.LWCX File Extension

Legacy Charting Chart

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What is an LWCX file?

An LWCX file is a family tree wall chart created by Legacy Charting. It contains XML data that specifies the chart's format, included family tree, and metadata. Typically, LWCX files are created from imported Legacy Family Tree database (.FDB) files.

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Screenshot of a .lwcx file in Legacy Charting
LWCX file open in Legacy Charting

Legacy Charting is an add-on to the Legacy Family Tree genealogy program. After creating a family tree in Legacy Family Tree, a user can export that tree to Legacy Charting by selecting Reports → Legacy Charting. This allows the user to format the tree and print it as a wall chart.

For example, a user can import a tree, choose to show the tree's contents as an hourglass chart, and then alter the chart's theme, colors, size, and background. After a user has formatted their chart to their liking, they can save it as an LWCX file. This allows them to open, edit, print, and/or email the chart again later if needed.

How to open an LWCX file

You can open an LWCX file with Legacy Charting (Windows):

  1. Click the menu button.
  2. Select Open.
  3. Navigate to and open your LWCX file.

You can also open an LWCX file with Microsoft Notepad (Windows), Apple TextEdit (Mac), or any other text editor to view the XML data it contains. However, note that you likely will not be able to understand most of the data your LWCX file contains.

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