Report Options Dialog: Pictures Tab (Descendant Outline)


Picture Type There are 2 Picture Types:
  1. Root Individual
  2. Root's Spouses

Both pictures types display either above the text, or to the right of it, depending on the Picture Location values for each picture type.

Max Pics Specifies the maximum no. of pictures of each type, for each category.
Picture Location There are 5 possible locations for each picture type:
  1. In Rows Above Text, Left-Aligned
  2. Above Text Left-Aligned
  3. Above Text Centred
  4. Above Text Right-Aligned
  5. To the Right of the Text

Bear in mind that depending on your Max Pics values, you may have multiple pictures to display.

In option 1, pictures are displayed above the text, in rows. The number of pictures per row is determined by the page size, and by the size you specify for each picture (see below). If you have 5 pictures to display and there is only room for 3 per row, you will get 3 in the first row and 2 in the second.

In options 2, 3 and 4, you never get more than one picture per row. If you have multiple pictures they will be displayed in columns, left-aligned, centred or right-aligned, above the text in the relevant section.

In option 5, pictures are displayed in a column, at the right edge of the page, and alongside the text rather than above it.

Although all combinations of picture locations are permitted, not all combinations are necessarily sensible. For example, although using option 1 for Root Individual pictures and option 5 for Root Spouses pictures, would be a very reasonable choice, the reverse would probably not look good. This is because Root Spouses pictures always come after Root Individual pictures. If option 5 were used for Root Individual pictures, they would display down the right side of the page. However, they might not print alongside the text, because if there were any Root Spouses pictures, they would, in this scenario, print using option 1 - ie. they have to print below Root Individual pictures, but above the text (because, in part, that is what Option 1 means). This means that the text would be pushed down past the Root Spouses pictures, and there would be an empty space left opposite the Root Individual Pictures.

Size There are 3 standard sizes for pictures: Small, Medium and Large. These sizes are landscape if the picture is to display above the text, and portrait if it is to display alongside it.

You can also specify a Custom size. If you specify both a height and width for the custom size, the picture will be sized to fit within this allowed space. For pictures which are to be displayed in rows above the text (option 1 for Picture Location), you must specify both a height and width for the custom size. For pictures which are to display above the text but not in rows (options 2, 3 and 4 for Picture Location) you must specify a height, but you don't have to specify a width (i.e. you can set the height vaue to 0). For pictures which are to display to the right of the text (option 5 for Picture Location), you must specify a width, but you don't have to specify a height (i.e. you can set the height vaue to 0).

Picture Gaps Brings up a dialog box which allows you to specify the gap left around pictures, and the gap left between the picture and its caption, if any.
Show Captions with Pictures Show picture captions
Inc. Year of Pictur Include the year of the picture, if known.
Inc. Individual's Age at Picture Date Include the Individual's age, if this can be calculated. Requires that both the picture date, and the Individual's date-of-birth be known.
Inc. Picture Title Pictures can have a title, which can be included in the caption (within quotes).
…If Showing Whole Picture Only It usually does not make sense to show the title for a whole picture if you are looking at only a small part of it.
Inc. [[private]] Notes Sometimes you may wish to specify your own caption for certain pictures, rather than letting Family Historian generate one for you. You can do this in the Objects tab of the Property Dialog, or in the Multimedia Window, by choosing the option Use Note as Caption for the relevant Link/Note.

The option, Inc. [[private]] Notes, allows you to control whether ‘private text’ (that is text which you have put inside pairs of doubled square brackets - e.g. [[private text]]) is displayed as part of the caption.

Remove [[ and ]] When displaying private text, you may wish to remove the doubled square brackets that surround it.
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