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Formatting charts, and exporting reports to Excel

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Formatting charts, and exporting reports to Excel

Posted: 1353430601000
Classification: Query
I have two questions. I've used Family Tree Maker since version 2.0 many years ago. I used to print descendant charts with specific family members (such as two parents and their children or two grandparents, one child, and the grandchildren). Never more than 8 or 10 people on a page... I could, in the older versions, format the chart so that the image nearly filled a standard size sheet of paper and I interspersed these small family charts into my photo albums. Very useful for me. Now, with the newest version of FTM I cannot get a small family descendant chart to fill the page. Even with just a few people it spans multiple pages yet the top to bottom positioning leaves lots of white space. So it appears I can no longer pick specific individuals for a descendant report, and cannot put one small descendant tree on a single page, correct?

Second question is about exporting reports to Excel. There seems to be no way to export the person ID and the name to an excel sheet (one row per person) for sorting and examining in Excel.

It also appears that there is no way to create custom or regular reports that save paper by allowing you to put one "record" per line. An example would be a simple report that lists preferred name, birth, death, and preferred spouse name. All of that should be on one line, but every report produces these things in a linear fashion and it just eats up paper and makes books way longer than they need to be.

I am new to FTM 2012, but I have some really old FTM reports on had (Ver 7 or older) that I cannot produce anymore, nor can I get a coherent record (row oriented) out of any FTM report to try to make these reports for myself using other tools.
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