Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How to High-Light a Branch of your Chart

So, you created a Descendant Chart for a display or sending it to a cousin. This cousin may not be a genealogist or not familiar with such a Chart. So, you want to High Light or Color Code that chart for a couple of branches of this Chart.

Here is a piece of such a chart:


This chart covers 40 pages of 8.5 x 11. The red box indicates the branch to be highlighted for this person (or branch).

To Select the individual boxes, select the first box, hold the CTRL key, and select the other boxes that you want to highlight.

This will turn the outline of the boxes Blue.

Right Click on one of the boxes and a window will appear.


We're going to Mark Selected this group as Marking 1. So now this group of boxes, (or branch) are marked.

Selecting the 3rd ICON in the Right Hand Panel, will bring up a window where you can define the Color of the Border, Shading of the box, Shadow of the box, for Marked Boxes 1.



So all of the boxes Marked 1 will have a Red Outline and will have a gray fill, within the box. Make your own choices. I used these colors for the Blog, not necessarily good for reading on a chart. Below are the result of the choices what were made.


There are three Marked Groups available and many other options for how the Chart will display. This is only an example of highlighting a specific branch.

If you are going to Email this type of chart, you can Generate a PDF file, and attach it to an Email. Color another Branch to be sent to another cousin. Select Share, and select Export to PDF, and that will bring up a window to name the PDF file to be attached to the email.



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