An alternative method would involve selecting the boxes you wish to colour code, right-click them and choose Format
, where you can set the Text Colour
, and repeat that for each colour. Then use Diagram > Save Diagram As > Family Historian Chart
and give it a Chart Name
that can be displayed via View > Saved Charts
. That will adapt as new details or ancestors are added to your family tree, but the Diagram Root
person cannot be changed. If you wanted pedigree charts for more distant ancestor generations, then another Family Historian Chart
would have to be created for each one.
only need be created once, and then Diagram > Save Diagram As > Custom Diagram Type
will allow them to be applied to ALL future pedigree charts via View > Custom Diagram Type
with any Diagram Root
Having seen your Mary E. V. Hill's FamilyRoots Organizer Color-coding filing system (16258)
thread, and checked the link in your posting here, it seems you want the colour coding to apply to ALL ancestors of each grandparent to match your filing system.
The Condition Expressions
posted earlier apply to the Current Tree Root
(CUR_TREE_ROOT) of the Diagram
So if you choose a different root person than yourself, the colours would be set with respect to that persons grandparents.
I suspect that is NOT what you want.
There are other options:
Current Diagram Root
(CUR_DGM_ROOT) applies to the root person of the current Diagram
similar to above.
Current File Root
(CUR_FILE_ROOT) applies to the File Root
person that presumably would usually be you.
Current File Owner
(CUR_FILE_OWNER) applies to the person named in the first Submitter
Current File Header
(CUR_FILE_HEADER) applies to the person named in the Header
Those last three would fit your filing system colour coding scheme, assuming you were the person named.
The colour chosen is based on the relationship to a nominated person, rather than whoever happens to be the Diagram
Thus if you produce a pedigree chart with your great-great-grandfather as the root, all the boxes would be coloured blue.
In the Boxes
simply replace CUR_TREE_ROOT
with whichever of the above you prefer.
If anything is not clear then please ask.