backup gedcom files

  al 12:37 11 Dec 2003
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Can anyone tell me how I can backup or save to floppy/CD family research info without the jumbled jargon of gedcom.. Please!!!
Al.

  rowdy 13:48 11 Dec 2003

You may be able to export the files as CSV ( comma seperated variables ) these would then be able to open in most spreadsheet applications and be capable of import into another familytree program.

The jargon you refer to is no problem if it is just a backup as most familytree programs would accept gedcom as an input.

rowdy

  al 18:36 11 Dec 2003

Hi rowdy. Thanks for your answere. It could solve my problems. But what I also want to do is Print copies and send to relations who do not have a computer, strange as it may seem.
I simply want to print out the trees that I have created on the computer, and save to disc.
If I copy to floppy in gedcom format, and then at a later date I want to download from that floppy, I will just get gedcom format which is useless to me.And copying from one software to another is also no good, because again it is in gedcom format.
Help.
Al.

  rowdy 19:55 12 Dec 2003

Can you tell me which program you are using in your family tree research.
Normally when you have a tree displayed on screen if you click on file/send/floppy it will save the tree as displayed onto the floppy.

You could also click file/print and it should just print outlike any other file.

rowdy

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