I have been working with the versions of PH2 that I have and the PH1 lifecapsules editor just to see if these basic technologies would work for me in my current project.
My basic plan is to create a family group in RM7 and then be able to export and import those people into PH2. That works well at this point and provides the consolidation of events into a chronology for all the people imported. Just what I wanted.
From there It would be very nice to be able to work with lifecapsules. I am currently putting that type of information into a spreadsheet, which if imported into Access I can create about any type of file to import into a lifecapsules editor. Since the editor only works with PH1 I would need to do something manually with this data to be able to use it.
There are some things in PH2 that either are not there or I don't know how to do them even after reading the user manual and searching the forums and the internet. In this case I will have 10 siblings imported with this story but every one results in a different story - a separate birth statement for each. I would like to combine those 10 birth statements into a single statement about births while retaining all the citations for those 10 events. I don't see that as possible at this point. Am I correct?
From there I would be able to edit and modify some of these stories but I think I would use this as a guide to go back to RM7 and change them there where possible and then reimport to PH2. But at some point I would then output the PH2 stories to an RTF and then continue to work on the story there. Since I have just now, after about three years, cleaned up the things in TMG that did not import well into RM7 I am aware of the fact that at some point I must make a commitment to a particular path. Once I start making changes in PH2 I am committed because I don't think PH2 will provide an update capability if I find more facts to put into RM7. Likewise once I export the PH2 stories to an RTF I will have left PH2 behind and must continue in just the RTF and making any updates in RM7, PH2 and the RTF if I want to stay in sync.
Now comes the question that you will most likely not answer. Will there be a release of PH and the lifecapsul editor that will all work together, in the near future? Like before December this year?