Tuesday, February 14, 2006

ACROSS MY DESK: Colorful Charting Companions from Progeny Software

NOTE: The following was just received from our friends at Progeny Software. All inquiries should be addressed to them at: info@progenysoftware.com

From: Progeny Software
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 1:32 PM
Press Release ~ Colorful Charting Companions from Progeny Software
For Immediate Release
February 15, 2006

Colorful Charting Companions Now Available for Legacy, PAF and Family Tree Maker


Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, February 15, 2006 - Legacy, PAF and
Family Tree Maker users can now view and print colorful family tree
charts with Progeny Software's new line of Charting Companion products.
Legacy Charting Companion version 2.0, just announced, along with PAF
Companion 5.2 and Charting Companion for Family Tree Maker all feature
over 16-million colors and three color styles to display family lines
by gender, generation or lineage.

Progeny's Chief Technology Officer Pierre Cloutier explains, "The colors
add so much more depth and excitement to genealogy charts. You can
select our default colors or customize your own to display your family
tree in a wide range of color schemes and styles. It's a whole new way
of seeing your family tree."

Other features added to these new releases include a gradient color
option to provide an extra special effect and customizable line widths
for printing charts of varying sizes. All three products also include
complimentary User Guide and Wall Chart Printing Tips manuals available
from weblinks found on the top navigation bar.

Legacy Charting Companion includes some additional enhancements so users
can:
- customize font styles for individual charts and reports
- display the Descendant Chart from top-to-bottom or left-to-right
- limit the height of photos
- save screen images as a JPG, GIF, PNG or BMP files
- Edit book reports using all popular word processing software programs,
including the new Open Office Writer.

These new Charting Companion products are described in more detail at
http://www.progenysoftware.com/chartingcompanion.html. Click on the
product of choice to read a description of the features and learn how to
order. Be sure to click on the Sample Charts and Reports to see examples
of the new colorful charts.

No data entry and no GEDCOM are required. These Charting Companion
products read Legacy, PAF and Family Tree Maker files directly. And
they're very easy to use - just select a person in your genealogy
database, choose a chart type and presto - the chart is created.

Choose from a wide variety of charts and reports, including Ancestor,
Descendant, Fan, Hourglass, Pedigree, Bow Tie, Outline Descendant,
Kinship, Family Group Record, Standard Family Group Record, Ancestor
Book Report (also known as Ahnentafel) and Descendant Book Report (also
known as Register).

Browse through generations of your family tree using onscreen tree views.
An extensive search capability will help you find elusive information
you may have stored in your genealogy file.

Charts can be fully customized by choosing the number of generations,
the events to include, date format, photos, etc. Charts can be printed
in any size, including a large wall chart format by tiling pages together
or printing to a plotter. The print preview is helpful before printing
your chart and you can publish your charts using PDF so you can email
them to family and friends.

Legacy Charting Companion is available at
http://www.progenysoftware.com/legacy-charting-companion-details.html
and sold by both Progeny Software and Millennia Corporation, makes of
Legacy Family Tree. Legacy Charting Companion is designed specifically
for Legacy Family Tree versions 3, 4, 5 and 6. A download edition is
available for $19.95US and Progeny also offers a CD edition for $24.95US
plus shipping.

Charting Companion for Family Tree Maker is bundled with Family Tree Maker
2006 and also sold on its own by Ancestry.com at
http://shops.ancestry.com/product.asp?productid=4220&shopid=0
for customers who already own Family Tree Maker version 9, 10, 11 or 2005.
Price listed when this news release was published was $24.95US.

PAF Companion is bundled in a CD set with Personal Ancestral File and sold
by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for $8.25US (includes
shipping & handling). Call The Church's Distribution Services at
1-800-537-5971 to place your order.

A free evaluation version of PAF Companion is also available for download
at The Church's genealogy website
www.familysearch.org. This trial version
limits the number of generations that can be viewed or printed. Users can
then purchase the full version for $6.75US by calling 1-800-537-5971 to
obtain an unlock key code from The Church's Distribution Services.

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