Printing Charts

Printing charts
Augean uses Vectors Graphics to generate very high quality charts suitable for printing.
Chrome has an excellent print driver, which can generate a PDF from Augean (the vector graphics are preserved inside the PDF).
These PDF file can be sent to a professional printing service, we recommend MegaPrint
MegaPrint can adjust the chart size to fit the paper. (we tried other services, and they were not as good)

Right Click ⟶ Print View    makes the chart fullscreen and hides the title and other windows.

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Print to a PDF file using the browser print button.
Right Click ⟶ Print View - End    restores the original view after printing.

  Resize the window so it fits the chart, then resize the browser window before printing - this avoids space around the PDF.
  shortcut key 'w', will fit the chart to the window.
  Add Overlays to add titles, images.
 1094 differents fonts available, browse the selection at

Example vector graphics charts - generated using Augean and printed at MegaPrint

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The graphics in the chart are vector graphics - when you enlarge there is no loss of detail.

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Printing Demo video - with Instructor Amy

Prnting Demo video with Me.
Its the same content as above, but with me talking instead of Amy.
The audio had a lot of background noise, so I redid it using Amy.

 Set the size of the window, to the paper size

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 Use an Overlay to add text or images to the chart.
Overlays can be saved, and reused.

 Use the chart preferences to select the font from Google Fonts

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1094 differents fonts available, browse the selection at
Google font browser, allows you to select fonts by width, we found the Romanesco font to be very useful as it is narrow.

 From the preferences you can also set the chart geometry

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 Ctrl key and the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in
 Right Click to display the context menu
 Resize the chart window by placing your mouse on the edge or corner of the window.
- until the resize arrow appears ↔ ↕ 

- then hold the left mouse button down and drag.

 Use the shortcut key 'w' to fit the chart to the window.
 Right Click ⟶ Print View will set the chart in print view, and remove header windows. and hide other windows
 Move the windows around by dragging on the title bar.
- If the title bar is not visible move the window by holding down Shift and dragging on the background.
 View the window manager using

 Print the Chart using the chrome browser print function, and send to a PDF file.
Chrome generates high quality vector graphics PDF files from the SVG chart.

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 Preview the generated PDF, in Adobe Reader
Adobe reader allows you to zoom in. You can see that the vector graphics show no distortion when you zoom in.
A printing service can produce a high quality wall chart from the PDF.

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 The vector graphics engine used by Chrome is very powerful, and generates beautiful high qualify charts.
Augean is the only desktop genealogy program to use vector graphics.