Question from a Legacy user,
Can I do a Split Screen View with the Internet as one of the screens?
Great question! Yes, you can do this with Legacy. It sure makes it nice to be able to see both your Legacy data and the Internet at the same time. Follow these step-by-step instructions.
- With Legacy 6/7 open, click on the View menu, then click on Split Screen View.
- Click No. Two copies of your family file are now visible, side-by-side.
- On one of the sides, click on the Legacy Home tab.
- In the Address field, type in the website you want to view and click Go. (Of course, you need to be connected to the Internet first.)
You can now browse the Internet on the right side. When you locate information, you can copy and paste it into your Legacy file on the left side.
Even better, hook up two monitors to your computer. On the left monitor, have Legacy open. On the right monitor, have the Internet open. Or resize those windows to have your email software and your photo organizer software visible too! The two monitors behave as one large desktop so you can easily drag/drop/copy/paste information from one side to the other.
(Writing this article forced me to finally clean up and dust my desk....) For more information about setting up two monitors for your computer, read our article here.