Gramps 3.4 Wiki Manual - Entering and editing data: detailed

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The previous section offered you a quick overview of how to enter and edit data in Gramps. This section continues that discussion in much greater detail.

Introduction

As we have seen above, Gramps offers you a series of Views. Each of these Views gives you opportunities to enter and edit information. In fact, you can often get to the same information from different Views.

In Gramps, information is entered and edited through what we call dialogs. Since we use that term frequently, we should define what we mean by it:

A dialog is a pop-up window that provides one or more forms for entering and editing data that fits a certain category. Examples in Gramps include the Edit Person dialog and the Family Editor dialog, among many others.

A dialog often includes a series of "notebook tabs" that group the information into subcategories. For example, the Edit Person dialog has notebook tabs for subcategories such as Events, Attributes, Addresses, and Notes, among others.

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Add, Remove, and Edit buttons

In most cases, Gramps uses a + to correspond to Add , a - correspond to Remove , and an icon of a pen on a sheet of paper to denote Edit. We will continue referring to the latter as the Edit+ button, while using + and - to denote the two former buttons.

Details

  1. Gramps 3.4 Wiki Manual - Entering and Editing Data: Detailed - part 1: Learn how to add persons, dates, families and relationships to Gramps
  2. Gramps 3.4 Wiki Manual - Entering and Editing Data: Detailed - part 2: Learn about the other core objects in Gramps: events, citations/sources, places, repositories and notes
  3. Gramps 3.4 Wiki Manual - Entering and Editing Data: Detailed - part 3: Learn how attributes and addresses work, as well as how you can merge data.
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