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From: "Janis Gilmore" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Width setting on box charts
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 10:06:58 -0400
References: <2004423143733.390124@Terry3>


Terry,

Your website tips on creating an ancestor chart helped me immensely. I don't
suppose you have done the same thing for descendant charts?

Janis Walker Gilmore

----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Reigel" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TMG] Width setting on box charts


> On Fri, 23 Apr 2004 12:29:46 -0400, Janis Gilmore wrote:
> > BlankIf I want my chart to be 36 inches wide (which is
> > that max that the chart service allows), where is that
> > setting? My own printer does not of course print to that
> > width, and I can't see where the Descendant box report
> > allows for the setting.
>
> You don't set the over all width, but rather you set the size of the
> boxes, space between them, and number of generations, and the chart
> adjusts to accommodate the boxes you have specified. To see what the
> resulting width is, look at the ruler just above the finished chart in
> VCF, or use Tools > Diagram >Diagram Measurements.
>
> You can adjust the width by:
>
> - Changing the orientation from left-to-right to top-to-bottom, or the
> like.
>
> - changing the width settings of the boxes
>
> - changing the spacing between the boxes
>
> - changing the number of people included
>
> - manually adjusting the box layout after you create the chart.
>
> > I have looked at the chart formats on the web, but since
> > they don't supply specifics on how to create those
> > particular reports, I remain somewhat at sea.
>
> Have you looked at my article on charts at
> http://tmg.reigelridge.com/Charts.htm -- it includes some examples of
> suggested settings and tips on editing.
>
> Terry Reigel
>
>
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