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From: Joan Lowrey <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Editing charts
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 12:57:51 -0700
Thanks, Ron. It was not the answer I hoped for, but at least I know
now that I can't edit the chart, and I will have to move husbands to
the left side. GenBox is the only program I have been able to find
that will do the chart I want, so I am willing to work with these
At 02:09 AM 10/22/2009, you wrote:
>Subject: [GENBOX] Editing charts
> > After you save a chart in gct format, is it possible to change any
> > options? If so, how do you get back to the Options tabs? I decided I
> > didn't like "short" place names, and I don't want to have to make a
> > whole new chart, as I did a lot of moving boxes around, and tweaking.
>Oh how I do wish it was so, there is no way to change the chart options once
>the chart is designed, and saved I'm afraid you will have to start all over
> > Related comment:
> > I did a "Related" chart, and started by selecting a husband and wife
> > so I would have all the ancestors of both of them on the chart. The
> > chart had the wife, whose maiden name starts with "A", on the left,
> > and the husband, whose surname starts with "R", on the right. I think
> > the husband is normally on the left, with the wife on the right. So I
> > had to move the boxes for three generations of ancestors of each.
> > Apparently GB puts them in alphabetical order, left to right. I think
> > it would be better for GB to automatically put the husband on the left.
>This has been on our wish list for some time and I have mentioned it to
>Bill, GB does not put couples in alphabetical order as regards husband and
>wife, it appears to be a mixture of how the relationship fits into the
>overall design, there was some mention that GB places couples into the order
>they were entered into the program itself but this has not been verified. We
>manually switch the husband and wife over where possible before printing if
>the husband is on the right side of the wife.
>We use GB as our default program for designing and printing trees and these
>are just our observations, only Bill can give a definitive answer as regards
>husbands being situated on a tree to the left of their wives.
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