Sunday, August 20, 2017

Charting Companion shows Family Tree Maker 2017 colors in charts

The new 2017 edition of Family Tree Maker introduces exciting features, including the option to assign up to four colors to people in your family tree. You can color each branch of your ancestors, or lines of descendants, or by place of origin.

FTM 2017 was released last month.

Charting Companion fully supports the display of the FTM colors, in the Ancestor, Descendant, Hourglass, Bowtie, FractalDandelion and  Fan charts. Only Charting Companion can offer you complete display of your FTM colors.

FTM 2017 colors displayed in Charting Companion charts (click to enlarge)
The use of colors in FTM 2017 is limited only by your imagination. Use Charting Companion to display your FTM 2017 colors!


  1. Color coding charts by place of origin is the main feature I was looking for when I bought Charting Companion. I've only spent a little time with it at this point but it wasn't obvious how to do it. What am I missing?

  2. Great features - I would buy your software in a minute if you had a Mac version!

  3. It is possible to create a custom event called "COLOR", and define text and fill colors in the event description. This will enable you to assign colors to people, based on place of origin.

    Charting Companion's "COLOR" event includes 16M different colors, not just the eight colors to which FTM limits you.