The first post in this series is here - it demonstrated the basic navigation in the program using the Records Window and the Property Dialog box. The second post is here - it demonstrated some of the charts that Family Historian 3.1 can create.
There is a Tour of Family Historian 3 at http://www.family-historian.co.uk/tour/ for those interested. It includes basic navigation using the Records Window and the Interactive diagrams and Smart Trees. If you are interested in this program, then you should take this Tour.
In this post, I will show several of the reports that Family Historian 3.1 creates.
The "Reports" menu item includes a number of Report types. I want to describe the "Narrative Reports" first in this post. The choices in Narrative Reports are "Ancestors by Generation," "Descendants by Generation," and "Individual Narrative." I chose "Ancestors by Generation." The report I received looked like this - a 298-page ahnentafel report with vital records, children, notes, sources, etc.:
The user can use the "Options" controls on the right side of the page to control the report content and formatting. Formatting is controlled by the "Format" tab - fonts, text sizes, heading styles, etc. The "Main" tab controls what is in the report, including the number of generations, names, events, sources, notes, children, spouses, etc. I wanted an Ahnentafel List (just the ancestors, no notes, children, etc.) so I modified the "Main" tab as shown below:
Here's the 8th page of a 19 page Descendants report:
The user can save a report by clicking on the "Save Report As" on the right-hand menu - you can choose an HTML page, an RTF format or a TXT format. The user can print the report from the "Print" button on the right-hand menu.
I will describe some of the other report capabilities in the next post.