Hints for Creating an OFB
Based on conversations with Users of the OFB following recommendations:
- Cumulated file as Output option:
Because of their size, these should not be placed on the Internet. Huge file size results in long waiting times to display the content in the browser. It is intended for the printer output or special use. When it is selected, it should also be selected "Print file size in index list" in screen "Output options" > "Layout (1)".
- Optimize for Print/Word:
Should only be enabled if you know exactly what data and how they should look like in the output.
- Preferably use a genealogy fonts - recommended "genealogic new". The font most likely must be provided to a print shop.
- In case of a very huge document, you may split it by "Split of cumulated file" in up to 9 parts.
- Optimize for Internet
- Preferably use the graphic symbols for genealogy and gender signs.
- Suppress the cumulated file - see above.
- DB Id as Data field:
This should be selected until the report is finalized and no more changes required. This allows a quick reference to the Id number in the ged-file. For publications they should be suppress because it is needed only internally.
Tools and Word macros created by users for optimization of the reports:
- Word macro for equalizing distorted images in Word: © 2016, Christopher Ernestus, Cologne>
Basically, there is no problem to import HTML files into Word. However, due to an incompatibility in the interpretation of HTML by Word it might happen, that pictures included in the HTML output of the OFB program, may be presented in Word in a distorted form. In this case, either the width is correct but the height is distorted, or the height is correct and the width is distorted. By applying the following Word macro, these distortions can be eliminated within Word.
You'll find the Word macro and a guide (only in German language ) for the integration and use in the zip file word_makro_bild.zip for download.
Further recommendations from the user group I like to add here.
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