When we work with our genealogical data normally we would like to see them in various presentations depending on what we want to do, e.g. as a family tree for an impressive overview, less space consuming in a table or very detailed the information of one person.

These so-called views all work on the same underlying data - this means that

  • changes performed in one view immediately become effective in other views on the same file,
  • selection events from one view propagate to the other views on the same file,
  • the Context Menu for the displayed information offer actions in all views,
  • closing a file will close all views on that file.

Typically we will open several views – not necessarily all but combinations that help to navigate and understand the underlying data.
For example

  • Tree View and Table View to browse the existing information
  • Table View and Edit View to cleanup, catalog and edit the existing information
  • Report View to run reports on large files

A standard combination of views can be selected or created via menu 'Views' → 'Layout'.
The combination is not limited and you'll soon get a feeling for which views fulfill your needs.

:-) The views will remember the position and size of the enclosing windows so position them as required and they will pop-up at the same place next time.

More about the handling of views see The GenJ Window and its Components - The Panes and Views.

Proceed to Edit View

en/manual/views.txt · Last modified: 2011/01/04 17:44 by kpschubert
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