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Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?

Post by ctb » 20 May 2019 15:53

Hello all
After years of entering data into Family Historian, I now want to get it out!
I like the Individual Summary Reports but would rather avoid having individual ones for each ancestor. But I don't see any way of creating a summary report which covers the selected individual and their ancestors, the way that I can by Ancestors By Generation Narrative.
Ancestors By Generation Narrative nicely combines all members into one report, but I prefer the more factual style that the Individual Summary Reports provides.
I'm wondering if I need to create a custom report to merge the two, or am I missing a standard report that gives me what I'm looking for?
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Re: Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 20 May 2019 16:03

Use the Ancestors query to select the individual and their ancestors when creating the report.

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Re: Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?

Post by ctb » 20 May 2019 16:15

Thanks @ColeValleyGirl. I did that and it just created a long list of individual reports rather than joining them all together the way that Ancestors By Generation Narrative does....

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Re: Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?

Post by ctb » 20 May 2019 16:25

Ah, I've just found the View > Queries and I'm wondering if you mean I should create a report from there...
I wish there was someone I could pay to help me with all this. I did ask about that a couple of years ago, but didn't get any where. Surely there must be someone who would do all this for me if I pay them! It is far too complicated for me and I just don't have the time... sigh!

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Re: Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?

Post by ColeValleyGirl » 20 May 2019 16:27

View > Queries isn't relevant here.

If the Individual Summary Report using the Ancestors query isn't what you want, I'm at a loss to know what to suggest. Somebody else may have a bright idea.

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Re: Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?

Post by ctb » 20 May 2019 16:37

I have now found Publish > Publishing Tools Finder which is looking optimistic! (I had been looking further down that menu).
Not sure whether I've got there yet, but many thanks for your help.

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Re: Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?

Post by tatewise » 20 May 2019 17:05

Publishing Tools Finder won't help you as it is just another way of choosing from the Publish reports menu.
There is no easy way to produce an Individual Summary Report tabulated style in an Ancestor by Generation type report.

Have you tried the Publish > Outline Report > Ancestor Outline report?
See Knowledge Base > Ancestor Outline for suggested Report Options to list facts line by line.
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Re: Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?

Post by ctb » 20 May 2019 17:52

Many thanks Tatewise.
And I did have a look at Ancestor Outline but it's a bit too squashed up, I feel.
I think I'll stick with the "Ancestor by Generation Narrative" report. The thing I don't like about it is when it repeats information - eg "In 1976 she lived in Bath. In 1981 she lived in Bath" - I know that it is only taking the raw information and spewing it out, but it jars when reading it.
But I think on the whole it looks better and I like the way it groups people according to generation.
Thanks

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Re: Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?

Post by tatewise » 20 May 2019 18:11

What do you mean by a bit too squashed up?
If you could explain the problem a bit more clearly there might be a solution.

The default font size is smaller in Outline reports than in Narrative reports.
However, it is the same small font size as in Individual Summary Reports.
Nevertheless, font size and bold settings are easy to customise.
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Re: Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?

Post by Jane » 20 May 2019 19:57

Narrative reports can be "cleaned" by customising the sentences, for example if you don't want to show where you have entered multiple facts for the same information, set the ones you don't want to an override sentence of {blank} and change a few around to improve the flow.
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Re: Can I join together Individual Summary Reports into one?

Post by tatewise » 20 May 2019 20:26

You can even customise each Sentence Template to use a tabulated format.
See Knowledge Base > Narrative Report Fact Sentence Templates > Tabulated Facts for details.
However, if you use a lot of Fact Types it involves quite a lot of customisation.
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