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Saved Lists in the People Workspace in FTM 2017 for Windows

How do I work with saved lists in Family Tree Maker 2017 for Windows? 

When you apply a filter to the index of people in your tree, you may want to retain the list that it produces so that you can return to it whenever you need. You can save the list by clicking the Save button at the bottom of the Index. In the dialog that appears, give the list a name and click Save.

You can also choose a color. This color will be assigned to all of the people in the list, and displayed next to their names in the Index and on their thumbnails in the tree viewer. This is the same way that colors are assigned with color coding - for more information about color coding, click here.

When you save your list, it appears in the Saved Lists drop-down menu below the Save button. To open the list, click the drop-down menu and choose the list.


Managing Saved Lists

To add a new list, or edit or delete an existing one, choose Manage Lists from the Saved Lists drop-down menu.


To add a new list, first click the “plus” button. When the Filter Individuals dialog appears, set up and apply a filter to produce the list you need. Then give the list a name, choose a color if you want to assign one, and click OK.


To delete a list, select its name, and then click the “minus” button.

To change a list's name or color, select the list, and then edit the name in the Name field or click a different color.

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