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#1 Sebitar

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:30 PM

We have Rootsmagic 5 and are very happy with it but, when it comes time to print out a descendant wall chart for seven generations the family groups get joined together. This for people that don't know the history is totally confusing. For instance: the generation line may have a Smith child and linked to that same line is a Brown member plus several other names from the same generation. Is there a way of keeping family groups together when doing a large tree? The tree I'm talking about calculated from the program will be nearly 47 metres long. Getting this printed is no problem, but a total waste of time because of how confusing the entries become.
Can someone advise us of a different program that will accommodate so much information or how to solve this problem with Rootsmagic.
Any assistance will be gratefully appreciated. Greg and Marg.Barnett Tasmania. Australia

#2 VirginiaBl

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:14 PM

The easiest way to differentiate the lines is to color code the descendants of each of the children of the subject of the chart. How to do this is explained in the Roots Magic webinar #17 on wall charts. You can download the webinar to your computer. Also in that webinar are tips for moving groups of people to make the chart more compact.

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