Re: moving a sibling on a chart/diagram
In your example from the FH Sample Project who did you choose as
the diagram root? An All Relatives diagram with Anthony Edward
Munro as the root doesn't have a proxy box for him. I am
guessing you used one of his descendants as the diagram root, so
that the diagram needs to display the ancestors of both Anthony
and his (second) wife. In this case there will be proxy boxes
for Anthony and his wife to show where they fit within their own
families. But if both Anthony and his wife were moved
back into the place where Anthony's proxy box is, where would his
wife's ancestors fit?
Perhaps in your case you have not (yet) recorded any ancestors for the wife, so there would be room for her to fit beside him in the diagram and that is why it looks odd to have her a long way off. The same may be true for all the relatives who have been moved "out". If none of them have ancestors recorded you could try experimenting with different individuals as the diagram root. For example an All Relatives diagram with one of the early ancestors as the root will look more sensible. It won't include ancestors of spouses who have married into the family but that doesn't matter if you have not recorded them anyway.
Also, as someone else has already said, you can tidy diagrams up
quite a lot using the Movement Control Box. Click the 'Move' icon
near the right hand end of the diagram toolbar, then click the
Help button in the small Movement Control Box for guidance on what
can be done.
On 27/03/2022 14:25, susan probert via groups.io wrote:
Hello, I am new to FH7 (not used it in an earlier version).