Question: Will the updates in my tree automatically update in my book or poster?
Can I update my book or poster to reflect changes in my tree?
Answer: The changes you make to your tree after you have started a MyCanvas project will not automatically be updated in your project.
When you have a project already started in MyCanvas, and make some changes to your tree, some of the pages in your project can be updated to include the new information from the tree, but not all. For example, none of the Descendant type pages can be updated. When you need to update a Descendant page, you will need to create a new page that will include the updated information. Then you can delete the original page you were trying to update.
To update your book:
1. Open to the page in your book you want to update.
Note: Look at the toolbar across the top of the page. If the Update icon is green, then this is a page that can be updated. If the Update icon is grayed out, then this page cannot be automatically updated. You will have to enter the information manually or you can create a new page and the new page will include the updated information. Then you can delete the original page you were trying to update.
2. If the Update icon is green, click on it:
a. This will bring up a message explaining how the update works. Read it carefully.
b. If the page is updated, the new information will be added to the page, but any customizing on the page will be lost.
3. If the Update icon is grayed out:
a. You will have to enter the information manually, Click here for instructions on how to edit the text (link to KB # 1804)
b. You can create a new page, which will include the updated information. Click here for instructions on how to create a new page (link to KB # 5052)
c. If you create a new page, then delete the original page you were trying to update. Click here for instructions on how to delete a page in your book. (link to KB # 5051)
To update your poster:
1- Open your poster.
2- Click on the Update icon at the top of the page.
3- Read the explanation carefully before proceeding with the update. Any customizing on the poster may be lost.
Note: Descendant pages and posters cannot be Updated with the Update icon.