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Gramps 4.0 Wiki Manual - Tools

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===<u>Find Possible Duplicate People...</u>===
[[Image:DuppeopleFindPossibleDuplicatePeople-PotentialMergesWindow-40.png|right|thumb|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Duplicate People]]
This tool searches the entire database, looking for the entries that may represent the same person.
===<u>Fix Capitalization of Family Names...</u>===
[[Image:CapnamesFixCapitalizationofFamilyNames-CapitalizationChangesWindow-40.png|right|thumb|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Fix Capitalization]]
This tool searches the entire database and attempts to fix the capitalization of family names.
===<u>Merge citations...</u>===
===<u>Rename Event Types</u>===
[[Image:ChangeventypeRenameEventTypes-ChangeEventTypesWindow-40.png|right|thumb|250px300px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Change type]]
This tool allows all the events of a certain name to be renamed to a new name.
===<u>Reorder GRAMPS ID</u>===
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This tool '''Reorder GRAMPS ID''' will change all the elements in the database to conform to the scheme specified in the database's prefix id's.
===<u>Sort Events</u>===
[[Image:SorteventsSortEventsWindow-40.png|right|thumb|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Sort Events]]
Events appearing on the Event tab on a Person or Family Editor are not sorted in any particular order other than the order that the events were added. The reason for not enforcing any particular ordering, particularly ordering by date, is to allow for the situation where an event was known to have happened but the exact chronology is not. Importing or merging data from an external source can lead to extra events being added to, but out of sequence with, the existing set of events of a person or family.
==== Use of SoundEx module in GRAMPS ====
[[Image:SoundexcodeGenerateSoundExCodes-SoundExCodeGeneratorWindow-40.png|thumb|right|300px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} SoundEx code generator]]
Select via the menu {{man menu|Tools->Utilities->Generate SoundEx Codes...}} the dialog for the {{man label|SoundEx code generator}} window opens. In the {{man label|Name}} text field you can type in a name or you could use the {{man button|down}} arrow where you can choose a name from the drop down list.
===<u>Media Manager...</u>===
[[Image:MediamanagerfinalMediaManager-FinalConfirmationWindow-40.png|right|thumb|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Final confirmation window]]
This tool allows [ batch operations] on media objects stored in Gramps. An important distinction must be made between a Gramps media object and its file.
===<u>Not Related</u>===
[[Image:NotrelatedNotRelated-NotRelatedToWindow-40.png|right|thumb|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}}. Not related]]
This report will find people who are not related to the selected person.
===<u>Relationship calculator</u>===
[[Image:Relationship CalculatorRelationshipCalculatorWindow-40.png|right|thumb|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Relationship calculator]]
The Relationship Calculator when opened will list all people connected, but not necessarily related, to the person selected in the PEOPLE view. You simply select the individual you wish to relate and the relationship will be shown in the lower panel. Only blood relationships will display (except for husband-wife relationships). Currently "in-law" relationships cannot be displayed.
===<u>Verify the Data...</u>===
[[Image:VerifydataVerifyTheData-DataVerifyToolWindow-40.png|right|thumb|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Verify the Data]]
This utility allows you to verify the database based on the set of criteria specified by you.
For example, you may want to make sure that nobody in your database had children at the age of 98. Based on common sense, such a record would indicate an error. However, it is not a consistency error in the database. Besides, someone might have a child at the age of 98 (although this rarely happens). The Verify tool will display everything that violates your criteria so that you can check whether the record is erroneous or not. The ultimate decision is yours.
Select this via the menu {{man menu|Tools->Utilities->Verify the Data...}} you will get a {{man label|Database Data Verify Tool}} window. The window has four tabs; {{man label|General}}, {{man label|Women}}, {{man label|Men}}, {{man label|Families}}. Those tabs show a list with criteria and a input field where you can alter the criteria value. In the lists below I show some ''workable'' values.
** maximum span of years for all children 32
If you are OK with the criteria click the {{man button|Run}} button (or hit {{man key press|Alt|R}} and you will be presented with a {{man label|Database Data Verification Results}} window.
Depending on your criteria and your data a list will be shown. Some possibilities of findings are listed below. But there are others.

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