We made this choice to favor simplicity and consistency across a range of charts, but if you're looking to add more detail to your chart you absolutely can, and it's as easy as pie. Some things our community has wanted to add in the past? The month and date of the birth and death, a marriage date, the location of the birth, death, and/or marriage, and their ancestor's vocation or profession. While we'd highly recommend not including all of that information--let's face it, you'd have to make the text so tiny it would be illegible--you can add an additional detail or two to your chart. Here's how!
To flesh out birth and death dates more fully, just edit those individual fields within the main "Chart" tab.
To add any of the other additional details (locations, marriage date, vocation, etc.) your secret weapon is that name text box.
The name text box is WYSIWYG editable just as any Word Document or email processor is. Type the information as you'd like it to be displayed in any given cell, and... voila. Here are a few examples.
To help distinguish the most important information (often the name) from the details, it may help to play with capitalization. By default, many templates change everything to uppercase, so if you'd like to change that choose Advanced > Chart > Choose "Normal" rather than "Uppercase" from the Text Transform dropdown at the bottom.Continue reading