The Formats Tab

  1. To open the Preferences field, go to Tools > Preferences.
  2. There are many pages of the Preferences field; to toggle between them, click on the name at the top of the page.
  3. In the Formats tab you indicate the way you would like place names and dates shown and abbreviated.
  4. The Clipping Method section is for names and places that are too long. You can Truncate them, which means that they will be
  5. In the Folders tab you can save copies of your Personal Ancestral File in different locations and in different formats.
  6. In the Templates tab you create your own templates for the Individual and Marriage screens.