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  1. Most reports are grayed out

    Thank you both for your suggestions. I will enjoy exploring them. The reason I favor a printed book rather than an electronic version is because of the rapid evolution (and obsolecense) of technology. Even decades from now, a printed paper book will always be accessible with no tool other than human eyes. Besides, the text is already written I'm just working on the charts to include. So any other charting suggestions would be welcome. Thank you both.
  2. Most reports are grayed out

    Thank you very much for taking the time to reply. That's very kind of you and your answer explains everything. I've never owned or used TMG. For a very long time the genealogy software I use has been Legacy. While exploring the kinds of genealogy charts and graphs I could use in an upcoming book I remembered that I had an old purchased copy of Family Tree SuperTools. I therefore explored it to see what chart possibilities it offered. Essentially I was looking for descendancy charts (preferably with the box styles most "non-genealogists" can easily understand) that would be condensed enough to fit on a single book page and still be legible. I was planning on using a series of such customized 3-4 generation charts in this book. While Legacy software is quite capable, its charting capabilities are rather limited. So I was looking for alternatives that might provide more satisfactory options. Would you have any suggestions? I am not adverse to purchasing additional software for that purpose. I am sorry to hear about Virginia Blakelock. I recall her being quite helpful. I am 81 years old myself. So I believe she died far too young.
  3. Some time ago I purchased Familt Tree SuperTools and after a long hiatus I just started the program up to create some charts. To my surprise almost all the charts are grayed out and unavailable! I'm not sure why this is. I'm on a Windows 10 laptop if that matters. What can I do? This is a purchased copy, not an evaluation one.
  4. Thanks Virginia. I tried the sample project and an image appears in one or two boxes. So I think my file was corrupted and I therefore imported a new project from Legacy. FTST imported it with no errors and I told it to also create thumb... of all images. This time the report did include the images. Thank goodness! What is the best way to make a chart fit on one page? This is for a grandson's school project.
  5. I can't find a validate file integrity tool. Where is it? The images do appear in the main screen. They just do not appear in the chart even though I selected them to appear on left. (Tried on right too).
  6. Could it have to do with that I am now working in Windows 7 64 bit? Previously I had used SuperTools in Windows XP.
  7. I have Family Tree SuperTools v2 which I understand is similar to Visual Charform. Long ago I imported a file from Legacy including images. When I click on the "Images" tab the images appear in SuperTools V2. But they do not appear in the ancestral box chart ST creates even though I have that option selected in the report Images tab "on left". What am I doing wrong? Thanks.
  8. editing chart

    Found it. Please ignore. Thank you.
  9. editing chart

    I own Family Tree Super Tools v2, the charting tool of Wholly Genes but have not used it for a time and am therefore rusty in its use. I now want to edit a complex chart I created some time ago using FTST which I then pasted into a Word document. I therefore need to find the original chart without having to recreate it. 1. What is the extension these charts are saved under so I can search for it? 2. When I open Family Tree Super Tools it opens the project the chart was created from, but creates a different chart. Is there a way to find the previous saved chart? 3. What I need to change is a date of death in one of the boxes. FTST will not let me edit the data it has. Is that normal? Thank you
  10. Changing image in box

    Terrific. Thank you very much.
  11. Changing image in box

    Thank you both. I used RobinL's suggestion and it worked fine. Virginia's suggestion is also excellent and I may also give it a try. I am creating a fancy family tree for inclusion in a book I am writing. After creating it I "selected everything" and pasted it as an image in my paint program, saving it as a graphic file which I then used in my Word document. It worked fine, but I was wondering if there were simpler ways to do it. I did not try to copy/paste directly into Word but that might also have worked.
  12. Changing image in box

    Thank you. I will try that. I wonder how that will print. Will it print both images one over the other? Thank you for the rapid and helpful response.
  13. Changing image in box

    More info: The chart report was created on a different PC running XP that I no longer use and have replaced with a new laptop using W7. SuperTools V2 is now installed on this new Windows 7 PC and therefore does not have the settings I used to create the chart. (I had to search for the chart to even open it). Fortunately I did not junk the old PC and I do have access to the old PC. So, if necessary I can use it if that would permit the editing or update I need to do.
  14. Changing image in box

    I am a registered user of Supertools version 2, but because I have not used it in a while I am a little rusty on how to use it. I have a highly customized box chart I created a year ago on which I need to just change the image of the person in one of the boxes. The box detail properties/components of the box I need to change are listed as: The person's name Metafile (Frame) Rectangle (MainBox) Text [1] Text [2] Text [3] Image [image] It is the last component "Image [image]" I need to change to a different image. Is there a way to do this without having to recreate the chart and redo all the customizations I already did? Thank you. Jeff