Report Options Dialog: Pictures Tab (Family)


Picture Type There are 4 Picture Types:
  1. Family
  2. Parents
  3. Children
  4. Children's Spouses

Family pictures display in the Family Summary section if that is being displayed (see Sections in the Contents Tab (Family)). If it it not being displayed, they display at the top of the report.

In Family reports, each parent, and each child has their own section. Parents pictures display in the parents' sections. Children and Children's Spouses pictures display in the childrens' sections.

Max Pics Specifies the maximum no. of pictures of each type, for each category. For example, if you set Children's Spouses to 1, you will see up to 3 pictures for a given child, if that child had 3 spouses.
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 the relevant section, 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 Children pictures and option 5 for Children's Spouses pictures, would be a very reasonable choice, the reverse would probably not look good. This is because Children's Spouses pictures always come after each child's pictures, within their section. If option 5 were used for Children pictures, they would display down the right side of the page. However, they probably might not print alongside the text, because if there were any Children Spouse pictures, they would, in this scenario, print using option 1 - ie. they have to print below Children 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 Children's Spouses pictures, and there would be an empty space left opposite the Children 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).

Individuals Picture Options The 3 options are:
  1. Use faces from displayed family pictures only
  2. Use faces from displayed family pictures for preference
  3. Use normal order of preference

Option 1 implies that only faces (or other 'areas' within Family pictures) will be used for Parents, Children and Childrens' Spouses. So, for example, if you have only one family picture for the Smiths, but Mr. Smith, the husband, isn't in it, no picture of Mr. Smith will be displayed, even if you have one. Option 2 would have the effect that a picture of Mr. Smith would be displayed, in this case, because it is only a preference to use faces from the family picture and not also a requirement. In option 3. the family picture(s) are ignored, and the normal order of preference for pictures is used.

Notice that choosing option 1 and setting Max Pics to 0 for Family pictures, will have the effect of ensuring that no pictures are displayed of Parents, Children or Children's Spouses, irrespective of what their Max Pics values are.

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 Picture 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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