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Abstract

The Gramps Manual details all aspects of the Gramps software application.

Table of Contents

Preface
Why use Gramps?
Typographical conventions
  1. What's new?
  2. Getting started
    1. Start Gramps
    2. Choosing a Family Tree
    3. Tell me how to start right now!
    4. Obtaining Help
  3. Main Window
    1. Introduction
    2. The different Categories
    3. Switching Views and Viewing Modes
    4. Gramplets Category
    5. People Category
    6. Relationships Category
    7. Families Category
    8. Ancestry Category
    9. Events Category
    10. Sources Category
    11. Places Category
    12. Geography Category
    13. Media Category
    14. Repositories Category
    15. Notes Category
  4. Manage Family Trees
    1. Starting a new Family Tree
    2. Opening a Family Tree
    3. Opening a GEDCOM or XML database
    4. Deleting a Family Tree
    5. Renaming a Family Tree
    6. Backing up a Family Tree
      1. Backup dialog
    7. Archiving a Family Tree
    8. Extracting a Family Tree Archive
    9. Unlocking a Family Tree
    10. Repairing a damaged Family Tree
    11. Saving changes to your Family Tree
    12. Importing data
    13. Exporting data
      1. Filters and privacy
      2. Export into Gramps formats
      3. Exporting into the GEDCOM format
      4. Export into other formats
    14. Moving a Gramps 2.2 databases to Gramps 3.x
  5. Entering and editing data: brief
    1. Introduction
    2. To add or edit a person
    3. To specify a relationship
    4. To specify parents
    5. To specify children
    6. Adding photos and other media objects
    7. To edit events, sources, places, and repositories
  6. Entering and editing data: detailed
    1. Entering and editing data: detailed - part 1
      1. Introduction
      2. Editing information about people
        1. An overview of the elements
        2. Preferred name section
        3. General section
        4. Preferred image
        5. Person tab pages
      3. Editing dates
        1. Date validity indicators
        2. Graphical User Interface for entering dates
      4. Editing information about relationships
    2. Entering and editing data: detailed - part 2
      1. Editing information about events
      2. Editing event references
      3. Editing information about media objects
      4. Editing media object references
      5. Editing information about places
        1. Supported longitude/latitude formats
      6. Editing information about sources
      7. Editing source references
      8. Editing information about repositories
      9. Editing information about notes
        1. Note tab
        2. Note editor
        3. Note markup and preformat in reports
    3. Entering and editing data: detailed - part 3
      1. Name Editor
        1. Type
        2. Given Names Section
        3. Family Names Section
        4. General tab
        5. Sources tab
        6. Note tab
      2. Attributes
      3. Addresses
      4. Merging records
        1. Merge People
        2. Merge Families
        3. Merge Events
        4. Merge Sources
        5. Merge Places
        6. Merge Media Objects
        7. Merge Repositories
        8. Merge Notes
  7. Navigation
    1. Using the People View
    2. Using the Family View
    3. Using the Ancestry Views
    4. Setting the Home Person
    5. Using history-based tools
    6. Bookmarks
    7. Finding records
    8. Using the Clipboard
    9. Windows (Menu)
    10. Tagging
      1. Concept
      2. Differences with markers
      3. Tags and Filters
      4. Operations with tags
        1. Filtering
        2. Tagging a selection of objects
        3. Tags Column
  8. Plugin Manager
    1. Plugin types
    2. Registration and loading
    3. Hide/Unhide
    4. Actions
      1. Registered Plugins
      2. Loaded Plugins
      3. Install Addons
  9. Gramplets
    1. Gramplets
      1. Age on Date Gramplet
      2. Age Stats Gramplet
      3. Calendar Gramplet
      4. Given Name Cloud Gramplet
      5. Quick View Gramplet
      6. Records Gramplet
      7. Session Log Gramplet
      8. Statistics Gramplet
      9. Surname Cloud Gramplet
      10. TODO Gramplet
      11. Top Surnames Gramplet
      12. Welcome Gramplet
      13. What's Next Gramplet
    2. Sidebar and bottombar
    3. Person
      1. Attributes Gramplet
      2. Descendant Gramplet
      3. Person details
      4. Fan Chart Gramplet
      5. Pedigree Gramplet
      6. Relatives Gramplet
    4. Place
      1. Place details
    5. Media Object
      1. Preview
      2. Image Metadata
      3. Usage scenario
      4. The interface
        1. Data Fields
        2. Buttons
  10. Reports
    1. Introduction
    2. Books
    3. Graphical Reports
      1. Ancestor Tree
      2. Calendar
      3. Descendant Tree
      4. Fan Chart
      5. Statistics Chart
      6. TimelineChart
    4. Graphs
      1. Family Lines Graph
      2. Hourglass Graph
      3. Relationship Graph
    5. Text Reports
      1. Ahnentafel Report
      2. Birthday and Anniversary Report
      3. Complete Individual Report
      4. Descendant Report
      5. Detailed Ancestral Report
      6. Detailed Descendant Report
      7. End of Line Report
      8. Family Group Report
      9. Kinship Report
      10. Marker Report
    6. Web Pages
      1. Narrated Web Site
      2. Web Calendar
  11. Tools
    1. Analysis and Exploration
      1. Compare Individual Events
      2. Interactive Descendant Browser
    2. Database Processing
      1. Database Owner Information
      2. Extract Information from Names
      3. Extract Place Data from a Place Title
      4. Extract Event Descriptions from Event Data
      5. Find Possible Duplicate People...
      6. Fix Capitalization of Family Names...
      7. Rename Event Types
      8. Reorder GRAMPS ID
      9. Sort_Events
    3. Database Repair
      1. Check and repair database
      2. Rebuild Reference Maps
      3. Rebuild Secondary Indices
      4. Remove Unused Objects...
    4. Utilities
      1. Generate SoundEx codes
      2. Media Manager...
      3. Not Related
      4. Relationship calculator
      5. Verify the Data
  12. Settings
    1. Preferences
      1. General
      2. Family Tree
      3. Display
      4. Text
      5. Dates
      6. ID Formats
      7. Warnings
      8. Researcher Information
    2. Other settings
      1. Column Editor
      2. Setting Home person
      3. Adjusting viewing controls
      4. Export View...
      5. Modularity and plugins
    3. Advanced manipulation of settings
    4. Name Format Editor
  13. Filters
    1. Custom Filter Editor
    2. Which filters in which view?
    3. General filters
      1. Persons-, Relationship-, and Pedigree View
    4. Person filters
    5. Event filters
    6. Family filters
    7. Ancestral filters
    8. Descendant filters
    9. Relationship filters
    10. Miscellaneous filters
see also Tagging
Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix B: Keybindings reference
List Views
Common bindings
All List Views bindings
People View bindings
Editor Tab bindings
Handy Shortcuts
Appendix C: Command line reference
Available options
Format options
Opening options
Import options
Export options
Action options
List options
Operation
Examples
Environment variables
Appendix D: About Gramps
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