Genealogica Grafica - creating Relationship Charts

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If you have ever wanted to create Relationship Charts from some of the earliest ancestors in your database to yourself, Genealogica Grafica might be your answer.

Note that the Relationship Charts may not be available in the product until you send a donation to Tom de Neef, the software developer. --Ken Roy 11:43, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Getting Started

To get started, launch Genealogica Grafica, and then use File, Restart with Gedcom option. The utility will analyze your current TNG gedcom file and indicate errors found.

Genealogica Grafica open gedcom.jpg

Creating Tableaus

To select a person in the Nearby Family list:

  1. find the surname you are interested in
  2. click on it to expand the list of given names
  3. scroll, find, and select the person
  4. click on the Tableau menu
  5. select the Relationship chart : Genealogica Grafica select person tableau.jpg
  6. click on the Insert button : Genealogica Grafica relationship insert.jpg
  7. move the Insert dialog window aside
  8. find the person with whom you want to plot the relationships
  9. click on the Insert button if you have not closed that window, otherwise repeat steps 4-6
  10. click the Construct and edit the tree tab

Generating Charts with links

To generate several different Genealogica Grafica relationship charts with links from the name boxes to your getperson.php page in TNG for each person, you should

  • select File
  • select HTML Filenames
  • change the Tableau (chart) file name
  • change the Text file name to a relative link to your getperson.php page based on where you will put the generated charts on your web site.

Genealogica Grafica name links.jpg


Customizations

Add Title

The following steps can be used to add a title:
  • right click on the screen while in the Construct and edit the tree tab
  • click the Add Title option
  • enter the text for your chart title
  • you can the click and drag the title to where you want it displayed on the page

Genealogica Grafica add title.jpg


Change Info

The following steps can be used to change the Info display:
  • right click on Info while in the Construct and edit the tree tab
  • enter the text you want to display to replace Info in the Text to show box
  • you can the click and drag the Text to where you want it displayed on the page

Genealogica Grafica change Info text.jpg

Change Home

The following steps can be used to change the Home display:
  • right click on Home while in the Construct and edit the tree tab
  • enter the text you want to display to replace Home in the Text to show box
  • optionally add a link to your home page
  • you can the click and drag the Text to where you want it displayed on the page

Genealogica Grafica change Home text.jpg


You may have to also do some or all of the following customization:

Turn off map link

Unless you are generating a Google map along with the chart, you will need to turn off the Map Link under Layout, Tableau Layout in the Tableau Presentation tab.

Genealogica Grafica tableau layout.jpg


Display full names

If you want full names displayed in the boxes, you will need to change the rules for Names in Chart under Layout, Name Style to display the full name.

Genealogica Grafica name style.jpg


Change background

If you want a different background color, you will need to change the color used under Layout, Tableau Layout in the Colors and background tab by clicking on the background color. Note that you can also change the color of the boxes for females and males in the chart by clicking in those boxes to launch the color picker.

Genealogica Grafica change background color.jpg

Visualization of chart

The generated charts can be viewed by selecting any of the Pioneers in Quebec or Acadia from my home page or by going to Robert Caron's relationship chart.

Related Links

Genealogica Grafica