Starting Sept. 30, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: General Topics: Ultimate Family Tree Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Word document as media?
Posted by: Bob Park Date: October 21, 2000 at 17:05:53
In Reply to: Word document as media? by Mark Scott of 11492

First you need to add it to your Multimedia Library.

Select "Build" from you main menu bar, Then "Multimedia Library" and select "New" in the "Add Media" box.

Select "OLE" in the "Media Type" and then the "OLE" button in "Add Media from" - an OLE import window will open.

Go to your top menu bar and select "Edit" and then "Insert Object".

Select "Microsoft Word Document" from the scrolling list and then click on the "File" button.

You can then tell the program where the file is at and once it is selected click on the "Insert" button.

The document will appear in the small import window. You can click the "OK" button once or close the import window and then give the file a reference name, file name, date etc. You can also add a caption and description if you want to.

Then click on "OK" again and you are done. The document is now one of the items in your media library. You can preview it by clicking on the Play - "OLE" button and can also edit it if you wish. Any editing you do at this point will not affect the original document - where-ever it is at. Click the "OK" to close the Multimedia Library window.

It can now be attached to any individual you choose. Just select the "More" button on the individuals screen and then the Media Tab.

Select "Existing Media" from the Add media link box and then highlight the media you want in the Media window and click the "Add" buttom. Then click "OK". The media in now attached to the individual. It can be previewed here also.

Click "OK" and you are done.

I am not sure of the value of attaching a word document in this way, but it can be done. I have never found a way to have it printed out in association with the individual or in any report. Good luck!!

No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network