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Adding a Decorative Photo or Embellishment' to a Descendant Chart

Adding a Decorative Photo or Embellishment' to a Descendant Chart

Posted: 4 Jan 2013 2:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
On page 179 of "The Companion Guide to Family Tree Maker 2012", under the heading 'Adding a Decorative Photo or Embellishment', there is a photo with an embellishment shown as a separate page. I want to add exactly this as a title page for a descendant chart that I am creating. But I cannot figure out how to add this as a separate title page nor can I find any reference as to how to do it.

Any help greatly appreciated

Carmen in Ottawa Canada

Re: Adding a Decorative Photo or Embellishment' to a Descendant Chart

Posted: 4 Jan 2013 4:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Carmen -

Try the link below - and at the bottom of that link are some more references to look at:

http://ftm.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5240/~/inser...

Virginia

Re: Adding a Decorative Photo or Embellishment' to a Descendant Chart

Posted: 4 Jan 2013 7:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Virginia.

The 'write up' is much the same as that in the Companion Guide and unfortunately neither ones tells you how to put the photo and embellishment on a separate title page. As you suggested, I also looked at one of the other references (Customizing a chart in Family Tree Maker 2010 – 2012) but agin no luck.

I just can't figure out how to put it on a page all by itself.

Thanks anyway .... Carmen

Re: Adding a Decorative Photo or Embellishment' to a Descendant Chart

Posted: 5 Jan 2013 2:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Carmen -

You could try inserting the photo and embellishment above, below, or in place of the chart title and - as you view the chart pages in the book format, move your photo/embellishment appropriately (probably to the left) so it is in the center of the first page.

Virginia

Re: Adding a Decorative Photo or Embellishment' to a Descendant Chart

Posted: 6 Jan 2013 1:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Ok Virginia, I did exactly as you suggested and I end up with the embellishment in the top left corner of the first page on which there is a chart. But I want only the embellishment to be on the first page - just like a title page. I can not find any way to move it to a separate page. I don't know if you have tried to do it but I sure cannot do it.The photo and embellishment, as shown on page 179 of the Companion Guide, is exactly what I want.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Carmen

Re: Adding a Decorative Photo or Embellishment' to a Descendant Chart

Posted: 6 Jan 2013 2:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Carmen -

I can't figure it out and FTM certainly doesn't make it easy to edit or customize a chart. That would be so simple in a program like TMG's Visual Chartform or Rootsmagic charts.

You might hand it over to FTM Support and see what they come up with - probably just refer you back to the manual or the tutorials, which I found of no help.

Virginia

Re: Adding a Decorative Photo or Embellishment' to a Descendant Chart

Posted: 6 Jan 2013 2:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
You are right Virginia, the manual is of no help whatsoever. It shows a nice photo and embellishment but doesn't explain how they 'apparently' place them on a separate page. I believe I did send a query to FTM support but did not receive any reply; but, as you say, they will probably just refer me back to the manual.

If I ever figure it out I'll let you know how it's done.

Best regards .... Carmen
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