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From: "Fred Vines" <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Charting with EXCEL
Date: Sat, 8 May 2004 13:38:39 +1000
I stuffed up another Post! Here's another go.
For progress see
> Many thanks to those who commented on my post.
> I am very disappointed to learn web pages don't show the same with all browsers.
> For instance the chart on Christines Genealogy
> is an excellent exhibition of a family tree with clickable notes on IE6 but meaningless on Netscape4.5 and
> http://home.zonnet.nl/kstableau/ loads data directly from a gedcom file so is very fast and useful for this
> feature alone.
> A chart showing all names back to 1600, as I want to do, involves an inordinate amount of scrolling. Its pretty
> easy to get lost if you have to go far horizontally and vertically. So far as I can see the answer is to have a
> of charts showing separate family branches of interest and to link them.
> Reading a large chart can glaze the eyes easily if you don't have an interest, rather like reading a telephone
> directory. I have a vision of humanising the chart by being able to reveal information about each name, either by
> clicking on a note number in the name box (as in kstableau) or by pop-up as cursor tip hovers over the name. With
> EXCEL, Netscape will do the former and Internet Explorer the latter.
> I think the two commonest browsers (but don't really know) are Internet Explorer and Netscape, while EXCEL is
> fairly universal. Until I see something better I will experiment along these lines. However I have a lot of
> ahead without gedcom data entry!
> Fred Vines
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