Something I do not use much, but may better satisfy your need, is the relationship calculator. From any screen go to the main toolbar find Tools, click to open and select relationship calculator.
In the windows on the left, select the two people of interest from your database. Once you have two people in the left windows, you will see the direct line in the left pane. To get even more information about the people in the direct line Select "View Relationship Chart" at the bottom of the pane, and you will be presented with the birth and death dates of the people in the direct line connection. The chart can then be printed to paper or a PDF printer