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Size of a poster -> 50 % or so
Esko Teerilahti
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Hi !

This new poster feature is nice, but it produces quite large posters (and so expensive).

 I have printed charts at home e.g. two pages on one sheet. This size is still readable.

So I would like to propose that you also include a choise for size smaller than 100%. 

 

Esko Teerilahti
Finland
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RE: Size of a poster -> 50 % or so
Tom Gray
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I've since found a way to reduce a 5-generation ancestry chart on a single 8.5 x 11 sheet and have posted them elsewhere in the forum.  It's not great, but it works and will serve until MyHeritage can come up with something better.

Sorry, don't recall where I put the directions or I'd post a link here.

Tom Gray
Canada
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RE: Size of a poster -> 50 % or so
Lior Shaked
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Hi Esko, 

Thanks for writing to us.

Printing a chart in a smaller size than its original 100% is not a good idea because the chart is graphically proportioned only at 100% of its size. A smaller precentage won\t be proportioned properly and may also have some missing information.

There are other ways to save space in your charts, such as decreasing the font size, the photos size (or remove photos completely), and the chart style.

Let me know if you need further assistance with this. 

Best Regards,

Lior

MyHEritage team 

 

Lior Shaked
Israel
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RE: Size of a poster -> 50 % or so [2]
Esko Teerilahti
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Hi Lior !

 I do not quite understand why it is more difficult to have a size less than a 100% when you have e.g 200, 300, 400, 421 % ??

In a similar way as you create a one page PDF, it can be scaled to a percent what ever you like. The bigger problem seems to be at least in the Finnish printing houses (I've used so far) is that paper size in the roll is usually roughly a 1 meter high.

So I can have a chart almost 3 meters wide, but  only about 50 cm high and so half of the paper is wasted (but payed).

 Also an other problem with FTB charts is that, even though I can edit the chart and organise (move) the boxes by hand, the background size does not change. 

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However, FTB charts are the best I have found so far and the main reason for using FTB :-)

 

Esko Teerilahti
Finland
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RE: Size of a poster -> 50 % or so [3]
Lior Shaked
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Hi Esko,

Thanks for your reply.

Graphically it is possible to make a poster bigger because then all information will be displayed in a larger scale. However, if the chart is less than 100% of its size,  not all information will fit and some of it won't be displayed. 

You can make the font size smaller and fit the boxes close, but this won't change the way the chart was generated and its actual size, which is determined by the proprtions when it is created in the program, cannot be changed.

Best Regards,

Lior

MyHeritage team 

Lior Shaked
Israel
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RE: Size of a poster -> 50 % or so [4]
Tom Gray
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Lior Shaked wrote:

Hi Esko,

Thanks for your reply.

Graphically it is possible to make a poster bigger because then all information will be displayed in a larger scale. However, if the chart is less than 100% of its size,  not all information will fit and some of it won't be displayed. 

You can make the font size smaller and fit the boxes close, but this won't change the way the chart was generated and its actual size, which is determined by the proprtions when it is created in the program, cannot be changed.

Best Regards,

Lior

MyHeritage team 

 

Lior, maybe you need to change the way the chart is generated.  I believe my old Broderbund Family Tree Maker software (from what, 1995?) did nice charts on one or two pages, instead of the four to eight or more that your version needs for five generations.

Here is a good example of where your users are requesting something and the company doesn't seem to be listening. 

Companies that don't meet customer needs quickly lose business.  Rather than tell us why you can't do what customers want, please look at ways to get the job done.

 

 

Tom Gray
Canada
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RE: Size of a poster -> 50 % or so [5]
Lior Shaked
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Hi Tom,

Thank you for your input.

I will be sure to forward it to the developers so that they will understand the need for future consideration.

Best regards,

Lior

MyHeritage.com team

Lior Shaked
Israel
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