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Creating a Chart

Each chart has a 'focal' or 'root' person, that is the person which forms the base of the ancestor or descendant chart. For a ancestor chart this will be the first generation of the chart. For the descendant chart this will be the person that is the highest generation.

There are a number of ways to select a focal person, depending which window is the front window

  • The current person in a family window will become the focal person of a new chart

  • The selected person of a table of individuals will become the focal person

  • The currently selected person of a chart will become the focus person of any new chart

 

To create a chart,

  • Select a focus person in one of the ways described above

  • Choose the menu Chart-> New Chart->(selected chart type)