Personal Historian Features

Personal Historian Essentials Personal Historian Personal Historian is the ground-breaking computer software which helps you write the story of your life and of other individuals. Personal Historian Essentials is a free program that contains core features from Personal Historian. This list shows the features found in Personal Historian Essentials as well as the additional features unique to the full version of Personal Historian.
Personal Historian Essentials Personal Historian  
Free $29.95  
General Features
    Runs under Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2000
    Single-file database format
    Support for international character sets through Unicode integration
    Integrated backup and restore help safeguard your data
    Free technical support
Easy to Learn and Use
    Easy file management
    Easy to use Explorer-like help system
    Sidebar on main screen makes filtering easy
    Use of Wizards simplifies tasks
Organize Your Personal History
    Write unlimited stories
    View the list of your stories on screen
    Filter the list of stories
    Just double click story in list to edit the story
    Customize the story list layout
    Quickly add a journal entry story
    Edit random stories (great for writer's block)
Story Editing
    Use multiple fonts in stories
    Use paragraph styles
    Add images to stories
    Wordwrap text about pictures
    Readability Analysis
    Full screen edit mode
    Spell checking
    Live spell check
    Thesaurus
    Adding footnotes
    Text-to-speech reads your story back to you
    Speech-to-text takes dictation
    Add new paragraph styles
    Import styles
    Export styles
Story Organizing
    Organizer lets you create an outline for each story
    Brainstorm to add items to Organizer
    Add subitems to Organizer
    Easily rearrange outline items
    Copy outline to the word processor
Search Features
    Search for text in the current story
    Search and replace in the current story
    Full text search across all stories
Story Filters
    Filter the master story list
    Filter the stories included in the published book
    Save and reuse filters
Publish Your Personal History
    Print to any printer connected to your computer
    Customize headers, footers, margins, and fonts
    Include any stories in your personal history
    Include cover and title pages, copyright, dedication, acknowledgement, preface pages
    Include index of people in the story
    Create multiple customized personal histories for each person
    Save books to PDF (Adobe Acrobat)
    Save books to your word processor (RTF)
    E-mail books directly from the print preview
    Include index of places in the story
Tools
    Date calculator when entering dates
    Pop up calendar when entering dates
    Gazetteer to look up places
    Place name standardization and geocoding
    Display places on map
Compatibility
    Direct RootsMagic import
    Direct Family Tree Maker import (version 16 and earlier)
    Direct PAF import (version 5)
    Direct Legacy import (versions 3 and later)
    GEDCOM import
    Import text data (tab or comma delimited)