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November 20, 2008


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Wow - you continue to amaze me with your innovations. This is a great idea to do in the next few weeks.
This brings up a small request. I find I often want to print the items in legacynews for later use. (Yes I know I can use split screens, second monitors etc. but when following detailed direction I am of the generation that likes a printed copy.) Is there an easy way to print out a text only item from legacynews?
Thanks again for all the great work.

Helen - you could just right-click on the page and select the Print option.

This is a great idea, and I'll definitely have to give it a go!

@Helen - I think if you do a print preview you should see that through the 'magic' of stylesheets, it only prints the main column. This works in Firefox, but I believe it works also in Internet Explorer if that's what you're using.

Regarding printing an article, this is the way I like best. Highlight all the text you want to print, right click and select Print. On the screen that appears, check the radio button that says "selection" and click Print. Only the parts you have highlighted will be printed. Perfect for printing instructions such as that for your great bookmark idea!

I have 2 granddaughters and would like them both on the same bookmark. Once you select the descendant chart, is there any way you can have it come from both children? I tried copying and pasting, but that didn't work. Any ideas?

Is there a way to remove someone from the chart? If someone is divorced or deceased?

Is there a wall to create an "all-in-one" chart? I want a chart that will show everyone in my file

Is there a way to omit certain people in the Chart. There is a bitter ex-wife no one wants to remember as she left the husband and children but is still included in the family tree.

Thank you for posting how to do this. We will definitely be making them for our next reunion!

What a great idea - the cousins wil all be getting these for christms i think the back on mine, will include the information how to work out degrees of relationship instead though as i seem to be the only member of the family who can work it out!!!!

Ken - yes, you can exclude individuals from the chart. To do this, in Legacy, you'll first need to mark the person as Private. The privacy button is found on the Individual's Information screen. Then in Legacy Charting, click on the Privacy Options button on the Home tab.

Cynthia - not yet. This is on the list of things to do.

This is such a clever idea. It's a great way to generate some interest in the family genealogy from all those in the tree who say that they're really not interested. Well done!

I have a problem with divorces etc. One person has children to 3 wives. Two of those wives had children before their marriage. To get all the children but not their mothers I saved a new family file and deleted the extra mothers and linked all the children with the one father. For the people that are known by their second name I deleted the first names. I called that database the birthday file so I did not get too confused. Hope that helps someone with a family like mine.

I first bought Legacy 4 years ago and have never regretted it. I continue to be impressed with the tweaking and innovation and this is yet another example of how to get the most out of the program. This one in particular should generate some interest by other family members. They are all getting one.

Did I miss something in the directions? I can not get the .tif image from "Legacy Charting" into the Word Processor with size of 6.5 x 1.5. How do I set that size? Is it in "Legacy Charting" or the word processor?
Neat Idea!

Peggy - if you're using Word 2007, it will automatically resize the picture to the width of the page. If you're using something else, you can usually right-click on the picture where you'll have an option to change the picture's size.

I have been trying this in Word 2003 and my image,when re-sized to fit the 6.5 X1.5, has all the photos with smushed faces. I am guessing the Word 2007 is the only way this works. I have tried a number of ways for several hours. Great idea but I can't make it work Irene

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