.
Added "default century" to the Options. If you enter
a date with no century, it will use the default century.
You may still enter any date of any century if you
type the 4 digit year and not a 2 digit year.
16-Sep-97 Fixed problem when printing pictures on ancestor chart
where first picture did not print if you were not printing
the date or heading at the top.
Fixed problem on Missing information report where the name
of a person would print if the death date was ? even if
you did not ask for people with no death date.
Fixed problem on Count of descendants report where if
you had over 22,000 people in your database, the number
of spouses on that report would not be correct sometimes.
Fixed problem of "illegal function call" if you had
the option set to display matching names in birth date
order and if you went to Edit and Added a new person
that had the same name as someone else and you did not
do any other type of search for a name prior to the add.
Added to the Tree and Box charts the height of the chart
when you pick Size. (It used to just give the number of
05-Sep-97 Added option to print pictures on the descendant Box charts.
Added option to print a 3 generation ancestor chart with
Added new Picture Summary report. It will print a small
sample of all pictures attached to people, or all pictures
in a certain directory. Or you can display those pictures.
This option works with the English version of BK now and
will work with the foreign translations after the translators
get the new lines converted. If you are running a foreign
language and you do not want to wait for the translation,
then press F5 on the main screen and then pick Other and
you will see Picture Summary.
If most of your scanned pictures are not in the C:\BK5
directory, then there is a way to tell BK where the
pictures are located. Make a text file called PICDIR.BK
put only one line in the file such as: C:\SCANNER
or whatever the name of the directory is that your scanner
puts pictures into. Then when you click the button to
the left of a blank message line, it will look in that
directory instead of C:\BK5. Note: This does NOT affect
pictures you already have attached, it only helps you
find new pictures when you are putting them into a blank
message line. Note: the PICDIR.BK text file goes in C:\BK5
Fixed a problem where the margins were not being saved
for the Box chart routine when you picked Save Options.
The translation program has been updated to include
lines for the new features described above.
31-Jul-97 Added option on Indented report to include duplicate
descendants of cousin marriages.
Register report can print more people per generation
now and the Register number can be over 32,000
Added option in Options for the line spacing when
you print the current page from Group sheets. The
line spacing for Preview seems to vary for different
printers. So if there is always a 2 inch margin at
the bottom of the Preview screen, you can now adjust
the spacing in Options (on Field Names tab.) Some
printers need it set to 83% but others work better
at 95%. But if the percent is set too high, then
when you do a Preview, some text may spill over onto
a new page (with no page number.) Note, this does
not affect printing when you pick the Print button.
It only affects Preview and "print current page" from
Added option when making a Gedcom file to exclude
the details for living people. If you are putting
information on the Web for example, you may want
to not include the dates, locations, and messages
for living people.
The translation program has been updated to include
lines for the new features described above.
25-Jun-97 Fixed a problem with the German translation.
(The BK Windows program is still dated 11-Jun-97)
11-Jun-97 Fixed a problem with group sheets when printing message
lines for children (unformatted) the indenting was not
Fixed a problem with RTF output to Word Perfect 7.0 where
the font size in WP would sometimes be 12 point and not
the size you specified in BK
06-Jun-97 Fixed a problem with the select person screen if the user
had the option set for names in birth order. It was not
correctly highlighting the top name upon return to that screen.
The Gedcom export and import will handle multiple sets of
parents and will correctly designate parents as adoptive.
Gedcom import will attempt to import sources that are
cross referenced. Some other genealogy programs used
structured sources with Title, Author, Publisher and so
on. If the gedcom file contains a source like that,
this version will attempt to put that source into the
three lines available for each source in BK. If the
gedcom file contains a source longer than three lines
then the entire source will not be able to fit into
the BK source area.
If you have the option set to display the date of last change
for people, it will also show the date of change for the
marriage. The marriage change date may be blank for
marriages that were last changed during 1996 and in 1997
before this June 6 version.
02-Jun-97 Fixed a problem where uninstall was not working with May version
28-May-97 Added option to print locations on the Descendant report.
Note: you will need to use a 10 point font or smaller
for the locations to fit.
Added more warnings if a user picks a directory name
with over 8 letters or a directory with a space in the name.
Added option to use a different method for doing the
alphabetical sort. Instead of F7 at the main menu, go
to File, Options, and on the Field Names tab there is
a new line to pick a number for the type of sort.
The number 2 seems to work for people that have trouble
making the sort work. (The sort is a DOS program and
with certain video modes in Windows, the sort may lock
up Windows unless the sort is in a full window.)
21-May-97 Fixed subscript out of range error message if you picked
descendants, then direct lineage, and the strarting
person and the ending person were only 1 generation apart.
This version of BK Windows is called 5.2F
16-May-97 Fixed the Ancestor Box chart so if you pick a 10 point
font when printing, it will fit on the page. Also fixed
a problem where the line from person one was missing for
certain font sizes.
06-May-97 Added new feature to Register report to print just
the descendants of the male or female children.
If you are doing a name study of Smith, then pick
the male only choice to show only descendants with
the Smith name.
The Register report will show the parents of the
starting person now.
The RTF option for Word Perfect 7.0 will work better
with the new WP 7.02 version. (Every new version
of Word Perfect seems to be not compatible with
the version before as far as RTF is concerned.)
The ALT+F2 foreign letter popup screen will show when
doing a global change of locations or sources.
Some people have reported problems doing an Alpha or
Index sort. Some people experience the computer
locking up when my program calls BKSORT.BAT to do
the sort. I have temporarily added some new choices
to help solve the problem. Press F7 at the main screen.
It will give some other choices for doing the sort.
If you do not press F7 it does a normal sort which
calls the BKSORT.PIF file and runs BKSORT.BAT as
a minimized window with focus. The other choices
let you experiment to see if the sort will work for
you with other options. If you are not having problems
when making an alphabetical or index report, you do not
need to try the other choices. On my computer, the
sort works for any of the methods, but if the normal
sort does not work for you, but one of the other choices
does work, let me know. The F7 choices are temporary
and last until you stop the program or press F7 to change
the choice. Note: some people that have problems sorting
are using SoftRam and only have 4 megs of real RAM.
01-May-97 Fixed problem with Ancestor Box chart if you asked
for BK code numbers.
Fixed problem with Ancestor Box chart if the foreign
abbreviation for "buried" was over 4 letters long.
Fixed problem on Register report, Preview if you
asked for page numbers at the bottom of the page and
the top margin was more than 0
Fixed problem if you did a Word search report in
Alphabetical order, and then did a regular alphabetical
Added two new lines to the workfile for the foreign
translators. Line 2396 is "mother died before child born"
and line 2601 is "please enter your name and address".
14-Apr-97 Fixed problem with Relationships, "Print box chart"
that cause printer to be "busy" after printing it once.
Fixed problem with Date Conversion routine. If a
date had the month with more than 3 letters, it would
sometimes remove the 4th letter. So 15 June 1997
would convert to 15 Jun 199 sometimes. Now it will
ignore (not change) the date if it has more than 3
letters for the month. Having 4 letters for the month
is not a format that BK will recognize as valid.
Added "Print current page" to the workfile for foreign
translators as line 1674. If a translator has the
April 7 version of the translation program, he/she does
not need the new workfile. Just use line 1674 for the
"Print current page" menu item.
07-Apr-97 Added the Ancestor Box Chart. (9 generations of ancestors.)
This version can read new language file created by the
new version of WRDSETUP. So it can include the new
translation lines for the 7 new reports. See Bulletin #3
on the BK BBS for more details. The new reports that
were added in March 1997 will show if you are running
the English version, or if the foreign translation
has been updated to include the new lines, or if you
press F5 at the main screen.
Added ability of Gedcom import to read gedcom files from
Family Tree Maker even if in version 5.0 gedcom.
This version includes the Swedish translation also.
21-Mar-97 Added new feature to print current page when at the
Preview screen. (for registered users only)
Fixed a problem where the Backup routine would say a
picture file was not found if it had *GROUP* on that line.
Fixed overflow error on Graphic Bar Charts if over 32,000
names in your database.
Fixed alignment problem on Graphic Bar Charts if you
are using video mode 800 by 600 or higher with large fonts.
Fixed problem when pressing ALT+F2 for the second or
third source line.
Fixed problem where F1 on Backup screen did not show
correct help screen.
Fixed problem on Ancestor chart where marriage date of
first person did not show if person was female.
Fixed problem on Ahnentafel book where spouse of first
person did not show if person was female.
Added List of Surnames (under Lists.)
Added ability on the Compute Relationships screen to
print a box chart (like Direct Lineage box chart in
the DOS version.) This version can also show the
box chart if the two related people are not in the
same direct line. It uses some settings from the
Box chart screen, such as name length, and whether
to print locations or not.
12-Mar-97 Lots of changes in this version. This version will
be on the BBS for a week or two, and then it will be on
the web site after I receive a little feedback on the
Fixed problem with spouse name going outside the box
in the Box charts with locations.
Fixed problem on Group sheets where it did not print
the personal message if you turned off the option to
form feed after each page.
Fixed problem on Ancestor chart where marriage date and
place did not show for person number 1 if female.
In Option area you can set option to change the printer
to Landscape or Portrait for most reports automatically
and change back after the report automatically. When
you turn on this option, then the Save Options button
on the reports will save the printer format you have set.
So you can set the Box Charts to Landscape and pick
Save Options and then it will always set to Landscape
for the Box Charts and change back to normal when
you leave that screen.
In Option area there is a new option to not have the
"cancel print" button try to clear the print job in Windows.
A few people got a GPF when they cancel printing. With
this option set, when you cancel will stop sending new
information to the printer, but it is up to the user to go
to Print Manager to delete the print job.
Added Save Options button to some reports such as
the Calendar, and Reasonableness report.
Added the ability to include the REF: field on the Tree
charts, Box charts, and Collapsed ancestor charts.
In Option area you can set an option to have the Select
Person screen show similar names in birth year order
instead of BK code number order. So if you type the
name John Smith it will show all John Smith names in
birth year order. People with no birth year will
NEW REPORTS (In English only currently)
since the following reports are English only, they will
not show on the main screen menu unless the English language
is the current language. However, if users of a foreign
language want to test these reports, then press F5 when
the main screen is showing, and the new menu items will
appear on the pull down menus.
Notice to translators: Give me a couple weeks to get
the new lines added to the workfile and then there will
be a new WRDSETUP file to download - in a couple weeks.
Direct Lineage report available from the Descendant report
screen. (Pick Descendant from the main menu, then Descendant
report, then click the option for direct lineage.)
3 by 5 cards available from the Lists (custom) screen.
Include field 93 as the first and only field to print.
Missing Information report available under Lists
Locations with Events available under Lists
Count of Descendants available under Descendants
Graphs (bar charts) available under Other
Tiny Tafel available under Other
11-Feb-97 Fixed a bug when making an Ahnentafel List, with relationships,
and picking Create TXT file, it would output nothing to the
TXT file and you needed to close the program. Now it
correctly creates the TXT file and removes the "please wait".
This version includes the German language files. The
version you can download does not include the German
manual, but the version shipping on diskette includes
the German manual file also.
24-Jan-97 The install program includes a new version of Dutch.
Fixed a problem with the Calendar chart where sometimes
names overlapped in the overflow section at the bottom.
Added a new feature in the Word search. In a date field
you can type a date range. Type two years with == between
them. (Two equal signs.) For example, in the birth
date field type 1920==1929 and it will find everyone born
from 1920 through 1929. Another example, to find everyone
that was alive in 1880 put 1700==1880 in the birth date
field and put 1880==2000 in the death date field.
New feature on the Word search when creating a report.
It used to only print the matching people in BK code number
order. But now there is an option to print the matching
names in alphabetical order. In custom reports, pick the
tab in the middle to change to alphabetical.
07-Jan-97 The Install program has directions in English, French,
German, and Norwegian. You can install BK for English,
French, Danish, Norwegian, and Dutch. (Not German yet.)
31-Dec-96 The installation program will let you install English,
French, and Danish versions.
Fixed problem where Custom Ahnentafel report would sometimes
have the wrong word for "Page".
On the 4 Family Box chart, if you shorten names to less
than 40 characters, it will also shorten the location
names to less than 40 characters.
This version allows the Sex field to be "V" for females.
Dutch users used V and not F for the DOS version and
this version will accept V or F or K for female. It will
only accept what is in the language file when entering new
people, but if you change languages to print a report,
it will work with the other letters.
Some users are not getting a match for names or locations
if they type in an accented letter. I have found that
the headers of the BK data files are slightly different
depending on if the data files were first created with
the DOS or Windows version of BK. To solve this problem,
you can pick File, Convert data files from DOS to Windows
and then press F5 and then pick Change headers only.
Be sure you have a backup of your data files before
you try this. I do not currently have a way to change
the headers back to the DOS header, so if you do this
you may have problems searching for names using the DOS
version of BK5.
23-Dec-96 Added option for Word Perfect 7.0 when making RTF files.
(Every version of Word Perfect seems to be incompatible
with other versions of Word Perfect when reading RTF files.)
Added option to include alternate name when printing
register, indented, or ahnentafel book.
Added option to show locations on Box chart. (But not
on 4 family box chart yet.)
Fixed several places where English was showing up in
the foreign language versions. Such as "Spouse" on the
ancestor chart and "see children above" on box charts.
Fixed "subscript out of range" error if printing Ahnentafel
report with over 25 generations.
10-Dec-96 Fixed problem with backup of text files. If the message
line had $$ABCD.TXT it was calling the file CD.TXT on
the A: diskette. If the message line had C:\BK5\ABCD.TXT
then it was correctly called ABCD.TXT on the backup.
Fixed problem on group sheets where sometimes the footnote
number for a divorce for a child was overwriting some words.
Fixed problem on group sheet where it was doing a form
feed for every family when doing the descendants of a
person and the option was set to not form feed.
Modified the Unconnected person report to not show a
person as unconnected if the first 2 spouses were
blank, but the person did have a spouse in the 3rd
or following position.
Fixed problem on Multi-page Ancestor charts were it
would not print the BK Code number when you asked for it.
Also fixed problem where the wrong language line was
printing instead of the word "page".
02-Dec-96 Fix overflow error if printing List of unconnected people
and your database has over 32,000 people in it.
Fixed line width on page 2 of box charts if you have set
the option to have each page be a new print job.
Fix problem when you double click on a person on the
display List if the person has a BK number over 10,000.
Fixed problem where the multi-disk Backup always went to
On foreign translations, replaced "Page" with the
non-English word. Replaced b. m. d. with the non-English
abbreviations on Descendant report. Added "Calendar" on
the File menu on Custom reports screen to translation workfile.
Replaced "father" and "mother" with correct words if you
are sending Group sheet to a text file.
Put in a warning message if a person has saved a text file
in Word or Word Perfect format by mistake.
22-Nov-96 Added new feature for people that need an unusual font
such as Hebrew or Greek or another "non-standard" Windows
font. They can go to Options, Edit screen and change the
screen font. Do not do this unless you can not enter
the letters you want the normal way (Alt+F2)
Added new lines to the foreign translation program.
This version will read the new lines for 4 family box chart
and the Calendar.
18-Nov-96 Fixed a problem on the Convert Dates screen. The October
version shifted the lines down so it did not match your
existing dates correctly. This version fixes that.
Fixed a problem where if you had the option set to show
Baptized dates on the Register report, it sometimes did
not work unless you clicked the option off and back on.
This version allows longer names in the Index when printing
an index after a book report.
Fixed a problem where Foster and Other were switched on
the screen that shows type of parent.
This version allows sex for female to be F or K. Some
languages, such as Norwegian, use K for female. Instead
of having to change the database when switching languages,
this version will accept either F or K in the existing
Fixed a problem for foreign languages that did not use
CIR ABT BEF AFT as the abreviations for Circa, About, Before
12-Nov-96 Fixed a problem that was causing duplicate sources if the
source had an accented letter in the first 40 characters.
This version fixes that problem. Also, if you already have
duplicate sources, then pick File, Sources, Change globally,
and then press the F5 key and pick Merge duplicate sources.
This version can print the location list in 2 columns.
With this version, if you are displaying a list of names
with List, Numeric display, or Alphabetical display or
the others, you can double click on a name to jump to Edit.
Fixed a problem where the picture would not print from the
Edit Person screen if you had no heading for the picture.
07-Nov-96 Fixed a problem with Relationship report. In previous
versions, if you ran the Box chart or Tree chart and
then ran the Relationship report, it said 'not related'
Fixed a problem on the 4 Family Box Chart where it would
sometimes give STAT=4 errors if the parents or grandparents
had more than one marriage.
05-Nov-96 Fixed a problem where some people got a STAT=4 error message
when adding the first child to a couple. This was related
to the new feature that shows 'previous child was' when
adding more children to an existing family.
Fixed a problem with margins on Tree and Box charts. In
previous versions, if you typed in a margin and did not
use the up and down arrows, the new margin did not always
work for the Tree and Box charts.
Added margins to Calendar report. To make a half page
calendar, set the bottom margin to 5.5 inches when in
Portrait mode. (see calendar described below 4-Nov.)
04-Nov-96 Fixed a problem in the October version where an unregistered
user would get a 'subscript out of range' error if they
tried to use a feature that was for registered users only.
Fixed a problem in the October version where if a person
had a Jr or Sr after the name, it was treating that as the
last name. Use the current version and pick Quality check
to fix the alpha index.
Fixed a problem with the Change Language routine. It was
not changing to the new language if the name of the language
file was 8 letters long.
Added a new calendar report. Pick Lists, Birthday and
then Preview the group you want and then pick File, Calendar.
31-Oct-96 Fixed a problem where sometimes the unconnected person display
would say a person was unconnected if he/she had children but
Added option in gedcom to export with DOS character set or
Ansel character set instead of just Windows chararacters.
This is useful if you have accented letters in your names
and are sending the gedcom to someone using DOS.
30-Oct-96 Added new report '4 family box chart.' See Descendant on menu.
For this report, pick a starting person, such as yourself,
and it will find your 8 great grand parents and show all
of their descendants.
Increased size of regular box chart to 1200 boxes wide and
Increased size of collapsed ancestor chart to 2500 names.
Added option to show BK code number on relationship report.
Modified the Tree report so that if you are printing on
continuous paper in Portrait mode, it will print one
long continuous strip for the left side of the report
all the way to the bottom before starting the right
side of the report.
Fixed 'overflow' error in Word search if you have over
32,000 names and the first matching name was after 32,000
Fixed error in Unconnected people report if you have
over 32,000 names.
Fixed problem in Ref order custom report. It was only
showing the first name if you asked for field 3.
Fixed problem where the total number of people was not
increasing on the main screen if you picked Close on the
Family Edit screen. It was only updating the main screen
if you picked File, Close all.
24-Oct-96 Fixed a problem where you would get subscript out of range
error doing a multi-disk compressed backup.
Added new report under Lists for unconnected people.
Added new report under Other for reasonableness check.
(Help context for translators is 4571)
Updated WRDSETUP.EXE for new lines for reasonableness check.
18-Oct-96 The program is now contained in two parts. BKSETUP.EXE
and BKSETUP.W02 Download both parts. It is in two
parts because the file is over 1.44 megs now.
The WRDSETUP.EXE file is also available for those that
want to translate the words into another language. You
only need this program if you want to create your own
translation. In other words, you want to translate
words line by line. (modified WRDSETUP.EXE on 10-21-96
so that it can convert some of the lines from the old
DOS version of WORKFILE.BK5.) There is a separate
bulletin number 3 for translators to read.
Added the option to change languages. It will still be
English only until you make your own translation or you
get another language file in the future.
Added the option to compute the relationship between two
people. Pick Other from the main menu.
On the Family Edit screen, when you show all children, it
will show the Baptized date for the child if the birth
date is blank.
Added a Restore function to restore backups.
Added a way to backup text files and picture files
Added option for margins on the Box chart
On the Ancestor display, if you click on an ancestor
and then want to come back down to the original person,
look in the Children box and one person will have an *
before the name. That is the child that links back to
your starting person.
Fixed a problem where if you changed the sex of a single
person, and then went to add a spouse to that person
it was not working right.
Since there were thousands of changes made in order to
make this version run in foreign languages, this version
might have the wrong word or words in a few places. If
so, notify John Steed by email. (Fixed English.bkw on
10-21-96 for the How to Register screen.)
16-Sep-96 The 20-Aug-96 version had a problem if you pressed ALT+F2
on the Edit Person screen. It would display both the
foreign character set and the date calculator (F2). This
version fixes that problem.
Also fixes a problem for people that put ] in the Ref: field
on the Register reports so that you can print the Ref: number
after the person's name with [ ] around the number.
20-Aug-96 Added an option to try to solve a problem with certain
Windows printer drivers. If you get strange results on
page 2 of a report (such as highlighted letters at the top
or such as missing text or missing lines) then pick File,
Options, Other tab, and check the bottom option line which
says 'check this box if the second page of reports do not
print correctly.' Then pick File, Save. That option will
cause BK to make every page a separate print job.
Added option to compute date of birth based on date of death
and age. Press F2 on the main 'welcome' screen or press F2
on the Edit Person screen.
Added option to print pictures of children on group sheets.
Added option to create separate RTF files for each generation
of a book report (Register or Ahnentafel.) This may be
useful for very long books that will not fit into your
word processor as one file.
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