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Chronology Display Options (Deluxe Edition only)

This options screen lets you select and deselect the information that is shown on the view, change color highlighting, change column widths, and set report options.  The options are arranged on four tabs, each of which is described below.  All the options on all the tabs apply to both the Chronology View and the Chronology Report.

The Chronology Display Options screen is reached by clicking the Options button on the Chronology View and choosing Display Options... from the dropdown menu. (To display the Chronology View, click on the Chronology tab on the main window.)

Individual Events
To include the person's individual events, select this option and then choose whether or not to include the Notes, Event Addresses, Phone numbers, e-mail addresses or home page URLs.
LDS Information
Check to include the LDS ordinance information for the current person.

Marriage Events
To include the marriage events, select this option and then choose from the options below it, which include the same choices as the Individual Events with the addition of whether or not to include Children and Spouse's Life Range information.

Extended Family
You can choose additional generations to include in the Chronology View.  These can include grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren.  There is an option to include the information from these generations that falls within the lifespan of the main person.

Other Options

Historical Timelines   
You can include background timeline events in the chronology to give historical perspective to your ancestor's life.  Legacy installs several general timelines to choose from, or you can create your own.  You can select one or more timelines and limit your selection to one or more events from each timeline. To select one or more timelines, click the Select Background Timelines button.   For more information see Selecting Timelines.

Select the note types you would like to include on the view or report.  These can include General, Research, and Medical note, Cause of Death, and Stories.

Color Coding
You can have certain elements of the report shown or printed in color to make them more easily identifiable.  These include the color of the names for the main person, parent's, grandparent's, children, grandchildren, marriage information, spouse names, and historical timeline events.

Other Formatting
The other formatting options are to print all names in bold, print event names in bold, remove one or more leading commas on locations and remove two or more leading commas from locations.  

Age Column (on screen)
Includes an age column on the screen display.  The Age column shows how old the main person was when each event happened.

Use Short Location Names
Uses the short location names (as opposed to the long location names) when displaying place names on the Chronology screen and report.

Analysis Formatting
The Chronology View and report are very useful when trying to see where people traveled during their lifetimes.  Legacy offers two options that make this information much more noticeable on the report.  The first is the reversal of the date column so that the year comes first.  This makes it easier to glance down the column to see what years the events occurred within.  The second is to reverse the order of the location field and put it at the beginning of the descriptive column in optional bold type.  You can then quickly see the location path that occurred during the person's life.

Birth and Death Information after Names
Select from None, Year Range Only, and Dates and Locations.

Report Options Tab
The report options apply to the creation of a Chronology Report.  (See Chronology Report for more information.)

Timeline Column
The timeline column is a graphical representation of the time span of each event represented on the report.  It easily shows how events overlapped and shows what all was happening at any particular time.  The bars in the timeline are colored according to the settings on the Formatting tab.

Shading the Life Range
This option extends the life range of the main person down the entire timeline behind all other events.  This way you can easily see where the events occurred within the life of the individual.

Age Column
The Age column shows how old the main person was when each event happened.

Printing in Black and White
The Chronology report normally prints in color, but if you only have a black-and-white printer you can change the color to only black and white.

This option prints horizontal lines between each event.

Average Life Span
You can specify the average life span you want to use for child and spouse bars when the death dates are not available.

Print Individual's Picture   
Includes the picture of the individual.  You can also choose to have a drop shadow printed behind each picture by selecting the with Shadow option.
Print Private Individuals 
Includes the names of individuals who are marked as Private on their Information screens.

Print Invisible Individuals 
Includes the names of individuals who are marked as Invisible on their Information screens.

Report Title
You can change the title of the report as desired.

Change Fonts
You can specify the font name, size, and style to be used in each section of the chronology report. See Report Fonts for more information.

Privacy Options
Privacy is of great concern when printing reports.  Legacy provides many options so that you can suppress and eliminate sensitive information, individuals, and marriages.  These include:

Suppression of Living Individuals and Their Families
  • Suppress Details for Living People 
  • Exclude Living People Totally 
  • Suppress Details for Deceased Spouses of Living Individuals 
  • Suppress Details for Deceased Children of Living Individuals 
    Override Privacy Settings
  • Include Private Individuals 
  • Include Invisible Individuals 
  • Include Private Marriages 
  • Include Private Child-Parent Relationships 
  • Include [[ Private ]] Notes 
  • Include Events Marked "Private
  • Include Master Events Marked "Private

    To open the Privacy Options screen, click the Privacy Options button along the right side of the screen. Also see Privacy Settings for more information about marking individuals and marriages as private.

    Page Setup
    You can change the settings for page margins, orientation, paper size, border lines, header positions, page numbering, compiler information, and footer contents.

    Printer Setup
    Lets you change the page size and orientation before generating the report. You can also change the target printer and its specific settings.

    Change Fonts
    You can specify the font name, size and style to be used on the Chronology Report.  See Report Fonts for more information.

    Sources Tab 
    Print Source Citations-Print where the information was found for the individual.
    Where to Print- You can choose to print the source citations starting immediately after the chronology information on the same page or starting on a new page.
    Formatted Source Titles-Published sources usually have their titles italicized when printed as a footnote or endnote.  Unpublished source titles are usually printed in quotations.  If you want to override this setting, uncheck this option.
    Include Repository-Prints the repository name and address.  You can also choose to include the Phone Number, E-mail address, and Home Page URLs.
    Include the Recorded Date-Print the date that the source detail was recorded.
    Include the File ID Number-Print the file ID number from the source detail.
    Include the Surety Level-Prints the Surety level setting as part of the citation.
    Include Master Source Pictures-Include the preferred image (if any) for each master source.
    Include Detail Source Pictures-Include the preferred image (if any) for each source citation detail.
    Picture Options-You can choose the relative size of the pictures printed (small, medium, or large) or a specific size.  The pictures can be printed with their captions and descriptions.  Pictures can also be printed with a background shadow of various shades and widths.

    Note:  The settings for the Chronology View Options screen are saved in a file called Chron.usr in the [My Documents]\Legacy Family Tree\_AppData\Usr\ folder.

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