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Book related reporting questions

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 4:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am currently using Legacy software and really like the report formats, but I've run into a limitation that just won't do. I'm considering a switch to TMG but have a couple questions about producing a book.

1. Having a title page, copyright, dedication, preface, etc. is really nice. Can I include such things in a book from TMG?

2. Legacy has a limitation which essentially results in being able to include a maximum of 200 chapters, i.e. reports such as a family group report, a decendancy chart for an individual, etc. Does TMG have a restriction like that?

3. Legacy can produce an index of individuals at the end of the book citing the pages within the book where an individual appears. Can TMG produce a name index for its book?

If all you're going to tell me is to post these questions on Wholly Genes website, please don't reply.

Re: Book related reporting questions

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 4:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
You produce a book in TMG with whatever word processing software you have and decide to use. Any limitations that exist in creating a book will be limitations imposed by that software, and the hard drive of your computer. What TMG will do is produce the genealogy reports and charts you decide to include, often in the native format of your word processor.

Re: Book related reporting questions

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 4:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
You produce a book in TMG with whatever word processing software you have and decide to use. Any limitations that exist in creating a book will be limitations imposed by that software, and the hard drive of your computer. What TMG will do is produce the genealogy reports and charts you decide to include, often in the native format of your word processor.

Re: Book related reporting questions

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 1:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
That clears up a lot of questions. Thank you.

Re: Book related reporting questions

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 11:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Are you saying then that the software does not generate the appropriate TOC, Index Entries and etc. Are Headings set up using H1 H2 etc?

-or- am I going to have to find all of the citations, names, headings etc my self and mark them?

Re: Book related reporting questions

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 5:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
By "the software" do you mean TMG?? TMG will generate whatever options you ask it to produce in regard to indices, table of contents, headers and footers, titles, etc. The book will be created in the word processing software of your choice. As to if your wp software accepts the options you choose in TMG is another matter which TMG cannot control (I would have no idea why they won't accept your choices). Cites will print out in either footnotes or endnotes. BTW, TMG will give you a 30 day trial use of the entire program before you have to pay for it.

Re: Book related reporting questions

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 7:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
I quess I'll have to try it.

In MS-Word (by example) for TMG to work like I would expenct it must insert an XE tag to create an index, so if I want all names for an individual to be indexed each name would have to be noted with an XE tag. I would want the primary instance of the individual to have the name bold in the name index and any other instances of the name to be to be normal in the index.

Similar things happen with TOC, chapter headings and subheadings, where either tags or text types are used to generate various items in the TOC or end notes and foot notes.

Thanks

Re: Book related reporting questions

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 3:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
I posted a screenshot (link below) of the Index tab in the report options for a TMG report sent to Word (note that only TMG saves reports directly to Word). Click on Full Size at the top of the screen:

http://screencast.com/t/MhxAFWLOAtI

Virginia
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