From the "Family tree" tab dropdown menu on MyHeritage, select the "Print charts and books" item:
The "Sun chart" option is in the list on the left side of the "Print Charts and Books" page.
I clicked on the "Sun chart" option and saw (on the same page) the "Customize the chart" options:
I typed "Isaac Seaver" and then selected Isaac Seaver (1823-1901), my second great-grandfather, with his second wife, Lucretia Townsend Smith (there is a dropdown menu on the right for a person with more than one spouse), for the chart.
I selected 5 generations for the chart - that would include me and my siblings and first cousins.
After clicking on the orange "Preview chart" button at the bottom left of the screen above, I waited for a short time for the chart to be created. Here is the first view of the chart - it's for the central persons:
There is a zoom bar at the top of the chart - I zoomed out to get a full view of the chart. Here is the top half of the chart:
The bottom half of the chart (with some overlap with the above screen):
I wanted to save this chart as a PDF, so I clicked on the orange "Generate chart (PDF)" button on the upper right of the screen above. The program started generating the chart:
The screen above says:
Generating a PDF may take a while.
We'll email it to you when ready."
It didn't take long. They sent an email with a link to the PDF file, which I opened and then downloaded to my computer file folder for Isaac Seaver. The 5 generation file, which was about 5,900 pixels on each side, was only 691 kb in size. I opened the PDF from the file folder, and the 100% size was about 82 inches on each side (almost 7 feet).
I then tried an 8 generation chart for Norman Seaver (1734-1787), my 5th great-grandfather, and it took awhile longer to create, and the chart has 525 persons, is a little larger (11,000 pixels per side) and 981 kb in size, and measured 156 inches (13 feet!) on each side.
When I tried a 10 generation chart for Robert Seaver (1608-1683), my 10th great-grandfather, it took over 30 minutes before I cut it off. 8 or 9 generatinos may be the practical limit.
From the generated Sun Chart, you can see that I have not uploaded photographs of many of my cousins to MyHeritage. I need to do that before I get this chart printed.
This process is very easy to perform. I love the chart - in full scale it is readable. The five generation chart is almost 7 feet square, so it would fill up a wall in a home. That's really the largest size you want to display in a home - the 8 generation chart would require a 13 foot square wall.
Copyright (c) 2016, Randall J. Seaver