Tuesday's Tip - Options: Launch (Beginner)
August 20, 2019
Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.
Options: Launch (Beginner)
Previous articles in this series:
Options: General Settings
Options: Data Entry
Options: Data Format
Options: Date Defaults
The next section in the Customize Legacy menu is Options > Customize > 11. Launch
11.1 Alternate applications (gbl)
The only time you need to change anything here is if you want Legacy to use something other than what you have set in Windows as your default programs. When you leave these blank, Legacy will automatically use whichever program has been set as the default. For example, Windows uses Notepad as the default text editor but if you want everything to open up in MS Word then you would have to click the Change button, navigate to the Word.exe file, and then Legacy will fill the field in for you with that file path.
Next time we will look at Options > Customize > 12. Other Settings
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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.
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