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colour change on tree?

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Sandra Report 14 Nov 2020 13:02

Hi. Does anyone know if there is a way to highlight (poss change colour) the direct ancestors on a Genes Reunited family tree? My forest keeps growing and it would be helpful to have something to draw the eye to a direct line of descendents and leave the aunts, uncles, cousins etc in the usual colour.


ErikaH Report 14 Nov 2020 13:22

Not on GR as far as I can tell - the program is in their domain

If you create a tree on your own computer, you may have that facility, but you'd probably have to pay for the software

You could enter the names in capital letters.......................


ArgyllGran Report 14 Nov 2020 15:35

You can't change the colour.

You need to decide on something that you know means a direct ancestor.

Capital letters, as Erika suggests, or some other way.

I put an asterisk in the "middle name" box.

E.g. -
First name: John
Middle name: * or if the person has an actual middle name I would put, for example, *Robert
Surname: Smith