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Legacy Charting update now available - 7.0.120

A new update for Legacy 7's Charting is now available. This free update includes some new features and resolves a few minor issues.

What's New

Short location names can now be used (one of the most-requested features). This setting is found at: Appearance tab > Box Items. After clicking on the birth/marriage/death location item in the "Items to Display" section, click on the new "Use short locations" option to the right.

Removing leading commas in locations is now available. Instead of displaying ", , Massachusetts" on the chart, you can now display it as "Massachusetts". This option is found at: Apperance tab > Box Items. After clicking on the birth/marriage/death location item in the "Items to Display" section, click on the new "Remove leading commas" option to the right.

We've added a new link on the Background Options screen to give you easier access to the new background pictures that you can download. Just click on the Appearance tab, then click on the Background button. To access the additional backgrounds, just click on the "More backgrounds online..." link.

Scanning your hard drive and other drives is now easier. If you want to create a new chart from a different family file, after clicking on the New Chart icon on the Home tab, you can now click on the new Options button allowing you to tell Legacy Charting which drives you want to scan for family files. Then, when you click on the Scan Computer button, it will search only these directories/drives for existing family files.

How to update

  1. Launch Legacy Charting by clicking on the Charting icon in Legacy 7's main toolbar.
  2. Click on the Tips & Updates tab and click on the link which reads: Download New Update Now


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Yeah, the short location function is really great!!! THX!!!

HELP!HELP!HELP! I have Legacy after seeing it demonstrated at a recent conference I attended. I have been learning how to use it before starting to enter my own information. Then it asked me if I have my information anywhere else on my computer. I do have it all in another program that I don't particularly like. What do I do? I don't want to say "Yes" to Legacy only to find that it has taken all my information and put it into Legacy. I want to make a fresh start and add all the extra notes I have and I am certain that in some instances I have been given wrong information by others researching the same families. E.G. One family moved to America from England and granny told all the childen that her brother had been a coachman to Queen Victoria! He was a coachman but not to the Queen but to a rich family living in Leicestershire. Beware of 'granny's embroidered stories!!! I have several more instances like this and several wrong marriages in my data. NOW I check every scrap of information before adding it to my data base. Fortunately I had kept all my paper files to refer back to and to make a new start. So do I say "NO" to Legacy? Or what can I do. This looks like the program was written just for me! Congratulations.

Sounds interesting! However, there is no Charting icon on my Legacy 7 main toolbar. Where can I find it?

John, right-click on the main toolbar. Then drag/drop the Charting icon from the list of choices to the toolbar area.

With my Legacy 7 the Charting option appears under 'Reports menu' as 'Legacy Charting' and its own tool icon as 'Wall Charting', 2 names for the same thing.

Seth Reeder, Burgundy, France (using English UK version).

How simple! Thanks so much Geoff.

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