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Family Tree Maker: How To Order And Download Your Print

Family Tree Maker: How To Order And Download Your Print

Once you've finished your chart and double checked that everything is exactly how you'd like it it's time to order and download your chart.

Click the "Order Your Chart" button in the top right hand corner of the family tree maker app.

order your chart button

A pop up window will show you the progress of your chart's final formatting.

progress bar in family tree maker

When the chart is finalized, the pop up will change to contain a button that says "View Chart". Click it.

finalized chart button

This will take you to a low resolution preview of your chart for a final gut check that the chart looks as you expected it to. Your final download will be a print quality, high resolution chart. Scroll down and click the "Go to Checkout" button.

chart preview

This will take you to a page where you can create an account, and enter your billing address. Once complete click the "Continue to Payment Method" button and don't panic that you can't see a little preview of your chart anymore. 


This will take you to a page where you enter your credit card information. Click "Complete Order".

checkout page

You are now on the final page showing a low-resolution preview of you chart. Click "Download High-Resolution Chart" to download your chart to your computer. If you entered an email address and created an account you will also be emailed a link to download your chart.

download high resolution chart


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Family Tree Maker: How to Change Font

Family Tree Maker: How to Change Font

In personalizing your chart, you'll very likely want to experiment with different fonts. The good news is It's fast and easy to experiment to find exactly what you like. Here's how:


To start with, click on the "Advanced" tab in the left sidebar, then click the "Generation" tab in the Advanced settings sidebar.

how to change the font in your pedigree chart

In that sidebar, click the down arrow under the "Font" heading, which will show you a drop-down list of all available fonts. Click on a font name to see how it looks in your chart. You can also experiment with "Text Transform", the last item in the chart sidebar, which can turn all of your text to uppercase (or not).

changing font of your family tree


To add a text decal, or change its font, click on the "Decal" tab in the left sidebar. This will open the text decal sidebar panel. 

add a text decal

The heading and subheading text are controlled separately, so just click on the down arrow directly below "Heading Font" or "Subheading Font" and then click on a font you'd like to change to.

Have any lingering questions? Ask them below!

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