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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Wish list again - comparing sibling information
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 17:46:33 -0700
In-Reply-To: <000001c44db8$6f55c630$6501a8c0@gpc.co.nz>


Murray - As Kathy suggested, you can run a query for all of the children of
XYZ and then use that search results list to navigate. That seems fairly
similar to the pull down list you are suggesting. CheriC

-----Original Message-----
From: Murray Lynn [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 5:27 PM
To:
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Wish list again - comparing sibling information


This is great - I have wanted this sort of ability on many occasions but
for some reason I had it in my head that you could only open one copy of
each view. I can think of many situations where I can use this feature!


For sibs it is a partial solution, but the screen gets very tight with
10 kids :>)!

I was thinking about how you could implement a next/last sib and the
best I can come up with is a couple of buttons to the right of the Notes
Tab.

However another more general way, with many other benefits, would be to
have more ways to filter a list and then you can use the next/last
record buttons to step through, eg:
- a pull down list (in individual view) to select a filter by siblings,
ancestors, descendants and other common relationships
- the ability to set a filter from a list (eg a search result)

Especially if:
- the current event type stayed selected, if possible, with Next / Last
(currently it reverts to Birth).
- the order selected in the "Select Individuals (or
Sources/Places/Media) for View" was retained so the next/last buttons
step through the records in id, name, birth or death order for
Individuals and id, type or name order for Sources etc

Murray


-----Original Message-----
From: William T. Flight [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, 9 June 2004 11:39 a.m.
To:
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Wish list again - comparing sibling information


Hi Murray,

Another way to compare sibling information that hasn't been mentioned is
to open additional Individual Views. Go to the Windows Menu and select
"New Window". Once you navigate the new window to the sibling, you can
compare event records side by side, and step through events in each
Individual View with a single click.

I'm open to other ideas you might have on how to improve the sibling
navigation.

Best regards,

--Bill

William T. Flight
http://www.thoughtfulcreations.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Murray Lynn [mailto:]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 6:41 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Wish list again - comparing sibling information
>
> Thanks for all of the suggestions, I do use the pedigree view
> (although
> I must admit to not using it enough) but even so it takes quite a few
> selections to get back to the same event with the new sibling. This is
> no big deal, but it is a distraction from looking at
> information buried
> in the data. Wim, the issue isn't so much navigation but the
> ability to
> find and compare sibling information. May I explain further...
>
> My comment arose not out of an urgent need for this, but as it extends

> the magnificent ability of Genbox a little more. The main reason I
> moved to Genbox is that I tend to work fairly visually - I like to see
> information very clearly presented. Genbox not only provides this - ie
> the data is particularly well presented - but it also
> provides an array
> of fantastic methods of quickly moving about to find what you are
> looking for, which are also very intuitive to use. I have
> been amazed at
> how much more I discovered in my family tree once I had it in Genbox,
> simply for this reason.
>
> This is because it is much easier to concentrate on the information
> rather than the raw data (see note below) or being distracted from
> using the program. One of the few places that Genbox isn't quite as
> strong is
> in quickly comparing sibling information. While it is not difficult to
> do what you have described, the ability to quickly step around would
> provide 'the icing on the top' of an already great package.
>
> I recently went back to L****** to check something in my old data.
> L***** is without doubt a good program, but the experience
> reinforced my
> perception that Genbox is head & shoulders ahead in all respects,
> especially in presentation and navigation!
>
> Many thanks again for the comments, at least I know now that I haven't

> missed another feature!
>
> Note: I deliberately made the distinction between data and
> information,
> see for example http://www.systems-thinking.org/dikw/dikw.htm which
> discusses the difference between Data, Information, Knowledge
> & Wisdom.
> Genbox aids the path to Knowledge but maybe not to Wisdom (yet) :>) !
>
> Murray



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