Cliff, I have been using PAF 2.31 with Rex B. Clement's program Genbook, which converts PAF files to book format and exports them to Wordperfect/Word, for my family history publishing.These are all DOS programs and since I recently updated to Windows XP they cannot be used.I have been told that I can make a Gedcom of my PAF 2.31 data bases and use them in PAF 5.5.I never bothered to add the (!)in front of my notes as Genbook didn't care and worked great.Therefore my brief notes/remarks may be lost in the Gedcom conversion process but I will have to accept this.
My question is whether I can use PAF 5.5 to create and move genealogies in book format to WordPerfect/Word for publication.One of my PAF 2.31 data bases is rather large (over 40,000 names) because the families are interlaced, and has all my lineages in one data base file.
Can I keep my data base intact and move it in it's entirely to PAF 5.5.I was interested in your comment about FTM as I bought the program last year but never bothered to use it as my computer upgrade was in making. I am open minded and only want what will be best for future publishing efforts.
If anyone has knowledge about Rex B. Clements updating Genbook to be compatible with PAF 5.5 I would like to have the information and immediately order a copy of his program and PAF 5.5.