Customizing, Formatting and Saving a Chart in FTM 2019 for Windows

Last updated on May 20th, 2023 at 12:54 am

Chart in FTM 2019

If you need to customize, format, and save a chart in FTM 2019 for windows then must go through this article. Here, you will find the quick steps for customizing, formatting as well as saving the chart in FTM for windows. So, move ahead and must reach the FTM professionals for quick help.

Chart In FTM 2019 Preview, You Have To Follow The Steps As Follows:

  • You need to go to arrow for fitting the chart into the preview pane. You have to make the chart depending on the size of the chart. If it is too small then you can easily expand it accordingly.
  • Go to for zooming it up to 100% or the actual size of the respective chart. With the help of this, you can zoom the level of your chart depending on your needs. You have to just go to the arrow  for choosing the zoom percentage or simply need to write down the number in the respective box.
  • After that, go to for hiding as well as displaying the page breaks. It would be only available as layout set as poster.
  • You can use this for changing the paper size in the page setup.

Also Note That When You Want To Create The Relationship Chart in FTM 2019 Then You Need To Follow The Steps As Follows:

  • You can use this hand tool icon for grabbing as well as dragging the document for moving around the page.
  • You can use this zoom option for selecting the zoom level of your respective chart. You just need to go to the arrow for choosing the zoom percentage or just need to write down the number in the given box.
  • You can use this option for directly zooming in or out.
  • With the help of this option, you need to navigate to various pages of the respective document.
  • You can use this option for viewing your chart as well as report from the respective distance several times.

Right-clicking options

It totally depends upon the version of FTM. For instance, if you are using relationship chart then you will find option for printing, exporting as well as sending the Chart in FTM 2019 with the help of email.

After giving a right click on the person box, you have to quickly access the preview area of your respective chart. There, you will find various options- just choose that for removing people from the respective chart. Along with that, you can instantly export as well as print from this respective window.

To import or export the branch, follow the steps as follows:

For removing the person or entire branch, you need to choose them. After that, you need to give a right-click on the selected people and them go to remove person from chart option. By doing so, you can easily remove the person from the respective chart. Along with that, you can also use the same method for deleting the people that you have selected from your respective file. Or, simply for exporting those people as own three, you have to select individuals as well as entire chart. Go finally to export from the respective window there.

For making a generation, follow the steps as follows:

You need to give a right click on the people that you are willing to mark. After that, you have to then quickly give a right click and then go to mark selected option. Finally, you need to choose marking option there. Finally, go ahead to the box and line styles for changing the appearance to your respective liking.

Chart options icons

You need to move ahead to the chart options panel mentioned to the right of the respective chart preview. There are various options that one can use:

  • Items to include: This will help in adding the facts that you have properly entered into the respective tree. Along with that, you can also select include only preferred facts, include black facts, include sources, and many more. After that, finally, go to ok option and then the chart will automatically get updated on your device.

For adding the fact, you need to go to blue plus sign. But if you need to remove the fact then go to red X option. But if you need to change the order then go to the fact that you need to move. You have to then move to up and down arrows for changing it its appearance.

  • Fonts: You can easily change the font option by simply giving clicking on the second icon. Go to fonts and then this will open the windows. You can easily change the font, text style, style, color as well as alignment of your font. You need to simply choose the styles and ten modify them accordingly.
  • Box and line styles: If you are willing to highlight certain people then go to the icon for box as well as line styles. You can easily add as well as remove the borders and then you can instantly add the different background color. After finishing them, go ahead to ok option quickly.
  • Header and Footer: This will help you in customizing the top as well as bottom of your respective chart. Also note that the chart note will be easily shown at the respective bottom of the chart quickly. Also, if you want, you can easily select to print created with family tree maker statement. After that, go to ok option there.

Insert Image or Text box

You can instantly add an image or text box by simply choosing insert a text box. If you want to insert image from media collection then you need to simply add to its family tree file. Finally, you have to choose the image and go finally to ok option. But if you need to insert family from file then you need to easily browse the entire computer for finding the image for adding to your respective chart. In case, if you need to resize the image then you have to simply give a tap on the respective image and then go ahead to the cursor over the respective boxes mentioned in the bottom right-hand corner. Give a click on the boxes for adjusting the size of the respective image as well as choose the entire image for relocating on your respective chat.

There Are Various Options Mentioned In Chart in FTM 2017:

Reset ImageIt will restore the image quickly.
Move to font/backWith the help of this, you can bring the image to the respective top, font, bottom as well as back.
Move forward/backwardThis tool will help in bringing the image one steps as well as layer forward or backward.
LayoutThis tool will control the way the image is being displayed inside the respective box.
BorderThis tool will help in adding the single as well as double border to the respective box for the respective image.
AlignmentYou can quickly choose the multiple items instantly.
Makes same sizeThis tool will help in choosing the multiple items as well as make the size there.
Delete image and selected itemsThis will help in deleting one or more items from the respective page.
Insert Text box

This will help in creating the box and then give a double click on the text for entering the text there. After placing it, you need to give a double-click on the respective box and then finally, you can modify the text the way you want.

Page Setup

If you want to print your chart on non-standard sized paper then you can take the help of page setup. This will help you in changing the page orientation. Or, if you are willing to change the white space then it will show between the respective chart as well as edge to the respective paper. You can go to size drop-down list for changing the size of the respective paper. You can also go for margins sections for adjusting the respective margin size of the respective chart, Then finally go to ok option there for page set-up.

Save settings

You can easily save the formatting settings by giving a click on save settings icon. If you want, you can easily select a new template or just used your preferred one for saving the settings on your respective device.

Use saved settings

You can use this for accessing the previously saved templates. For creating the multiple charts, you need to re-choose every single option mentioned there. You can also go for pre-made templates mentioned there for using your new charts. Also note that, you can use them for stimulating the formatting creativity in FTM.

Save chart

With the help of save chart, you can easily save the entire chart. You can save every formatting that you need and then you need to go to the respective icon that you want to rename. Finally, you have to then go ahead to save option after finishing the respective process. You can easily access the saved charts from the respective collections tab. It would be under workspace that is again under saved charts.

Chart In FTM 2019 Options

You can find various options under chart options panel that is just right to the respective chart preview. Go ahead and find out the different features that are available in chart options:

  • Chart title

For changing the title of your respective chart, you need to go to chart title field. There, you need to make the changes that you want and then finally, you need to hold down the tab mentioned on the keyboard for applying the respective changes. Go to save chart icon finally. You can also use for renaming as well as saving the file.

  • Layout

You will find two options in layout- books and poster. With the help of poster, you can put whole the chart into the respective set number of generation that would be per page. And it will also help in putting all the whole chart into a large poster easily. And if you use book then it will show the set number of generations that would be again per page. Along with that, you can use spacing, generation, backgrounds as well as pictures in FTM.

Align nodes

This will help you in specifying where the lines get connected to the respective node in the chart. Each record will be considered to be as node. The root has been connected to the two parent nodes, so, you need to go to the top.


It helps in including more generations on the single page. You will find various checkboxes mentioned at the bottom of the respective options. They will help you in customizing the chart. You need to look for the same that would be totally depend on the layout that you have selected. It will also depend on the chart:

  • Centre tree on page: It centres the chart that is vertically within the poster. When it is not selected properly then in such case the chart will start in the top-left corner of the respective poster.
  • Include empty branches: It helps in allowing you to include the blank branches of the respective tree. You have to then go to the respective tree in which you have failed to write down the complete details.
  • Show generation labels: It consists of the boxes that are the top of the respective chart. It is beneficial when you have a larger chart. This will not tell you immediately what the relationship to the root person is.
  • Include siblings of primary individual: With the help of this, you can easily include brothers as well as sisters to the respective report.
  • Includes spouses: You can also add spouses to your respective report.

Boxes overlap page breaks

It is useful for getting your chart printers on larger paper as you have planned. It will help you in managing the spaces that is between the individuals as well as single sheet. Also, if you need to print the chart on standard sized paper then you can instantly uncheck the option quickly.

General chart

You can use reset icon for resetting the marking, removed person as well as box locations. For resetting the settings, you need to go ahead to use save settings. There, you need to choose default template option.

Person locator

You need to choose select root person button. After choosing it, you can instantly go to the person that you have selected prior for generating the respective chart. Along with that, if you want, you can easily choose the list of all people in the chart. You can easily go to the drop-down menu that is just right of the respective button.

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