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by philmcleod
15 Mar 2019 17:29
Forum: Plugin Discussions
Topic: File location of Plugin - Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings
Replies: 2
Views: 355

File location of Plugin - Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings

I have several times used the Plugin “Backup and Restore Family Historian Settings” to the default location and have regularly done Full Backups (Entire Project Folder) using the inbuilt FH Backup & Restore facility to a portable hard drive. I am curious as to actually what file contains the setting...
by philmcleod
23 Feb 2019 15:03
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Printing generation lines but no background
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Printing generation lines but no background

Thanks, but if the print tab is used to not print background then the lines go as well Changing the background colour to white for some reason does not save the colour as white. Luckily at present I have Adobe Pro so if the charts are saved as pdf I can edit them to remove the stripes but leave the ...
by philmcleod
23 Feb 2019 12:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: Printing generation lines but no background
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Printing generation lines but no background

I want to print charts without the background stripes but still retain the generation lines. Is there an option for this that I cannot find.
by philmcleod
21 Mar 2018 12:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

Further comments from Martin at FH Support that may be helpful in the future [/Following up on your previous enquiry. You wanted to use 'Save as PDF' rather than the File > Print method of generating a PDF file, while still setting a white margin around the diagram. As I said in earlier emails, the ...
by philmcleod
20 Mar 2018 12:19
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

I too am using Win 7 so I agree it is not the fault of Window
Although this discussion has been somewhat lengthy it has eventually highlighted several issues as Mike has reported.
Thanks to all for input
Phil
by philmcleod
20 Mar 2018 11:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

I have received a final email from FH Support in which Martin says ........we have confirmed the 'Save as PDF' command (Save Diagram As > PDF File) is affected by the Print Margins that are set on the Print tab of Diagram Options, but that is an error and we have logged it as such. We only discovere...
by philmcleod
18 Mar 2018 13:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

Lorna,
Yes I meant diagram and I agree that the are some strange issues and will continue to see where this eventually leads. As I said before, meaningful guidance step by step in FH Help would be very useful
by philmcleod
18 Mar 2018 12:16
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

Lorna, My last post was based on doing a completely new chart the same as the one I was using as my example. Certainly changing orientation did have the effect I described. I got the impression from FH Support that even the default Standard Charts save the settings within them from the last time you...
by philmcleod
18 Mar 2018 09:01
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

If it helps, with my sample diagram, and it may not work for others, I have found that the following works the same for both options but not ideal or quick Diagram>Save Diagram As>PDF File FH PDF printer MUST be set as default before you start, including setting the orientation by guessing. Modify m...
by philmcleod
17 Mar 2018 13:45
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

Lorna, Apologies if misunderstandings have arisen, but if you refer to Mike Tate's post of 14 Mar at 16.58 & my reply of 14 Mar 17.26 I thought it was established that whilst the chart moved down within the pdf the added margin increased the background size so as the complete pdf area was still in t...
by philmcleod
17 Mar 2018 12:21
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

Lorna, Exactly the same result can be achieved by simply leaving all defaults, saving as Diagram>Save Diagram As> pdf File and then simply put in the required margin into the Save dialog box. This adds the border to the pdf including the background as your method. This was discussed right at the sta...
by philmcleod
17 Mar 2018 08:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

Lorna,
As I have said previously, the diagram IS centred by default so long as no margins are adjusted. A straight "save as pdf" automatically does this. See Capture1
Once you start adjusting the top margin it all goes weird, including putting unnecessary background across the whole page
by philmcleod
16 Mar 2018 19:43
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

As far as positioning the chart on the page sensibly, my example in the attached "Standard Default Diagram" where it is in the middle of the page gives about 65 mm above and below the chart, see the print layout in Capture1. I would have thought that more than adequate to allow an increase in the to...
by philmcleod
16 Mar 2018 17:32
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

My response to Ros was: Firstly all the diagrams are saved directly as pdfs, not FH charts, if that makes a difference I again tried Martins method but it still did not work I am attaching the original saved as pdf file that is fine except it is in centre of page and also the result of adding a 30 m...
by philmcleod
16 Mar 2018 17:29
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

This was Martins reply from FH Support If you choose to view page boundaries, or just to print in the ordinary way, Family Historian will use whatever page size is specified for your current printer. You can check this by clicking on 'Print Setup' on the File menu when viewing a diagram. In fact it'...
by philmcleod
16 Mar 2018 15:11
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

Mike,
Thanks - I am pleased that you have managed to reproduce my problem. I was beginning to think I was having a seriously long "senior moment"
I think FH Support may take more notice of you than me
Phil
by philmcleod
16 Mar 2018 14:52
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

Mike, I have received a response from FH support which is not really helpful. It is a long response about it being best to use Print to FH pdf rather than Save as pdf . and setting the margin in the pdf printer page set up. I tried this but it makes no difference. Although I initially suggested that...
by philmcleod
16 Mar 2018 13:27
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

Mike, I understand what you say about reports but in the case of these small charts the margin SHOULD make no difference unless the chart was already close to the bottom of the page As for the bug, I believe you are correct. In the first case my landscape chart excluding margins was 145.8 mm x 55.2 ...
by philmcleod
16 Mar 2018 11:47
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

Lorna,
I am afraid I cannot get the Use Current Page Layout to work. Whilst it will give the white margin, it also completely covers the page with the background strips and still pushes the chart off the bottom of the page onto a 2nd page.
It must be my age
by philmcleod
16 Mar 2018 10:20
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

Jane, Thanks for suggestions, but as my volumes amount to more than 4000 pages I have been trying to merge as many pdf files into large pdfs that contain at least a whole chapter, which consists of numerous documents that have not come from FH. I want to be able to amalgamate the A4 charts as part o...
by philmcleod
16 Mar 2018 09:08
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

Jane, Thanks but not an option at this stage nor appropriate. My family history "publication" which I have been putting together for 2 years is all arranged in volumes of families, groups of ancestors etc and reports from FH go alongside the appropriate chart which is why they are to be put into A4 ...
by philmcleod
16 Mar 2018 08:25
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

Mike, To answer your point, the custom width and height on the page tab is 168.2 x 87.7. Maybe I do not fully understand the process of pdf but I am looking at the problem simplistically. I regard the pdf as the chart and the background area as generated without any adjustments to default margins. I...
by philmcleod
15 Mar 2018 22:04
Forum: General Usage
Topic: White Margins on PDF saved charts
Replies: 81
Views: 9267

Re: White Margins on PDF saved charts

After using Diagram Save As > PDF File the settings in the Print dialogue shown by the Properties button on the Page tab are all for margins of 0. I appreciate that the pdf page adjusts to the tree. As I said previously, when I said a nominal small border on the other 3 sides it was not meant as a m...