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Gramps 3.1 Wiki Manual - Main Window

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{{man index|Gramps 3.1 Wiki Manual - Getting Started|Gramps 3.1 Wiki Manual - Manage Family Trees|3.1}}
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== Introduction ==
[[Image:Mainwin.png|right|thumb|200px|Fig. 2.1 GRAMPS Main Window]]
When you open a database (either existing or new), the following window is displayed:
[[Image:Mainwin.png|right|thumb|200px|Fig. 2.1 GRAMPS Main Window]]
The main GRAMPS window contains the following elements:
*Media View: Displays the list of media objects in the family tree
*Repositories View: Displays the list of repositories in the family tree.
*Notes View: Displays the list of notes in the family tree.
[[Image:Mainwin.png|right|thumb|150px|Fig. 2.2 Sidebar view mode]]
[[Image:Noside-nofilt.png|left|thumb|150px|Fig. 2.3 Tabbed Viewing Mode]]
As mentioned above there are 11 different Views. In addition, there are two different Viewing Modes. You can tell at a glance which Viewing Mode you are in: If you see icons listed vertically in a sidebar at the left of the window, you are in the Sidebar Viewing Mode.
If instead you see a series of "notebook tabs" ({{man label|People}}, {{man label|Relationships}}, {{man label|Family List}}, {{man label|Pedigree}}, {{man label|Events}}, {{man label|Sources}}, {{man label|Places}}, {{man label|Media}}, {{man label|Repositories}}, {{man label|Notes}} and optional {{man label|Gramplets}} and {{man label|HTML}}) that run horizontally across the window, then you are in the Tabbed Viewing Mode. You can switch from one Viewing Mode to another by selecting '''View ->Sidebar''' from the Sidebar menu item.
If you're in the Sidebar Viewing Mode, you can select the View you want by clicking one of the sidebar icons.
If you're in the Tabbed Viewing Mode, you can select the View you want by clicking the corresponding notebook tab.
== Gramplets View ==
[[Image:Grampletsview.png|right|thumb|200px|Fig.2.4 Gramplets view]]
The Gramplets view shows a number of widgets, called Gramplets, that can help you in your research. Two Gramplets are shown on start-up (the Welcome and Top Surname Gramplets), but by right-clicking on the view, a popup comes up with the possibility of adding other Gramplets.
For more detailed information on using the installed Gramplets, see [[Gramps 3.1 Wiki Manual - Gramplets|Gramplets]].
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== People View ==
=== Filters ===
Genealogical databases can contain information on many people, families, places, and objects. It's therefore possible for a View to contain a long list of data that's difficult to work with. GRAMPS gives you two different means for controlling this condition by allowing you to filter a list to a more manageable size. These methods are Search and Filtering. A search will search the text displayed in list, whereas filters display people whose data match the criteria of the filter.
Search is a simple but fast method of searching the columns displayed on the screen. Typing the characters into the Search box and clicking the {{man button|Find }} button will display only lines that match the text.
Alternatively, you can enable the Filter sidebar, which will be displayed on the right hand side of the display. When the filter sidebar is displayed, the Search bar is not displayed. The Filter side bar allows you to interactively build a set of filter rules that can be applied to the display. The filter is applied based on the rules and the data, not on the screen display.
{{man tip| Searching vs. Filtering |Searching only searches for exact text matches. If the date displayed is "Jan 1, 2000", a search of "1/1/2000" will fail, but a filter of "1/1/2000" will match.}}
When GRAMPS opens a database, no filtering is in effect. In People View, for example, all people in the database are listed by default.
== Relationships View ==
The Relationships View displays all the relationships of the Active Person (the selected person). Specifically, it shows his or her parents, siblings, spouses, and children.
{{man warn| Warning |If you are not careful, it is possible to create multiple families with the same parents. This is rarely what the user wants to do. If you attempt to add a new family that has the same parents as an existing family, GRAMPS will issue a warning dialog. If you get this dialog, you should probably Cancel the edit, and then use the {{man button|Select}} button to select the existing family.}}
*Family: Similar to the Parents section is the Family section, which displays families where the Active Person is a parent. Because it is possible to have multiple families, it is possible to have multiple Family sections. Each family section displays the spouse and any children.
== Family View ==
[[Image:Family_List.png|right|thumb|150px|Fig. 2.9 Family List View ]]
The Family List View displays a list of all families in the database. From this view, you may add, edit, or delete families. The default display lists the ID, Father, Mother, and Relationship. Children cannot be displayed on the screen in this view.
[[Image:pedigree.png|right|thumb|150px|Fig. 2.10 Pedrigree view]]
The Pedigree View displays a family tree of the Active Person's ancestors. The Pedigree View shows up to five generations, depending on the size of the window. Each person is indicated by a box labeled with his or her name, birth and death information, and optionally an image if available. Two lines branch from each box. The top one shows the person's father and the bottom one the mother. Solid lines represent birth relations, while dashed lines represent non-birth relations such as adoption, step-parenthood, guardianship, etc.
To the left of the Active Person is a left arrow button. If the Active Person has children, clicking this button expands a list of the Active Person's children. Selecting one of the children makes that child the Active Person.
Children who have children themselves appear in the menu in the boldface and italic type, while children without children (dead ends) appear in a regular font. If the Active Person has only one child, no menu will be displayed (since there is only one choice) and the child will become the Active Person when the arrow button is clicked.
The right-hand side of the window shows two right arrow buttons. When the top button is clicked, the Father of the Active Person becomes the Active Person. When the bottom button is clicked, the Mother of the Active Person becomes the Active Person.
"Greyed-out" sub-menus indicate the absence of the data in the appropriate category. Similar to the children menu above, Childrens' and Parents' menus distinguish continuing lines from dead ends.
== Events view ==
New in version 2.2 is the inclusion of an Events View.
Events can be shared between multiple people and multiple families. The Events View lists the all the events recorded in the database.
== Events view ==
The default view displays the {{man label|Description}} , {{man label|ID}} , {{man label|Type}} , {{man label|Date}} , {{man label|Place}} and {{man label|Cause}} of the event.
== Places View ==
[[Image:places.png|thumb|150px|Fig. 2.15 Places view]]
The Places View lists the geographical places in which the events of the database took place. These could be places of birth, death, and marriages of people, as well as their home, employment, education addresses, or any other conceivable reference to the geographical location. The Places View lists the places' {{man label|Name}} , {{man label|ID}} , {{man label|Church Parish}} , {{man label|City}} , {{man label|County}} , {{man label|State}} , and {{man label|Country}} . All of these columns can be used for sorting by clicking on a column heading.
== Media View ==
[[Image:media.png|right|thumb|150px|Fig. 2.16 Media view]]
The Media View is a list of Media Objects used in the database.
== Repositories View ==
[[Image:repository.png|thumb|150px|Fig. 2.17 Repositories view]]
Version 2.2 adds support for Repositories.
A repository can be thought of as a collection of sources.
Each source in the database can reference a repository (such as a library) in which it belongs. The functionality of the Repositories View is similar to the other views.
Each source in the database can reference a repository (such as a library) in which it belongs. The functionality of the Repositories View is similar to the other views.
== Notes View ==
[[Image:Notesview.png|right|thumb|200px|Fig. 2.18 Notes view]]
Version 3.1 added support for Notes. A Note is pure text, as stored in the other objects.
The functionality of the notes View is similar to the other views. The view lists all {{man label|Notes}} stored in the {{man label|Family Tree}}. With the '''Edit ->Column Editor''' you can change the displayed columns. The possibilities are {{man label|Preview}}, {{man label|ID}}, {{man label| Type}} and {{man label|Marker}}.
The {{man label|Type}} can be (amongst others): ''Event Note'', ''Adress Note'',''Source text'', ''Place Note''
== HTML View (optional) ==
[[Image:Geoview4.png|right|thumb|200px|Fig. 2.19 GeoView]]
HTML View (''see [ Grampsbrowser !], [ blog]'') or [[GeoView]] needs an active internet connection and a HTML kit (''webkit'' or ''gtkmozembed'').

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