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From: Michel Vuijlsteke <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Single Person Ancestor Charts
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 15:46:45 +0200
References: <000901c40948$150968d0$6401a8c0@micronxp> <> <>
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Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize it was the extra bends that bothered you .

You can get rid of them. I personally find the example very scrunched
up and not that visually pleasing, bu who am I? :)

I can get the boxes closer together
(, but
when i eliminate the spacing altogether there's no way to prevent
overlap of different sets of ancestors.

And yes, I've also experienced some of the same chart weirdness.


On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 14:12:41 +0100, Phil Warn <> wrote:
> Robin,
> I am also one who has told Bill that the default options produce lines
> going through boxes, etc especially when using Chart/Everyone type charts .
> I have sent Bill a GEDCOM file and pointed out just one example of this problem
> Also, I can confirm unnecessary bends etc.
> I have suggested to Bill that his fundamental algorithm is not fully
> thought out.
> The other problem is what I call the "two marriage situation" where a
> second box with the spouses inverted is produced with often long dotted
> lines joining this pair of double boxes - many sheets of European A3 paper
> apart.
> I *do* not want to see this - Ron's clients do not want this. Does any one
> want this?
> Any marriage should be in a single box with links to parents and children
> being drawn to/from this one box.
> I hope this is clear
> Best wishes all,
> Phil.
> At 13:52 17/09/2004, Robin Lamacraft wrote:
> >Ron,
> >
> >You are discovering the ancestor aspect of my complaint about the layout
> >algorithm used by Genbox that I put up as the message "Charting - everyone
> >drop layout issues" on the 12 Sep 2004.
> >
> >Although Michael has make a suggestion about colouring the boxes, the more
> >fundamental problem is to get the nicely spaced out (without extra bends
> >lines from child to the mid-point of the parents' joining line) within
> >each generation.
> >
> >I have not found a satisfactory setting of the options that gives a good
> >outcome. This is something that Bill should look at. It would probably
> >help if were to put up an equivalent of the same chart using Genox so that
> >others can make the judgement for themselves.
> >
> >Robin
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