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The Genealogy Pro Scrap Book Editor

Users of Genealogy Pro version 1.0 should note that the 'Document Editor' and the 'Scrapbook Editor' are simply an expanded version of the Image Editor and the Photo Album Editor. However, in Genealogy Pro 2.0 documents manged by these editors are not restricted to images. They can be images, audio, audio-visual, uniform resource locators (URL's, ie web page address) or any other type of document.

A 'Scrap Book' (formally known as a 'Photo Album' in Genealogy Pro 1.0) is simple a collection of one or more documents, including images, audio-visual, audio, web page addresses, or any other type of document. Double clicking on a image/document type field for a person or family will bring up the Scrap Book Editor (formally known as the Photo Album editor).

A menu at the top of the Scrap Book editor lists all current documents in this Scrap Book for the current person or family. The image in the editor is that of the currently selected image or document. For documents that are simple images, the image is a preview of the image file. For other documents, the editor shows the finder icon for that document type.


An example of the Scrap Book Editor

There are a number of ways to add documents to a Scrap Book field. These are analogous to adding, removing, and viewing documents in the Document editor.

Adding Documents

  • 1. Click the 'Add document' icon (). This will result in a panel to choose one or more files. The chosen document(s) will be added to the person or family for this field. This menu that lists or the documents will be updated with the chosen files.

  • 2. Drag one or more files from the Finder directly onto the Document Editor.

  • 3. Drag one or more files directly onto the 'Document' column for a person in the Individuals' Browser, or directly on the 'Document' row for the Family Browser (see depiction below). When adding multiple images or documents, this is probably the best way to associate a document with a person or family.

An example of dragging a document directly to the Individuals' Browser.


  • 4. Drag a url from the web browser directly onto one of the Genealogy Pro Browser windows or directly onto the Scrap Book Editor similar to (2) and (3) above. See the Document editor page for an example of dragging a url.

  • Removing Documents

    To remove documents:

    • 1. Click the 'Remove document' icon (). This will remove ONE of the documents in the scrapbook. It will remove the currently selected document.

    • 2. Click on the document in the Individuals' Browser or Family Browser, and press the delete key on your keyboard. This will remove ALL documents associated with the selected person or family for this field.

    Viewing Documents

    To view documents:

    • 1. Click the 'View document' icon (). For images, the image will be viewed in a Genealogy Pro utility window. For other types of documents, the document will be opened in the default application for that document type. Web site addresses will be opened in the default web browser (eg Safari).

    • 2. Click on the image or document icon in the window and drag it onto a application. The application will open the document.

    • 3. Hold the option key while double clicking on the document in the Individuals' browser or in the Family browser. In this case, the Document Editor will be bypassed and the image or document opened directly.