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Old 09-07-2014, 02:02 PM
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Is it possible to create a large, complex file that is larger than the screen in which all parts of it can be accessed by moving it - like what happens with a map? (I'm interested in creating a family tree with several branches.)
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From the couple of times I've seen people doing this sort of thing, you might be better off using genealogy software that's designed to cope with family trees. I believe some of these programs include an option to output information to Word.
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Thank you, eNGiNe - I am considering using a genealogy site program, but I thought it would be simpler if I could do it directly in WORD. Do you have a recommendation for the best site? GeneBW
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I think the one my sister uses is FamilyTree Maker – does all the tricky stuff like drawing connectors, and gives a number of output options if you want to share the results as a word-processor file or a .pdf. Word isn't really intended as a full-screen layout program, which is the sort of thing I'd envisage for family-tree work. HTH.
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Thank you very much. I'll explore Family Tree Maker. Right now I'm interested in getting a family tree done (although I know there is still a lot of research I need to do). Later I'll want to find a way to share what I've done with other family members and maybe even beyond that into the genealogy community. Grateful for your responses, Gene BW
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