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zlatarigirl
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Mark Direct Line

Post by zlatarigirl » 12 May 2018 10:08

Hi, does anybody know a way of marking your direct line, it would make it much easier for me.
Thank You.

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Re: Mark Direct Line

Post by Jane » 12 May 2018 10:16

Not quite sure what you are looking for here.

On the Focus window the direct line descendants of your File Root person are marked in the Child section with a blue down arrow.

If you want to highlight a particular line in a Diagram you can use the Diagram > Family Connection Mapper, or the Tools > How Related to produce a Diagram showing just the line you are interested in.
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Re: Mark Direct Line

Post by zlatarigirl » 12 May 2018 13:49

Thank You Jane, I will look into that.

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Re: Mark Direct Line

Post by gwilym'smum » 15 May 2018 18:13

Hello,
On the records window I inserted a column and had a tick which indicated direct line. Sorry for late reply, been away
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Re: Mark Direct Line

Post by Sue7How » 22 May 2018 16:37

Hi
I had this problem before the blue arrow appeared. I found that if one uses #key after the name it works fine to indicate a direct line ancestor. Also it avoids the fact that the blue arrow shows the line from whoever is the root person and varies as the root varies, while the # always remains until deleted.
When I started to try and label People with whom I shared DNA I found that the other key I could use was ~ so now some ancestors are Labelled /surname/#~ i.e Direct ancestor sharing DNA, /Surname/# i.e Direct ancestor, or /Surname/~ i.e Ancestor sharing DNA but not on the direct line.
It seems to work well for me.
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Re: Mark Direct Line

Post by Suki » 29 May 2018 08:33

I enter my direct line ancestors in capital letters, I find it works really well.

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