How to print complex pedigrees with PedigreeXP

When you have to deal with complex pedigrees, printing can become as complex as the family but not with PedigreeXP! Thanks to a smart printing engine, printing is easy and customizable.

To customize the printing area, right click on the Pedigree drawing and choose “Set print area”.

 

Print a complex pedigree with PedigreeXP - Set printing area

Print a complex pedigree with PedigreeXP – Set printing area

 

What you can customize:

  • Divide the pedigree into several pages and change their size. You can move the print area by dragging the horizontal or vertical lines with the mouse. Moving the print area increases or decreases the amount of pages to be printed.
  • Choose the page layout: you can set whether you want to perform the printing in landscape or portrait mode by clicking on the arrow (displayed in the middle of each page).
  • Select only the pages you want to print: with complex and large pedigrees there might be parts of the drawing that are unnecessary to print. To deselect pages, untick the box in the middle of the page that should not be printed. The page will turn grey.
Print a complex pedigree with PedigreeXP - Customize your printing

Print a complex pedigree with PedigreeXP – Customize your printing

 

When you are satisfied with your print layout, click on the print icon in the upper left navigation section, a print preview opens and a toolbar enables you to:

Print a complex pedigree with PedigreeXP - Printing toolbar

Print a complex pedigree with PedigreeXP – Printing toolbar

  • Zoom to page width or height
  • Flip through the pages to make sure you are satisfied with their layout.
  • Click on the print icon from the toolbar to print

In addition:

  • Export the pedigree as PDF
  • Copy the pedigree to Clipboard as an image
  • Copy the pedigree data to Clipboard

 

To print simpler pedigrees, it is possible to print directly from the navigation window (top left corner) or from the properties panel. PedigreeXP will optimize the printing layout of your pedigree drawing and print all pages directly.

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