Custom Report Types are derived from Standard Report Types by using the Report > Save Report as > Custom Report Type command or the Save Report As… button in the righthand pane. They are displayed via the Publish > Custom Reports menu, and behave just like their original Standard Report.
A Custom Report Type preserves the Report > Report Options dialogue settings for future use. It does NOT preserve the selection of included records. To preserve such record sets use Named Lists.
See Downloads ~ Reports for some predefined Custom Reports.
It is recommended that Standard Report Types retain their Installation Settings and any customisations are always saved in Custom Report Types. Then if any Custom Report is not rendered as expected, the Standard Report can be used to check if the problem is generic or caused by the customisations.
It is not immediately obvious which Standard Report Type a Custom Report Type is derived from, so the following table will help identify them.
|Standard Report Type||Unique Tab(s)||Unique Setting(s)|
|Individual Summary Report||Contents||Main Section Items|
|Family Group Sheet||Contents||Family Member Main Items|
|When you add a picture, video, sound recording, document file etc into a Family Historian project, a Media record is created to represent that media item within the project; the Media record includes a link to the actual Media file. Report||Main & Data Items|
|Ancestors By Generation||Main||Generations & Parents of Ancestors|
|Descendants By Generation||Main||Generations & Parents of Descendants|
|Individual Narrative||Main||Inc. Parents|
|Ancestor Outline||Main||Generations & Ahnentafel Numbers|
|Descendant Outline||Main||Generations & Numbering|
|Record Detail Reports||Main||Record Type Char Prefixes|
|Special Data Reports||Privacy tab missing|
|List Report||Pictures tab missing|
|Source: “where information was found”. This could be anything from an archive in a county records office, a book, or even a relative’s recorded recollection. Citing your Sources helps to show how you reached a particular conclusion about an Individual. Summary Report||Contents||A repository is a place (physical or online) where collections of original source data are stored and maintained.|