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Timeline Reports

A Timeline report shows the life span of either the ancestors or descendants of a particular individual.

To print a Timeline report:
1. Choose Chart Reports > Timeline Chart from the Reports tab on the Ribbon bar
2. Set the options, as described below.
3. Click either Print or Preview to view the report.


Ancestors or Descendants
You can generate this report for either the ancestors or the descendants of an individual.  The report always starts with the oldest people at the top of the page and proceeds in age order.

The default titles are Timeline: Ancestors of [Fullname] and Timeline: Descendants of [Fullname] which includes the starting person's name.  If you would like something different, you can edit the titles. You can embed replaceable fields within the title text.  For example, "Report 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 Timeline report by using the up and down arrows on the spin control.

Average Life Span
When either the birth or death year is missing, Legacy draws a dashed box to indicate and estimated life span for the individual.  This value is initially set to 70 years.  You can change it to any number of year you think better represents the average life span of your family.

Year Across Each Page
You can set the number of years represented across the width of each page from 100 to 300 years by 50 year increments.

Project Average Life for Living Individuals
Extends the life box for living individuals out to the average life span indicated above.

Include shadow behind boxes
Prints a drop-shadow behind each person's life box.

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 Timeline 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.

Color Text and Boxes
When printing reports that include boxed information, you can select from four different coloring styles (or none at all).  See Custom Box Colors for more information.
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.)

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

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