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Living individuals in a diagram

Postby LizzieA » 10 Mar 2018 15:54

I would like to send a pdf All Relatives Diagram to a distant cousin of my husband's. but without revealing any information about living relatives, other than the name of my husband who will be the root person. What I would really like is to be able to display text boxes for these people with something like the word 'Living' in the box in place of names, dates etc.

I have already set a living flag against the relevant people in my file and I have read the appropriate chapters in the 'Getting the most from FH6 Guide'; in Chapter 9 there is a paragraph entitled 'Override Text' which seems to be describing what I want, but I still can't see what I need to do to achieve it.

I have searched this forum and can see that similar questions were asked a couple of years ago but I'm not clear as to whether I need to create a new text scheme or edit an existing one. I get the impression that it isn't a straightforward process but if someone could give me step by step instructions, I reckon I could manage to do it.

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Re: Living individuals in a diagram

Postby LornaCraig » 10 Mar 2018 20:11

Hi Lizzie,

I don't have a copy of the V6 book so I don't know what is recommended in the section you mention, but this is how I would go about it:

With your diagram open, use Diagram > Options > Text tab. The text scheme you are using will be highlighted in the list. Click the Clone button on the right to create a copy and give it a new name. You can now work on the new scheme without risking spoiling your regular scheme if things go wrong.

With the new scheme selected in the list, click Edit. In the right hand pane of the Edit Text Scheme window is a list of all the items in the scheme. You want to display those items only for people who do NOT have the Living flag set. (Apart from your husband whose name you want to show – see below.) So select each item in turn and click Edit just below the list. In the lower right of the next window tick the Flag Condition box. Then select the Living flag and not set. Click OK. You can see the effect on the diagram by clicking the Apply button after each change.

To display the word Living in the boxes of those with the Living flag you need to add a new line. In the left hand pane of the Edit Text Scheme window select <Custom Item>, then click the > symbol in the middle. In the next window in the Template field enter the word Living. Then set the Flag condition so that the Living flag must be set.

When all items are finished click OK again to close the Edit Text Scheme window.

Assuming your husband has the Living flag set this will have removed his name as well as everything else. To get his name to show, set a new flag on him. Then in the Edit Text Scheme dialog click on the name item in the right hand panel and then click Clone Line. Now on the new cloned line click Edit and change the Flag condition so that your husband’s flag is set. This extra line will display your husband’s name.
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Re: Living individuals in a diagram

Postby tatewise » 10 Mar 2018 20:36

Just to complete the picture, I suspect Chapter 9 in both the V5 & V6 Book are very similar.
The V5 Book in Chapter 9 also mentions Override Text and what it describes is the method that Lorna has explained.

An alternative approach would involve exporting the GEDCOM file, and applying the Clean Living Persons Plugin, which has many options for privatising/removing the details of Living people, one of which is to replace their name with the word Private and remove various categories of data such as the facts. It also allows the children and spouses of Living people to be similarly treated, even though they are deceased. Finally you would add the Name of your husband back, and produce the Diagram.
Mike Tate ~ researching the Tate and Scott family history.

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Re: Living individuals in a diagram

Postby LizzieA » 10 Mar 2018 21:07

Many thanks to both Lorna and Mike for such excellent and clear instructions!

Lizzie


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