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From: "beth" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Fonts in Pedigrees
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 16:17:20 -0400
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Hanging indents have been requested before, so it is not true that no
one on the list cares about it. Giving the user the option to put the
generation number (in a descendant indented chart) before the given
names rather than after the given names was requested long before
version 5 was released, and I was surprised it was not implemented.

Anyway, asking for something is no guarantee that it will happen, even
if there many supporting "me toos".


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Allan B Currie [mailto:]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 03:35 PM
> To:
> 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
> incorporated
> into TMG, does no one else have a desire to produce
> visually-acceptable Indented Descendancy and Compressed
> Pedigree charts?
> It seems like such an obvious shortcoming that TMG can't
> produce decent
> indented 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.
> Regards,
> Al Currie,
> Surrey, BC
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elizabeth Churchett [mailto:]
> Sent: 2003-Jul-28 22:18
> To:
> 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>.
> --Elizabeth
> 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 won't be any better
> unless there is
> a
> >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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