Notice came via email yesterday from our friends at one of Ancestry.com's subsidiaries www.Fold3.com.
We are excited to announce the release of our new and improved Fold3 Viewer! Don't let the new, clutter free interface fool you, this new viewer is faster and more feature rich than our old viewer.
Here are some highlights of our new viewer:
- More intuitive user interface
- Faster image browsing
- Easily save images to your Bookmarks folder and Gallery
- Improved Annotation tools
- Save in high resolution JPG or as PDF with source information
- Save to your Ancestry Tree
- Advanced keyboard shortcuts for power users
- And much, much more.
In addition to these features, the new Viewer uses the latest HTML 5 technology. This means that you no longer need the Flash plugin installed. It is also designed to be very mobile friendly, so if you are using Fold3 on your phone or tablet browser, you will have all the same great features that you enjoy on your desktop.
When you launch the new Viewer for the first time, it will take you to a brief guided tour to familiarize you with the new design. You can revisit the tour information at any time by clicking on the Help icon on the Viewer toolbar.
We have also revamped our Fold3 Training Center to help you acclimate to our new viewer. Help topics include:
- Viewing Documents
- Print & Download
- Annotating Documents
- Save to Ancestry Ol' Myrt really likes this!
- Save Location
If you haven't had a chance to try out our viewer, go kick the tires and let us know what you think by selecting the Feedback icon at the bottom right. Also, keep an eye on the Viewer because we aren't done yet! We will be adding more exciting functionality over the next few weeks.
To this I'd like to add the free Finding Your Military Veteran at Fold3 video training course over at Ancestry.com. You can see from the screen shot below, the class sessions include:
- Fold3 Search Basics
- Fundamentals of Fold3 Browse
- Fold3 Military Records: Primary Military Service Records
- Fold3 Military Records: Secondary Military Service Records
- Fold3 Military Records: Additional Military Service Records
- Leaving a Tribute: The Honor Wall
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