This is a simple family tree in Microsoft Office Word 2007. Open Microsoft Word. Under the Page Layout tab, change the orientation of the page to landscape. Adjust the margins in the Page Layout tab as well, depending on how much space you need. Choose the Text Box option from the Insert tab and choose the place on the page where you would like to begin linking your family tree. I started with my grandparents and placed a each of their names in separate text boxes at the top left corner of the page. Choose the Insert tab and choose Insert Shape. Go to the lines section and choose the straight line tool. Draw a straight line between your text boxes. When you use the text boxes, it is easy to delete and move lines as needed to adjust for space and room. When you are finished and all of your text and lines are in the right place, you may go in and delete the text box outlines by selecting the text box. Above the Format tab a new tab will appear called Text Box Tools. Choose this tab and select Shape Outline and change the color of the outline to white, so that it will not show up on your page, making your family tree much cleaner. You can use these tools to customize your family tree. Add photographs (if you have room or budgetted for room for photographs) by placing the cursor where you want, choosing the Instert tab, then Insert Picture. Choose the picture from your files and place it in the page. Resize it as necessary. This can be done over the text box names to put a face to the name. I did this as a project in one of my computer courses and this is the method we used.