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From: "David G. Ball" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Sharing Information
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 17:41:20 -0700
I also use the journal report. On the main screen I check "Use The Focus
Person" so the report works for whatever person is on my screen. I print to
file (choose an appropriate software and file location). Then hit the
"Options" button in the bottom left corner. That brings up a bunch of tabs
that you should scroll through and see whether any of the optional settings
are of interest. I have a few that I like:
On the "General" tab: check "Custom Format" and set the # of generations.
On the "Sources" tab: endnotes unique
On the "Tags" tab: all
On the "Miscellaneous" tab: include spouse events (this was a key one for me
that some other kind soul from this list pointed out to me).
Don't be surprised to find that some of your sentences read funny. I didn't
really begin to understand how to input into the memo field until I started
to print journal reports. Now when I enter something a bit different or
into a new type of tag, I quick check by popping out a 2-generation journal
report or an individual narrative to see what the output will look like,
then fix as required. It is actually quite quick to do that sort of check.
Sometimes I fix the sentence structure in that tag to do what I want; other
times I adjust the way I have input the data so that the program defaults
work as intended.
Like Terry I use MS Word and do a bit of editing before sending. I set up
and generate the index in 3 columns and the endnotes in two (and reduce the
font size), delete a few excess blank lines and add a nice title page; that
sort of thing.
> I was wondering what was the best 'report' to use to share
> information on a branch with another researcher. I'm hoping to
> output all of the information I have on a couple and their
> descendents to a paper copy that I can send to a cousin in that
> line so we can compare notes.
> I've never output any information from TMG before since I'm
> still inputting so this is new ground for me.