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The Genealogy Pro Editor

The Genealogy Pro Editor is a floating window that is convenient for editing the data field of the individuals and families. Access the field editor using the menu (choosing Format-Field Editor) or by clicking on the Field Editor item in the Family Window or Individuals Window or Chart Window.

The field editor can be used in multiple window types, include the Family Window, Individual Window, and all types of Chart Window.

To launch the editor:

  • Click on the name, date, place, image or documents of a person or family in any of the windows then choose the Format⇒Field Editor menu item; or

  • Click on the name, date, place, image or documents of a person or family in any of the windows then click on the editor icon () in the tool bar; or

  • Simply double click on the name, date, place, image or documents of a person or family in any of the windows; or

The editor has two components - the "Data" tab (left most tab, the name of the data tab will be the name of the field type eg "Name" or "Place" etc), and the "Formatting" tab. The data tab is for entering information into the database. The Formatting tab is for setting how the information is displayed in the window.

When entering information into the document, it is convenient to leave the Editor window open. When you click on a different person or family, or click on a different field, the editor automatically updates itself ready for you to enter information.

There are a number of different editor views, depending on the type of field you click. These are:

  • Name Editor - used to change a name

  • Date Editor - used to change a date

  • Place Editor - used to change a place

  • Image/Document Editor - used to change a link to an image or other type of document

  • Photo Album/Scrapbook Editor - used to manage a collection of image files, video, audio or other types of documents

  • Additonally, the Combined Field Editor is available for charts, which have the capability of displaying "Combination Fields", which are two or more fields that are displayed as one (eg one built in combination field is th e"Birth - Death" field that combines birth and death on one line ie "(1927 - 1952)")

The current data of the field editor is dependant on the field that was last clicked. In some instances formatting (not data entry) can be applied to multiple selections.