Version 5 Has Been Released!
We are very pleased to announce that version 5 of Family
Historian has now been released. This is a major upgrade with
a lot of new features and enhancements. See What's
New in Version 5 for full details and pictures.
Users of version 3 or earlier versions, who wish to upgrade,
should buy the full product - either boxed or as a download.
"Version 3" means any version where the first digit
is a '3'.
Users of version 4 who wish to upgrade can buy an upgrade
product - either as a download or on CD. Or if you prefer
to buy a full version, you can of course do that too.
for purchase/upgrade options.
Anyone who bought version 4 as a download, from 10 Nov 2011
onwards, is entitled to a free downloadable upgrade to version
5. If this is you, there is no need to do anything. We will
email you your free upgrade hopefully some time later this
week. If you bought a boxed copy of version 4 from a stockist
who was participating in this offer, you will be entitled
to a free CD upgrade. It may take a little while for these
to come through too, as we (and they) have been affected by
delays with deliveries of both the full boxed version, and
CD upgrades. Your patience is appreciated.
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Two Images From Version 5
Here are a couple of images from version 5 to whet your appetite.
To see many more images, and to find out more about the new
version, see What's
New in Version 5.
In a version-4-generated website (or family tree CD or DVD),
if a viewer clicks on a thumbnail or small image - nothing
happens. If they click on an image in a version-5-generated
website (or family tree CD or DVD), the page darkens slightly
and a stylish-looking popup window appears in front of the
web-page, showing either the same image blown up, or (if the
image was an extract from a larger picture), the full picture.
The user clicks on its Close button to close it. Actually,
that's just the default behaviour. It's configurable of course.
We had a lot of requests for this functionality.
Books & Booklets
You can use version 5 to create professional-looking books
and booklets. Each project can have as many books or booklets
as you like. You can work on them and change them over time.
They can be a mix of auto-generated chapters and pages, and
your own 'free-text'. The auto-generated parts will update
automatically if you change the data in your records. See
New in Version 5 to learn more.
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