Russ, Now let's see if I can make my story more understandable
1.My Macdonald file was my first tree and has been in existence for several years.
So, you have a SCOTT.FTW file on your computer ANSWER Yes
BUT, how did you try to "attach it to the Macdonald tree when complete ANSWER I tried to attach it but failed, That'a when I decided to add the Scott data directly to the existing Macdonald tree (.FTW file)
you haven't said that you created a Macdonald.FTW file. ANSWER I have now. See above.
When you say that the Scott Tree now occupies a space ANSWER The "space" it occupies is the top right corner of the FTM opening page. It also appears on my dsktop but that is incidental as it is there only for convenience.
2 In brief So, you now are manually hand entering the information that is in the Scott Family File, into the Macdonald Family File? ANSWER Yes in the past tense. I have already done this
What is a "Add On". That is not a Family Tree Maker program term. Not sure what you mean by that. ANSWER Let's use your expression "Add on" = "manually hand entered"
Please explain what you mean by "cannot trace the file extensions for those files". What does that mean. ANSWER You asked me to provide you with the file extensions. I replied that I couldn't find them and still can't. What is .FTW if not a file extension?
Couldthis, my latest contribution give you enough to be going on with? It seems that the answer to all my difficulties is contained in what happened AFTER the Macdoanld tree was created and when I tried to "manually hand enter" the Scott data. I say "tried" but of course I succeeded. My problem is that I cannot find a way to display it. Alistair