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21 Convert - How to convert a Family File to the new version

The first time you open a Family File in a newer version of Legacy that was last worked on in a past version you will see a message to the effect that the file is an older format that needs to be converted because of new features. Simply click Yes and the…

22 Copying Family Files to a Different Folder or Drive

1. In Legacy, open the file from the drive or folder where it currently is saved. 2. Click on File and select Save Family File As. When you click on File and select Save Family File As you save copy of your file in a different location or with a different…

23 Customize - How to change the labels in the Individual's Information screen

How to change the labels in the Individual's Information screen Only the Christened and Burial labels in the Individual's Information screen can be changed. Changes made to these labels will also be reflected in the Husband and Wife boxes in Family View.…

24 Data Loss - How can I stop/prevent it?

How can I prevent problems, like data loss, from happening in my family file? • Confusion over multiple copies of a family files, each with different numbers of people, ranks high as a cause of data loss. Please see More than one family file of the same…

25 Dates - Display Format, Input Format and Regional Settings

Date Display: This is how dates show in Legacy screens and reports. To customize how to Legacy displays dates, click on Options > Customize > 5. Dates and go to 5.1 Dates Display As. Click on Help for additional information. Tip: We don't recommend…

26 Deleting Unconnected Trees & Individuals

You can have Legacy search for unconnected "trees" and individuals not linked to your main family tree and then tag (mark) them for mass deletion. Please make a backup by going to File > Backup Family File before you start because mass deleting is irreversible.…

27 Downloads for Previous Versions of Legacy Family Tree

Downloads for Previous Versions of Legacy Family Tree The following downloads are free. Use your customer number to unlock the Deluxe features. Customer numbers are version specific (e.g., a Legacy 6.0 customer begins with a "6" and will only unlock version…

28 Dropbox and Legacy

There are several good Dropbox guides on the Internet: • https://www.dropbox.com/help/19/en • http://www.guidingtech.com/3656/dropbox-file-backup-sync/ • http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/slw/lib/doc/ipad_use/Dropbox-Getting_Started.pdf If you have a Webinar…

29 Event Clipboard

You can use the Event Clipboard to copy and paste a Fact/Event from one person to another. To copy an Event to the clipboard: 1. In the Event screen, click the copy button (it’s the left button below the Help button on the right side of the Event screen).…

30 Event Narrative Formatting in Reports

Event Narrative Formatting (Deluxe Edition only) When printing book style reports you have several choices concerning the formatting of the sections having to do with individual and marriage events. There are two different styles and variations of each: Use…