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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Writing Books
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 11:57:49 -0700
Richard - Check it out. On the all-in-one tree you can control the number
of ancestor generations and descendent generations. This chart doesn't
necessarily include every single sole you have in the dataset. It just
gives the options to include non-blood relationships and to identify them
with special lines to distinguish them from blood relationships.
Where did everyone get the idea that you had to include all umpteen gillion
people that you have?
From: Richard Brogger [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2002 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Writing Books
David's Personal wrote:
> Does FTM even have an all-in-one tree?
Yes it does and it is a good example of what can happen when neither
the customer wishing or the developer stop and think. For a small
number of people, the All-in-One tree is great. If you have a large
file and if FTM will generate an All-in-One tree for that large file,
the next step is to figure out what you would do with the chart if you
did print it. It could be so large that you would not have any wall
large enough to display the chart. If you can display the chart, it
would have to be printed like rolls of wallpaper and hung like
wallpaper or put together like a large billboard. Once it is
displayed, nobody may be able to follow the interconnecting lines on a
chart that large.
I often see what appear to be good suggestions on this list but Bob
Velke does not see them as being usable. FTM's All-in-One tree is a
good example of what Bob is trying to avoid.
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