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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Controlling layout and editing in Everyone chart
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 20:28:54 -0700
In-Reply-To: <003001c4b3f6$e6cae5c0$>

One option that you might want to consider is running a query first or
creating a saved list for only those individuals that you want in the chart.
Then when you make the chart, the unknown spouses wouldn't be included
unless they were in the query results or saved list.


-----Original Message-----
From: Beverly Howard [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2004 8:11 PM
Subject: [GENBOX] Controlling layout and editing in Everyone chart

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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