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Texas Death Index, 1903-2000

How to email a report from Legacy

Question from Sharon,

I sure wish there was a way to create one of the charts (ie pedigree, etc) and highlight and copy it to place in an email. Sometimes I want to send genealogy info without having to manually write it all. Any suggestions would be wonderful.

You're right Sharon, retyping your genealogy would not be fun. Since you already have the information in Legacy, you do not need to. Legacy makes it easy to create a report and attach it to an email. Follow these steps:

  1. Preview the desired report to make sure it looks good.
  2. In the lower right, click on the Create PDF button. (This feature is only available in the Deluxe edition.)
  3. Enter a filename and remember where you save the file.
  4. The report has now been saved as an electronic document on your computer. The final step is to attach this file to your email.

The recipient of the report only needs to have Adobe Reader installed on their computer to view the report. Most likely, they already have it installed, but if not, it can be downloaded free at

In the new Creating and Sharing Perfect Reports video there is an entire section of the video devoted to sharing reports with others via email. If you already have the video, watch the section entitled Successful Correspondence. This section shows you step-by-step how to copy/paste a report into an email, or how to attach a .pdf to send.

Watch a preview of this video at or purchase at


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