Each chart pedigree shows selected relatives of a particular base individual. This individual's name is shown in bold type, enclosed by a rectangle with a thick border.
When any box in the chart is clicked, information relating to the selected individual, if available, is displayed in the text frames. The individual's name and the enclosing rectangle are highlighted in red.
In the pedigree, a doubtful connection may be indicated by a question mark, and an illegitimate or extra-marital one by a zig-zag line.
There are three ways of navigating through the chart pedigrees:
The text frames can be hidden by clicking on the Chart item of the Layout menu. They will remain hidden until the user clicks the Combined item of the Layout menu (or displays a menu). Alternatively, when the text is hidden, and the Show text in new window item is selected, text will be shown in new windows when individuals are clicked on the chart. (This behaviour can be cancelled by clicking Don't show text.)
First hide any text frames using the Chart item of the Layout menu, then click on the background of the chart to make sure it is selected. Choose "Landscape" or "Portrait" mode for printing, depending on the shape of the chart (in Microsoft Internet Explorer, use the "Page Setup" item of the browser's "File" menu to do this). When printing, choose the option to print the "selected frame" only. Note that if the chart is wider than the paper, the right hand side will not be printed, and if it is deeper than the paper, it will be printed on more than one sheet. There may be some minor disruption to the layout because of differences between the way text is rendered on screen and in print.