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My family tree chart in print

21 Dec

Rather than missing out on getting my family tree in print and failing to complete my Christmas Tree Project I decided to get my chart printed today.

The printing of the chart was very easy, from Family Historian I created a pdf file of the chart. I selected a custom size for the pdf  (841mm x 3276mm) and copied the resulting pdf to a flash drive.

I took the flash drive along to Kall Kwik in Horsham, West Sussex. They weren’t sure it would work, they hadn’t printed such a large pdf before. But it did work, a the result was quite impressive.

The photos didn’t come out quite right, but they are good enough, the printer is only meant for printing plans and line drawings.

There are a couple of things I will change for the next one, the font size needs increasing and the thickness of the linking lines needs increasing.

Of course the chart will never be finished, there are several details I could add in terms of residence and occupation, and I know there are a few more photos I could add.

The cost of this chart (£8.00 plus VAT) was such that I can afford to get one done every month or so. I am not sure that I can add another generation to it, it might be possible, but the print size will have to be reduced or the amount of information reduced to fit it all in.

The only problem is what to do with it, we don’t have anywhere in our flat to actually put it on permanent display. The only way I could get a photo of it all was to lay it out along our hall floor.

My Christmas Tree

How to get ahead in filing

3 Dec

I made a big dent in my filing today, my stuff to sort folder is looking a lot thinner tonight. I have to confess though, I cheated.

I took advantage of the scanner at work, and whizzed through forty or fifty A4 pages of notes and various other prints. The beauty of this scanner (actually it is a photocopier, scanner, fax and printer) is that it is quick, has a document feeder and best of all converts the images into a PDF file. The drawback is that it is not a very high resolution and only scans in black and white, but it is good enough for handwriting or print.

So now I have a stuff to sort folder on my PC as well, but it will be much easier to work through on the PC, and takes up less space than the paper folder.

I think I am going to make an effort to get the physical folder emptied by the end of the week. There is not a lot left, and I need to get it out of the way so that I have space to put my new PC on the desk, plus I am sure you are sick to death of hearing about my stuff to sort folder.

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