Family Tree Maker Charting Companion for Windows and Mac

Charting Companion For Family Tree Maker

Charting Companion For Family Tree Maker

Now whether you have just purchased Charting Companion, recently updated or installed the new version of Family Tree Maker, or you need assistance in fixing other related issues with Charting Companion for FTM.

In this blog you will be guided with accurate instructions. You can find all the information required in Charting Companion for Windows and Mac.

Mackiev Charting Companion V8

Features of Charting Companion 8; The following is the list of features;

  • Pastel Colors – this helps to blend colors and expands design options for an attractive appearance.
  • Slick Interface – This is a completely new, improved appearance and more contemporary-looking, also consistent with Mac.
  • Save work in progress – here is a new option to open and save an editable chart that you’re not really done with; you can come back to it later on.
  • A step-by-step Setup – this is a new optional wizard-style dialog; it’s simpler and has an easier interface for new users.
  • Accelerated graphics for large charts.
  • 64-bit architecture
  • Apple M1 chip compatibility

What are the system requirements for Charting Companion 8?

Mac – You need to have macOS Sierra (10.12) and later, including macOS Ventura (13), 200 MB hard disk space, and 1024 x 768 resolutions.

Windows – this requires Windows Vista and later, including Windows 11, 133 MB hard disk space, and 800 x 600 resolutions.

NOTE: Keep in mind that for Mac and Windows, FTM 2019 is required. And you can easily import the Tree files from earlier versions of your Family Tree Maker as GEDCOM files.

Ques:- Where can I purchase Charting Companion?

Ans:- You can find Charting Companion available for purchase on You just need to click on the blue rectangular banner that has a red bow for the ‘Family Tree Maker Gift Collection’. And now you should see the current special offers available for books, plugins, etc this also includes the latest Charting Companion.

Ques:- Do you have a demo or free trial for Charting Companion?

Ans:- Yes, there is a demo – you can click here and then click on either the Free Trial (Windows) or Free Trial (Mac) button, you can find it in the right-hand corner if you want to sign up for a free evaluation copy.

NOTE: Please keep in mind that you can use the demo version only for 5 days, and after that, a license key is required to continue using the plugin.

Ques:- How do I submit feedback or a feature request in Charting Companion?

Ans:- Now if you would like to share your experience or thoughts with Charting Companion on what more you want to see from the plugin then you can click here for feedback and the submission form.

Charting Companion 7 

Below you will find the list of Mackiev charting companion 7 features, you can click on the names to open the page for more information;

  • DNA Matrix – This displays your DNA test results in a clear and easy manner so that you understand the chart.
  • DNA Simulation – Here you can find the lost members of your family who fit in the tree and place adoptees automatically.
  • DNA Matches – You can manage your DNA contacts – group them by family tree branch to make your search easy.
  • Round rectangle corners.
  • Background images for charts.

System Requirements for Mackiev Charting Companion 7?

Mac: FTM 2019 – macOS Sierra (10.12) and to macOS Monterey (12).

On Windows: FTM 2017, FTM 2019 on Windows 7, and later, this also includes Windows 11 (32-bit to 64-bit).

And if you would like to know the compatibility with earlier versions of Family Tree Maker then you can click here.

Ques:- Will my current license key provided for Charting Companion 6 also work with Charting Companion 7?

Ans:- First, you need to know that Charting Companion 7 is a separate edition of the plugin that has its own license key. Therefore, the license for Charting Companion 6 will not upgrade for use in Charting Companion v7 automatically.

Ques:-If I do upgrade from Charting Companion 6 to Charting Companion 7 do I need to uninstall Charting Companion 6 first?

Ans:- You got to know that Charting Companion does not keep working copies of your charts – and when you have finished creating, and then you can easily export to files on your PC as a .jpg or .pdf file. You need not worry as none of your saved charts from Charting Companion will be affected by installing Charting Companion 7.

Ques:- Is there a free update available for FTM 2017, and is Charting Companion compatible with it?

Ans:- There is Good News! It is that the latest version of Charting Companion v7 is absolutely compatible with the provided free update.

Therefore you can check by opening Charting Companion in FTM 2017; to do so you need to go to the ‘Help’ menu and click on the ‘About Charting Companion’ option.

Now if you see that you need to update, then you can just download the updated version from this web page. But you need to make sure you select the link that reads ‘Charting Companion 7 for Windows.

Charting Companion 6 Important Details

Ques:- How to install and activate Charting Companion 6?

Ans:- You need to start by downloading and running the Chart Companion 6 installer from this web page. You got to make sure that the link reads ‘Click to download earlier version 6’.

You now need to open FTM 2017 and then go to the Tools menu, through Plugins to Export with Plugin’ next, you should click on ‘Charting Companion.

After doing so, you will be prompted to enter the serial number as well as the registration key from the order confirmation email received when you purchased the software originally.

NOTE: You must enter the serial number into the ‘Name Filed’ (not your own name). The format is as such; SOFTWARE MACKIEV 3028-xxxx.

Ques:- I have been using Charting Companion 6 in FTM 2014.1, how to get it to work in FTM 2017?

Ans:- To be able to open Charting Companion in FTM 2014.1, you would need to go to the ‘Help’ menu and click on the ‘About Charting Companion’ option.

Now, if the version number is 6.4 then you should download and install the latest version 6.8.4 from this web page you must ensure that you select the link that says ‘Click to download earlier version 6’.

And if you already have version 6.8.4, then you just need to reinstall Charting Companion and then it should be available in FTM 2017.


We hope that the above information is sufficient and helpful to you about Charting Companion For Family Tree Maker.

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