Printing charts

Augean uses Vectors Graphics to generate high quality charts suitable for printing.
Right Click ⟶ Print View    makes the chart fullscreen and hides the title and other dialogs.



Then print to a PDF file using the browser print button.
Right Click ⟶ Print View - End    restores the original view after printing.
For large wall charts we recommend uploading the PDF file to Fedex printing
  Resize the Dialog window so it fits the chart, then resize the browser window before printing - this avoids space around the PDF.
  shortcut key 'w', will fit the chart to the dialog window.

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Vector graphics, as used by Augean - high quality, no pixelation
Suitable for wall charts.

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Raster Graphics - used by most other genealogy programs.
Image quality can deteriorate when enlarged.
Not suitable for wall charts.

1094 differents fonts available, browse the selection at fonts.google.com



Printing Demo video - with Instructor Amy




Prnting Demo video with Me.
Its the same content as above, but with me talking instead of Amy.
The audio had a lot of background noise, so I redid it using Amy.






The key to printing very high quality charts is vector graphics.
Chrome has an excellent print driver, which can generate PDF's from the vector graphics.
These PDF's can be sent to a professional printing service, we recommend FedEx printing services
FedEx generally adjust the chart size to fit the paper

 Set the size of the window, to the paper size

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 Use an Overlay to add text or images to the chart.
Overlays can be saved, and reused.

 Use the chart preferences to select the font from Google Fonts

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1094 differents fonts available, browse the selection at fonts.google.com
Google font browser, allows you to select fonts by width, we found the Romanesco font to be very useful as it is narrow.

 From the preferences you can also set the chart geometry

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 Ctrl key and the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in
 Right Click to display the context menu
 Resize the chart window by placing your mouse on the edge or corner of the window.
- until the resize arrow appears ↔ ↕ 
 

- then hold the left mouse button down and drag.

 Use the shortcut key 'w' to fit the chart to the window.
 Right Click ⟶ Print View will set the chart in print view, and remove header dialogs. and hide other windows
 Move the windows around by dragging on the Title Bar.
If the title bar is not visible move the window by holding down Shift and drag on the background.
View the window manager using   


 Print the Chart using the chrome browser print function, and send to a PDF file.
Chrome generates high quality vector graphics PDF files from the SVG chart.

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 Don't worry if the chart doesnt seem to fill the paper, in my experience FedEx will scale the chart to fit the paper when they print it.

 Preview the generated PDF, in Adobe Reader
Adobe reader allows you to zoom in. You can see that the vector graphics show no distortion when you zoom in.
A printing service like FedEx can produce a high quality wall chart from the PDF.

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 The vector graphics engine used by Chrome is very powerful, and generates beautiful high qualify charts.
Augean is the only desktop genealogy program to use vector graphics.