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From: "Teresa Elliott" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] VCF help-Thanks
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:02:50 -0600
Thanks for all the wonderful advice. I got the chart finished. I'd had in my
mind that the poster was 11 x17, but it was 11x14, but I had white space at
the top and bottom of the chart, so once I cut that down, I had the same
margin all away around the image (God definitely smiled on me). I framed it
in a kid frame and used the same color to print the boxes with. It's
obvious that I have researched her Daddy's side of the family, but it's a
five generation pedigree chart with only one set of 2nd great grandparents
missing. Enough to hopefully get her curious about her family, yet some for
her to research when she's old enough too.
I had the girl print me two copies, since I was framing it myself, but I
didn't mess the first one up so I still have the other copy. I printed it
on pink paper with a red box color to match the frame. I think it turned out
real nice. Think I may after Christmas work on matching sets for me and
hubby for my office. <G>
Can't wait to see her Momma's face. She's a little young yet to appreciate
it, but hopefully someday she'll find it to be interesting.
So if anyone is interested. Here's the selections I made:
Box width: 177
Minimum height: 0
Gap between boxes: 15
Offset from left side: 50 (gave me enough of a margin for the thin poster
frame. No mat.)
Text: Names 12 point Times New Roman Bold
Text: Data 10 point Times New Roman
Allow word wrap.
My chart was the perfect width for the 11 inches.
If I had more data, it would have been too long however for the 14 inches.
If I get more information before her siblings come, I will have to either
make it bigger, or make my places smaller. I use place styles, so it prints
"in the Franklin-Jones Memorial Hospital located in Jones, Anywhere County,
I did not use frames, but rather made the box 3 pixels wide and then used
color for the box. This allowed me to have the boxes a lot closer together.
Only used b. d. married tags. (only married for the male) Some of her
ancestors only have b. and name.
I used no title, and no researchers box. It's just a 5 generation pedigree
chart in boxes.