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Working chart: Ancestor with siblings, 8-generation

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#1 Virginia Blakelock

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 07:48 PM

Chart_1.jpg Chart_2.jpg

First screenshot is chart before hand-editing. The second screenshot is of edited chart, with direct lines accented and sibling boxes moved closer to each other. The chart is printed on legal size (8.5x14) paper, landscape orientation. I usually do left-to-right ancestor charts, but I am working on this line from the top down, so right to left is easier to follow.

Legal (8.5 x 14.0) paper, landscape orientation.

Ancestor Box Chart, Report Options

Chart Style:
Orientation: Right to left
Chart Size: 8 generations
Diagram location: 3, 6
Gap between boxes 5, 8

Boxes: 152 pixels
Minimal height: 0
Box fill Color white
Frame: None
Box border: black - 1 pixel

Connector: solid 1 pixel, black
Sibling lines: solid 1 pixel, dark gray

Tahoma, title 9; Names, Data, Manual, 8 R

Background and images - none

Data Types - none

ID Number
Surety: No threshold and Include blank surety
Text Alignment: Left
Places, none
Names, no caps
Miscellaneous: Include siblings, Remove blank lines

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#2 Linda Reinfeld

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:37 AM

Hi Virginia -

I am now working on this chart - Ancestor with siblings, 8 generations.
It's a great way to show families.

In my TMG data I use the flag Ancestor Interest=1 to identify my direct ancestors, and it works great. I have an accent where the font is green for directs, and everything works. However, when I translate that to VCF & try to get the chart -ancestor with siblings - no accent is shown. I created a custom flag, called My_Ancestors and that worked the first time! But no matter what I try I can't get the Ancestor Interest flag to work. Is there a problem with that flag? I also noticed in your example the first chart had no color, so presumably you colored your ancestors by hand.

Thanks for all the help.

Linda Reinfeld

#3 Virginia Blakelock

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 12:31 PM

Linda -

You have found an old and known bug - apparently related to the space between the words in the flag name. I don't think the Descendant Interest flag will work with chart Accents either. The workaround is to make a custom flag without spaces as you did.

As I recall the working charts are not accented. They are good for practicing hand-coloring.

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