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From: "Beverly Howard" <>
Subject: Controlling layout and editing in Everyone chart
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 22:10:47 -0500
References: <20041002213250.PYA746.gx4.fuse.net@BILLXP> <000f01c4b11c$5ca16c20$1f02a8c0@upstairs> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I think I understand the basics of editing my everyone chart but if I move a person and then delete another one, the first one reverts back to its original position. I can try to remember to do all my deletes first but I was wondering if this is a feature or a bug? I am using the version before the latest.
The reason that I am deleting people is because it puts in boxes for the unknown spouses that I dont want. I have to use the option to drop the children from one of the parents because if I use drop center and delete the unknown spouse, it leaves the child dangling unattached. But otherwise I prefer drop center. Is this a feature or a bug?
I am pretty amazed at the ability of Genbox to come up with reasonable layouts for the everyone charts but I really have no understanding of why the versions that I get with different focus people look like they do. Some do result in cleaner, simpler charts than others. Is it random or just too complicated to explain? As a former computer programmer, I get a headache just trying to think about coding this problem. When I look at the results that I get in Family Tree Maker, I can kind of get an idea of the algorithm but it gives very ugly results. Pretty everyone charts was the reason why I bought Genbox in the first place, I'd just like a little more control over them if it's possible.
Beverly Bode Howard
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