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    Different lines between "spouses"

    I am using FTM 2017 on Windows 10.
    I am working on a Renaissance family tree and mistresses are more abundant than sand in Copacabana.
    Is there a way of showing a different type of line between husband and wife, and, husband and mistress; e.g:
    h/w = -------------------------------
    h/m = ......................................

    Thanks in advance for all assistance and advice.
    Tony V.

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    Hi, I do not use FTM 2017, but why not differentiate by just typing in the Name as Mistress Ann Jones or Mrs Ann Jones

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    Sorry to harp on ... but in Family Historian, if you enter a couple with 'never married' from the drop down list, they will appear in a tree diagram connected by dashed lines instead of solid ones.
    Perhaps FTM has a similar 'never married' tag?
    Anne

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    Family Tree Maker Question re: lines between spouses

    I ask this question to anyone who actually uses and is very familiar with Family Tree Maker 2017

    Is there a way of showing different type of line between husband and wife, and, husband and mistress? --------- / ...........
    Thanks in advance for all assistance and advice.
    Tony V.
    Last edited by tonyvella; 06-07-19 at 22:34.

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    Hi Tony,

    I've used FTM 2017 quite a lot. I had a poke about to see if I could see a way of changing the line type at all and I couldn't see anything obvious in either the on screen view of people or the publish options. I did figure out that if you were to make the man's mistress of unknown sex, then you had the option of changing the colour of the box drawn round them when you create one of the relationship charts if that's an option?

    Regards,
    Mark.

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    Thanks Mark.
    I too have been all over the place trying to find a way around it. The only idea I came up with that will have to do for the moment is to put "never-married" [nm] after the name of the mistress. As far as different coloured lines are concerned, no joy; I tried all kinds of tricks. Now I want to see what changes/additions have been included in FTM 2019. Who knows?

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    Tony,

    Just a potential suggestion. Colour Coding. A Mistress is in 'red'?

    I have recently taken a new look at colour coding and have been wondering how best to use. Using this way may be an idea.

    George

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    The two threads on the same topic have been merged.

    Perhaps you will have more luck with asking your questions in forums aimed specifically at the software package.

    https://support.mackiev.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/FamilyTreeMaker/?ref=br_rs

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/FamilyTreeMakerUsers/

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/242852849561008/

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/188753991174368/
    Caroline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenofex2 View Post
    Tony,

    Just a potential suggestion. Colour Coding. A Mistress is in 'red'?

    I have recently taken a new look at colour coding and have been wondering how best to use. Using this way may be an idea.

    George
    Sorry for the delay in replying, George. I had to be hospitalised for tests for three days.
    Your colour scheme is magnificent and exactly what I needed. I never realised you could colour-code an individual; I always thought it only applied to the entire branch.
    Thank you very much and regards from Ottawa.
    Tony V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline View Post
    The two threads on the same topic have been merged.

    Perhaps you will have more luck with asking your questions in forums aimed specifically at the software package.

    https://support.mackiev.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/FamilyTreeMaker/?ref=br_rs

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/FamilyTreeMakerUsers/

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/242852849561008/

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/188753991174368/
    Sorry for the delay, Caroline. Thank you very much for combining the two threads - something I would have liked to do but did not know how.
    The MacKiev support is useless for detailed help. They are, however, magnificent at questions about selling and pricing.
    Facebook is something I would not touch with a barge pole. (Do barges still use poles?)
    Thank you and regards.
    Tony V.

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