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FTM 2017 Printed Companion Guide

UPDATE - March 28, 2018 - COMPANION GUIDES

All editions of the Companion Guide are now in stock and shipping, and we expect to have any outstanding orders shipped by the end of the week.

 

PICTURES FROM PRODUCTION

         Printed book sheets before cutting - 16 pages per sheet.

 

         Printed book covers before cutting - 5 Windows covers and 1 Mac per sheet

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PRINTED 2017 COMPANION GUIDE

Status and Timing: All editions of the Companion Guide are now in stock and shipping, and we expect to have any outstanding orders shipped by the end of the week.

How to Buy: To order the printed Companion Guide visit www.familytreemaker.com and click the FTM Gift Collection link tile or you can order a copy when you pick up the free FTM 2017 update.  You can also click on the country you live in below to go to the Gift Collection directly:


Editions: We have made a total of four guides — Mac and Windows in US English and UK English. The UK English edition is shipped throughout Europe from our printer in London, and to Australia and New Zealand from our distribution center near Melbourne. The US English edition is shipped to everywhere else from Western Massachusetts.

About the Printed Edition: We're printing on archival quality paper in a format that's larger than past editions (6.5 x 8.5 inches), and with a high quality flat-edge paperback binding. The guide is in full color and runs 330 or so pages (slightly different length for Mac and Windows). 

Keeping up to Date
 Emails go out to purchasers on the day their copy is shipped. We have been posting updates here and on Facebook.


Questions? Please ask at Live Chat if you have questions about the Companion Guide (other than "when is my copy coming"?). Go to support.familytreemaker.com and enter "Live Chat" in the search field.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q: What about the UK English editions? 
A: UK English editions of the guide (in England and Australia) are in stock and shipping. Delivery will take about five days.

Q: How will I know if my copy has been shipped?
A: You will get an email when yours goes out.  Click here for more information.

 

Q: I received my shipping notification email, but why doesn't the tracking information show anything?

A: Tracking information for orders sent by pre-sorted USPS media mail does not update until the package reaches its destination post office.  Click here for more information.

 

Q: I'm not sure if I ordered a copy. How can I check?

A: When you placed your order, you should have received a confirmation email with "Shipment — FTM 2017 Companion Guide" in the subject line.

 

Q: Should I contact Live Chat to find out when my copy is expected to arrive?
A: Please, please try to resist contacting Live Chat about the guides until at least a week after shipping is expected to start. We'd like to leave the lines open as much as we can for technical support questions.
 

Q: Does the printed guide match the free version 23.1 FTM 2017 update?

A: Yes, all changes in what you see or in steps to perform tasks are updated in the printed user guide (and you will see that they have been updated in the PDF version in the Help menu too after you run the FTM 2017 updater).

 

Q: So does that mean the free update is available? 
A: Yes! All those who purchased a MacKiev edition have been notified by email. If you didn’t get an email, click here for more information.


Q: Are there big differences between the Windows and Mac editions?
A: Not really. The applications are very close in functionality now, so the biggest difference is that the Mac guide has all Mac screenshots and the Windows edition has all windows screenshots. So if you have both platforms, you really could make due with one edition or the other just fine.


Q: Is this the same guide as the PDF in the Help menu?
A: Yes. It’s exactly the same one, but printed in book format. Many people find a book much handier than a PDF. That’s why we are printing one.

 

Q: Will the PDF in the Help menu be getting an update too?
A: Yes, an updated PDF Companion Guide is a part of the free 23.1 update for FTM 2017.

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