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mjkenrick
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Printing an ancestors chart from the Focus window

Post by mjkenrick » 20 Aug 2019 17:11

I am testing out Family Historian at the moment and so new to it.

I very much like the chart produced in the Focus Window by clicking on the Descendants/Ascendants tabs, but cannot see anyway to print it out. Is such a thing possible? If not, perhaps that is something for a future upgrade??!

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Re: Printing an ancestors chart from the Focus window

Post by tatewise » 20 Aug 2019 17:22

Welcome to the FHUG.

Please see Knowledge Base > Focus Window Introduction, Printout, and Customisation and check the video.
It suggests Reports that provide very similar details.

Alternatively, simply use the Knowledge Base > Utility ~ Windows Snipping Tool to capture the Focus Window display as a screenshot that can be printed.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history ~ tatewise ancestry

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Re: Printing an ancestors chart from the Focus window

Post by mjkenrick » 21 Aug 2019 09:27

Thank you, Mike. I was not aware of the snipping tool and that works fine - except that I cannot save the result as a pdf file, but I guess that does not matter for what I am trying to do,

I know there is a similar report - but it is not exactly the same! I will watch the video and see what other ideas that gives me.

Thanks for your help. I suspect this will not be the only occasion I need it !!

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Re: Printing an ancestors chart from the Focus window

Post by arthurk » 21 Aug 2019 10:13

It is possible to save a snip as a pdf file - look in the File > Print menu in the Snipping Tool.

You may well have a Microsoft Print to PDF option (mine came as part of Windows 10), and Family Historian also installs a PDF creator. These tools are sometimes called virtual printers, which is why you find them in the Print menu.

You might need to experiment with page orientation and other options to get the best results.

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Re: Printing an ancestors chart from the Focus window

Post by mjkenrick » 21 Aug 2019 10:31

Marvellous and thank you! Tried that and it worked a treat. Yes, I have both options as I use W10 too.

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