Re: moving a sibling on a chart/diagram


Hi Susan,

I'm not at the computer right now but when on the diagram view have you clicked the Move button and dragged your lines about?

I also remember watching Simon Orde demo exactly what you are trying to achieve in a recent video. I think in the print preview there was a scale option or perhaps it was behind the show margins.

I have found the quickest and most comprehensive answers come from the FHUG, if not already registered I would recommend you do.

The link below might be the help you need.


On Sun, 27 Mar 2022, 14:33 susan probert via, <> wrote:
Hello, I am new to FH7 (not used it in an earlier version).
I am trying to create a chart to save as a PDF and then print elsewhere as an A3 chart/diagram. I have approx. 52 relatives/ancestors in my records. I have a problem with the configuration of my chosen All Relatives diagram.  However the diagram has various proxy boxes with several relatives "out on a limb" via crossing (dotted) lines.  This means that the 6 generation diagram is spread very wide because of the number of relatives who have been moved "out" from where they should be.  Frankly it looks silly!  I have found out how to hide the proxy boxes but after many hours of reading "Help" and experimenting I have not found any way of moving the sibling box (with associated spouse/children) back to the correct place within its' siblings.  If I can do this the diagram will look a lot less wide and a lot more "sensible".
The best example I can give is from the FH sample project - using Anthony Edward Munro I want to move his information plus his spouse and descendants back into the place where the proxy box currently is (although my actual ancester only has the one spouse).  Is this possible and if so how do I do it?
I need baby steps as I'm not that good using software!!
Many thanks, Susan

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