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#1 debbieshields


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:19 PM

I'm looking for a new genealogy program. When I print a family group sheet, I want lines between the people but not within the space for a person. I want the notes for each person to print with that person instead of at the bottom of the report; and I want the sources to print at the bottom of the report instead of on a new sheet. How do I get RM to do these things?

#2 john.nicholls


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:49 AM

Hi There Have you looked into Ancestry as im still on there and I find them good for that sort of thing.

#3 Laura


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:43 AM

The Family Group Sheet format cannot be customized in RootsMagic. And that may also be the case in other genealogy programs.

In RootsMagic, you can save the FGS as a pdf file. Open the file in Adobe Reader. Save the file as a text file. Open the text file in a word processor and put in your own lines and rearrange the data to suit yourself.

If you use Microsoft Word, you could save the FGS to a rtf file in RootsMagic and then make changes to the file in Word. That could be more difficult than making changes in a text file.