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Using Pictures in Family Group Sheets

Pictures can add interest and variety to your Family Group Sheets. You can place a picture at the top of the Standard Page of your Family Group Sheet and/or you can add individual pictures to the right of each person's information on the Standard Page. If you want a photo to appear at the top of the Family Group Sheet, it must be placed in the Marriage Scrapbook. If you want to display individual pictures to the side of each person's information, the pictures must be stored in the appropriate individual scrapbook. Here are directions on how to add pictures to your Family Group Sheets:

  1. Click on the Family Group Sheet button (or select View-Family Group Sheet).

  2. Click the Contents menu and choose Items to Include. If Standard Page is in the right-hand window, highlight that option and use the < button to move this item back to the left.

  3. Now choose Standard Page with Picture Options from the left-hand column and use the > button to move it to the right. Use the Move Up button to place this item at the top of the list.

    Note: If the option for Standard Page with Picture Options is missing click on the File menu and choose Preferences (or click on the Prefs menu for earlier versions of FTW) and then choose Labels. If you have a version of Family Tree Maker prior to 5.0 write down the name of all facts. Uncheck the box beside Use LDS labels for Family Group Sheets. Retype the fact names that you recorded earlier (pre-5.0 users only). Click OK to exit from this window and you should now be able to choose Standard Page with Picture Objects from the Items to Include Window.

  4. Click on OK to close this screen.

    If you have placed pictures in the appropriate scrapbooks, they will automatically appear on the Family Group Sheet screen.

Pictures that you have inserted into appropriate scrapbooks should now show on your Family page. If you have multiple pictures in a scrapbook and the desired picture is not showing on the Family Group Sheet, go to that Scrapbook. Right-click on the picture that you want to show on the Family Group Sheet. Choose More About from the pop-up menu. Place a check mark in the box beside Preferred Picture/Object for Family Group Sheets. Click the OK button. To take pictures out of the Family Group Sheet, remove the check mark from Preferred Picture/Object for Family Group Sheets.

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