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Standard Diagrams - All Descendants


Bill Metcalf
 

Lorna

 

Thanks enormously for your guidance.

 

Family Historian is so rich in functionality that it is easy to overlook the various possibilities and it is so helpful to have access to experts such as yourself that know their way around.

 

It is messages such as those from Julia Vokes and Fruitbat(?) that save my embarrassment: I’m glad to have helped others indirectly by asking these questions.

 

Kind regards.

 

Bill

 

P.S. I’m also grappling with Microsoft Teams (I have to deliver an international, online Master Class in the not too distant future) and just wish that Microsoft had a similarly friendly Help Desk!

 

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lorna Craig via groups.io
Sent: 16 September 2020 22:20
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Standard Diagrams - All Descendants

 

Correction:  The date of Johanna's marriage to John won't be in John's box.  (My own settings are different, I should have double checked).  But you can insert the date of that marriage into Johanna's (or John's) box manually.   Right-click in the background of the diagram and select Insert into Diagram > Text Box.   Right-click the Text box and select Format.   You will ned to set the box line to 'None' and the box fill to the same pale yellow colour as Johanna's box.    On the Text tab enter Marr: (1) Aug 1958, (2) 1971.   Resize the text box so that it is small enough to fit over the existing 'Marr' line in Johanna's box. You will have to experiment with the size of the font to get it to match the size of other text in Johanna's box.  Now drag the text box over Johanna's box to cover the existing 'Marr' line.

On 16/09/2020 21:19, Lorna Craig via groups.io wrote:

Bill,

There are a few things you can do:

1. Rather than move Luke George to the right (which might cause other parts of the main diagram to shift in odd ways at the same time), move the children of Johanna and John to the left.  You can do this by opening the Movement Control Box and selecting Box and Bar move.  You will then be able to 'grab' the bar above the children (Peter and Kirsten Hanson) and drag it to the left.   This should give enough room to overlay the two Johanna boxes.

2.  Once you have overlaid the two Johanna boxes, right-click on any of the boxes in the inserted tree and choose Order > Send to Back.  this will put the purple Johanna box behind the yellow one so that the visible box is the same colour as the others in her row.

3. In Diagram Options, main tab, Sundry Colours, choose Marked Boxes (top of the list) and select the same pale yellow colour.  Click OK.   Now in the diagram right-click on John Hanson's box and select Mark.  His box should now be the same colour as Johanna's.  (I don't think you can also make their children's boxes the same colour as Luke's box unfortunately.)

The resulting diagram will have the date of Johanna's marriage to John in John's box, and the date of her marriage to George in her own box.  I don't think there is an easy way of getting both her marriages to show in one box in this scenario.

Once you have arranged things, use Diagram >Save Diagram as > Family Historian Chart, giving it an appropriate name.  The saved chart can then be viewed again later from View > Saved Charts.    You need to be aware that if you make any changes or additions to data which affect the main tree this may cause parts of the tree to move and the inserted tree may no longer be accurately aligned and may ned to be moved again.

I hope this helps.

Lorna

On 16/09/2020 17:40, Bill Metcalf wrote:

Lorna

 

I attach the source of my frustration:

 

Joanna Leuty married twice – to George Metcalf (192) and John Hanson (498).

 

I have done as you suggested and inserted John H + Johanna Louise as a couple plus their Descendants.

 

I now want to join them properly (as married) and also to adjust the layout so that it looks sensible e.g. with m1 & m2 (with dates) for Joanna and also to move Luke George a bit to the right so that I can overlay the two Joanna boxes.

 

I feel sure that this can be done (and thank you for getting me this far) but I have fallen at the last hurdle!

 

So, if you can help, I would be most grateful.

 

Many thanks.

 

Bill

 

P.S. It would also be nice to respect the generational colour scheme but I can live without that!

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lorna Craig via groups.io
Sent: 16 September 2020 17:00
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Standard Diagrams - All Descendants

 

Which people are duplicated?  Apart from the 'wife', who will have a box in each tree, and for whom you will need to position one box over the other, it should be possible to hide any other duplicated boxes.   Or are these duplicates elsewhere in the diagram, and nothing to do with the inserted tree?

What order do you need the spouses to appear in?

If you can't sort it out, send a message here again and I'll contact you direct.

Lorna

On 16/09/2020 16:17, Bill Metcalf wrote:

 

The merging, moving and hiding are OK but I still get duplicates and need to reverse the horizontal order of spouses but without compromising the whole diagram.

 


Lorna Craig
 

Bill,

You're welcome.  I hope you have managed to achieve the layout you wanted.  Some of these procedures sound long-winded when you have to describe them in words, but once you have learned how to do them they don't take long in practice. 

Lorna

On 17/09/2020 12:10, Bill Metcalf wrote:


Thanks enormously for your guidance.

 

Family Historian is so rich in functionality that it is easy to overlook the various possibilities and it is so helpful to have access to experts such as yourself that know their way around.

 

It is messages such as those from Julia Vokes and Fruitbat(?) that save my embarrassment: I’m glad to have helped others indirectly by asking these questions.



Bill Metcalf
 

Lorna

I have a further question:

 

I am in the process of consolidating all my research into FH: I have transcribed all the individual records and notes (such as I have) on individuals but I also have more generic notes e.g. a historical view of the Metcalf(e) clan and a high-level summary of my branch of that clan – in essence, introductions to the detail.

 

Is there any way of adding such generic notes?

 

Thanks.

 

From: family-historian@groups.io <family-historian@groups.io> On Behalf Of Lorna Craig via groups.io
Sent: 17 September 2020 13:26
To: family-historian@groups.io
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Standard Diagrams - All Descendants

 

Bill,

You're welcome.  I hope you have managed to achieve the layout you wanted.  Some of these procedures sound long-winded when you have to describe them in words, but once you have learned how to do them they don't take long in practice. 

Lorna

On 17/09/2020 12:10, Bill Metcalf wrote:



Thanks enormously for your guidance.

 

Family Historian is so rich in functionality that it is easy to overlook the various possibilities and it is so helpful to have access to experts such as yourself that know their way around.

 

It is messages such as those from Julia Vokes and Fruitbat(?) that save my embarrassment: I’m glad to have helped others indirectly by asking these questions.

 


Lorna Craig
 

Yes, you can use a Note Record (otherwise known as a Shared Note).   In the Records window you will see a tab for Notes (i.e. Note Records).  A new note record can be created either by using Add > Shared Note  or from the Notes tab of a Property Box , using Add Note > Link to Note Record, where you then have a choice of selecting an existing note record or creating a new one.

Once you have created the Note Record you can link it to anyone for whom it is relevant, from the Notes tab of their Property Box.

Lorna

On 18/09/2020 12:49, Bill Metcalf wrote:

Lorna

I have a further question:

 

I am in the process of consolidating all my research into FH: I have transcribed all the individual records and notes (such as I have) on individuals but I also have more generic notes e.g. a historical view of the Metcalf(e) clan and a high-level summary of my branch of that clan – in essence, introductions to the detail.

 

Is there any way of adding such generic notes?

 

Thanks.



Jenny Cochrane
 

As the current version of FH doesn't support word processing (I believe this is changing for V7) if I have large or complex notes I create them as Word documents and then attach them as media to the relevant records. It means you have to open the document to view it, but I've found it the easiest way for long, generic notes.

Jenny

On Friday, 18 September 2020, 14:24:52 BST, Lorna Craig via groups.io <l.m.craig@...> wrote:


Yes, you can use a Note Record (otherwise known as a Shared Note).   In the Records window you will see a tab for Notes (i.e. Note Records).  A new note record can be created either by using Add > Shared Note  or from the Notes tab of a Property Box , using Add Note > Link to Note Record, where you then have a choice of selecting an existing note record or creating a new one.

Once you have created the Note Record you can link it to anyone for whom it is relevant, from the Notes tab of their Property Box.

Lorna

On 18/09/2020 12:49, Bill Metcalf wrote:

Lorna

I have a further question:

 

I am in the process of consolidating all my research into FH: I have transcribed all the individual records and notes (such as I have) on individuals but I also have more generic notes e.g. a historical view of the Metcalf(e) clan and a high-level summary of my branch of that clan – in essence, introductions to the detail.

 

Is there any way of adding such generic notes?

 

Thanks.