News - OFB

Please note also the news at "Gedcom Service Programs".
In case of changing only parts of the language files, a small letter will be added to the version number of the program. Such modifications will not be listed in the following version history.



OFB Start Center + ofb-setup.exe

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The version number of the OFB will be used for the Start Center. In case of new versions of the Service Programs within the "ofb-setup.exe", small letters will be added to the version number of the setup-file and the modified version of the affected programs will be listed.
7.5.3 - 03.12.2017
- Modified: OFB 7.5.3, Gedcom Conversion 4.1.2, Gedcom Duplicates 4.2.0, Gedcom Structure Analysis 3.0.4
7.5.2a - 05.09.2017
- Corrected: Error at "additional buttons" to start the Special and Utility programs.
7.5.2 - 03.09.2017
- Modified: The text file "_start-prog.txt" for defining the "additional buttons" has been extended by the desired position of the individual buttons. If you have already manually created such a file, insert the positions accordingly. See the start center user guide for details.
- Modified: OFB 7.5.2, Gedcom Duplicate 4.1.9, Gedcom Conversion 4.1.1, Gedcom Reduction 3.2.6, Gedcom Structure Analysis 3.0.3, Gedcom Validation 4.3.1
7.5.1a - 02.07.2017
- New: The new Utility programs "PersonSearch" and "GedShow" can be started from the Start Center.
- In addition to the buttons in the lower area of the start center for the "OFB/GSP Utility" programs and "GSP Special" programs stored in the OFB program folder, further buttons for file calls of programs, pdf, html and other files can be defined by a manually created control file.
- Modified: OFB language files, Gedcom Conversion 4.1.0, Gedcom Listing 2.1.7, Gedcom Validation 4.3.0
7.5.1 - 07.05.2017
- Modified: OFB 7.5.1, OFB Color/Font Management 7.5.1, Gedcom Duplicates 4.1.8, Gedcom Conversion 4.0.9, Gedcom Listing 2.1.6, Gedcom Sorting 3.3.3, Gedcom Structure Analysis 3.0.2, Gedcom Validation 4.2.9
7.5.0 - 25.02.2017
- New: License keys, starting with code "o5" or "o6" (all created 2009 - June 2014), are no longer accepted starting with this version.
- By button "Info" top right also the OFB licenses stored on the PC will be shown.
- Modified: OFB 7.5.0, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 7.5.0, Gedcom Conversion 4.0.8, Gedcom Validation 4.2.8
- Improved checking of the correctness of logical relationship for "Select Persons".
7.3.7a - 16.12.2016
- Modified: Gedcom Conversion 4.0.7, Gedcom Listing 2.1.5, Gedcom Structure Analysis 3.0.1
7.3.7 - 04.12.2016
- Modified: OFB 7.3.7, Gedcom Conversion 4.0.6, Gedcom Listing 2.1.4, Gedcom Reduction 3.2.4
7.3.6 - 01.11.2016
- Modified: OFB 7.3.6, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 7.3.6, Gedcom Conversion 4.0.5, Gedcom Listing 2.1.3, Gedcom Reduction 3.2.3
7.3.5 - 10.10.2016
- Modified: OFB 7.3.5, Gedcom Conversion 4.0.4, Gedcom Listing 2.1.2, Gedcom Reduction 3.2.2, Gedcom Renumbering 2.0.4, Gedcom Sorting 3.3.2
7.3.4 - 17.09.2016
- Modified: OFB 7.3.4, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 7.3.4, Gedcom Conversion 4.0.3, Gedcom Listing 2.1.1, Gedcom Reduction 3.2.1, Gedcom Structure Analysis 3.0.0, Gedcom Validation 4.2.7, GSP Profile Management 3.2.1
7.3.3b - 21.07.2016
- Corrected: GSP Profile Management 3.2.0a
7.3.3a - 13.07.2016
- Corrected: Start Center - Download GSP user guide 7
7.3.3 - 10.07.2016
- New: Start Center - Button for calling the GSP Profile Management, accordingly the layout modified.
- Modified: Start Center - Update Funktion modified to allow a retry in case the gsp-update.exe is blocked by a virus scanner or firewall to avoid a program cancellation.
Modified: OFB 7.3.3, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 7.3.3, Gedcom Conversion 4.0.2, Gedcom Duplicates 4.1.7, Gedcom Listing 2.1.0, Gedcom Reduction 3.2.0, Gedcom Renumbering 2.0.3, Gedcom Sorting 3.3.1, Gedcom Structure Analysis 2.1.5, Gedcom Validation 4.2.6, GSP Profile Management 3.2.0
7.3.2 - 09.06.2016
- Modified: OFB 7.3.2, all Gedcom Service Programs
7.3.1 - 03.04.2016
- Modified: OFB 7.3.1, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 7.3.1, Gedcom Conversion 4.0.0, Gedcom Duplicates 4.1.6, Gedcom Listing 2.0.1, Gedcom Structure Analysis 2.1.3, Gedcom Validation 4.2.4
7.3.0a - 09.03.2016
- New: Before starting an update from the Start Center, the Internet connection will be checked and, if necessary, a message provided.
- Modified: Gedcom Conversion 3.3.2, Gedcom Reduction 3.1.3, Gedcom Sorting 3.2.8, Gedcom Renumbering 2.0.2
7.3.0 - 01.03.2016
- New: License keys, starting with code "o3" or "o4" (all created prior March 2008), will no longer be accepted by OFB version 7.3.0 and later.
- Modified: OFB 7.3.0, Gedcom Conversion 3.3.1
7.2.3 - 24.01.2016
- Modified: OFB 7.2.3, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 7.2.3, all Gedcom Service Programs
7.2.2a - 15.12.2015
- Modified: Gedcom Conversion 3.2.9a, Gedcom Reduction 3.1.1
7.2.2 - 05.12.2015
- Modified: OFB 7.2.2, Gedcom Conversion 3.2.9, Gedcom Reduction 3.1.0, Gedcom Validation 4.2.2
7.2.1 - 03.11.2015
- Modified: OFB 7.2.1, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 7.2.1, Gedcom Structur Analysis 2.1.1, Gedcom Reduction 3.0.2c
7.2.0 - 02.09.2015
- Modified: OFB 7.2.0, OFB Color/Font Management 7.2.0, Gedcom Structur Analysis 2.1.0, Gedcom Conversion 3.2.8, Gedcom Listing 1.1.2, Gedcom Reduction 3.0.2, Gedcom Validation 4.2.1
Re-compile of all programs due to switch of the development platform to Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
7.1.5 - 25.07.2015
- Modified: OFB 7.1.5, Gedcom Conversion 3.2.7, Gedcom Structure Analysis 2.0.7
7.1.4 - 20.06.2015
- Modified: OFB 7.1.4, Gedcom Sorting 3.2.6, Gedcom Validation 4.2.0
7.1.3 - 15.05.2015
- Modified: OFB 7.1.3, Gedcom Conversion 3.2.5, Gedcom Structure Analysis 2.0.6, Gedcom Renumbering 2.0.0, Gedcom Validation 4.1.8
7.1.2 - 04.04.2015
- Modified: OFB 7.1.2, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 7.1.2, Gedcom Conversion 3.2.4, Gedcom Reduction 3.0.1, Gedcom Structure Analysis 2.0.5, Gedcom Validation 4.1.7a
7.1.1 - 25.02.2015
- Modified: OFB 7.1.1, Gedcom Structure Analysis 2.0.4, Gedcom Reduction 3.0.0
7.1.0b - 27.01.2015
- Modified: Gedcom Conversion 3.2.3, Gedcom Structure Analysis 2.0.3
7.1.0a - 19.01.2015
- Modified: Gedcom Validation 4.1.7
7.1.0 - 07.01.2015
- Modified: OFB 7.1.0, Gedcom Validation 4.1.6, Recompile for Gedcom Duplicates 4.1.4a, Gedcom Listing 1.1.1a, Gedcom Sorting 3.2.5a, Gedcom Renumbering 1.1.7a
7.0.9 - 03.01.2015
- Modified: OFB 7.0.9, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 7.0.7, Gedcom Duplicates 4.1.4, Gedcom Conversion 3.2.2, Gedcom Listing 1.1.1, Gedcom Reduction 2.2.5, Gedcom Sorting 3.2.5, Gedcom Structure Analysis 2.0.2, Gedcom Renumbering 1.1.7, Gedcom Validation 4.1.5
7.0.8 - 06.12.2014
- Modified: OFB 7.0.8, Gedcom Conversion 3.2.1, Gedcom Listing 1.1.0, Gedcom Structure Analysid 2.0.1, Gedcom Validation 4.1.4, all other programs - internal customization
7.0.7 - 20.10.2014
- Modified: OFB 7.0.7, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 7.0.7, Gedcom Duplicates 4.1.2, Gedcom Conversion 3.2.0, Gedcom Renumbering 1.1.5, Gedcom Structure Analysis 2.0.0, Gedcom Validation 4.1.3
7.0.6 - 07.09.2014
- Modified: OFB 7.0.6, Gedcom Conversion 3.1.3, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.8.6, all further OFB- and GSP programs - Shorten presentation of long path names not fitting into the text field.
7.0.5 - 12.06.2014
- Modified: OFB 7.0.5, OFB Gedcom Profil Verwaltung 7.0.5
7.0.4 - 03.06.2014
- Modified: OFB 7.0.4, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 7.0.4, Gedcom Conversion 3.1.2, Gedcom Duplicates 4.1.1, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.8.5, Gedcom Validation 4.1.1
7.0.3 - 08.04.2014
- Modified: OFB 7.0.3, Gedcom Conversion 3.1.1, Gedcom Listing 1.0.1, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.8.4
7.0.2a - 06.03.2014
- Modified: OFB 7.0.2a
7.0.2 - 03.03.2014
- Modified: OFB 7.0.2, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 7.0.2, Gedcom Conversion 3.1.0, Gedcom Sorting 3.2.3, Gedcom Validation 4.1.0, Gedcom Duplicates 4.1.0, Gedcom Listing 1.0.0
7.0.1 - 13.01.2014
- Modified: OFB 7.0.1, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 7.0.1, Gedcom Conversion 3.0.2, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.8.2, Gedcom Renumbering 1.1.3
7.0.0a - 14.12.2013
- Modified: OFB 7.0.0a, all GSP programs - unification of date checking.
7.0.0 - 03.12.2013
- New: Buttons to start "Special GSP" programs are shown, if such programs are stored at the GSP folder.
- Modified: OFB 7.0.0, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 7.0.0, Gedcom Conversion 3.0.1, Gedcom Reduction 2.2.2, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.8.1, Gedcom Validate/Merge/Sync 4.0.1
6.6.9 - 08.09.2013
- Modified: OFB 6.6.9, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.6.9, Gedcom Conversion 3.0.0, Gedcom Reduction 2.2.1, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.8.0, Gedcom Validate/Merge/Sync 4.0.0
6.6.8 - 16.06.2013
- Modified: OFB 6.6.8, Gedcom Conversion 2.8.7, Gedcom Reduction 2.2.0, Gedcom Validate & Merge 3.3.1
6.6.7 - 13.05.2013
- Modified: OFB 6.6.7, OFB Gedcom Profile Managament 6.6.7, Gedcom Conversion 2.8.6, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.7.5
6.6.6 - 04.04.2013
- Modified: OFB 6.6.6, OFB Gedcom Profile Managament 6.6.6, Gedcom Reduction 2.1.4, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.7.4
6.6.5a - 15.02.2013
- Modified: OFB 6.6.5a
6.6.5 - 10.02.2013
- New: During every start of the program, before the Main Screen shows up, the program checks, if an update check is overdue.
- Modified: OFB 6.6.5, all Gedcom Service Programs
6.6.4 - 23.12.2012
- Modified: OFB 6.6.4, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.6.4, Gedcom Conversion 2.8.4
6.6.3 - 02.12.2012
- Modified: OFB 6.6.3, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.6.3, Gedcom Conversion 2.8.3, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.7.2
6.6.2 - 23.11.2012
- Modified: OFB 6.6.2, all Gedcom Service Programs
6.6.1a - 04.11.2012
- Modified: OFB 6.6.1a, Gedcom Conversion 2.8.1, Gedcom Reduction 2.1.1, Gedcom Validate & Merge 3.2.1
6.6.1 - 20.10.2012
- New: The OFB user guide split in 2 parts. The update screen adjusted accordingly.
- Modified: Buttons for user guide and homepage. OFB 6.6.1, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.6.1, OFB Color/Font Management 6.6.1, Gedcom Conversion 2.8.0a, Gedcom Validate & Merge 3.2.0a
6.6.0 - 15.09.2012
- Modified: OFB 6.6.0, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.6.0, Gedcom Conversion 2.8.0, Gedcom Reduction 2.1.0, Gedcom Sorting 3.2.0, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.7.0, Gedcom Renumbering 1.1.0, Gedcom Validate & Merge 3.2.0
6.5.6 - 20.07.2012
- Modified: OFB 6.5.6, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.5.6, Gedcom Conversion 2.7.6, Gedcom Validate & Merge 3.1.0
6.5.5 - 28.06.2012
- Modified: OFB 6.5.5, Gedcom Validate & Merge 3.0.5
6.5.4 - 23.06.2012
- New: Button added for Gedcom Renumbering.
- Modified: OFB 6.5.4, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.5.4, Gedcom Conversion 2.7.5, Gedcom Sorting 3.1.1, Gedcom Renumbering 1.0.0
6.5.3 - 05.05.2012
- Modified: OFB 6.5.3, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.5.3, Gedcom Sorting 3.1.0, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.6.3a
6.5.2a - 04.04.2012
- Modified: OFB 6.5.2a
6.5.2 - 21.03.2012
- Modified: OFB 6.5.2, Gedcom Conversion 2.7.4, Gedcom Validate & Merge 3.0.4
6.5.1 - 29.02.2012
- Modified: OFB 6.5.1, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.5.1, Gedcom Conversion 2.7.3, Gedcom Reduction 2.0.1, Gedcom Sorting 3.0.3, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.6.3, Gedcom Validate & Merge 3.0.3
6.5.0a - 02.02.2012
- Modified: OFB 6.5.0a, Gedcom Conversion 2.7.1a, Gedcom Reduction 2.0.0a, Gedcom Sorting 3.0.2a, Gedcom Validate & Merge 3.0.2a
6.5.0 - 29.01.2012
- New: Button "Home" added to open the OFB Homepage.
- Modified: All programs compiled by the new development environment Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
Functional modifications for OFB 6.5.0, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.5.0, Gedcom Conversion 2.7.1, Gedcom Reduction 2.0.0, Gedcom Sorting 3.0.2, Gedcom Validate & Merge 3.0.2
6.4.1 - 16.12.2011
- Modified: OFB 6.4.1, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.4.1, Gedcom Conversion 2.7.0, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.6.1
6.4.0a - 16.10.2011
- Modified: Gedcom Reduction 1.2.0a
6.4.0 - 04.09.2011
- Modified: OFB 6.4.0, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.4.0
6.3.0a - 08.08.2011
- Modified: Gedcom Validate & Merge 3.0.1a, OFB Color/Font Management 5.2.4
6.3.0 - 01.07.2011
- Modified: OFB 6.3.0, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.3.0, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.6.0, Gedcom Reduction 1.2.0, Gedcom Validate & Merge 3.0.1
6.2.8a - 09.04.2011
Modified: Gedcom Conversion 2.6.1
6.2.8 - 30.03.2011
Modified: OFB 6.2.8, Gedcom Reduction 1.1.2c
6.2.7b - 10.03.2011
Modified: Gedcom Conversion 2.6.0b
6.2.7a - 28.02.2011
Modified: OFB 6.2.7a, Gedcom Conversion 2.6.0a
6.2.7 - 26.02.2011
Modified: OFB 6.2.7, Gedcom Conversion 2.6.0, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.5.0, Gedcom Validation 3.0.0
6.2.6b - 13.11.2010
Modified: Gedcom Reduction 1.1.2b
6.2.6a - 09.11.2010
Modified: OFB 6.2.6a
6.2.6 - 01.11.2010
Modified: OFB 6.2.6, Gedcom Conversion 2.5.5a, Gedcom Reduction 1.1.2a, Gedcom Validation 2.3.4
6.2.5 - 06.09.2010
Modified: OFB 6.2.5, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.2.5, Gedcom Conversion 2.5.5, Gedcom Validation 2.3.3
6.2.4a - 07.06.2010
Modified: Gedcom Conversion 2.5.4a
6.2.4 - 01.06.2010
Separated both user guides for OFB- and Gedcom Service Programs into 2 resp. 4 parts. "Help" button for loading the OFB Service Program User Guide part 1 established. All programs affected.
6.2.3 - 01.04.2010
OFB 6.2.3, Gedcom Reduction 1.1.1, Gedcom Validation 2.3.1, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.4.0.
6.2.2 - 21.03.2010
OFB 6.2.2, Gedcom Conversion 2.5.3.
6.2.1 - 01.03.2010
The update function now checks also the availability of new user guides.
OFB 6.2.1, all OFB Service Programs and all Gedcom Service Programs.
6.2.0 - 10.01.2010
OFB 6.2.0, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.2.0, all Gedcom Service Programs.
6.1.3a - 02.12.2009
Fault in license management corrected.
Gedcom Conversion 2.5.0a.
6.1.3 - 01.12.2009
New button for "Gedcom Reduction".
OFB 6.1.3, Gedcom Reduction 1.0.0, Gedcom Conversion 2.5.0, Gedcom Sorting 2.3.2, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.3.0, Gedcom Validation 2.2.3.
6.1.2 - 15.10.2009
OFB 6.1.2, Gedcom Validation 2.2.2.
6.1.1 - 01.10.2009
Button "User Guides" replaced by "Update" via Internet.
OFB 6.1.1, Gedcom Conversion 2.4.0, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.2.0, Gedcom Validation 2.2.1.
6.1.0 - 01.09.2009
OFB 6.1.0, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 6.1.0, all Gedcom Service Programs.
6.0.1 - 29.06.2009
OFB 6.0.1, Gedcom Conversion 2.3.1, Gedcom Validation 2.1.0a.
6.0.0 - 11.06.2009
License for the Gedcom Service Programs.
5.6.0 - 25.04.2009
OFB 5.6.0, OFB Gedcom Profile Management 5.5.1, Gedcom Conversion 2.2.0, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.0.4, Gedcom Validation 2.0.0.
5.5.2 - 01.03.2009
OFB 5.5.2, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.0.3, Gedcom Validation 1.1.0.
5.5.1b - 12.02.2009
Gedcom Validation 1.0.2.
5.5.1a - 7.02.2009
OFB 5.5.1a, Gedcom Validation 1.0.1, Gedcom Structure Analysis 1.0.2.
5.5.1 - 01.02.2009
Buttons for Gedcom Validation and for moving the User Guides to the correct data folder of the OFB added.
5.5.0 - 01.12.2008
License file coded in UTF-8.
5.3.0 - 20.09.2008
Button for Gedcom Structure Analysis added.
5.0.2 - 25.07.2008
See 5.2.1 - OFB; added the buttons "USB Transfer" + "Info" to the OFB Start center; "USB Transfer" supports copying of all required OFB files to an USB stick, independent where they are stored.
5.0.1 - 10.04.2008
Language files separated into screen (ofb-xx.lng) and output (ofbout-xx.lng) - OFB-Start center for definition of screen + output language.
5.0.0a - 05.03.2008
Correction license management.
5.0.0 - 28.02.2008
1st publishing.


OFB

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7.5.3 - 03.12.2017
- Corrected: Display of the index list "Surnames" for optimize for print.
- New: 2 additional forms of the date output, "DD. Mon. YYYY" and "DD. Mon YYYY", for the OFB report. Dots and spaces are unchangeable. "Mon" will be listed as defined in the naming file. Date index lists and statistics will be listed without spaces and "Mon" as 3 chars short version as defined in the language file.
- The closing character for numbering the partnerships of OFB type 1 can be defined, default is ")".
- Option for the simple index list for switching the bachground color line by line for better readability.
- The tags PHON, EMAIL, FAX and WWW as sub-tags of ADDR will be processed, even they are not according standard.
- Option to add to the log-file in addition to [ NAME ] also the birth date, to be defined by the "Settings" screen.
- Font "Genealogie-Normal3" from Driessen/Echterhoff as 6th font for print optimization added.
- Output option "Presentation of Occupation and others" of tab "Layout (2)" allows a modified output of occupation and some other INDI tags with attribute text in the form "Date Text in Place, xxx". The "Text" contains the attribute text, the "in" will be inserted by the output language file, the "xxx" contains all data of further sub-tags, separated by comma and sorted according the definitions for level-2 tags. The existing 2 tabs for "Layout" converted to 3 tabs.
- Modified: Optimization for the conversion of the Brothers Keeper specific ASSO/_EVN combinations. NOTE + SOUR with all sub-tags will be processed.
- Deleted: The option to create a status file for test purpose in screen "Settings".
7.5.2 - 03.09.2017
- Modified: Improved adjustment of size of the screen "Output Options" for changed scale of the screen.
- Question marks at the beginning and end of the DATE value are ignored for the calculation of year, month and day for sorting, but the output remains 1:1 as stored in the ged file.
- Corrected: Display and message imperfections.
- New: Option at index lists for phonetic sorted surnames to allow output of all, even unused, alias names.
7.5.1 - 07.05.2017
- Corrected: Not listed links in output of index lists in case of "sorting according Duden" for seldom umlaut combinations.
- Modified: Checking of gender in relation to HUSB/WIFE and adjusted message.
- New: Options for presentation of the numbering of sequence of children (numeric, alphabetic small or capital letters, roman) and a related closing character.
7.5.0 - 25.02.2017
- Corrected: Error at renaming of the start file during transfer of the output files to "USB/CD/DVD" leading to a "File not found" error.
- Output of "Special Group" for child in OFB type 1, 4 to 8.
- New: OFB adjusted according the modifications of the profile management.
- Statistic "Month of Death", built up similar to month of birth/marriage.
- Statistic option to calculate the sum of columns over time for various statistics. They are marked by a sum sign at their group boxes.
- Option to calculate the "last known date" of a person, whenever death or burial are not known. This will be listed instead of "Death". The naming is "last date" and can be modified by the naming screen data group "Data fields".
- Modified: Within the statistics now all persons listed by the OFB will be used. So far only those persons listed by the index lists where used, which means children without link where not included.
7.3.7 - 04.12.2016
- Corrected: Privacy protection calculation for families with only one parent, where a MARR date exists.
- Modified: The statistic selection moved from tab "Statistics" to a separate screen.
- For the Privacy protection calculation with dates "BET xxx AND yyy" the yyy will be used instead of xxx.
- The DB-Id (INDI + FAM), rather used for test cases, will be listed for none anonymous persons fix after the data for birth, christening, death and burial, at type 9 directly after the names, for FAMilies directly after the data for marriage in the same line, at type 9 directly after the sign for partnership.
- For privacy protection option "given name initial" the 1st char of the "Rufnamen" will be used, whenever the "Rufname" part of the given names is.
- New: Tab "Privacy Protection Standard - Special cases" with the options:
-- "Events with AFT <xx years" activates the privacy protection for date values with "AFT xxx", if the value for the event is <xx years from the actual date. The "xx" will be taken from the defined years for birth on tab "PP Standard". If e.g. xx=100 and "AFT 28 APR 1930" this event will be put to protection up to 28 April 2030. Additional sub options available.
-- "Every event with AFT" will set every event with an AFT date to privacy protection, even very early dates like AFT 1600.
-- "Death for missing date of death" will set the event death to privacy protection.
- Privacy protection option "anonymouse person" as alternative to "suppress person". In this case an affected person will further be listed -> as name a „variable text“, the sign for the gender and, if already died, the sign for died, and optional the DB-Id. A family will be switched to anonymous, if only 1 person is affected. In this case the sign for the partnership and optional the DB-Id will be listed. If both partner of the FAM are affected, the FAM will be suppressed. For further details see User Guide OFB 1.
7.3.6 - 01.11.2016
- New: For SOUR (sources) records the processing of DATA and sub-tags as well as ABBR was added, including the sub-tag EVEN with ROLE. The naming of the data can be defined by the naming screen as "SOUR texts".
- The sequence of tags of the source data can be defined.
- The source index lists can be selected as "Footnote list". This list contains all referenced source data, independend if coming from data records, sub-tags or embedded data. In this case the OFB only shows a reference, optional in smaller font size in superscript format. The title of this list can be changed by the naming screen at "Output texts".
7.3.5 - 10.10.2016
- New:Option switch ",/q" for background processing.
- Relationship _ASSO.RELA as subtag of ADOP (adoption) included.
- Modified: Internal flow for certain ged-file errors.
7.3.4 - 17.09.2016
- Corrected: Index error at parent-child relationship at OFB types 4..9.
- New: For the index lists Notes, Sources, Repositories and Locations in addition to the 5 brackets also "no bracket" can be seleczed. For these lists the sorting according Id-number resp. text can be defined.
- For the index list "Sources" the reference number may be printed in superscript according other bibliographies. In addition the record-Id can be renumbered in ascending order according the sequence within the OFB. The same numbering will be used for the index list. In front of the renumbered Id a capital letter may be added. See the user guide for details.
- For the index list "Locations" also the reference number may be printed in superscript.
- At tab "Index lists" > "Format (2)" a bracketed text within cause of death may be eliminated.
- At "Output options" tab "Layout (2)" separation chars between multiple sources may be defined.
- At "Output options" tab "Sorting data groups" options for special sorting of sources for persons/families after the symbol for gender/partnership.
- At "Output options" tab "Media" the output of the headline "Media" can be de-selected.
- Internal checking and correction of multiple used words for parent-child relationships für older versions of ogp-files.
7.3.3 - 10.07.2016
- New: Processing of level-3 AGE data within FAM records.
7.3.2 - 09.06.2016
- New: As additional date seprator a space " " can be selected.
- Output option "Suppress partner of children with nbr" at tab "Content" to include the "Partnerships of the children" only for children without a reference number. This option is only available for OFB Type 7 + 8.
- Statistics "Persons/Generation" provides for OFB-types 4-8 (Ancestors/Descendants) based on the proband the number of related persons found for each generation.
7.3.1 - 03.04.2016
- New: For source records (SOUR) in index list "Sources" a missing TITL text (Title of source) will be replaced by the ABBR text (Abbreviation).
7.3.0 - 01.03.2016
- New: At the license checking more than 8 years old licenses will no longer be accepted. These are starting within the "ofb.lic" file with "o3" and "o4". Affected persons have been notified.
- Error recovery routine and message about failed copying of media by the OFB.
- Option "Form Name use for all" in the main screen to use the defined format of names in the output not only for person + partner, but also for children, parents, siblings, etc. xmp: "Surname, Given name".
- Modified: Only those media will be copied to the output folder, which are part of the output. So far all media of the ged-file were copied.
- If the texts of the tags NSFX, NPFX and SPFX (Sub-tags of NAME) do contain commas, these will be replaced in the output by a space (xmp: "de,la" will be listed as "de la").
7.2.3 - 24.01.2016
- New: During reading of a ged-file tab stops within a text will be replaced by a space, tab stops at the end of a line will be deleted without warning.
- Modified: Message about not found "Remote"-Server on Internet for media stored on Internet.
7.2.2 - 05.12.2015
- Corrected: Index error at date calculation of OFB type 9 leading to a crash.
- Output flaw of index list for location records.
- Behaviour of several buttons of tab "Media" at output options.
- New: The OFB processes now same-sex partnerships. Internally a checking of the sex values for HUSB and WIFE will be done and in case of a "wrong" value a message will be put at the end of the log-file. The OFB will output the original values. The person defined as HUSB will be used as "Person" and WIFE as "Partner".
- Checking for multiple identical record-Id's and erroneous CHIL <> FAMC references. Differences foung are listed in the log-file. The process will be cancelled.
7.2.1 - 03.11.2015
- Corrected: Standard sequence of pictures according the sequence of the ged-file.
- Selection of the "Main family" of children in case of multiple FAMC tags.
- Modified: Multiple output of the same media removed.
- Within the 4 index lists for records - notes, sources, repositories and locations - only those records are included, which are referenced in the OFB reports. So far all were included.
- Additional informations for alternative names are assigned directly to the alternativ name and no longer to the general name.
- New: Several programs, e.g. Ages, flags confidential notes by a leading tilde "~" at the beginning of a text. There is no GEDCOM tag. The option "NOTE ~xxx" at tab "Content" group "Suppress by RESN ..." will skip such notes at output.
- Data field "Addition to family name" contains all additional informationen (Sub-tags of family name).
- Beside Adoptions other "Parent-Child Relations" described in the ged-file by the tags PEDI, _FREL or _MREL, (e.g. foster child, uncertain relation) can be listed directly without the help of "Special group" of the Profile Management. The ogp-file will be adjusted automatically, if such relations are defined at "Special group" (example: FTM). See also at "Gedcom Profile Management. In parallel the no longer valid entries of the naming file will be deleted and a message issued. See details at the user guide, especially for the adjustment of the output text. According to my knowledge only programs Ages, Brothers Keeper, FTM, Gen_Plus, Legacy, PAF, PHP GedView, TNG, WebTrees/KiwiTrees are affected. Hints for conversion you'll find here
7.2.0 - 02.09.2015
- New: For index lists an additional tab "Format (2)" added, containing the moved group fields "Format - all Lists" and "Bracket terms".
- Group field "Format - single Lists + group of Lists" with the options -- a) "for all Persons". This offers for the lists "all Persons" the 5 formats "Standard + Comfort", "Detail + Comfort", "Only Standard", "Only Detail" and "only Comfort". -- b) "Vertical order for 2-column short detail lists" lists 50% of the names of a group of names among each other in column 1 and the remaining in column 2. Standard is: 1st name left, 2nd name right, 3rd name left, etc.
- For the option "Persons of above x groups w/o link with all data", implemented by the last version for OFB types 4 and 6-8, the new option "... also for Family data" added to add the corresponding data to the concerned group of persons.
- Modified: Index lists "Partnerships" can be displayed by the comfort format. The definitions of group "Persons + FamName" will apply.
- For the separation of single files into subdirectories the number of files/directory may be specified alternatively to the number of subdirectories to be used.
- Corrected: Color in message line of preface screen.
7.1.5 - 25.07.2015
- New: For the index lists "Surnames Std", "Family names" and for the 3 lists "all Persons / Males / Females" the surnames can be suppressed starting at the 2nd line for the "Detail" a/o "Comfort" listings. The 1st line is as group line containing only the surname, in all futher lines the respective first names with the dates and other optional data. The output is by default 1 row, but when selecting "0" Nbr. of columns, "detail" and "short" 2 rows for each group name.
- For the index list "Place names" the option "... only 1. part PLAC" only the place name up to the 1st comma for hierarchical place information will be listed.
- For "Output Options" > "Content" for OFB types 4, 6-8, the option "Persons of above x groups w/o link with all data" allows the output of all at "Person" marked data fields for such a person who has no link, ie persons not already included as main person with a running number. This will replace the recently introduced options for outputting "Occupation" and "Living place".
- Corrected: Media presentation at the event.
7.1.4 - 20.06.2015
- New: Options to replace the "&" sign for the partnerships of type 1 by arabic or roman numerals.
- Options OFB types 4, 6-8 "Parents of partner" and "further partners of partner" and types 7+8 "Parents of partners of children" and "further partnerships of partners of children" at "Output options" > "Content". The base data, the partnership data and optional the occupation and living place of the persons concerned will be listed.
- Option "Title-Link to Comfort all persons" at "Output options" > "Setup (1)" to open from the title line directly the comfort presentation of all persons.
- Corrected: Missing comma inserted for oztput of ADDR as part of RESI.
- Output of partner for type 4-8 if output option "Partner above children" is selected.
- Modified: Output of the optional status file moved from output folder to the folder of the ged-file.
- The 3 options for output of the DbId-numbers combined to one option.
7.1.3 - 15.05.2015
- New: Option for output of names in italics.
- Option for output of names in modified font size - 100..130% of the standard size - not for type 3.
- Option to suppress the link of the title line of the main index list of the OFB.
- Modified: Improved sorting of the index lists for NOTE, SOUR, REPO and _LOC records, as far as the record Id's starts with 1 or 2 letters.
7.1.2 - 04.04.2015
- New: File format ".svg" (Vector Grafic) as picture format for media added.
- Media file references of the Internet with the tags OBJE.FILE and Internet addresses with the tag WWW in the ged-file will be processed. Optional the media files may be loaded to the PC (tab "Media"). The existence of all Internet files and addresses will be checked, which may use a longer time. If not found, a log-file entry will be added. In case no active connection could be found, a screen pops up to define the further processing.
- Option at "Settings" to suppress the checking of an active Internet connection.
- Optional linked media may be listed among each other in the output. Also the title may be used as link.
- Optional for type 1 the parents of the person + partner and for type 4-8 the parents of the partner may be listed with their base data (tab "Content").
- Button "CD" at main screen below of "Output folder" opens a screen for transfer of all data of the output folder into a transfer folder to create an USB stick or to burn a CD/DVD with all output data. Optional a "autorun.inf" file will be created allowing an auto start of the CD/DVD.
- Modified: Linked media files and Internet addresses will be shown in a separate tab, when called in a browser.
7.1.1 - 25.02.2015
- New: For _LOC records now the sub-tags DATE and SOUR of the TYPE tag will be processed according the German GEDCOM-L agreements.
- For the output of pictures optionally the filename can be listed as naming, if no TITL (title) tag found.
7.1.0 - 07.01.2015
- New: For type 1-3 and 9 at tab "Output options" > "Sort Output" the option "Sort German umlauts according Duden" sorts the umlauts as a, o, u, A, O and U. Standard is as ae, oe, ue, Ae, Oe und Ue.
- Modified: Corresponding internal sorting functions.
7.0.9 - 03.01.2015
- New: For type 3 at tab "Output options" > "Layout (1)" the option "Numbering of children + siblings" allows the output of running numbers of the children and the siblings, if more than 1 person exists.
- At "Print/Word options" the option "Split table after every 1500 persons" to stay within the limit of 64.000 cells for older MS-Office programs.
7.0.8 - 06.12.2014
- New: Option at "Index lists" to eliminate spaces at the livetime (fromYear - toYear) to avoid single ")" or "-)" on a new line.
- For type 3 at tab "Output options" > "Layout (1)" the option "No number if only 1 partner" suppresses the output of the partner number, if only 1 partner exists.
- Modified: For statistic "Births/Marriages/Deaths" the fix coded selection of "illegitimate births" changed to 3 selectable options. For calculation of "Birth before marriage of parents ..." only complete date values incl. day, month and year will be used, independent of the uncertainty text.
7.0.7 - 20.10.2014
- New: Date year 1..99 will be accepted, but no -1..-999, no -0xxx, no B.C. and no none-Gregorian date values.
- Corrected: In case the OFB is running on a Mac with windows emulation, the path text for media at the tag FILE may start with "~\". In this case always the "Home" directory will be used. - Modified: Segmentation of age steps enlarged for the statistics "Age at marriage" and "Age at birth of 1st child".
- Calculation of "Infant mortality" and "Mortality in childbirth" for incomplete dates adjusted.
7.0.6 - 07.09.2014
- New: Option "Type of multiple oo entries at front" at screen "Output options" tab "Layout 1" inserts for multiple marriage entries (civil, church, …) the TYPE text of the 1st entry between the "oo" sign and the date. Standard is after the marriage data in (xxx).
- OFB type 1 - Options at "Place selection" "including" to add for the selected wifes also their none-selected husbands resp. for the selected siblings also their none-selected parents.
- Modified: For multiple level-2 NOTE and SOUR tags their naming will be placed only at front of the 1st text.
- A defined RESI xxx as "User tag" for "Living place" at the gedcom profile will be accepted by the OFB.
- Optimized searching of a years value for sorting of a faulty date.
- Shorten presentation of long path names not fitting into the text field.
7.0.5 - 12.06.2014
- Corrected: Index error at output of type 9 - optional child data.
- At output of type 9 some children showed a wrong link. Correct is no link.
- Check and if necessary correction of naming files (*.ond) for data group "Output text".
7.0.4 - 03.06.2014
- Corrected:- Statistic about emmigration as part of the base statistics.
- For date values without months, the day values will be deleted and only the year values used.
- The transfer of text from the input field to the list box for the index list "Surnames phonetic" > "User defined rules" > "Names transfer - Alias". The sorting within every base name is according given name + birth date.
- Modified: Option for output of the family-Id (FAM-nbr) moved from "Settings" to "Output options" > "Data fields" as "Id-nbr" into group family.
- New: At "Output options" > "Sorting data groups" > "Special sorting" 2 options added: 1.) "Place in front of date for * ~ + = oo o|o" will output the sequence "place date" for these 7 events. Standard is "date place". 2.) "Partner above children" will output the data for partner above the children for OFB type 4..8. Standard is first the children, then the partner.
- At "Output options" > "Sorting output > "Special sorting" the option "Surname + code-nbr" will output the persons in the sequence of "surnames" and within the same surnames according their code-nbr (according the selected scheme - Kekule, Saragossa, ...). Standard is according code-nbr only. If selected, after each names change a separation line with surname will be inserted.
- At "Output options" > "Layout (1)" 2 options added: 1.) "Sources italic" prints the source data in italic. 2.) At "Modify font size for" > "Source text" prints the source data with the defined size.
- At "Output options" > "Layout (2)" > Group "Start in new line" the option "also for multiple data" allows the output of multiple available entries in separate lines for the data fields "Education", "Occupation", "Place of citizenship", "Places", "Religion" and "Address", resp. for the events of the standard groups. The 3 options at "Separation chars in front of/after" have been adjusted accordingly.
7.0.3 - 08.04.2014
- New: The index lists for notes, sources, repositories and location may be sorted in addition to the standard Id-number also by their text content.
7.0.2a - 06.03.2014
- Corrected: Processing error at INDI, if no given name and surname exists.
7.0.2 - 03.03.2014
- Corrected: Error during reading INDI record without NAME.
- New: Statistics for "Number of given names / child, "Number of children / person", "Number of children / couple", "Birth month", "Marriage week day" und "Time between marriage and 1st child".
- Statistic option "Table rows switching color" will create for better readability of tables a switching of background colors "white" and "smokey white".
- 2 index lists "Move-in (from location)" and "Move-out (to location)". This requires the definition of "local" places. The places for birth/christening and death/burial will be checked for "local" und "not local".
- For OFB type 1 can also be sorted according the marriage date. For unmarried mothers the birth date of the 1st illegitimate child will be used as "marriage date". "Single persons" will be sorted after those persons with "marriage date" according their birth date.
- Optional 3-columns output of index lists for given names, surnames, place names, occupations and cause of death if option "Link below text" is selected.
7.0.1 - 13.01.2014
- Corrected: Recovery function in statistics, if year value isn't numeric.
- Link error for "all persons" in comfort presentation.
- New: Statistics for "Surnames count".
- The starting number for person/family numbers (running nbr.) can be optional defined for OFB type 1-3 and 9. In addition a prefix can be placed direct in front of the number.
- As additional option for output the sign for "married" can be replaced by "unknown status" (o?o). For that the FAM records will be searched for a defined text.
- At the screen "Print options" the horizontal ruler between the output blocks may be suppressed. In addition it can be defined, if the format of links should be used also for the running numbers.
- Option to suppress the leading spaces for the standard separation chars.
- Unknown tags and standard tags not processible by the OFB will be listed at the end of the log-file.
- Option to list alternate names bracketed after the base name. Standard is output at the note field of the name.
- Index list "Anniversairies" showing the events birth (alt. christening), death (alt. burial) and marriages resp. partnerships with surname and given name of the person, place and year of the event. Only events with complete date without any uncertainty will be listed.
- Modified: Processing and behaviour of the separation chars between the data fields.
- By option "Notes in italic" the note record numbers also will be listed in italic.
7.0.0a - 14.12.2013
- Corrected: Link error to index list "all Persons - Comfort".
7.0.0 - 03.12.2013
- Corrected: Error in index lists for occupation, cause of death and living place for "Children w/o link with all data".
- Modified: For type 9 and sorting according "Special data field" the output of this line will be set to the same background than the "Group names".
- Unification of buttons for OFB and all GSP's.
- The number of columns and the column widths now can be defined finer and for more index lists independent from each other. The tabs have been re-defined.
- New: The new statistic module allows a selection of 17 base statistiks with summary data and 21 statistics with defined time intervals in html-table format.
- For type 9 the output of childrens birth and death data optionally may be put into 1 line.
- Option "Link below Text" for output of simple index lists. The links will be listet indented below of the texts. This requires much less space and shortens the lists. By this option and a 2-column output the columns will be filled independently. The partitioning between both columns may be defined separately to allow a balancing of the output. This option is recommended for printer output.
6.6.9 - 08.09.2013
- Corrected: Type 2 + 9 sorting of single mothers + fathers.
- Type 9 output of children - at output of goodfathers a line feed deleted which, in seldom cases, led to an empty line.
- Modified: The index lists for "all Persons" has been created always in the standard and comfort format. Due to a temporary flaw of the IE and Chrome browser during processing html frames, the comfort format will be created only, if the option "Comfort" is selected.
- The group "Sorting options" moved from "Setup (1)" to "Sorting output".
- New: For type 9 the gap between the children and the families can be expanded by 2 resp. 3 points.
- For type 9 for children in addition to the name of a godfather the link number will be added, if the godfather is only included as child of another family.
- For type 2 option "suppress unknown parents" at "Ouput options" > "Content" will suppress the output of the parents, if both parents are unknown.
- For index lists places + occupations embracketed text parts can be eliminated.
6.6.8 - 22.06.2013
- Corrected: Link error at top menu (ABCDE...) for single and cum. files of the index lists type 2 + 9.
- Modified: Tab "Options layout" split into 2 tabs "Layout (1)" and "Layout (2)".
- For type 2, 7 + 8 the name of the partner of a child will be listed in the format "Given name Surname (same as child). The output of the living place of the partner is optional available at the tab "Content".
- New: Improved checking of the text fields for entering text at the phonetic definitions.
- For persons covered by privacy protection and the options "Replace given name" or "Given name initials" all sub-tags, alternative given names and the tag "_RUFNAME" will be replaced without substitution.
- At screen "Output options" tab "Layout (2)" for the main person and partner in addition to birth, a new line can be started for "Christening, death, burial" and for type 1 + 2 the further partnerships.
6.6.7 - 13.05.2013
- Corrected: Link to further partnership of mothers with child but unknown father.
- Link error at "Print Optimization" if media are stored in subdirectory "/med".
- Modified: Maximum number of data in index lists.
- New: Option "Multi column list sort horizontal" at "Options Index lists". By this the index lists can be sorted horizontal (from left to right). Standard is from top to bottom.
- Option "Delete "& Partner unknown"" at "Output Optionen Layout". By this the line can be deleted at OFB type 1 for mothers with children but unknown partner.
- Beside the previous tag CHAN (Change info) also the _CREAT (Creation) with its subtags will be skipped during reading.
6.6.6 - 04.04.2013
- Corrected: Representation of title line.
- Determination of occupation from PLAC.
- For OFB type 2 output error for partnership data of parents in case of selection of persons.
- Modified: The sign for "none-marital relation" will also be used if a FAM record has no MARR tag.
Deactivated the determination of religion from PLAC.
- New: Option "Notes level 3 no naming" at "Output Options" > "Layout" skips the text entered in screen "Naming" > Data group "Data elements" at "Note Std. tags". This is for notes in the format "# NOTE xxx", where# is the digit3 or higher. If as 1st character of the entered text a parentheses is found, this option is ineffective. This option is only valid for individual (INDI) and family (FAM) records.
- Adding of 2 new data fields "Residency place" at "Selection of places" for persons + families (defined by RESI + PLAC in the ged-file).
- Option "Suppress data marked by RESN ..." at "Output Options" > "Content". Data labeled by ... confidential or ... locked or ... privacy will be suppressed for the output. Based on the level nbr. whole INDI or FAM records or several events/facts will be suppressed.
6.6.5a - 15.02.2013
- Corrected: "File not found" error in index list, if "Cum. file" is de-selected.
6.6.5 - 10.02.2013
- New: The max. numbers of ofd-files stored at the drop-down list of the main screen can be defined by the "Settings" screen. Allowed is 10..25 (so far 10 fix).
- At data elements for children of OFB type 1 and 4-8 the output of surnames can be specified alternatively. In addition to surname for all children, only the surnames for those children may be printed, if their name is different to their parents. Then the printing will be done if a) the surname of the father is different or b) the father is unknown and the surname of the mother is different.
- For causes of death a new index list established.
- For the tag EVEN the ADDRess-structure added.
- During reading of the ged-file, if a pointer to a data record exists (e.g. HUSB @I123@), but the record is missing.
- Modified: Message in log-file extended for wrong sex.
- Output sequence for sorting of pictures. So far the sequence of the ged-file was used, independent of person or event related. In future all level-1 pictures (person/family related) and then the event/fact related pictures will be shown. In addition, there is a new option for programs using the "_PRIM" tag.
- Corrected: Error in output of cause of death for children at OFB type 1.
- Error at «from ###» link of none-marital born wifes at OFB type 1.
- Error in languge file.
6.6.4 - 23.12.2012
- Modified: Extension for marking of the "Rufname" as part of the given name. As indicator also just one character at the beginning or end of the concerning name may be used. This has to be defined in the profile.
- Corrected: Umlaut error at phonetic sorted surname list.
6.6.3 - 02.12.2012
- New: Extended the OFB for programs, processing NOTE and SOUR for ASSO.
- Extended checking for "none-marital relations", by checking the TYPE text also at the EVEN Tag. So far TYPE was tested only for MARR.
- Both options must be activated by the Gedcom profile.
- Corrected: Program crash for OFB type 9, when "cum. file" was not selected.
6.6.2 - 23.11.2012
- New: At the Phonetc Definition Screen for sorting of the index list for surnames ...
-- ... in addition to the 2 name lists "Names unchanged" and "Names transfer - alias" a 3rd group "Names transfer - all" is available. By this similar sounding surnames can be sorted mutually, e.g. by entering "Smith;Smitt;Schmid" all these persons will show up 3x in the index list, namely once at each of the 3 names.
-- ... the list of names will be sorted during transfer from the input field to the list box. Every surname may be used for the 3 names options only 1 times at all.
- For DATE free form text, e.g. "2 DATE (Eastern 1900)", the program tries to find a date for sorting and selection. The output always will be 1:1.
- Modified: For output of "Rufnamen" now both options may be selected together at screen "Output options" tab "Options Setup". For output only 1 will be used, namly marked in name, if the "Rufname" is part of the given names, otherwise separate data field.
- The naming for additional level-2 tags, defined by the Profile Management, may start with a html-tag, e.g. <br> to force a line break.
6.6.1a - 04.11.2012
- Modified: During reading of DATE lines with fully parenthetic text phrases the outer parenthesis will be deleted.
6.6.1 - 20.10.2012
- New: Option at screen "Output Options" tab "Data fields" to select the output for cause of death and comments for children.
- Option at screen "Settings" to create a text file listing families of the ged-file, containing 0 or only 1 parent.
- For tag SOUR the sub-tags PAGE and DATA with DATE and TEXT will be processed. These are not according the Gedcom standard, but some programs are providing those.
- Because the user guide was split into 2 parts, a 2nd button for calling the user guide was added.
- Corrected: Faulty presentation of the progress bar in the bottom line of the OFB for type 1 + 2.
- Error at replacement of missing birth and death dates.
- At the naming of additional level-1- and -2-tags the closing ":" will be added more reliable.
6.6.0 - 15.09.2012
- New: Extended the OFB for programs with a location data management, whose content will be stored in the ged-file as "_LOC" record. The data of the _LOC records can be converted to a location list, similar to the note and source lists.
- According to the new option of the profile management the tag "ALIA" in the format "1 ALIA @xxx@" can be further processed as "relations".
- According to the new option of the profile management the family name can be calculated by the partners name in case there is no family name within the ged-file.
- Corrected: Link error of note and source data within the index lists and error correction for processing "Privacy protection individual".
6.5.6 - 20.07.2012
- New: The level-2 tags ADDR, CAUS and RELI will be processed by the OFB as standard for all events/facts.
- At the "Naming Screen" a new data group "Level-2 tags" has been added to allow a naming for the tags ADDR AGE AGNC CAUS RELI.
- Modified: The button "Naming" at the OFB Main screen is green, if a naming file is loaded.
- Layout + capabilities of the cover sheet.
- During reading the ged-Data checking for the special character "¤" prüfen and aborting if necessary. This character is currently used as internal control chars for data storing.
6.5.5 - 28.06.2012
- Modified: Additional query for erasing files + subfolders of the output folder: should the subfolder 1 .. 9 be erased also.
6.5.4 - 23.06.2012
- New: The signs "@@" in Tag EMAIL will be converted to "@".
- The detail lists for Given names, Surnames, Location names, Occupations now can be sorted optional by the year of birth/christening or death/burial. Standard is sorting by names.
- Tag SPFX (Prefix to surname, e.g. "von") will be read according to the Gedom Profile. At the output the text will always be placed in front of the surname.
- A button for deleting the "med" subfolder of the output folder added. This will delete also all files in that folder.
- The alternatively available phonetic sorted index list for surnames is now available as separate list.
- Modified: The screen for the Phonetic Definition adjusted and each data group made selectable.
- Corrected: Partly wrong output to the log-file.
6.5.3 - 05.05.2012
- New: Optional the setup of the cover sheet (index list which pops up if calling the browser) can be modified. The 2 headlines can be adjusted and a logo may be inserted between them. For details see the user guide, chap. 8.6.
- Implemented the new in Gedcom 5.5.1 defined tag ADR3 within the address structure.
- Corrected: Error, if for the naming file no text has been entered for the data groups SOUR-, REPO- a/o OBJE-tags.
6.5.2a - 04.04.2012
- Modified: ged-lines with < 3 characters will be skipped as error.
- Corrected: Link address in index list, if only 1 entry exists.
- Error in naming file. For all used naming files the "output text" will be verified and corrected in case of error.
- Error in selection of persons in case of multiple texts separated by a ";".
6.5.2 - 21.03.2012
- New: Optional the religion of the main persons can be sorted to the christening - by tab "Sorting data groups".
- Optional the size of the cum file, if > 0,5 MB, can be added to the index list - by tab "Options - Layout".
- Modified: Improved reading of the ged-file.
- Corrected: Error during saving the font size when creating a new ofd-file.
6.5.1 - 19.02.2012
- New: Button for editing the list of names modified by phonetic rules.
- Button for Word options will show up in red color in case of an error.
- If for Word optimization a font, not included in the OFB, is selected an error dialog will pop up.
- For Word optimization 2 new fonts including Genealogy signs are added: "DejaVu Sans" (Windows) and "Genealogic New" (Cardamina Verlag). The latter includes a sign for "End of none-marital partnership" and can be downloaded from the OFB homepage.
- By "Output Options" > "Options Setup" none-married mothers may be sorted by their maiden-name instread of "U" for unknown partner for OFB types 2 + 9.
- At screen "Settings" a text editor for log-files may be specified in addition to the text editor for ged-files.
- Modified: At the screen for phonetic definitions the data groups and options separated into 2 tabs.
- For word optimization the number of allowed parts increased from 5 to 9.
- Corrected: Error by inserting the genealogy signs during word optimization.
- Some flaws during inserting the gender sign for word optimization and the color of the button "Place Selection".
- Data type modified to allow Kekule-Nbrs. above 2 billion.
- Deleted: Option "Suppress ini-file" at the Settings screen because the content of the "Drop-Down" list will be stored as new ini-file.
6.5.0a - 02.02.2012
- Modified: If during loading of an ofd-file specified folders or files are not found, only 1 common message will pop up with a request for correction.
- Deleted: The data of the new "Drop-Down" box will be stored at the ini-file. Therefor the option "suppress ini-file" at the settings makes no longer sense.
- Corrected: The color of the button "Select places".
6.5.0 - 29.01.2012
- New: "Home" button added to the main screen to open the OFB homepage.
- For occupation a 2nd methode for storing the data at the ged-file established. The program for Profile Management modified accordingly.
- For the so called "Additions to ..." data fields for occupation, place of citizenship and living place the standard separation character "," between multiple occurrences can be replaced by another character.
- Additional index list for "Living place" established.
- The names of the index lists "Place of citizenship" and "Living place" can be modified via the naming screen and the output group "output text".
- Via the tab "Privacy protection" a list of the used rules can be created. The list can be opened by the browser via the "list of index".
- At the settings a base folder for the definition and selection files can be defined. From this point the dialog for loading and storing the files will start.
- Modified: In case no media path has been entered in the tab "Media" the system uses the path of the ged-file as default for relative pathnames of the media files.
- Button "Footer" moved to the other buttons.
- Code cleaning. ofd-, ond- and ogp-files saved prior to december 2008 can't be processed any more. If you still work with such files, please load and immediate save them with the old version (this will modify them to the newest version) prior to installation of the new one.
- Corrected: Error during processing of an OBJE record in case the file could not be found at the expected folder.
- Error during saving of an ofd-file, if the saving has been initiated by click on the drop down box for loading a new ofd-file.
- Error at "Optimize for Word" for transferring the genealogy signs to the output folder.
6.4.1 - 16.12.2011
- New:
For Privacy Protection a new option "Privacy Protection Individual" established. In opposite to the Standard Privacy Protection, where all persons are treated in the same way, here the persons will be processed according individual marks within the ged-file, e.g. if the standard process has been obsoleted by an individual special agreement (in writing). 4 different codes (of sharpness) can be processed by the OFB. These are:
"1" = No restriction – release of all data
"2" = Reduced publication (1st character of the Given Name, the full Surname, the gender an the years value of * ~ + =)
"3" = Anonymous publication ("Anonymous" for Name, the gender and, if applicable, the death sign)
"4" = Suppression of person (will be deleted from the data base of the OFB).
The "Privacy Protection Individual" is only available, if the Standard Privacy Protection is activated and has priority. For processing by the OFB these codes have to be stored by the ged-file for the concerned persons. As a standard data field no genealogy program is providing this. However, most of the programs provide the capability to create "user defined" fields. These allow the input of such codes. Alternatively an existing field not in use may be mis-used.
In addition to the INDI record nbr. the names of the person will be added to the log file.
The BAPM tag now can be used as the CHR tag for christening. This has to be defined by the Gedcom profile.
- Modified:
For Privacy Protection the affected persons regarding "suppress person" will be eliminated from the data base. So far the names still showed up at "relations". This option now is useable for all OFB types (so far only for type 1 + 3).
The whole ged-file will now only be read once (so far up to 5x) and stored in memory.
If for media the option "only 1. photo" is marked and a picture in the ged-file is marked by the tag "x _PRIM Y", this picture will be used instead of the 1st one.
- Corrected: Reading of the naming of add. lvl-1 and -2 tags.
6.4.0 - 04.09.2011
- New:
As additional data field "Rufname" is available. "Rufname" is in older official German documents in case of multiple first names the underlined part of the first names, not to be mixed up by nickname.
As option in tab "Option - Setup" the presentation of "Rufname" can be defined within the first names underlined, italic or bold printed or as separate data field followed the genealogy sign in the OFB.
At the main screen at "General Definitions" a new function/option "Optimize for Word" implemented. For this option only the cum. list and the index lists will be created. Their output will be optimized for further processing in Word. (Open Office and Libre Office don't work correct). By the button "Word Options" a screen with 3 tabs opens for defining the necessary options. For details see the User Guide.
At the tab "Index Lists" a new "Phonetic Sorting" for the index list of last names can be selected. This sorting sorts the last names according their sound and not according the alphabet. Beside 2 standard methodes (for German last names) an user interface has been created to allow a "user defined" phonetic rules definition. For details see the User Guide.
At the main screen an ofd-file may be loaded by using the 10 recent used ofd-files as an additional option.
Now Media can also be processed by OFB type 2 + 3. They will be printed at the end of each group.
- Modified:
For multiple available data for the events * ~ + = it can be defined by the "Gedcom Profile Management" if the 1st, last or all occurences should be used. So far only the last was used.
At the main screen the button "Data fileds + Options" renamed to "Output Options".
For type 9 the horizontal rule at the end of each group eliminated. The horizontal rules above and below of the family data can be eliminated by the option "compact" at the tab "Options - Setup".
If "no date known ..." at tab "Privacy protection" is selected, the OFB will search if for affected persons their children already are without the privacy protection state. If this is true, the privacy protection state for the parents will also be removed. In addition a simple list of all persons of the ged-file with privacy protection can be created.
At tab "Settings" the options "rewrite css-files" and "no Backup for css-files" deleted.
6.3.0 - 01.07.2011
- New:
Options Index lists: For "separate multiple Given names" only the blank was used as separation character. Now additional characters for separation may be specified.
Options Index lists: In addition to "separate multiple Given names" multiple Surnames may be separated. At adequate set options as example, the names "de Azevedo Stiehler", "Mayer-Vorfelder", "Braun *Eder" can be found in the index list for surnames at both name parts.
The Tag "_ASSO" will be processed like "ASSO".
At "Output" in the "Main screen" an option to separate the single files into different subdirectories established. The high number of single files can be evenly distributed to 5..50 subdirectories, to reduce the number of files in the output folder in case of a high number of persons.
At "Settings" an option for warning about potential large files/folders added. A message will pop up if option "Cumulated file" is selected, "Split large lists" is NOT selected, "separate single files into .. subdirectories" is NOT selected or the value set to "0". The default value is 5000 selected persons and can be modified.
2 new Data elements "Status died" for person data and "Address" for family data implemented.
For status "died" a check will be done for available data in DATE, PLAC or SOUR or the Gedcom file contains for death the data "1 DEAT Y, if date and place are unknown. To consider these cases during "Person selection", they can be found using the data field "Death place", the comparison "=" and the search text "Y".
For "Address" within family data the structures "1 ADDR" with the sub-tags.
Tag "RESI" integrated into Standard group Family according Standard 5.5.1. Required adaptations to the control files will be done by the OFB.
- Modified:
Runtime for type 2 of the program significantly improved.
The button "Deletion of files in output folder" causes the deletion of all output files and subfolders 01..50 of the output folder. Prior deletion a confirmation prompt will shows up to avoid accidentally deletion.
Layout tab "Special characters".
- Corrected:
Error at text output of date and place of relations.
Now surnames of Children for OFB type 1 + 4..8 can be printed capitalized. css-files modified accordingly.
6.2.8 - 30.03.2011
As additional option at sorting of surnames for the OFB- and index lists all leading small letters can be eliminated. By this the name "von der Crone" can be sorted at "C" instead of "V". In combination with "eliminate special characters for surnames" the name "d'Oliviere" can be sorted at "O".
6.2.7a - 28.02.2011
Correction of output for OFB type 1.
6.2.7 - 26.02.2011
Correction for finding the "event locations" for the index lists.
Correction of an index error at OFB type 9.
As additional option the graphic sign for "death" may be replaced by a sign for "killed in action".
As additional option at the index lists for partnership optionally the marriage location may be added to the date.
6.2.6a - 09.11.2010
Corrected the calculation of "Event places" for the index lists.
Corrected an index error at OFB type 9.
6.2.6 - 01.11.2010
Date output for the data fields education, occupation, religion and residency may be limited to the years values.
Optional the sorting of the OFB reports according the date may be deselected. This will use the sequence of the data in the ged-file. For OFB type 1 + 3 partnership and children and for OFB type 2 + 9 only the children will be affected.
For OFB type 1 at relations the output of godfathers + witnesses at birth, christening, death and burial may be limited to 1 place, namely always at all children. Only in case a person/partner is not included as child the relations will be listed at the person/partner. With this double listings at person/partner and child may be avoided.
Corrected the representation of relations at children for OFB type 2.
Revised the relations + links in general, among others now a link to unmarried children as godfather or witness was added.
The terms "Comment" have been replaced by "Note" and "Location" by "Place" in general.
The font size may be reduced, alternatively to the optional data fields, for the note fields only.
The option "re-write css-files" moved from the start screen of the OFB to the tab "Settings".
6.2.5 - 06.09.2010
Living/residence place may be optional defined by the misused OCCU tag and the following PLAC tag.
The new option of the Gedcom Profil Management for using the text of the TITL tag as name prefix established.
Like already available for the 5 NOTE data fields, the 5 SOUR data fields may be listed in parenthetic format. In addition after the opening parenthesis a short text may follow, e.g "(S" leads to an output of "(S: here the text will follow)". 4 different parentheses are available "([{<".
So far, beside others, code values as attributes of a TYPE tag could be translated to plain text for output. This is now also possible for other tags, e.g. PEDI or also user defined tags like _MREL.
For date output leading zeros can be eliminated optionally.
So far the relations have been listed at both, the event and the witness resp. godfather. Optional the output may be limited to the event only.
For OFB type 2 "Family Report" the output of godfathers/witnesses for the children may be optional activated/deactivated.
6.2.4 - 01.06.2010
Program code optimizing at reading the ged-file, some flaws at the output corrected and few changes at the language files implemented.
6.2.3 - 01.04.2010
Due to the new setup of the ged-file exported by FTM2010 (at the beginning of the family records all families with only one parent are located) the logic for reading the FAM data had to be modified.
The processing of the CONC tag adjusted according the results of the German Gedcom team.
6.2.2 - 21.03.2010
Supplemented privacy protection: a new option allows the elimination of persons covered by privacy protection, and a new criteria "no date known" added. If no dates for birth, christening, death, burial and marriage are known, the person will be put under privacy protection.
For "Selection of persons" the data fields "Family name" and the marriage/partnership data location, source and date are available.
Error corrected for the link values of relations between persons and events (e.g. godfather, witnesses).
6.2.1 - 01.03.2010
Additions and corrections for the index lists: For "Given names" an option established to allow a split of multiple names to the single names. Erroneous sorting of the list "Family names" corrected. Several smaller errors eliminated, e.g. sorting of mixed upper/lowercase letters for names, new lines for source (SOUR) records. For type 9 lists for oo-date and partnership activated.
A new button "Footer" in the main screen allows to comfortably modify the text of the footer.
For date selection the 1st 3 lines A0..A2 may be used.
Adaptation to Win7.
6.2.0 - 10.01.2010
The tag FACT, introduced by Gedcom Standard 5.5.1 and already used by several programs, added.
For birth, christening, death, burial, marriage and divorce ADDR (addresses) structures may be processed optionally.
The date prefix INT for "interpreted" according Gedcom Standard 5.5.1 added. For date text phrases allowed, e.g. White Sunday 1850. All text phrases will be sorted as date "0". Preparation of date values improved: In case of error the log-file will contain beside the original value the information the values used for sorting (=> Sort:) and output (-> Out:). Accordingly the corrections in the genealogy program can be realized.
Photos and other media of the partner can be included for type 6 "Descendants". New option at "General Definitions" to capitalize the surname. HTML formatting error corrected for OFB type 9.
6.1.3 - 01.12.2009
Considerable faster process of family data for huge ged-files.
For photos alternatively to a constant width a constant hight may be defined now.
Correction of a sorting error for special characters in index lists.
6.1.2 - 15.10.2009
Corrected an index error for the index lists "Ancestries". Improved error recovery for numeric dates for months >12.
6.1.1 - 01.10.2009
Corrected an index error for the index lists "location of citizenship" and "occupation", in case no data have been found.
6.1.0 - 01.09.2009
As new option at the OFB main screen special characters for given names, surnames and location names can be specified, to be deleted from these names during reading of the ged-file or to be deleted just for sorting purpose for the OFB and index lists.
For the index lists the column width of the text and the links may be modified within given limits.
Selection of locations now allows also the selection of "event/fact locations". This includes all locations, not contained at the standard locations, e.g. PLAC tags at occupation, events, etc. Language files adjusted.
To protect your data and PC setup following output folders are no longer accepted: folders starting with "C:\Programme\" or "C:\Program Files\", the media folder and the desktop.
The button "Create Output" is always enabled. Immediately after pushing the button checks will be done for red colored (faulty) areas in the main screen. In this case the output will be canceled.
6.0.1 - 29.06.2009
Error correction at "Privacy protection" method "3", output error corrected at de-selection of sources and the output in reduced font for optional data fields corrected.
For naming of "DB-Id" und "RefId-nbr", similar to the enclosing parentheses, some of the left characters of the data text can be eliminated, e.g. the leading "I" of the DB-Ids.
6.0.0 - 11.06.2009
New design of the OFB main screen. The group boxes "General Definitions", "Index lists" und "Privacy protection" converted to tabs. The current group "Index lists" split into 2 tabs, one for the selection of the lists and one for the options of the lists. Added a button "Restart output of lists". This allows a modification of the options of this tab and additional output of the lists without rewriting the whole OFB. By this the setup of the index lists may be optimized much simpler.
Data protection revised to reflect the new national legislation. In addition to death and birth also the year for marriage/partnership may be specified. Several options for comparison are available.
"Selection of persons" now also available for OFB type 2 + 9.
Sorting error of special characters at selection of persons eliminated. Language files adjusted.
5.6.0 - 25.04.2009
New report type "9" (Family & Persons Report) established.
At "Other Options" new option inserted to allow a reduction of the font of all optional data fields (70-100% of the standard size).
Flaw at output of religion for FTM program eliminated. Language files adjusted.
5.5.2 - 01.03.2009
Enhancements for reading of the ged-file. If year dates in DATE will be found higher than the actual year, this will be written to the log file. In case of invalid path data for media in the ged-file (filename or extension are missing), this will be written to the log file. During reading of DATE values in the wrong format "DATE / xxxx" or "DATE xxxx /", these will be translated to "from/to" resp. "after/before" and accepted.
Filename of log file changed. Flaws at the output of "add. lvl-2 tags" corrected and at "settings" a new option implemented to allow a conversion of the authors name at the footnotes to a link to an own homepage (only for such user loading the OFB output to a homepage).
5.5.1a - 07.02.2009
A message will be written to the log file, if during reading of a DATE value the year is greater than the current year.
5.5.1 - 01.02.2009
Large index lists optionally may be split according to the aöphabet or the date groups. For printouts the lists should remain as single list. In addition a button to delete all index lists in the output folder has been implemented for erasing data waste. In index lists "First Names" for persons no data as first name will be replacement character "_" will be used.
Some minor bug replacements.
5.5.0c - 13.12.2008
Error correction at checking the correct sex.
5.5.0b - 10.12.2008
Error correction at reading adoption data and at creation of index lists for first names.
5.5.0 - 01.12.2008
By this version the complete rearrangement to UTF-8 (international) character set takes place. Of course the previous character set standards (ANSI + ANSEL) for Gedcom files may be used as before. All html-output files will be only in UTF-8. Beside the language files and log files as of now all Definition(ofd)-, Naming(ond)-, Profile(ogp)- and License-files will be UTF-8 coded. If you would like to view these files, you should use an editor, capable to handle UTF-8 files (e.g. "Notepad++").
2 language files added as examples.
Output type 3 small errors corrected.
In index lists "First Names" enclosing "_" always will be deleted.
In index lists comfort type 6+8 "Descendants" the width of columns for names slightly increased.
5.4.0 - 01.11.2008
Following ged-file data are added: Media of sources (OBJE tags and OBJE records), and notes, sources and reference-nbrs. (NOTE, SOUR, REFN with TYPE) in media data and the adoption structure (ADOP tags) according the Gedcom Standard enhanced - in addition the misuse of the PLAC tag for the info "adopted by ..." , e.g. by FTM or Brothers Keeper, supported.
For this the ADOP tag was moved from the "INDI event" structure to a separate data field.
Naming screen adjusted to fit OBJE tags for media.
Additional options added to the tab "Media" for integration of media to the source data, for output of photos just as link, and for selection of 3 different output areas of the media.
At the info "Relations of" beside the date also the place can be added (for birth, christening, death, burial, marriage + divorce the resp. dates and/or places will be inserted at the relations, e.g. at godfather the date/place of christening).
For sorting of the output, beside the German umlaut, all other western, middle and south Europe special alphabet characters (ISO-8859-1/2/3) will be converted and sorted to the standard alphabet.
A special option at "Settings" suppresses the output of all the single html-files (intended for use in special cases, e.g. preparation of lists for printing - the output of just the cum. file and the index lists is much faster than the additional creation of the single files).
A new button at the main screen at "Output folder" allows the deletion of all files of the output folder.
If an attribute of a PLAC tag contains multiple commas or "comma space" sequences, those will be eliminated.
A 1st step to convert to UTF-8 character set took place by this version. The language files are UTF-8 coded and may only be watched and modified by an editor capable to handle UTF-8 code (e.g. "Notepad++"). ged-files using CHARSET UTF8 in their header will be processed as UTF-8 and the html-files will be in UTF-8. error log-files will be in UTF-8. all other files are still in ANSI code.
Recovery functions for errors in the ged-file enhanced and small bug fixes.
5.3.0 - 20.09.2008
Following ged-file data are added: "Repository" of Sources (REPO tags and REPO records), FAX, EMAIL and WWW data as part of the address structure, some more detail enhancements for processing.
Index lists for Note and Repositories added (are only available if the ged-file provides the data as NOTE- resp. REPO record instead of text phrases).
Naming screen enhanced by the data groups "REPO Tags" for repository and "Code Values" to allow a translation of the most likely coded values of the TYPE tags to plain text.
For relations a multiple output of the titles, e.g. "Godfather of" or "Witness of", will be reduced to the 1st one.
A new option "Date for 'Relations of'" at "Other Options" added for type 1+3 (for birth, christening, death, burial, marriage + divorce the resp. dates will be inserted at the relations, e.g. at godfather the date of christening).
For huge files the remaining time to complete the output will be shown at the status bar.
Some smaller enhancements added.
5.2.1 - 25.07.2008
This is a special update for Vista users. Modification of internal processes to allow also Vista users a normal processing without errors; during installation and update of the OFB will be distinguished in future for all Operating systems between "Program Folder" and "Data Folder", these folders generated and, if necessary, the affected files moved accordingly (see "General Remark" at Installation); the management of the language files adjusted accordingly and simplified.
5.2.0 - 27.06.2008
Media options at "Data fields + Options" moved to a new tab "Media"; additional option "Media in sub-folder "\med"" to avoid multiple storage of the same files for different OFB types; for every read-only media file the OFB asks for copy permission, if file already exists at output folder; warnings and error messages will be in RED color at the status bar; management of preface modified and screen adjusted; current opf-files are no longer allowed, therefore all file types may be used now, preferably html- and pdf-files; 3 additional areas can be defined by the Service Program for Color/Font management, the separation lines of OFB types 1-4 and the group bar of type 3 can be defined separately and the group name at the index lists in detail form can be defined; error correction at storing of ofd-files type 2 and at index lists "comfort"; in case of "unexpected error" during processing a message screen will show up and an error log-file will be created; for a better differentiation between errors (red fields) and warnings (magenta fields) at the screens, the color "magenta" has been changed to "orange"; for the ancestries lists type 4 to 8 the information from which partnership the children (descendants) are descending is added; re-design of the index lists ancestries types 4, 6 + 8: new structure of the lists, inserted lines to show the relations between parents + children, inserted the sex symbols to the persons, for the index list ancestries typ 6 + 8 (descendants) optional the partners can be added, in addition the information from which partnership the children (descendants) are descending is added, correction of the privacy protection data of the index lists ancestries.
5.1.0 - 10.05.2008
Modification of Index Lists; option "Comfort" allows output of all lists, except date lists, in frame format; selection and control for "list of sources" transferred from naming screen to the index list group; color and font for the Naming text can be defined by the Service Program for Color/Font management; option for bold or normal text for first name and surname; printer output optional in color possible; slight modification for list of sources; OFB program folder and media folder no longer are accepted as output folder; bug fix for initializing sorting output, for media with relative addresses in ged-file and for css files; speed up output for high number of persons; improved internal handling for Vista; minor modifications/corrections for color/enabling of buttons for selecting of locations, data fields + options, preface and output
5.0.1 - 10.04.2008
Language files separated into screen (ofb-xx.lng) and output (ofbout-xx.lng) - OFB-Start center for definition of screen + output language, OFB allows change of output language; modifications of main screen: moved language button - shows now the name of the output language file, option for automatically creation of sub folders for the 8 OFB types for output established, progress bar added during reading of the ged-file - only > 50.000 lines; for options "Data fields" added "Spec. group" for children of OFB type 1, 4..8; for "Options Layout" 5 add. options added for comments in italic, navigation bar for single files with numbers, for naming additional space after ":" added, separation line between names for OFB types 1..3 similar to the separation line after changing generation, remove "&"-sign for type 1 in front of marriage data; additional tab "Settings" at "Data fields + Options" to simplify the definitions previously defined by the "Special Options"; for "Naming" additional data group "SOUR Tags" for the naming of the sub-tags of SOUR (Source) established; correction of sorting and links in index lists
5.0.0a - 05.03.2008
Correction of sorting in index lists
5.0.0 - 28.02.2008
OFB Development environment changed from "Visual Basic 2003" to "Visual Basic .NET 2008"; this now requires the system software "Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0" for Win 98 or Win 2000 and "Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0, 3.0 oder 3.5" from Win XP on instead of version 1.1 on the PC's of the OFB users; name of the program in English changed from "Ortsfamilienbuch" to "Our Family Book", but the abbreviation OFB still remains for all languages, names of the program folder, program icon and exe-file; new installation process established; new license code and license process by license file established; the old license codes are no longer valid for this version; for details please see the OFB homepage; may be copied to and run from USB-stick; ini-file instead of registry entry for last processed ofd-file; an "OFB Start Center" established for calling all OFB programs from a central point; progress bar implemented during creation of output; the output may be interrupted by pushing the "Close" button; for Gedcom Source data (SOUR) the sub-tag DATE of DATA will be processed; as optional data field for children the "Additional data of * ~ + =" may be selected for output; flaw in index lists eliminated; in program folder file "ofb1.gif" renamed to "1.gif"; special option to rename the filename of the central index file; language file adjusted; new French-English language file for getting the output texts in French language; OFB adjusted to the new setup of the ocdd-file; code clean-up.
4.6.3 - 13.01.2008
Further relations now may be selected for OFB type 2 "Family Report"; for privacy protection option to output only the 1st Initial of the first name; additional date output format "DD.Mon.YYYY" available; the genealogy symbols will also be presented in the index lists; output of optional data of children corrected; revised and adjusted the css-files and css-class names due to the addition of 2 more color- and font-options by the Service Program "OFB-ColorFont"; language file adapted; new Portuguese-Brazilian-English language file for getting the output texts in Portuguese language.
4.6.2a - 23.12.2007
Correction for index lists in case cum. list was not chosen.
4.6.2 - 20.12.2007
In addition to colors also fonts may be defined for output; by this a renaming occurred for the Service Program "OFB-ColorPalet" to "OFB-ColorFont" and for the files "*.ocp" in "*.ocf"; concurrently different colors may also be defined for the genealogy symbols; css-files modified accordingly; all comment data fields, as already possible for "DB-Id", may be enclosed by parentheses via the naming screen; comments optional in italics; 2 additional options for OFB type 1 to include single persons (without parents/partners/children) and to allow output of complete child data for special cases; Gedcom processing allows sub-tags for "additional level-2 tags"; some small corrections for output; language file completed and structure modified.
4.6.1a - 04.12.2007
Error in Date index lists corrected; code cleanup.
4.6.1 - 01.12.2007
Extended the Naming by names of months, text for the prefixes of dates and general terms for output; optional creation of a "List of Sources", if the sources are made available in source records; graphical symbols as option for the genealogy signs established; format for the representation of the sex selectable; 1 additional option for OFB type 1 to allow at the children's section the output of witnesses for birth, christening, death + burial; from the Gedcom structure SOUR records within NOTE records will be handled correctly; all date entries, which can't be interpreted by the OFB, will be written to the log file; for ged-files from "Brother's Keeper" the relations for events within the std. groups will be written at the event; "htm" as file extension deleted;.
4.6.0 - 25.10.2007
Colored design of the OFB screen lists implemented; css-files modified, completed and moved to a separate sub folder "\css" of the output folder; class names of the css-tags modified; correction of the naming routines; dialog for correction at program start if errors found with folder- or filenames specified by the ofd-file; button "Create Output" is active only, if no fails found for ofd-data and no buttons or field names are red; separation chars in front of, after and within standard groups may be optionally modified; for data protection the location may be hidden or replaced in addition to date; language file setup modified.
4.5.1 - 25.08.2007
2 additional options for OFB type 2 for controlling output of parents and children; correction of type 2 ofd-storage; confirmation dialog in case of modified data; language file setup modified.
4.5.0 - 15.07.2007
OFB type 7 + 8 Ancestors' list for paternal lines and maternal lines as Ancestors and Descendants list established; options screen + language file modified accordingly.
4.4.1a - 28.06.2007
Change of update procedure; the zip-files have been modified to self extracting exe-files to simplify the update; no change of the program.
4.4.1 - 25.06.2007
For index lists a list for family names and 2 options for compact and more detailed listings added; subtags NOTE and SOUR for 2 PLAC and TYPE for 1 NAME added (conforms to Gedcom 5.5.1); source data for birth, christening, death, burial, marriage + divorce included to the sorting sequence of level-2 tags; Options screen for data fields and Naming screen revised; renaming of relations modified to allow changing of multiple words; language file modified accordingly.
4.4.0 - 25.05.2007
OFB-Type 2 Family report redesigned to be compatible to the options of the other reports; 2 additional index lists for "Partnerships" established - sorted by names of the male + female; for the index lists the additional option "Person listing incl. fam-names" added; variable sorting of output for the families resp. persons; automated adjustment of older ogp-files; new option at "general Definitions" to allow the genealogy signs in bold letters; language file modified accordingly.
4.3.0a - 17.04.2007
Index list of ancestries optional numbering system added; language file modified accordingly; index error at relations corrected.
4.3.0 - 15.04.2007
Separation of the Gedcom Definitions Screen as independent Service Program "OFB-GedcomProfil.exe"; sorting of "add. level-2 tags" enhanced; relations will be written at the event, if possible; as additional index list the ancestries list for typ 4-6 established; language file modified accordingly.
4.2.0 - 18.03.2007
csv-Import for "Ahnenforscher" eliminated; redesign of the screens for naming and for sorting; OFB Typ 4 Ancestry list split into Ancestors (type 4), Top Ancestors (type 5) and Descendants (type 6); for DATE Tags 2 prefix codes are possible; sequence for lvl-2 tags can be defined; relationships will be allocated to * ~ + = oo o|o (if possible); relationships will be shown in both directions (from/to); for index list "marriage date" optionally the names may be added; enhanced file read/write routine; language file modified accordingly; bugs/flaws corrected
4.1.2a - 01.02.2007
Bug corrected in index lists
4.1.2 - 01.02.2007
Bug corrected at "add. level-1 tags"; error recovery for faulty ged-files established; flaws at output listings corrected; number of columns for all index listings selectable; option "2 COMM for 3 COMM" (i.e. for program "Gen+") implemented; text for the relations may be modified via the naming form; language file modified accordingly
4.1.1 - 09.01.2007
Multiple entries for NAME allowed; language file modified accordingly; for "Tags bypassed in Log file" lvl-0 tags allowed; bug corrected at "add. level-2 tags"
4.1.0 - 15.12.2006
Sorting capability for the data fields and events of std groups; separation of multiple entries for the fields occupations, living location and places of citizenship for the index lists; enhanced import for these fields; red marking in case of errors for data file + output folder established; error correction for Gedcom import; preparation of dates enhanced; modified behavior of the preface screen and for the log file; tool tips modified; language file adjusted
4.0.1 - 31.10.2006
For compatibility reason the css files renamed (1st character "§" changed to "$"); error correction in report generation part
4.0.0 - 22.10.2006
Redesign of main screen, options screen and naming screen; Naming moved to separate file (extension "*.ond") and filename stored in definition file; selection of locations modified; nbr. of columns for index lists for persons selectable; before rewriting a css-file, a backup will be created (extension "*.bak"); selection of language via menu; various additional output options for type 1, 3 + 4, i.e. line feeds and marking characters in front of the naming of data fields and events; error checking and correction of wrong sex of fathers and mothers;
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3.0.0 - 10.03.2006
Import of Gedcom files (*.ged) and required definition forms established, options for a preface below the title of the cum. file, adding names to the dates index lists and getting separation lines between the generations at the ancestry lists implemented, language file and definition files restructured, css-file extended.
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1.0.0 - 27.11.2005
Initial release as shareware - only usable for import of csv-files created by the genealogy program "Ahnenforscher"
0.9.0 - 10.10.2005
1st publishing as Beta-Version
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0.1 - 05.07.2005
1st Beta Version - only Type 1


OFB Color/Font Management

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7.5.1 - 07.05.2017
- Corrected: Presentation of index list (Font size) in screen adjusted.
7.2.0 - 02.09.2015
- New:
Option for text align of the left menu at comfort format. Beside the standard "centered" also "left" and "right" are possible.
7.0.8 - 06.12.2014
- Modified: Internal customization.
7.0.6 - 07.09.2014
- Modified:
Shorten presentation of long path names not fitting into the text field.
6.6.1 - 20.10.2012
- Modified:
Buttons for user guide and homepage.
5.2.4 - 08.08.2011
Color management adjusted.
5.2.3 - 01.06.2010
"Help" button for loading the User Guide part 1 assigned.
Option to colorize the buttons according the related areas of the screen added.
5.2.2 - 01.03.2010
Adaptation to Win7.
5.2.1 - 25.07.2008
See 5.2.1 - OFB.
5.2.0 - 27.06.2008
3 additional buttons for background and text of the group bar of type 3 and the text of the group names at the index lists in detail form.
5.1.0 - 10.05.2008
Additional buttons for font + color of the naming text.
5.0.0 - 28.02.2008
OFB Development environment changed from "Visual Basic 2003" to "Visual Basic .NET 2008" - details see above at "OFB"; can only act jointly with OFB version 5.0.0 or higher; program icon modified; setup of ocf-file modified; code clean-up.
4.6.3 - 13.01.2008
group names, to allow an independent definition of the common group names and the colored separation + group fields, and for the font of the left names menu of the framed version; language file adjusted; ini-file instead of registry entry.
4.6.2a - 23.12.2007
Correction of a color display.
4.6.2 - 20.12.2007
In addition to colors also fonts may be defined for output; by this a renaming occurred for the Service Program "OFB-ColorPalet" to "OFB-ColorFont" and for the files "*.ocp" in "*.ocf"; concurrently different colors may also be defined for the genealogy symbols; modified language file integrated.
4.6.0 - 25.10.2007
1st publication - the version number is identical to the version number of the OFB, allowing the 1st time a color definition.


OFB Gedcom Profile Management

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7.5.0 - 25.02.2017
- New: At tab "Sub Tags skipped" added the group INDI with the tags CHR (christening) and BURI (burial). This allows a separate de-selection of christening and burial for the OFB.
7.3.6 - 01.11.2016
- New: In tab "Sub-Tags skipped" the group SOUR (sources) adjusted according the new added tags of the OFB.
7.3.5 - 17.09.2016
- New: Internal checking and correction of multiple used words for parent-child relationships.
7.3.3 - 10.07.2016
- Modified: Description in "Sub Tags skipped" for AGE.
7.3.1 - 03.04.2016
- Corrected: Saving "Sub Tags skipped" for NOTE.SOUR.
7.2.3 - 24.01.2016
- Modified: Input fields for "Tags/Events skipped" enlarged.
7.2.1 - 03.11.2015
- New:
Explanation for "_ASSO" tag (will be processed as "ASSO").
Separate tabs for "Adoption" and extended options for further "Parent-Child Relations". During 1st call of the new OFB or this Profile Management the ogp-file will be checked and, if necessary, modified automatically if such relations have been defined as "Special Group". If necessary a message with hints will pop up.
7.1.2 - 04.04.2015
- Modified:
The selection of addresses for EMAIL/FAX/WWW/URL separated into EMAIL/FAX and WWW/URL.
7.0.9 - 03.01.2015
- Modified:
During entering of tag names for "user-defined tags" beside the "_" at the beginning, the "_" will be accepted also within the name.
7.0.8 - 06.12.2014
- Modified:
Internal customization.
7.0.7 - 20.10.2014
- Modified:
System settings adjusted.
7.0.6 - 07.09.2014
- Modified:
Shorten presentation of long path names not fitting into the text field.
7.0.5 - 12.06.2014
- New:
Option "Eliminate empty CONT lines" at tab "Further options". Now the Conversion program is no longer required for this action.
Improved checking of correct tag names.
7.0.4 - 03.06.2014
- Modified:
Language file adjusted.
7.0.2 - 03.03.2014
- New:
Option to suppress persons without given name and surname.
7.0.1 - 13.01.2014
- New:
4th option for definition of "Family name" by "NAME.TYPE".
At tab "Sub tags skipped" for SOUR the DATA can be deselected. This only concerns those DATA with a level nbr. > "1".
7.0.0 - 03.12.2013
- New: Explanations for "Tags x add".
- Modified:
Unified buttons of OFB + all GSP's for deselection of all options resp. on/off switch of options.
6.6.9 - 08.09.2013
- Neu:
Explanation "none-marital relationship".
6.6.7 - 13.05.2013
- New:
Extended the tooltips.
6.6.6 - 04.04.2013
- New:
Button "Edit Data-log" to print a summary of all selected definitions of the ogp-file by the text editor.
6.6.4 - 23.12.2012
- Modified:
Extension for marking of the "Rufname" as part of the given name. As indicator also just one character at the beginning or end of the concerning name may be used. In this case a space has to be entered for the other character.
- Corrected:
Umlaut error at phonetic sorted surname lists.
6.6.3 - 02.12.2012
- New:
Due to the extended OFB for ASSO, the NOTE and SOUR tags have been added to "Sub-tags to be excluded from ...".
Extended definitions for "none-marital relationship", by checking thee TYPE text also at the EVEN tag.
6.6.1 - 20.10.2012
- Modified:
Buttons for user guide and homepage.
6.6.0 - 15.09.2012
- New:
New option "Tag 1 ALIA" at "Relations" for linking 2 potential the same persons, where ALIA points to a 2. INDI record -> "1 ALIA @xxx@" (xxx = INDI-Id-Nbr.).
New option "Use Surname of partner if no family name is stored in the ged-file" to calculate a family name of the female partner. This required a split of a tab into 2 tabs.
Because the OFB was extended to cover also _LOC records for a location data managment, the _LOC Tags have been added to the "Skip sub-tags of ..." group. This also required a split of the current tab.
6.5.6 - 20.07.2012
- New:
The level-2 tags CAUS and RELI will be processed by the OFB as standard. Therefor these have been added to the "Sub-Tags to be excluded from ..." to the groups for "Standard Tags" and " * ~ + = oo o|o". For DEAT the CAUS always will be processed, because this is a separate data field for OFB.
6.5.4 - 23.06.2012
- New:
Tag SPFX added to "Subtags to be excluded from NAME".
6.5.3 - 05.05.2012
- Corrected:
Flaw (appearance) for the definition of "Occupation".
6.5.1 - 29.02.2012
- Modified:
Redesign of the tab setup. The 16 tabs divided into 4 groups of 2..5 tabs.
6.5.0 - 29.01.2012
- New:
For occupation a 2nd methode for storing the data at the ged-file established. Therefor a separate tab "Occupation" added.
- Modified:
Code cleaning. ogp-files, prior december 2008, can't be processed any more. If you still work with such files, please load them with the old version (this will modify them to the newest version) prior to installation of the new one.
6.4.1 - 16.12.2011
- New:
1 new tab "Privacy Protection Individ" (see above OFB) implemented to define, how the code value is stored in the ged-file.
The BAPM tag now can be used as the CHR tag for christening. This can be selected at the tab "Further Options".
6.4.0 - 04.09.2011
- New:
2 new tabs for the definitionen of "Rufname" and "Further Options" inserted.
Tab "Rufname" defines, how the "Rufname" (in older official German documents in case of multiple first names the underlined part of the first names, not to be mixed up by nickname) is presented in the Gedcom file.
Tab "Further Options" contains these options moved from the main screen. In addition you can define here if multiple available data for the events * ~ + = of the Gedcom should be processed and if the 1st, last or all occurences should be used. So far only the last was used.
6.3.0 - 01.07.2011
- New:
Tag "RESI" in Standard group Family according Gedcom standard 5.5.1 added.
Address-Structure allowed for family records and family standard group. Accordingly the layout for definition of addresses modified and ADDR as a sub-tag of the family standard group may be excluded.
At "Tags bypassed in log file" the name of a Tag may end by the place holder "*". If "3 _LIST*" is defined, all Tags starting with "3 _LIST" will be considered.
6.2.5 - 06.09.2010
The tab "Other Options" has been split to the tabs "Options - Content" and "Options - Layout".
Living/residence place may be optional defined by the misused OCCU tag and the following PLAC tag.
The text of the TITL tag will be transferred to the Standard group for persons by default. Optional this text now may be placed as name prefix.
Corrected a flaw for "Tags 1 additional" and "Tags 2 additional".
6.2.2 - 01.06.2010
"Help" button for loading the User Guide part 2 assigned.
6.2.1 - 01.03.2010
Index error corrected for "exclude sub-tags". Adaptation to Win7.
6.2.0 - 10.01.2010
The tag FACT, introduced by Gedcom Standard 5.5.1 and already used by several programs, added.
For birth, christening, death, burial, marriage and divorce ADDR (addresses) structures may be processed optionally.
6.1.0 - 01.09.2009
Option "delete "_" in Given names" deleted and added to the OFB in an enhanced format.
5.5.1 - 25.04.2009
Living location corrected for RESI - PLAC combination. Additional buttons to delete the entered text for "add lvl-1 tags" and "add. lvl-2 tags" established.
5.5.0 - 01.12.2008
Additional option allows the deletion of encasing "_" at 1st names. These are used by several programs to mark the nick name.
Profile(ogp)-file coded in UTF-8.
5.4.0 - 01.11.2008
Following ged-file data are added: Media of sources (OBJE tags and OBJE records), and notes, sources and reference-nbrs. (NOTE, SOUR, REFN with TYPE) in media data and the adoption structure (ADOP tags) according the Gedcom Standard enhanced - in addition the misuse of the PLAC tag for the info "adopted by ..." , e.g. by FTM or Brothers Keeper, supported; for this the ADOP tag was moved from the "INDI event" structure to a separate data field. Tab "Tags / Events skipped" OBJE structure (media) added at "Sub-Tags to be excluded from ...".
5.3.0a - 06.10.2008
Error correction in language file for additional level-1 and 2 tags; Profile Management adjusted.
5.3.0 - 20.09.2008
Following ged-file data are added: "Repository" of Sources (REPO tags and REPO records), FAX, EMAIL and WWW data as part of the address structure, some more detail enhancements for processing; Tab "additional Tags" split into 2 tabs for level-1 tags and for level-2 tags, for level-1 tags also up to 6 additional tags per group may be defined, beside the 3 standard groups 3 additional groups for data records are available; Tab "Addr/Occup/Divers" got additional checkboxes for the new address tags; Tab "Tags / Events skipped" REPO structure (repository) added at "Sub-Tags to be excluded from ...".
5.0.2 - 25.07.2008
See 5.2.1 - OFB.
5.0.1 - 10.04.2008
Adjustments for language files.
5.0.0 - 28.02.2008
OFB Development environment changed from "Visual Basic 2003" to "Visual Basic .NET 2008" - details see above at "OFB"; can only act jointly with OFB version 5.0.0 or higher; for Gedcom Source data (SOUR) the sub-tag DATE of DATA will be processed; code clean-up.
4.6.3 - 13.01.2008
For "additional level-2 Tags" instead of a naming by a leading text, the data field can be enclosed by parentheses [ ] , ( ) , { } or < >; ini-file instead of registry entry; separated user guide.
4.6.2 - 20.12.2007
For "additional level-2 Tags" the sub-tags DATE, PLAC, NOTE + SOUR will be processed; modified language file integrated.
4.6.1 - 01.12.2007
NOTE records may contain also SOUR records; "additional level-1 tags" may contain a NOTE record as their attribute; Help button added to call the user guide.
4.6.0 - 25.10.2007
Setup of language file of the OFB modified; additional option for PLAC processing; the "User Tag with TYPE" will also be processed without the subtag TYPE; the change of the sequence of the additional level-2 tags simplified.
4.5.1 - 25.08.2007
Confirmation dialog at exit of program in case of modified data; setup of language file of the OFB modified.
4.4.1 - 25.06.2007
PLAC subtags NOTE and SOUR added; redesign of tab "Tags/Events skipped"; adjustments to fit the modified language file of the OFB.
4.4.0 - 25.05.2007
Modified to allow automatic start by OFB and automatic exit after changing the ogp file.
4.3.0 - 15.04.2007
First publishing as separate program. So far integrated in OFB.
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