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Condensing charts

Postby burtonl1950 » 08 Aug 2018 19:51

I have entered the names, dob's and death dates into the program. When I went to print preview it showed I have 56 pages to print. Some of the pages only have one horizontal line of info on them. How can I condense the charts so that I can print them out without it being so many pages. I watched the video online re: printing, but I still cannot figure it out.

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Re: Condensing charts

Postby tatewise » 08 Aug 2018 20:41

Welcome to the FHUG.

I guess you are viewing a Diagram of some sort.

The easiest solution is to use Diagram > Save Diagram As > PDF File (.pdf) and choose the option to Adjust PDF File ... into One Page and ensure the Printer chosen is Family Historian PDF. Then print the resulting PDF File.
There are extensive details in Knowledge Base > Single Page PDF of a Diagram.

There are also methods for adjusting the Scale of Diagrams to fit pages as explained in Getting the Most From Family Historian in Chapter 11. Scaling & Printing Diagrams. See Knowledge Base > Key Features for Newcomers and follow its links.
See also Knowledge Base > Getting ready to Print Diagrams.
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Re: Condensing charts

Postby burtonl1950 » 09 Aug 2018 17:44

Thank you tatewise for responding. I did what you said step by step and at first I got a message
saying :Family Historian is not responding:. Afterwards each time I tried the little circle kept going
round and round. Do I need to install some kind of printer device?

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Re: Condensing charts

Postby Gowermick » 09 Aug 2018 18:44

You may find that the FH PDF printer is waiting for you to give it a filename. I found this out yesterday, and at the last minute, just before I gave up, I spotted that the printer was siganalling on the windows task-bar, waiting a response. Sadly, this dialogue box was tucked away to the side of the screem, so I didn’t spot it.
Try again, and look out for a dialogue box asking for a filename!
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Re: Condensing charts

Postby burtonl1950 » 09 Aug 2018 19:04

Thank you, I'll give it another try.

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Re: Condensing charts

Postby tatewise » 09 Aug 2018 20:14

There have been several recent postings regarding this One Page PDF mode misbehaving, and Mike Loney just reported another.
I have just tried using it, and it does not reliably produce a One Page PDF, so will investigate further and feedback results.
This misbehaviour has only started recently, but whether it is FH or Windows updates that are the cause is not clear.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history.

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Re: Condensing charts

Postby PeterR » 09 Aug 2018 22:09

No problem with Windows 7.
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Re: Condensing charts

Postby Gowermick » 09 Aug 2018 22:31

PeterR wrote:No problem with Windows 7.

It wasn’t a real problem in Windows 10 either, just me not realising the dialogue box was open, and awaiting a reply.

I have a very large screen, with 4 or 5 windows open, and just didn’t spot the dialogue box, as it opened in another part of the screen, and not in front of the FH window where I would have noticed it :D

Now I know what to expect, it works fine.
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Re: Condensing charts

Postby tatewise » 10 Aug 2018 12:03

For the avoidance of any doubt, the dialogue should appear in the top left-hand corner of the monitor screen, as shown in Knowledge Base > Single Page PDF of a Diagram > FH Version 4 & Later.
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Re: Condensing charts

Postby tatewise » 14 Aug 2018 10:13

One issue I have recently discovered involves the Windows default Printing Preferences for the Family Historian PDF settings.
By default after initial installation the page Orientation is set to Portrait mode.

If the user alters that to Landscape mode, the Diagram > Save Diagram As > PDF File (.pdf) options using Family Historian PDF are all disrupted due to the wrong Orientation being applied (unless the Diagram Height & Width happen to be very similar).

In Windows 10 that is set via Start > Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners > Family Historian PDF > Manage > Printing preferences > Orientation.

I have reported this scenario to Calico Pie.

See Knowledge Base > Family Historian PDF Defaults.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history.


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