Using Family Tree Builder. Is there a way to re-arrange photos according to date (or however I want them ordered)? This "re-arranging" capability is built into both the "Facts" and "Children" modes, but I can't seem to find a way to re-arrange photographs. Is this possible? Thank you!
There is an option to sort photos by date, name etc. in the Family Tree Builder, by clicking on the title of the column, such as "Date", however this is only for the general photo display. If you would like to change the order of photos for a person, this should be done in the album sections of the photos.
We currently only have the Find Duplicates tool in Family Tree Builder and not on the site for those who edit the tree online. Since you edit your tree in Family Tree Builder, you can use it when editing your tree.
Scott, thanks for your reply, I would like to do the work on the online site and not Family Tree Builder. I have never had much luck going back and forth with new trees and deciding if i should or should not include pictures etc, etc.
One of the things that would make the creation of nice graph easier for me, would be a way to exclude people when doing a descendant wheel graph. Typically I would not want to see children who died at a young age in my graphic as they only take up valuable paper space, so a 'Exclude people who died before N years' would help me a lot.
Another category of people I would like to exclude are the spouses of the last generation represented as that typically double the number of names to include and make it extremely hard to produce compact diagram.
Unfortunately we don't have the option to exclude specific people when creating a chart. What you can do is created another copy of your tree in Family Tree Builder by saving it with another name, then remove all the people that you listed and then genrate the chart. They won't be included in it.
If you then take these names and squize them in the narrow columns in SM it is very hard to decifer them. Upon all this it is not obvious that these 3 persons are actually the same.
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In the first example I have choosen to only have birth name on people because it was very common to remarry when first husband/wife died and which married name shall I then use? Of course I select the relative to me but that is not the same for somebody else. The Family name differs but is the same anyway. Why? The Hjorthorn (Deer antler) was the coat of arms but the family Head was Birger Håkansson. It requires some skill to be a genealogist.
I would like to delete half of a tree so I can post it separately. I just tried the recommended help suggestion which required me to individually load each member of that part of my gedcom into a new file. It would help immensely if I could select more than one person at a time, or could even select a group with the same last name. Each time I have to scroll down to find the next name--It won't even go back to where it left off. For anyone with a tree of more than 6 people this is a terrible time consuming process! I wish I had never entered my husband's tree with mine.
I also thought I might be able to copy my gedcom and then just delete the other branch, and save the one half, but I cannot find any way to remove people once they are entered.
I agree that something more simple than instructions for 33 steps is needed for this common problem. I recently tried to do the export/import file dance for eliminating duplicates, and it did not work. Don't know yet if it is because I'm using Windows XP and Excel from 2002, or if it is a true software glitch.
Hey, I have a MAC and want to split my tree using online web site. I posted 3-4000 people including my wife's line and now get 1000's of smart matches for her side. PLEASE MAKE THIS EASY TO DO. ONLINE.