Tuesday's Tips provide brief how-to's to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques.
When someone sees one of my screenshots and they notice that my labels on the Family View are different than what they have they want to know how they can change them. Easy peasy.
You can see that my labels are Born, Died, Age [at death], Cause of Death and Cemetery.
All you have to do is mouse click on one of the labels and then click Customize. The Customize box pops up. This is where you can tell Legacy what information you want displayed. Notice that you can display up to five fields. Also notice the Load and Save buttons which we will get to in just a bit.
To change one of the fields click the little square to the right that has the … in it. and you will get this:
You have 99 options to choose from. You actually have a lot more than that. Event is only on the list once but if you choose that you will be able to pick any event that you have. Here is where it gets really cool. You can save up to 10 different sets of labels! Depending on what you are researching at the time, you might want other things to display on the Family View.
There are two other fields here that you can edit, the Names to Display and the Short Name. These are the actual field labels you will see on your screen. I could change DthCau to COD if I wanted to. The Short Name is what you will see if you have your screen at half size or you are working in Split Screen where there isn't enough room to display the full label title.
Here I am saving my new set of labels. I am going to Save it to number 1. If I want to use one of my custom sets of labels I would only need to click Load (above the save button). I have named this set FSID (FamilySearch ID).
Now when I click on the labels I have a quick pick list I can use but I can still go to the customize screen if I prefer and can click Load there.
You can see the labels that I have now are Birth, Death, Age, Cemetery, and FSID.
Here is my "German" set of labels.
This is just one of many ways you can customize screens to get them they way you want.
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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.