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BOOK - Beyond The Basics, A Guide For Advanced Users of Family Tree Maker
By Tana L. Petersen
You've mastered the basics. Now it's time to dive in and adapt Family Tree Maker to work for you and your unique family.
Picking up where the Companion Guide leaves off, Beyond the Basics teaches you the best ways to define complex relationships; gives examples of custom reports that can help you organize your family history and become a more effective researcher; and explains techniques to help you design beautiful family tree charts.
This guide was designed and released during the FTM 2011 version. The solutions provided in this guide continue to be usful for users of FTM 2012.
Here's just a few of the topics you'll learn about:
With Family Tree Maker, building your family tree has never been easier.
- Using Family Tree Maker and Ancestry.com together
- Merging, importing, and exporting trees
- Entering illegitimate births, multiple spouses, and name changes
- Using custom facts
- Designing wall charts
- Organizing media items
- And much more…
Author: Tana L. Pedersen
Chapter 1: Filling Out Your Tree
- Entering Names
- Entering Dates
- Entering Locations
- Entering Notes
Chapter 2: Defining Relationships
- Multiple Spouses
- Multiple Marriages to the Same Person
- Marriage Between Cousins
- Same-Sex Relationships
- Blended Families
- Illegitimate Children
- Individuals Without Children
- Unrelated Individuals
Chapter 3: Working More Efficiently
- Using the Index
- Selecting a Group of Individuals
- Searching Your Tree for Specific Individuals
- Editing an Individual
- Adding Family Members
Chapter 4: Importing and Exporting
- Importing Family Tree Maker Files
- Importing GEDCOMs
- Importing Other Files
- Importing Large Files
- Viewing and Resolving Import Errors
- Merging Files
- Exporting Trees
- Creating a Family Tree Make for Mac File
- Moving a Tree to a New Computer
- Maintaining a Tree on Two Computers
Chapter 5: Showing Off Your Family
- Pedigree Charts
- Descendant Charts
- Hourglass Charts
- Bow Tie Charts
- Fan Charts
- Family Tree Charts
- Extended Family Charts
- Relationship Charts
- Customizing a Chart
- Creating a Wall Chart
- Chart Ideas
Chapter 6: Analyzing Your Tree
- Personal Reports
- Research Reports
- Statistical Reports
- Media Reports
- Custom Reports
- Exporting Reports
Chapter 7: Preserving Your History
- Selecting a Book Style
- Preparing Your Tree
- Building a Book
- Adding Finishing Touches
- Previewing and Printing
Chapter 8: Making the Software Work for You
- Changing the Workspace Layout
- Setting the Default of the Editing Panel
- Managing Facts
- Customizing Historical Timelines
Chapter 9: Using Family Tree Maker and Ancestry.com
- Setting Up Web Search
- Downloading Blank Charts and Reports
- Using the Web Dashboard
- Family Tree Maker and Ancestry Member Trees
- Maintaining Trees in Family Tree Maker and on Ancestry
Chapter 10: Cleaning Up Your Tree
- Cleaning Up Your Sources
- Keeping Your Media Files Organized
- Creating a List of Duplicate Individuals
- Deleting a Group of Individuals
- Removing an Unknown Spouse
- Making Global Changes
Appendix A: Keyboard Shortcuts
Appendix B: Source Templates
Page count: 312
Size: 7" X 9"
Softcover (perfect bound)
Publisher: Ancestry Publishing, 2011
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