Comments on: Working with text boxes in MyCanvas http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/27/working-with-text-boxes-in-mycanvas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=working-with-text-boxes-in-mycanvas The official blog of Ancestry Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:23:26 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Stefanie Condiehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/27/working-with-text-boxes-in-mycanvas/#comment-37436 Stefanie Condie Wed, 08 Apr 2009 15:16:25 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=846#comment-37436 Joey, currently there is no way to delete the extra lines in a family tree poster. If you don’t have data for the generations further back, you might want to make a poster with fewer generations. You can include 4 to 7 generations in a combination tree poster or 4 to 9 generations in a standard tree (pedigree) poster.

The easiest way to include your brothers would be to make a combination tree poster starting with your parents. The combination tree format includes a starting couple, one generation of descendants (you and your brothers) and up to five generations of ancestors.

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By: Joeyhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/27/working-with-text-boxes-in-mycanvas/#comment-37431 Joey Wed, 08 Apr 2009 01:34:57 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=846#comment-37431 I’m trying to do a family tree poster with my canvas It gives me more ancestry lines than I need and I’ve been trying to figure out how to get rid of them.
Also I was starting the tree with myself, but I can’t seem to add my brothers, and they’ll be mad if they aren’t on there. Help

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By: Stefanie Condiehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/27/working-with-text-boxes-in-mycanvas/#comment-37420 Stefanie Condie Mon, 06 Apr 2009 16:32:56 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=846#comment-37420 Marge, there is no charge to create or edit a project (or multiple projects) in MyCanvas. We’ve included information about starting prices in the product selection process just to give you an idea of what the prices are, but you will not be charged until you put your project in the shopping cart and initiate the checkout process. (You’ll be asked for a credit card number during checkout, but your card will not actually be charged until your product has shipped.)

If you’re making a book, the final price will depend on the number of pages and the cover options you select, so the actual price may be different from the “Starting at…” price you see on the size selection page. For more detailed information about pricing, click the “Pricing and Shipping Details” link in the top right corner of the MyCanvas home page.

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By: Stefanie Condiehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/27/working-with-text-boxes-in-mycanvas/#comment-37419 Stefanie Condie Mon, 06 Apr 2009 16:26:08 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=846#comment-37419 Janis, what you need to do is copy a vertical line from one of the existing timeline events. Just click on the line and then click the Copy icon from the image toolbar. You can then place the new line anywhere you want on the page.

Unfortunately we don’t have a two-page timeline option at the current time.

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By: Stefanie Condiehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/27/working-with-text-boxes-in-mycanvas/#comment-37418 Stefanie Condie Mon, 06 Apr 2009 16:21:50 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=846#comment-37418 Margaret, select the census record and then click the Copy icon in the image toolbar. Crop the new image so that only the names of your relatives are showing. (The Crop tools are the little boxes that appear on each side of the image when the image is selected.) Then grab the Resize icon (the little box in the bottom right corner of the image) and drag it to enlarge the image. You can position the image anywhere you want, layering it on top of the full record image if you wish. You can highlight the names by changing the color of the new image to sepia (using the color drop-down menu in the image toolbar) or by dragging a colored highlighter onto the page (in the left panel, click the “Other Content” tab and then go to the Highlighers folder).

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By: Wanda Cook(Condie)http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/27/working-with-text-boxes-in-mycanvas/#comment-37405 Wanda Cook(Condie) Mon, 06 Apr 2009 00:34:36 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=846#comment-37405 My family came from Scotland on the Columbia from Scotland in 1907, They all came to America for better opportunities and initially worked as coal miners

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By: Margehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/27/working-with-text-boxes-in-mycanvas/#comment-37400 Marge Sun, 05 Apr 2009 20:05:28 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=846#comment-37400 I don’t understand how to get into mycanvas without paying for a project. The instructions about it say it is free, but when I go to get access to it, it asks me what project I want to purchase. Can’t I just start mycanvas and purchase a project type later? Thanks

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By: Janis Orlemanhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/27/working-with-text-boxes-in-mycanvas/#comment-37398 Janis Orleman Sun, 05 Apr 2009 19:49:27 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=846#comment-37398 I am adding text to my timeline but I don’t see how to draw the vertical lines. Also, can a timeline be a double page?

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By: Margaret C Harmonhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/27/working-with-text-boxes-in-mycanvas/#comment-37362 Margaret C Harmon Fri, 03 Apr 2009 17:11:00 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=846#comment-37362 I am developing a book but I want to learn how to cut & past a 2-section page so I can enlarge and stack the two sections on top of each other.

Please address how I can cut and paste and how to cut a section of a Census to include only your family.

Margaret C. Harmon

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By: Stefanie Condiehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2009/03/27/working-with-text-boxes-in-mycanvas/#comment-37342 Stefanie Condie Thu, 02 Apr 2009 20:17:04 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=846#comment-37342 Neil, I hope I’m understanding your question correctly. You can copy text from Word by selecting it and clicking Control-C and then paste it into MyCanvas by clicking Control-V. You’ll need to create a text box on your MyCanvas page before you paste in the text (by clicking the “Add text” icon in the main toolbar) — or you could paste the text into an existing text box that’s already on the page.

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