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From: "wim prange" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] - queries after converting from TMG
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 00:45:22 +0100
> 1. INDIVIDUAL DETAIL - TMG has an individual detail report,
> Here is a .txt example (the RTF is much better looking):
The example looks like the Family Group Report. You can define which persons
(spouses/children) you want to include and which form you want (report
layout) on the Key-tab. Events and other info you want to include are
controlled via the Content-tab. The Content-tab has three sections: in the
top-section you select the "Content For:"; the content for that
individual(s) are then controlled by changing options in the middle-section.
Another report which can be handy is the lower part of the Reports-menu.
These reports all produce tables with rows as records and columns as fields.
Content of these tables is controlled on the Content-tab by the manoeuvring
fields from the Available Fields-panel to the Selected Fields-panel.
> 2. REPEATED SOURCES - In the narrative report I am trying to
> reduce the number of repeated sources. Why can't the same
Repeated sources (in GB we call them citations) is not possible in narrative
reports. I was a bit annoyed with that at first too but don't have much
issues with it now. Actually, when I get a book or article with a lot of
citations, I prefer it when it is numbered sequentially so I don't have to
jump back and forward in the notes-section.
You can condense it a bit by changing options on the Details-tab of the
> 3. SORT DATE - TMG has the option of a SORT DATE. This is
put the sort date between square brackets. Depending on your date
> 4. Whilst talking of the EVERYONE CHART, will the JPG memory
First: when there are no pictures on the chart, I would advice you to use
the PNG-format: much cleaner box- and chartlines and text plus usually
smaller file-sizes than jpg. Probably every program that can deal with
images can handle png-files too. When you have pictures on the chart, then
you would have to use JPG.
Second: I'm afraid the chart is much to large, a jpg from several pages wide
will still be huge, especially since jpg-files are actually bmp-files when
loaded into RAM. The size of the jpg depends on the zoom-setting in Genbox,
try lowering the zoom-factor. The jpg will be saved as you view it on the
And lastly. There are several free pdf-writers available that are usually
much more sophisticated at creating pdf's: CutePDF (http://www.cutepdf.com)
and PDF995 (http://www.pdf995.com) are both excellent. The benefit from this
is that you can choose it as a printer from anywhere in Windows when you
want to print something.
> 5. Just a little point. When the help is displayed, and you
> click on another window, the help does not go behind the new
> window. I can't find an "allways on top" option to switch off.
Clicking on the GB Help-icon in the windows-bar (with the Start-button) will
toggle between the program and the helpfile.
Have fun experimenting with Genbox.
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