RootsMagic 4 has been completely rewritten to be easier and more powerful than ever. While every part of RootsMagic 4 is new, below is a listing of the main of the features of the program, but you can always visit the publisher's website for the
description together, with a FREE TRIAL VERSION, and also screen shots of the program.
The Main Screen - RootsMagic has five main views, plus a sidebar
for easier navigation. You switch between the views by simply clicking on the
tab for the desired view. All views are fully navigatible using either the
mouse or arrow keys. Double clicking on a person's name brings up the data entry
screen for that person. You can even open multiple databases side by side.
View 5 or 6 generations at once on the
pedigree view, or view 2 through 7 generations at once on
the descendant view.
The Edit Screen - The RootsMagic edit screen lets you add an unlimited number of
facts for every person (i.e. birth, death, marriage, occupation, religion,
description, etc). If you want to add a fact type that isn't in RootsMagic's
predefined list, you can simply create your own fact types. RootsMagic also
allows notes and unlimited source citations for every fact. Every piece of information on a person is available from this
one screen ... name, parent and spouse info, personal and family facts, DNA test
results, alternate names, or LDS information. You can directly access the
notes, sources, media, and more for every item.
The RootsMagic Explorer - The RootsMagic Explorer is the heart of RootsMagic's search
system. The Explorer makes it easy to find and edit anyone in your file.
Quickly search by surname or given names, or perform sophisticated searches
easily. Even find women by their married names. And you can easily edit any person in the
search list with the click of a single button.
Sources - Documenting Your Family History -
RootsMagic provides a powerful source list which lets you add, edit, delete, and print the
sources of your information. Simply add the source once, then when you add a
fact to a person and want to document where that information came from, you
simply point to the source in the source list. And best of all, the RootsMagic SourceWizard
will help you write properly formatted sources regardless of your expertise.
Quickly and easily create sources as defined by Evidence!, Evidence Explained,
or Cite Your Sources. You can even create your own source types.
Printing Reports - RootsMagic offers a large selection of printouts, all available from a single
report dialoge. Pedigree charts, family group sheets, wall
charts, 7 styles of narrative reports (where RootsMagic writes the sentences for
you), numerous lists, mailing labels, calendars, relationship charts, individual
summaries, and photo trees. And if that isn't enough, RootsMagic even provides
a custom report generator, so you can create your own specialized lists. Since
we can't possibly show you all the printouts, you can
download a free trial
copy of RootsMagic to try them for yourself.
Publish Your Family History -
Publishing your family history has never been easier. The RootsMagic Publisher lets you
combine multiple reports, charts, photos and narrative reports into a single document, and will
automatically create a table of contents and full index for the book. You can even add
cover and title pages, copyright page, dedication, and more. Send your book directly to your printer, or save it to a PDF
file or export to your word processor, to burn on a CD or email to family members.
Create Spectacular Wall Charts - RootsMagic
lets you create beautiful full colour ancestor, descendant, and hourglass wall
charts. You have full control over the positioning, size, colours, fonts, and
other aspects of every object in the chart. With simple mouse control you can
resize an individualís box, or drag it to another location on the canvas without
breaking the family links. You can change colours of individual boxes, or change
the font or colour of the text in the boxes. You can even customize your chart
by adding additional text, pictures, or shapes to the chart, and you can change
the background image or colour.
Make Shareable CDs - You've worked hard to collect and organize your family history, and now RootsMagic
makes it easy to share that history with your family and friends. Your Shareable
CD will feature a custom home page with your own title, photo,
description, and contact information, and will include a read-only version of
RootsMagic to show off your data and multimedia items.
Map Your Family - RootsMagic 4 now lets you view your family on a map. Simply select a family member from the
list and RootsMagic will display the map (anywhere in the world), with pins
where that person's events (birth, marriage, death, burial, etc) occurred.
Merging Duplicate Records - RootsMagic
provides the most powerful and easy to use merge capabilities available.
RootsMagic will automatically look for duplicate individuals and display them in
a list with the most likely matches listed first. Simply click a button to
merge the duplicate pair, or mark them as "not a match" so that they won't show
up in any future merge sessions. Plus, RootsMagic features SmartMerge
technology to let you quickly merge all those "for certain" duplicates.
Website Generator - RootsMagic can generate professional looking web
sites automatically from your data, in narrative format, pedigree chart format,
family group sheet format, or a combination pedigree / family group sheet
Compatibility - Import directly from Family Tree Maker
(version 16 and earlier), PAF (versions 2.x and later), Family Origins (versions 4 and later), Legacy (versions 2 and later). Full GEDCOM 5.5 support so you
can exchange data with other programs.
Backup - Integrated backup and restore help
safeguard your data, and now RootsMagic lets you backup
directly to CD.
RootsMagic-To-Go - This all new feature lets you run RootsMagic
(program AND data) directly off your flash drive. Thatís right ... not only can
you have your data on a flash drive, but you can run the full RootsMagic program
and your data directly from the flash drive. Are you going to a library or
relative's place that doesnít have RootsMagic on their computers? Donít worry,
just use RootsMagic-To-Go to install RM4 and your data on your flash drive, and
take it with you. When you get there just plug your flash drive into the
computer and get to work. When you get home just move the data right back onto