I'm trying to create an All-In-One multiple page printable family tree. I keep getting the error "Error! Please generate the chart again". I can create a single-page tree, but it's ridiculously small text.
I'd do single page if I could select paper types larger than Letter / A4. I have access to a plotter which prints size E (44" across).
You can also choose the text (fonts) size by changing it on the "Advanced settings" page, whilst you are creating the chart. On the first page of the chart section, click on "Advanced settings" on the top of the page.
Some of my invitees to my family site are no longer receiving Calendar Email Notifications of Birthdays and Anniversaries which they were previously getting. How to I get them back on the list of those receiving the Emails?
We currently don't offer the option to 'block' one specific member.
What you can do is actually promote to site managers every people you want to give the privilege of editing the tree and leave others only as members and then close the access of members in editing and adding information on the tree.
Please, read the articles below that will give you an idea of what I just told above.
I think the member's access right and privilege setting is inadequate. There are some cases where we need to accomodate access requirement which can't be simplied as site manager and not site manager. I have a proposal how to handle this. I'll post it on the appropriate room. I hope MyHeritage will consider my proposal as I believe it would be needed by everyone as well.
Hmm, the solution you have suggested would not prevent the "plain" members to view the family tree. I am looking to prevent them accessing the family tree at all.
I would like then to request a feature where it is possible to manage the memberships of the family tree. I.e. possibility not only to invite new members and upgrade (and downgrade) privileges for some members, but also being able to remove members (their access right) that have been invited in the past.
Would you be able to help me specifically in this case here, by manually removing two members of my family tree?
Even if I delete the persons from the family tree that would not prevent them from accessing the family tree as members, right?
have a look at the list of your site members. When you click on "More..." under "Actions" for a specific person in the list you will see a pop-up window where you have an option "remove from site". Chosing this option will remove the person from the members list but will not affect your tree.
Just be aware that by removing the person completely from the site, he/she will not be able to see the whole tree anymore. A person that is not an invited member, a "guest" as we call it, will only see the deceased people in your tree. All the living people will appear as 'private' for him/her.
If, moreover, your site is set as private, then those people you removed from the site and therefore is not a member anymore, will not be able to see the site at all, and will reach a 'brick-wall' on the site, just showing the name of your site and saying that the person is not a member and therefore cannot see the tree, only if requesting a membership (and a button will appear to request membership).
In this case I think Henrik wanted to revoke the invitation to view his tree. In other word he want to stop collaborating with just one person. Unfortunately in MH that mean revoking their membership.
This case does highlight again what I tried to describe here when I talked about lack of granularity for collaborating. There isn't enough ability to modify membership behaviour. Having to make everyone a site-manager just to remove editing rights to one person, is an overkill. Having to revoke membership just to control viewing levels is also overkill.
Can you please ask developers to give this some thought in future improvements. It would be a big PLUS to MH if collaboration was enhanced.
I am very unhappy about the fact that relationships are no longer calculated in the on-line tree except for ones that myHeritage considers ‘close’.I understand that beyond a certain number (I believe it is 5000 in a tree now), it gets cumbersome and perhaps expensive, so I am not advocating automatic calculations every time one clicks on a profile, but why could it not still be done upon request?In FTB one can still request a relationship calculation between distant relatives, which can lead to a lot of research not otherwise possible.Many users, however, are not on FTB.On-line I get the answer that so-and-so is not related to such-and-such, when I know for a fact that they are.And is it not the point of a family tree that all people in it are related to each other either by blood or marriage? I hereby ask that this expanded relationship calculation capability be restored to the on-line tree.
Please note that your concerns for this improvement have been forwarded to the relevant department and is being looked into.
Without wanting to cause any further distress to you, I am only able to say that the matter will be considered and hopefully included with future releases of the software and online family site due to a number of users having contacted us with a similar request.
You dont do it in the FTB. FTB is the offline tool which you can update the WEB tree from. Im not sure if it is possible to have multiple users that can update the WEB tree thru FTB yet.
You can give web users the right to edit the WEB tree. By default you have probably not given members any rights to edit. To do that try this:
When logged in here on MyHeritage you have your name up to the right. Go in on your profile, then up to the left you have "Member> <your name>". Click on Member. Now you get a list of all users that have become members to your tree. Out on the right you have 2 links, use the More where you have the posibility to elevate a member to Webmaster of your tree.
Since I dont use it I dont know the exact functions for the Webmaster , for instance if you can limit the rights you give to the webmaster or if the webmaster will have the exact same rights as you which could be a security risk.
I wanted to make my cousin a site manager so she could add to and update our family tree.
I followed your instructions and found a list of people who are members of my site. My cousin was not one of them. In fact, the ONLY place I can find my cousin's name is in our tree, her card. There is no way there to make her a manager.
Last night our online page got changed to the New Design and I wonder if it's possible to revert these changes so we can continue with the old design.
The disadvantages I notices straight away:
- People Search: No colours (pink/blue) for gender making it difficult to search names with specific gender! Much easer to see it on the old design with the 2 colours for each gender?
- Personal Details: In the old Design, I just needed to select a person to see all their details on the left, like Marriage, Occupation, etc. In the new Design I have to click at least through 3 different windows to "find" this information. There is no more easy way to access personal details without clicking around making it difficult for elder members of our online page to find important information!
Can you please change our page to the old design which had more advantages compared to the new design!
I needed to respond to this thread, re: the new web site. This change occured Oct 28.
I fully realize how changes can be difficult. As humans we have a tendency to resist change. It's unfamiliar. It is not as responsive to normal use; as in, one does a new procedure difficult to process.
Thoughts: I am finding though that deleting select facts on a person requires a few extra steps. 'Hovering' over a person in my tree does not open any changes to view information. How does this work?
The new Options feature (found beside "Find a person..." is a bit more cumbersome. Why not maintain Print Tree options under a visibly heftier page Tab?
So..... just to be clear, I fully want to embrace a 'better' system.... much like one embraces a car with windshield wipers where one did not have one back in the 20's.
On the bright side, Navigation is slick.
Also, I want to add my vote to maintain, or being able to maintain the old window style... as an option in customizing my Tree.
I can understand that you might have doubts when you find the online tree you're familiar with has changed. Be on the look out for an email to your inbox from me.
In the meantime here is some general information as to the change that you and the forum community may find useful.
What's so great about the new tree?
The look of the tree hasn't changed much so you don't need to relearn how to use the tree. Viewing, navigating and searching the tree is basically the same and editing the tree is very much the same as well.
There are some nice additions though, like the Radar, which allow you to see a "map" of the tree and instantly jump to any place. In the previous version if you wanted to travel through the tree, you had to click and drag endlessly to get anywhere.
The new tree editor only has one style (or view) right now - the Classic view has been discontinued - but that will change as we're adding some new styles so you will still be able to see the tree in the view you like best.
In the new online tree when you hover over a person or click on that person's card in the tree you get their basic information, rather than seeing it on the left hand side in a panel. This gives you a lot more real estate for viewing the family tree in context and it also shows you information about people in a more dynamic, integrated fashion. If before you had to click on each person in the tree to see their basic info, now all you have to do is move your mouse around to anyone and their info immediately pops up.
We streamlined the editing options. For example, in the previous version of the family tree editor you also had a lot of other options that didn't really belong in the ADD phase. All those options have appropriate places now that make much more sense. There are more flexible options for adding dates in the new tree editor. You can add dates like "before", "after", "from...to...", etc. Adding and editing marriages and partnerships is quicker now too as the fields are located in the instant, basic editing fields.
Birthday and anniversary notifications are bigger and brighter, add me cards show you where you need to add more ancestors, you can invite people directly from the tree by adding email addresses and more.
An important change in the new online family tree is that it is now HTML5 based. This means you can access and edit the tree from any mobile device or tablet, which was not possible before. The switch to HTML5 also made it possible for us to offer editing in the MyHeritage app, which is great for people who edit their trees online - you can now truly edit your tree anywhere, anytime.
Family Tree Builder users will also benefit from editing in the new tree as version 7.0 of the program will offer the ability to make edits online and integrate them into your tree in the program.
We're really starting to bring together all the different aspects of MyHeritage to give you a more seamless experience.
There are a lot of good things about the new online family tree. I hope you will give the new online family tree a try and come to appreciate the improvements we've made.
Having said that we have the ability to change your tree back to Classic view until the time we finally discontinue it.
Classic view will be discontinued in the near future, so keep in mind the change I'm making is temporary.
For this to happen you will need to contact the support team via the contact form that you will see in blue at the top of this forum page.