Microsoft Word is great for word processing; that’s what it’s designed for. If you ask it to do anything else you can drive yourself crazy. Have you tried to put pictures into a document and then had them move around when you edit the text? Frustrating!
Word 2010, however, has some features and tools that make it possible to do things that were difficult or impossible with previous versions. One thing that should make genealogists and family historians happy is that it’s gotten a whole lot easier to create a family tree using Word 2010.
I've found a wonderful You Tube tutorial on how to do it. Mark Casey, the narrator, provides clear, easy to follow explanations. Screen captures allow you to see exactly what to do. You’ll even learn how to import images and customize your chart. Best of all, it’s only 2 minutes and 49 seconds.
Click here to watch:
Or, if you want a more artful chart custom-made for you, see our friend Janet Hovorka at Family Chartmasters.