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HtmlPedigree: FAQ for users: Output
Frequently asked questions |
Can I change the style of the web pages?
Yes, you can change the colour scheme of the pages, the font used,
and the parameters governing the layout of the chart pedigree.
See Changing the style of the pages.
How can I stop raw GEDCOM tags appearing in the web pages?
The standard GEDCOM tags will be translated into plain English equivalents in the web pages.
However, many genealogical programs also use non-standard tags (often beginning with an underline, "_").
These will be left as they are unless you specify how you'd like them to appear.
To find out how to do this, and how to change the wording used
for the standard tags, see How
GEDCOM tags are interpreted.
Why are some spaces between words missing? or
Why are there unwanted breaks between lines?
The GEDCOM format allows text to be split between several lines,
using either the "CONC" tag (short for "concatenation") or the "CONT" tag (short for "continuation").
The GEDCOM standard states that "CONC" lines should be joined together without spaces,
but that "CONT" lines should remain on separate lines (that is, they should be separated by line-breaks).
By default, the program processes them as specified by the GEDCOM standard.
However, GEDCOM files produced by some genealogical programs use "CONC" and "CONT" in
non-standard ways. Therefore, you can specify how these lines should be treated,
by clicking "Edit display style" on the "Tools" menu, then selecting the "File parameters"
tab, and using the options for the "CONC" and "CONT" tags at the bottom of the form.
For example, if in your web pages the spaces between some words are missing,
the problem can probably be fixed by regenerating the web pages, but this time
selecting the "Spaces between lines" option
for the "CONC" tag (rather than "Join lines together").
Alternatively, if there line-breaks that you don't want,
this can probably be solved by selecting "Spaces between lines"
for the "CONT" tag (rather than "Line-breaks").
Can I indicate illegitimacy and doubtful connections on the chart?
Yes, illegitimate children or unmarried couples can be indicated by
zigzag lines, and doubtful connections by question marks.
You can also indicate that only one parent of an individual is known.
See Editing the chart pedigree.
Can I include images in the web pages?
- There are two ways of including links to images and other files in the web pages:
- If your GEDCOM file already contains links to files on your hard disc,
you can choose for these to appear as links in the text web pages.
Each image will be displayed in a new browser window when a visitor
clicks on the link. See How files linked from the GEDCOM are processed.
- You can also use the program to add directly links to files on your hard disc,
either when creating or when updating the web pages. These links appear as
blue icons in the text web pages, and also display the image in a new browser
window when clicked. See How to link images and other multimedia files.
Can files in other formats be included?
The same procedure can be used to include links to files in other formats -
for example files containing sound recordings or video clips.
If the visitor has an appropriate "plug-in" program, the file
will be opened; otherwise it can be downloaded to the visitor's hard disc.
Links to web pages and other resources on the Internet can also be
included in this way.