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TreeDraw Legacy Edition

Getting Started

Introducing TreeDraw Legacy Edition


Tutorial - Importing a tree

Tutorial - Using the drawing area

Tutorial - Printing a chart


File handling

Starting a new chart

Opening an existing chart

Saving a chart

Saving a chart with a different name

Importing trees

Selecting a Legacy database

Importing from the same file again

Exporting the chart as an Adobe PDF file

Exporting the chart as a metafile

Exporting the chart as a bitmap

Preparing the chart for sending

Dropping files into TreeDraw

Changing the Legacy database link names

Preferences | File settings

Tree import settings

Choosing import options

Preferences | Import visuals

Preferences | Import fields

Preferences | Dates

Preferences | Replace text

Preferences | Import profiles

Getting import visual styles from selection

Editing a chart

Selecting the pointer tool

Selecting chart elements

Selecting all chart elements

Adding text

Editing text

Adding lines and shapes

Adding pictures and graphics

Moving chart elements

Resizing chart elements

Joining lines to chart elements

Unjoining chart lines

Cutting to the clipboard

Copying to the clipboard

Pasting from the clipboard

Deleting chart elements

Grouping chart elements together

Ungrouping chart elements

Updating text automatically

Undoing the previous operation

Redoing the subsequent operation

Undoing several operations

Scaling the chart


Setting text font

Setting text alignment

Setting text rotation

Setting word wrapping

Changing a text element's link to a Legacy database

Selecting a family to use in a database link

Selecting a person to use in a database link

Setting the line style

Choosing a line style

Setting the shape fill pattern

Setting colours

Repeating the last format change

Getting default styles from selection


Changing the order of chart elements

Aligning chart elements horizontally

Aligning chart elements vertically

Spacing chart elements evenly

Centring curved lines


Using the magnifier

Enlarging text

Turning the snap-to-grid on and off

Displaying page-breaks

Using the ruler

Moving around the drawing area

Zooming in and out

Searching for text

Turning the Colour Palette on and off

Turning the Chart View Control on and off

Turning the Button Bar on and off

Customising the Button Bar

Turning the Status Bar on and off

Preferences | Appearance


Printing a chart

Selecting pages to print

Setting page size/margins/orientation/footer

Setting a user-defined paper size

Setting up the printer


Setting preferences

Preferences | General

Exiting from the program

Backing-up your data

Checking for program updates

Using the Chart View Control


File menu

Edit menu

Format menu

Align menu

Tools menu

View menu

Options menu

Database fields

System requirements

Frequently asked questions

Version information

Terms of use



How to get support

How to contact us

Large-format printing service

Ordering / registration

Scaling the chart

Use this command if you want to resize the entire chart (or part of it), usually so that it will fit into a certain number of pages.

Which chart elements do you want to scale?

Select All if you wish to scale every element in the chart. If you only want to scale the currently selected elements, select Selection.

How do you want to resize these elements?

Fit the current page selection

If you have already selected which pages you want to print for this chart, use this option to scale the elements to a size where they just cover all the selected pages. Note that this function does not move the elements to the selected pages.

Fit into ? pages wide by ? pages tall

Enter the width and height (in number of pages) of the area which you want the elements to fit into. The size of the pages is determined by settings in "Edit | Page setup".

Scale to ?% of original

Enter the scaling factor. For example, 50% will make the elements half their current size, 200% will make them twice their current size. Minimum scaling is 1% but if you need a smaller percentage you can use the Scale to fit command more than once on the same elements.

Keep aspect ratio

If the overall shape of your chart (or selected elements) is not the same as the shape of the selected pages, the chart will become squashed either horizontally or vertically when you scale it. To prevent this, set the "Keep aspect ratio" option. This will maintain the shape of the elements and the overall shape of the chart.

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