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Relationship Chart

Report Options

Clicking the Print button next to the Options button at the bottom of the Relationship Calculator opens the Relationship Chart window where you can customize and print a chart showing how two people are related.  The chart starts at the top with the common ancestor and continues on down the left and right showing the lines of descent to the selected individuals.

The Relationship Calculator is reached by clicking the Relationship button on the Tools tab of the Ribbon bar.

There are many options you can choose when creating a Relationship Chart.  Each option is described below:

Items to Include
RIN Numbers-The Record Identification Number (RIN) of each individual.

MRIN Numbers - The Marriage Record Identification Number (MRIN) of each marriage.

Dates-Which dates and in what format they should be displayed after the names.

Marriage Date-Include the marriage date of couples.

Pictures-Include the preferred picture for the direct-line descendants.

Put Boxes Around Individuals-Surround each individual or couple with a lined box.
Choose the Box Style-You can choose from 14 different box styles.
Shadowed-Put a drop-down shadow behind each box.
Box Width-The width of the surrounding box.
Box Indent-How far the box is indented from the left and right margins.
Box Spacing-The vertical separation distance between successive boxes.
Box Color-The fill color for the boxes.  Click Choose to select a color.
Text Color-The color of the text printed inside the boxes.  If you have selected a dark color for the box fill, you should choose a lighter color for the text.  Click Choose to select a color.

Title of Report-The title to appear at the top of each page of the Relationship Chart.

Page Setup
The Page Setup screen allows you to change margins, paper orientation, paper size, borders, headers, page numbering and footers.  (See Page Setup for more information.)

Printer Setup
Lets you change the page size 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 in each section of the chart.  See Report Fonts for more information.

When you have set all the options for the relationship chart printout, click either Preview to see an on-screen view of the chart before actually printing, or click Print to have the chart sent directly to the printer.

Print Current Relationship or All Relationships
Two individuals can be related in more than one way.  Your great great grandmother on your mother's mother's mother's side may have been the wife of your great great grandfather on your father's side.  People can be related in dozens or even hundreds or thousands of ways.  You can either print the currently highlighted relationship on the Relationship Calculator or print every relationship in the list.

Each on a New Page-Starts each relationship chart on a new page.

Where to Send the Report
The report can be output to various formats.  Make your choice by clicking on the appropriate option button in the lower right.  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. 

Text File-Sends the report to a text file on either your hard drive or a floppy disk.  You will be prompted for a drive and folder.

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.)

Reset Values
Click this button to restore default settings to the report.

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