As a ‘newby’ I have read that RM can support charts up to 100’ long and somewhere I have read that the width can be up to 40" - how?
I have read the information in the link ‘Printing a large Wall chart from RM’ but that starts by changing my default printer and mentions a PDF driver.
So firstly can anyone advise me which PDF ‘printer’ to use to get a 100’x40" plot and how to configure it. Note no intention of actually using that much print area but advertising blurb claims it is possible.
Secondly - not sure if this should be a second question but anyway I will press on - I want a chart (as tree) of everyone in my database - neither ‘ancestors of’ nor ‘descended from’ does that, so in simple steps how do I generate a chart of ‘everyone’ (they are all linked’?
#1. Facetiously, send your database to a wall chart printing specialist. Seriously, I recall this question from earlier versions of RM and trying different versions of virtual PDF printers such as CutePDF and fiddling with custom postscript settings. But that hearkens back to the old Forums that RM Inc shut down.
One can also right-click and open each image link in a new tab. (I didn’t try the download to see if it is full-size).
Tom, I saved the thread as an .MHT file way back then to help with remembering those .PPT file creation details.
@TomH, I don’t know anything about chromebooks, but Firefox does the same as kbens0n said Edge does.
Click on the image, then click on the “original image” at the bottom of the image, then click the new image to enlarge it.
The suggestion of exporting to .EMF seems to have been dropped in favour of .SVG - which can also be imported to PowerPoint as per the screens from Kbens0n - thanks. However saving the chart as a .PDF seems to work also, rather than try the print route.
I am a little more disappointed that the full contents cannot be put on one chart - missing nephews in one direction etc. Does any package do this?
I asked ChatGPT about software that could print a chart of everyone in the same tree and got this reply:
Yes, there are several software programs that are capable of printing charts showing everyone in a family tree, including both ancestors and descendants. Some popular options include:
Family Tree Maker: This is a genealogy software program that allows you to create and print family tree charts with a wide range of customization options, including the ability to include all family members.
MyHeritage: This is another genealogy software program that offers a range of chart options, including charts that show both ancestors and descendants.
Gramps: This is a free, open-source genealogy software program that allows you to create and print a wide variety of family tree charts, including charts that show everyone in a family tree.
Ancestry.com: This genealogy website offers a range of chart options, including charts that show both ancestors and descendants.
Legacy Family Tree: This is another genealogy software program that allows you to create and print family tree charts with a range of customization options, including the ability to include all family members.
These are just a few examples of software programs that are capable of printing charts showing everyone in a family tree. It’s worth exploring the features and options of each program to find the one that best suits your needs.
That sounds like a reasonable answer. I would have suggested Ancestry and FTM because they both have an expanded view for interaction. Another is Family Historian 7.