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Outputting event data on a chart

Say you want an ancestor chart listing occupations. Here's how to go about this.

First go to out the Employment tag (View > Event Templates, enter "OCCU" in the tag input box):

Each event type can have one or more flags checked; we'll put the Employment tag in Group D. Click the checkbox next to Group D, and then change the "show events group" drop-down to "Group D" to see what event tags are now in there:

In this example there's only "occupation"; if you want, you can add more event types to Group D (or remove event types if necessary), but we'll leave it at that.

Choose a chart to generate. We'll take Charts > Ancestor > Dignified. Choose a key person, then goto the Content tab:

The drop-down lists in the Fields section allow you to control what will appear in the individual boxes on the chart.

  • Change "Events" to "Group D". This will only show the events that have the "Group D" flag checked.
  • Change "Evt Detail to "Full". If you don't do this, you'll end up with just dates and places , not the actual occupations

If you want, you can further customize the chart, and then generate it. One example is this (click for details):

Posted by Michel Vuijlsteke on July 11, 2004 at 11:19 AM in Charts | Permalink


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Just found your site on Genbox. I have had quite a few problems so what you are doing is very welcome. You'll probably see me as a constant visitor after I reload data I lost recently... I'm getting tired of trial and error

Posted by: Jacq | Mar 21, 2005 2:46:35 AM

I am exploring the features of Genbox 3.4: there are plenty of them, however I am still missing the following:
How to put two or more fields on one line into an individual box?.
Specifically, I would like to put in one line the years of birth, marriage and death, as in "n.1911-m,1935-d.1989", substituting an unknow date with a question mark, or leaving a blank space, as in "n.1911-m.?-d.1989", or "n.1939-m.1970-d.".
This would reduce the content of an individual box to two or three lines, ie name and dates plus an eventual line for notes, thus sensibly reducing the box/tree height and increasing in the meantime readibility.
This solution would also require a mean to transform a full date (day, month, year) in a date format YYYY.
Thanks for any suggestion on subject,

Posted by: Branda | May 6, 2005 10:30:21 PM