- Step One: Export a GEDCOM file of your TMG data (File > Export ... > follow instructions for creating a GEDCOM). If you have a large database, I recommend you export only the basic vital events: birth, marriage, and death. Legacy's calendar only includes births and marriages.
- Step Two: Import your TMG GEDCOM into Legacy.
- Step Three: Select the people to include in your calendar by tagging records (Edit > Tag Records...) and select the people you want. Example: Ancestors for 10 generations. I have not worked with this feature - actually, I haven't worked much with Legacy - so I'm not sure if one could create the complex combinations so easily created in TMG.
- Step Four: Go to the Calendar Creator (Reports > All Reports > Calendar Creator).
- Step Five: Select your options.
- "Include" your Tagged Individuals, or any other listed combination.
- Select the appearance of individual names and birth and marriage information.
- Choose fonts and some formatting options.
- You can include a picture on the cover and on each month's pages!!
- Select months to print.
- Step Six: Preview your calendar and print, preferably to a PDF file.
In sum, this procedure is relatively easy and the calendar is attractive. What isn't apparent from this example, though, is the fact that the day blocks don't change in size to accommodate extra events. The overflow is listed separately on subsequent pages. Formatting options are adequate, but uninspiring, and the data is limited to births and marriages only. Despite the fact that one needs to buy another program - and a genealogy one, at that - this is a good option for most people.
Now, for the final method we devised.