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Subject: Re: RE: [TMG] Fonts in Pedigrees
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 16:13:15 -0400
Ok, I'll add my chime to the list of those wishing (strongly) for these features. Ank my squeak too, I guess.
----- Original Message -----
From: Allan B Currie <>
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 3:34 pm
Subject: RE: [TMG] Fonts in Pedigrees
> Thank you, Elizabeth!
> Are there any more like you in Austin? Or anywhere else in the world?
> With all the requests for obscure and esoteric features to be
> incorporatedinto TMG 5.infiniti, does no one else have a desire to
> producevisually-acceptable Indented Descendancy and Compressed
> Pedigree charts?
> It seems like such an obvious shortcoming that TMG can't produce
> decentindented charts and it's something that should have been
> noticed and
> corrected long before TMG 4 ever reached its final version. Unless
> there is
> an insurmountable problem that isn't obvious to us non-
> programmers, it's
> unthinkable that hanging indents wouldn't be perfected in version 5.
> Please, if there are others out there who recognize this ridiculous
> oversight, make your thoughts known now. The squeaky hinge gets
> the oil and
> it's time for us to make ourselves heard.
> Al Currie,
> Surrey, BC
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elizabeth Churchett 
> Sent: 2003-Jul-28 22:18
> Subject: Re: [TMG] Fonts in Pedigrees
> I saw this come up recently, and I too *strongly* support hanging
> indents in charts & reports. It's a little hard for me to imagine why
> anyone would not want them; perhaps I have a lack of imagination <g>.
> Austin, Texas
> Allan B Currie wrote:
> >I'm told that TMG just doesn't have the ability to handle hanging
> indents>and, what amazes me, is that no one on this list seems to
> think that it
> >matters. To me, it's a no-brainer. No one would want a word
> processor that
> >required you to manually set the indentation for every line
> individually,>yet this is what TMG is telling my word processors
> to do. I use both Word
> >and WordPerfect, but it makes no difference.
> >I'm led to believe that TMG 5.infiniti won't be any better unless
> there is
> >heavy demand for it and, from the response I've had so far, there
> doesn't>seem to be much chance of that. The best method I've found
> is to feed the
> >file back to an old version of Family Tree Maker, PAF, or any of
> the less
> >"full-featured" programs that produce excellent indented charts.
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