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Export Gedcom File ~ Basic Options

This exports GEDCOM and Media files in formats for other products. See the Introduction for preliminary steps that may be needed. Basic Options tab

  • (+) Full Data and (-) Brief Data offer two levels of data export as explained in the Output Formats.
  • GEDCOM Export Mode selects the formatting rules and other options for each target product. These options can be changed and remembered independently for each choice: e.g.
    • The (Std) Standard GEDCOM 5.5 mode can be set to ANSI encoding, PART~LMO frames, and one set of Extra Options
    • While (TNG) The Next Generation mode can be set to UTF-8 encoding, ALL~ABS links, and another set of Extra Options
  • Character Set Encoding options:
    • ANSI encoding is a popular standard for many Windows programs
    • ISO is a special character subset used optionally by TNG where:
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    • UTF-8 is supported by many products for Unicode characters, optionally with a Byte Order Mark (BOM)
    • UTF-16 offers an alternative format for Unicode characters, optionally with a Byte Order Mark (BOM)
  • Multimedia Conversion provides several Output Media Style options. If no Face/Detail frame exists the full frame is substituted.
    • PART~LMO exports Face/Detail frames as cropped files for local Media Objects where Max height/Max width limit their size
    • FULL~LMO exports all images as full frame files linked to local Media Objects
    • ALL~LMO combines the above two options
    • PART~ABS exports Face/Detail frames as cropped files for Media Records where Max height/Max width limit their size
    • FULL~ABS exports all images as full frame files linked to Media Records using GEDCOM Draft 5.5.1 FILE link tags
    • ALL~ABS combines the above two options
    • FILE~REL keeps relative links for Media Records, and is the default for (FH5) Family Historian 5 export mode
    • FILE~ABS makes absolute links for Media Records, and is the default for (GST) GedSite export mode
    • WIPE~ALL excludes all Media Records from the export
  • [[private]] Text Option choices:
    • EXCLUDE removes all [[private]] text from every text field
    • INCLUDE retains all [[private]] text but removes the [[ brackets ]]
    • KEEPALL retains all [[private]] text including the [[ brackets ]]

Every GEDCOM Export Mode uses the same Shared Settings as described below:

  • Max rule use limits repeated reporting of the same rule in the Result Set.
  • Use JPEG file format for all exported image files otherwise the original image file type is retained.
  • Apply the settings above to all image files otherwise only Face/Detail Part-frame cropped files are affected.
  • The Choose Export Folder button alters the Export Folder listed underneath.
  • The Empty Export Folder button deletes all the exported GEDCOM files & Media folders & files.
  • Tick Keep Media folders to mimic the Project Media folder structure within the Export Folder.

The Export GEDCOM & Media files… button creates the GEDCOM & Media files in the Export Folder.

See Extra Options, Other Options, Label Options, Output Formats, Result Set and F.A.Q. for other details.

Return to Export Gedcom File Plugin Introduction.

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