Report Options Dialog: Pictures Tab (Individual)


Picture Type There are 4 Picture Types:
  1. Individual
  2. Spouse Family
  3. Spouse
  4. Children

Individual pictures display in the Main section if that is being displayed (see Sections in the Contents Tab (Individual)).

Spouse Family, Spouse and Children pictures all display in the Spouses and Children section(s), if there are any and if they are being displayed (see Sections again).

Max Pics Specifies the maximum no. of pictures of each type, for each category. For example, if you set Spouse Family to 3, you will see up to 3 pictures (depending on how many you have) for each spouse family of the Individual whose details are being shown in the report. If that person had 4 spouse families, you could theoretically have 12 pictures appearing in the report for Spouse Family alone.
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 Spouse Family pictures and option 5 for Spouse pictures, would be a very reasonable choice, the reverse would probably not look good. This is because the pictures are always displayed in the order shown. If option 5 were used for Spouse Family pictures, they would display down the right side of the page. However, they probably would not print alongside the text, because if there were any Spouse pictures, they would, in this scenario, print using option 1 - ie. they have to print below Spouse Family pictures (because Spouse pictures always do), but above the text (because, in part, that is what Option 1 means). This means that the text would be pushed down past the Spouse pictures, and there would be an empty space left opposite the Spouse Family 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 width value 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 value to 0).

Spouse and Child 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

These options have no effect if the Spouses and Children section(s) are not being displayed, because it only affects pictures displayed in those sections (see Sections in the Contents Tab (Individual)). Option 1 implies that only faces (or other 'areas' within spouse family pictures) will be used for Spouses and Children. 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 Spouse Family pictures, will have the effect of ensuring that no pictures are displayed of either Spouses or Children either, 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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