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Latest Release Information for AQ 15

The most current release of Ancestral Quest 15 is Build 9. All changes made to AQ 15 since its initial release are listed below.

Changes in Build 9 (7/5/2017)

Bug Fixes to General Features

  • Publish a Family Book: corrected 3 things:
    1. If you had enough chapters to span to 3 pages of TOC, the bottom of 2nd page of TOC printed too low. Fixed.
    2. If you had a cascading pedigree chart for a chapter in the book, and had selected index, in some cases the info on a chart could cause an error which would keep the cascading chart from appearing in the book. Fixed.
    3. Also with cascading pedigree charts, there were some problems showing the correct pages for some ancestors in the index. Fixed.
  • Ahnentafel Chart If the option to print children was selected, but there was no spouse, a few lines at the bottom of the page could be lost. Fixed.

Enhancements to FamilySearch Features

  • Missing LDS Temple Ordinances Report: If you choose the option, under general preferences, to append both the RIN and FS PID to names, then this report now shows both the RIN and FS PID.

Bug Fixes to FamilySearch Features

  • Sync Families: If a person had parents in the local file, but not in FS, the Sync Parents/Siblings screen did not show the local parents. Fixed.
  • Reconciling Batches of Ordinances: A couple of minor bugs were fixed.
  • Some additional minor fixes.

Changes in Build 8 (5/26/2017)

Enhancements to General Features

  • Collaboration: Owners of Collaboration files use a screen that allows them to see which users have been given rights to their file. This screen now sorts the list of users, and there is a new "Print to File" button, allowing this list to be saved/printed.
  • Newsline: When AQ starts for the first time each day, it shows you news from Incline Software, and an indication of whether your copy of AQ is up to date. This screen will now first check to see whether the server is online before showing the screen.

Bug Fixes to General Features

  • Standard Descendants Chart: If you asked to view color coding on the Standard Descendants chart, you'll notice that the chart drops some names between pages. Fixed.

Enhancements to FamilySearch Features

  • LDS Temple Ordinances: FamilySearch is scheduled to retire, on June 6, the API which has allowed AQ to read LDS temple ordinances for the last 8 years. This build of AQ now uses a new API. If you are viewing or working with LDS temple ordinance information in AQ, you will need to update your copy of AQ. After FamilySearch retires the old API, all versions and builds earlier than 15.0.8 will no longer be able to read ordinance data.
  • Parents/Siblings Sync Screen: When on the Review/Sync Person with FamilySearch screen, there is a button to view the Parents/Siblings of the person. This screen now loads much faster.
  • Printing Temple Cards: For LDS users, the shift from the old LDS API to the new API means that AQ will now print Temple Ordinance Cards, and will no longer print Family Ordinance Requests (FORs).

Bug Fixes to FamilySearch Features

  • Import from FS: When importing person records from FSFT, AQ now scans the list of names to find the "preferred" name, and imports that name rather than the first name on the list.

Changes in Build 6 (3/10/2017)

Enhancements to General Features

  • Backup on Exit: A new Database Preference option allows you to keep the backup notice from displaying when closing a file.
  • Backup on Exit for Collaboration: The notice of backing up when closing a Collaboration file has been removed, as the master file on the collaboration server acts as an automatic backup.
  • TreeTips: If you allowed hinting to provide hints for living persons, you can now enter a minimum age, so hints will not be shown for children or other living relatives under a specified age.
  • MyHeritage Hinting: Under 'Miscellaneous Preferences', you can now enter the e-mail address you used to sign up for MyHeritage. This will prevent your own MyHeritage tree from being suggested as a hint.
  • MyHeritage Hinting: AQ now sends 'Other Facts/Events' you have entered to MyHeritage, so it can better find appropriate hints and better inform you of what additional data you can find as a result of the hints.
  • Findmypast Searches: In addition to the hints from Findmypast, AQ's 'Internet' menu now offers an option to directly search the Findmypast records.

Bug Fixes to General Features

  • Generating a Web Site: If you had not entered a folder for web pages in the 'Folders' tab of 'Preferences', as you attempted to suggest a folder in the Web Page Creation Wizard, it often suggested an unexpected folder. Fixed.

Enhancements to FamilySearch Features

  • Manual Syncing: When you matched a record in your file with a corresponding record in FamilySearch, you have choices of simply linking the record, or of also reviewing the records with a 'Manual Sync.' If you selected 'Manual Sync', many of the syncing options were disabled. With this new build, if you start the matching process from one of the main views (Pedigree view, Family view, etc.), the 'Manual Sync' option will allow you to use all of the syncing options.
  • Update Ordinances: In the "Update Ordinances" function of the Ordinance Reservation and Tracking System, if you had selected the option to "Update All", and the process encountered a FamilySearch PID that had been deleted, AQ would stop the process to alert you. With this new build, if a deleted FS PID is encountered, and you are recording updates to a text file, then AQ will simply log the deleted PID in the file rather than pausing the process to alert you.

Changes in Build 5 (1/25/2017)

Note: Build 4 was only available for a few hours, so most users never installed it. A couple of minor adjustments were made to the program, and build 5 was released a couple of days later. Most users skipped build 4.

Enhancements to General Features

  • Backup on Exit: AQ will now remind you to backup your file each time you close it.
  • TreeTips: TreeTips was designed to search for Hints for deceased ancestors. It now also searches for hints on the living. This can be disabled in Preferences.
  • Enter Key: When users upgrade from an older version (such as 14) to a newer version (such as 15), AQ didn't prompt you for your new key unless you attempted to use one of the new features. It will now prompt for the key.

Bug Fixes to General Features

  • MyHeritage Hinting: We found and fixed a couple of issues with MyHeritage hinting: 1) sometimes AQ would not find hints for all eligible records displayed. Fixed; 2) Some users experienced that a few hints didn't seem to be for the correct ancestors. This turned out to be something we needed to adjust in AQ. It has been fixed. MyHeritage hinting is now performing as expected.
  • Family View: If a marriage status was 'divorced,' but no spouse was entered, the status didn't show on the Spouse List. Fixed.
  • Merge: In some combinations of notes for individuals, AQ would lock up when showing the merge screen. Fixed.

Bug Fixes to FamilySearch Features

  • Memories Manager: Some stories were not showing. Fixed.

Changes in Build 3 (12/15/2016)

Enhancements to General Features

  • FamilySearch Hinting: AQ had been only asking FS for "Pending" (New) hints. AQ now asks FS for ALL hints for a person. (Often 'confirmed' hints are very valuable.) When hints are found, FS has a hints page that shows the Pending and Dismissed (Rejected) hints, but not the Confirmed hints. AQ had been simply showing that page when you clicked on the FS hints. Now you can also click on a specific hint in the list, and AQ will show you that document.

Bug Fixes to General Features

  • FamilySearch Hinting: We found some situations where AQ didn't request hints from FS when it should have. Fixed
  • Family View: If you had LDS data turned on, and none of the children in the family had any LDS ordinances, the birth date column would appear too far to right. Fixed.

Bug Fixes to FamilySearch Features

  • Uploading files in Memories Manager: On rare occasions, if the path to a scrapbook item was a relative path rather than an absolute path, AQ would fail in sending the memory. Fixed.

Changes in Build 2 (12/05/2016)

  • Builds 1 was the first commercially available build.

Enhancements to FamilySearch Features

  • Importing Descendant Family Lines: FamilySearch is implementing a change to their API on 12/6/2016, which will affect the import of descendant family lines. This build anticipates that change so that the import will work properly.

Bug Fixes to FamilySearch Features

  • Uploading PDF files in Memories Manager: PDF files were not setting a flag correctly in FS Memories. Fixed.
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