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Lineage Reports

   To print a Lineage report:
1. Choose Chart Reports > Lineage Chart from the Reports tab on the Ribbon bar
2. When the Report Menu is displayed, click on the tab labeled Lineage.  
3. Set the options, as described below.
4. Click either Print or Preview to view the report.

A Lineage report is a direct-line patriarchal line report that shows an ascendancy line between two people and also optionally shows the siblings of each male ancestor.

  • Title -  The default title is Lineage Report.  If you would like something different, you can edit the title. You can also embed replaceable fields within the title text.  For example, "The Paternal Lineage for [name]".  The [name] field will be replaced with the person's name when the report is generated.  See Report Title Options for a complete list of fields available.
  • Number of Generations -  Set the number of generations to include in the Lineage report by using the up and down arrows on the spin control.
  • Report Style -  The Lineage report can be printed as a Horizontal Chart or a Vertical Report.
  • Include Siblings -  Includes the brothers and sisters of the direct patriarchal ancestors.

    Report Options
    For a complete list and explanation of all the report options available for this report, including items to include on the report, formatting options, pictures, sources, page setup, headers, footers and font selection, click here.

    Report Language
    You can choose from different languages when generating the Lineage report.  To select a language, click the Report Language button and choose the language file to be used when generating the report.  There are many language files available.  To reset the language selection back to the default value, click the Reset button.

    Note: All the program-produced titles and subtitles and labels and all the dates will be translated but items such as user-enter titles and location won't be translated.

    Index Generation
    By selecting the checkbox in the upper-left corner of the Index Options button, you can have Legacy generate an alphabetical index for the report.  This is particularly useful when you are printing a large number of consecutively numbered reports.  The index includes each person who is shown on each page and what position they occupy on that page.  The index can be lined or unlined and printed in one, two or three columns.  Click the Index Options button to make changes in the index format.  (See Index Options for more information.)

    Where to Send the Report
    Descendant Charts can be output to various formats.  Make your choice by clicking on the appropriate option button in the lower right corner of the Report Menu window.  The choices are:
  • Screen / Printer  Sends the report to either the Print Preview window or directly to your printer depending on whether you click the Preview or Print button.  (See Printing below.)
  • PDF File - Generates the report, displays it in the Print Preview window and then creates an Adobe PDF (Portable Document File) file.  This file can be viewed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader and easily sent to other people by e-mail.  (This feature is part of the Deluxe Edition only.)

    For more information on the output options, see Report Output Formats.

    When you have set all the options, click either the Preview button to see an on-screen view of the report before it is actually printed, or click Print to have the report sent directly to the printer.

    For more information on the output options, see Report Output Formats.

    See Also:
    Family Group Records
    Descendant Reports
    Pedigree Charts
    Individual Reports
    Ancestor Reports
    Ahnentafel (Ancestor) Book Generation
    Modified Register (Descendant) Book Generation
    Descendant Narrative Book Generation 
    Name Tags 
    Address Labels 
    To-Do Report 

    Note:  The report settings for the Lineage Chart Record report are saved in a file called Lineage.usr in the [My Documents]\Legacy Family Tree\_AppData\Usr\ folder.

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