Just before we left on our Legacy Genealogy Cruise, we issued an update for Legacy. After recovering from the great time we had, we're now able to write a little about what's new in this update.
Version 188.8.131.52 adds some great new functionality to the SourceWriter and fixes a few minor problems as reported by our users:
New! Two new filtering options have been added to the Master Source List (see highlighted area in image, click on image to enlarge). The Master Source List is accessed at View > Master Lists > Source. If you click on the "SourceWriter" option, the entire list is filtered to only show those sources that were created using Legacy 7's new SourceWriter. If you click on the "Basic Style" option, the list shows you only those master sources that have not yet been converted to the new SourceWriter format. This makes it easy to know which sources to work on if you want to convert them to the new style. By the way, the SourceWriter-style sources have a small bullet at the beginning of the name. Basic-style sources do not.
This update does not yet introduce the "official" Source Conversion tool. In the meantime, I've been manually converting some of my existing sources to the cool new SourceWriter format. A little over a month ago I published a message to our Legacy User Group outlining the specific steps I've been using. If you are interested, click here for the archived message.
New! Switching between adding a Basic Style source and a SourceWriter style source is much easier now. You used to have to go to Options > Customize > Sources tab > Source Entry System to turn on or off the SourceWriter. Now, when the SourceWriter is enabled, when you click on the Add a New Source button for someone, the "Add a New Master Source" screen appears - as usual. Now, the first choice in the list of source types is Add a Basic Style Source. Click on it, and you can then proceed as normal adding a new master source. If the next time you want to add a SourceWriter style source, just click on the desired source type.
New! Scotland now has its own SourceWriter census templates. These templates, which cover the years 1841-1901, have all the right fields to fill in--specific to Scotland census records. There are now different templates for Basic Style, Microfilm, Microfilm (filmed by Family History Library), Online Database, and Online Images. No more wondering what fields to use to enter information. All of the Canadian census templates will come in the next update!
There were a few other minor improvements and fixes with the SourceWriter and reports. We also fixed the Error 9 when printing from the Name List / Search List.
How to Update
For our Deluxe Edition users, all you have to do is connect to the Internet, start Legacy 7.0, and click on the "Install and Download Now" link on the Legacy Home tab. (If you're reading this from within the Legacy Home tab inside of Legacy 7.0, you'll first need to click on the Home button in the top left of the Legacy Home tab which looks like the following picture:
If you are a Standard Edition Legacy user, you will need to visit our website. Go to http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/DownloadUpdate.asp and follow the instructions.