Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.
New File Shortcut (Intermediate)
Ken (Legacy developer) just showed me how to do something in Legacy that I didn't know you could do! I was so excited that I had to write this post right away.
Normally when you want to create a new Legacy file, you go to File > New File. Depending on whether or not you have the Guided Setup Wizard option selected determines how many different setup screens you will get. Legacy wants to make sure that you get the file set up just the way you want. Even if you have the Guided Setup Wizard turned off, you will get two screens before you can give the new file a name and save it.
Intermediate and advanced users normally don't need these screens. They are creating a new file for some specific purpose and they already know what that is. There is a way to bypass the setup screens completely and I had no idea!
If you want to create a new without seeing these setup screens then instead of going to File > New File, go to File > Open File. Simply type your new file name in the File Name box and then click Open. Legacy will create the new file, name the new file, and save the new file with a single click. You will only get a single dialog box that simply asks you if you want to create this new file. Say Yes and the file will automatically open on your screen.
This is very exciting for me because as a beta tester create new files all the time.
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Michele Simmons Lewis, CG® is part of the Legacy Family Tree team at MyHeritage. She handles the enhancement suggestions that come in from our users as well as writing for Legacy News. You can usually find her hanging out on the Legacy User Group Facebook page answering questions and posting tips.