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How to add spouses to descedant trees

Post by psinacio » 30 May 2019 21:30

Hi Colleagues,

I believe I am missing something, but today I was creating a descendant diagram of my ancestors, but I want to show spouses of the descendants. I was not able to find out how...
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Re: How to add spouses to descedant trees

Post by tatewise » 30 May 2019 22:01

The standard Descendant Diagram does include Spouses of your bloodline Descendants.

It does NOT include Spouses of those Spouses.

If showing no Spouses at all, then I suspect you have changed the default Installation Settings.
e.g.
Diagram > Options > General tab Spouse display options set to No spouse info.

I advise that you use Diagram > Save Diagram As > Custom Diagram Type for any customised Diagram settings to avoid upsetting the default Installation Settings, and reset the standard Descendant Diagram to Installation Settings on each Diagram > Options tab so that always exhibits the default features.
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Re: How to add spouses to descedant trees

Post by psinacio » 31 May 2019 00:51

Bingo! You are totally right Tate.

Somehow I have not noticed it before. My fault!

One extra comment. I could not managed to use fork style for descendants... why?
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Re: How to add spouses to descedant trees

Post by tatewise » 31 May 2019 08:52

Can you explain exactly what you mean?
I thought the default was fork style.
Preferably a screenshot of what you get now and how it is not satisfactory.
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Re: How to add spouses to descedant trees

Post by LornaCraig » 31 May 2019 09:25

Fork style is only available for Ancestor diagrams (and the ancestor section of All Relatives or Ancestor-and-Descendant diagrams). The fork goes upwards (or sideways, if you use right to left orientation) to the parents in each generation. Perhaps it would simply take up too much space in a descendants diagram if each descendant's spouse was linked upwards with the fork style.

This is from the Help files:
If checked, no marriage lines will display between ancestors. Instead, lines going up to ancestors will have a fork-like appearance. Ancestor boxes which are bound together with marriage lines can be moved apart horizontally, but cannot be moved apart vertically.
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Re: How to add spouses to descedant trees

Post by psinacio » 31 May 2019 21:50

Ok, I got it.
I have managed to move it as countermeasure...

It is not fork style, but works...
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