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VirginiaBl

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In Topic: PDF wall chart

17 February 2016 - 11:03 AM

CEOTX

 

Go to the message below and click on the link in that message to read the instructions (no need to download) for saving a chart to PDF.  This is for TMG but applies to RM charts:

 

http://www.whollygen...pdf/#entry59391

 

Note you do not want to get involved with Postscript custom settings like  'cut sheet' or 'roll feed'.  Follow the simple steps in the article referred to in the link above.

 

Virginia


In Topic: PDF wall chart

16 February 2016 - 04:18 PM

Any of these should work: PDF995, CutePDF, BullZip.  They all probably have free versions.  Try PDF 995.

 

If you run into problems, you might find answers on the VCF forum for TMG.  The RM wall chart software is very much like TMG's Visual Chartform. There are several discussions on that forum on using PDF printers.

 

Virginia


In Topic: PDF wall chart

16 February 2016 - 03:32 PM

The Roots Magic _box_ charts (simple small charts) have an option to save as PDF.

 

Larger, more complicated and editable Roots Magic _wall_ Charts_ only have the option to save as a RootsMagic chart file -  a file extension (*.rmc) which chart printing services are not likely to accommodate.  Thus the need to 'Print' the chart to PDF (a format routinely used by most printing services).

 

TMG has a charting module similar to RM and uses the same PDF-printer method as RM for saving and printing a chart.

 

Virginia 


In Topic: Box chart question

12 February 2016 - 08:06 PM

Ron -

 

You asked about _box_ charts.  Yes you can do this with a bit of editing and minimal data (say lifespan, birth place) in the chart and depending on how many generations and children are involved.  For a descendant chart, say the first generation has 6 children.  Make a one-page chart for that first generation, color coding each child's box in a different color.  Then create separate one page (or more) charts for each child, using their distinct color in the boxes

 

Virginia


In Topic: PDF wall chart

12 February 2016 - 12:38 PM

CEOTX

 
There are a couple of critical steps to the use of the PDF printer.  Before you start RootsMagic you must set the PDF printer as the default Windows printer (in Devices and Printers on the Windows Start menu). At the same time, set the paper size in the printer using the printer preferences.  Choose PostScript Custom Page size and set the page size to 200 width and 200 height. 
 
Then you create the chart in RootsMagic, using the RM chart editor to get and make a note of the actual size of the chart.  To get the actual size of the chart, on the menu select File / Chart Properties.
 
Pseudo PDF printers differ slightly, but the concept is the same in each case - making the PDF printer the default and setting the postscript paper size before opening RM and creating the chart.
 
Let us know how it goes and if you run into problems or have more questions.
 
Virginia