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Offline GerryS

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Family Tree Maker - printing large sheets
« on: Thursday 24 December 09 13:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Can anyone help me - I want to print my family tree either descendants or ancestors or the whole thing (!) from Family Tree Maker 2009 just as a rough copy (for checking and seeing what I need to do). But I want to print it all on one sheet - A1 or A0 sheets. I believe I can download as a PDF to a memory stick and take to a print shop and they should be able to print it for minimal cost. The problem is the maximum page size FTM seems to do is A2 - and that results in several A2 pages which I don't want to do.
So the question is can I from FTM 2009 (or copy to some other on-line software) set up to an A1 or A2 sheet?
I don't want to use a professional genealogy printing company as its a work in progress (!!!) and I think there maybe 1 or 2 linkages which are currently incorrect but it is hard to see on the screen.
Thanks for your help
Gerry
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Re: Family Tree Maker - printing large sheets
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 24 December 09 17:58 GMT (UK) »
This is so frustrating Gerry  I have exactly the same problem . All told I am not very enamoured of Family Tree Maker 2009. There are so many things which are difficult to put right once you have made a mistake.
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Re: Family Tree Maker - printing large sheets
« Reply #2 on: Monday 28 December 09 10:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,
I managed to figure it out!!!
If you sent up you chart in the normal way (do not worry about page overlaps). Then go to 'Share' on the top right and that gives you a drop down, choose 'Export to one page PDF' and its done!!! You can then load it to a memory stick or whatever and take for printing!
Hope this is useful
Gerry
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Re: Family Tree Maker - printing large sheets
« Reply #3 on: Friday 17 February 12 11:51 GMT (UK) »
Once again, rootschatterers come to the rescue!
My frustration has ended
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Re: Family Tree Maker - printing large sheets
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 31 March 18 19:28 BST (UK) »
If you sent up you chart in the normal way (do not worry about page overlaps). Then go to 'Share' on the top right and that gives you a drop down, choose 'Export to one page PDF' and its done!!! You can then load it to a memory stick or whatever and take for printing!
Hope this is useful
Gerry
You may find that if your FTM print is quite large then the 'Export to one page PDF' fails. One solution is to install [for free] CutePDF as a printer on your computer. Then you can 'Print' your tree directly to PDF after choosing one of the custom page sizes in the Printer Properties menu - the largest is 3ft x 8ft.
If your chart is larger than that then I think you would have print directly from the FTM program. So, if was to be printed commercially, you would have to install the printer onto a laptop, prepare your print in FTM then connect your laptop to the printer at the shop. Alternatively install FTM at the printshop and copy your file into the Family Tree Maker directory.
Do not allow a printshop to charge you 'by the foot' - remember, a chart is 99% blank space.
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