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This section describes the different Graphical Reports available in Gramps.

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Graphical Reports

Graphical reports represent information in forms of charts and graphs. Most of the options are common among graphical reports, therefore they will be described only once, at the end of this section. The few options which are specific to a given report will be described directly in that report's entry. See also substitution values.

The following graphical reports are currently available in Gramps:

Ancestor Tree

This report generates the chart of people who are ancestors of the Active Person.

Paper Options

With the Paper Options you can change Paper format (Size and Orientation) and margins (Left, Right, Top and Bottom) and use metric values or not.

Document Options

Choose the output format: Open Document Text, PDF document, PostScript, Print..., or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). A check box is available where you can indicate to open the made document with LibreOffice Word Processor or a Document Viewer (PDF file).

Tree Options tab

Fig. 11.4.1 Tree Options tab

The Center Person is chosen here. The Active person will be the default.

With the input field Generations you can change the number of generations considered.

Display unknown generations will allow you to select how many generations of empty boxes to display when the tree is not completely full.

Here is also the check box Compress tree.

Center person uses which format: allows you to specify if the center person uses the father display format or the mother display format found on the Display tab.

Display tab

Fig. 11.4.2 Display tab

This tab allows you to determine the Father Display Format to be used for the report. All fathers, grandfathers, etc. will use this format.

The Mother Display Format to be used for all mothers, grandmothers, etc. will use this format.

The {} around the death information line states that the text 'd. ' will display ONLY when there is death information. See Substitution Values for more information, including how to include places and attributes, and format names and dates and places.

Include Marriage box specifies to display an extra box between a father and mother that contains marriage information. The Marriage Display Format (see Substitution Values) specifies what will print in this box.

Size tab

Fig. 11.4.3 Sizes tab

Scale tree to fit will make the tree larger or smaller to fit the page as desired. The options are:

  • Do not Scale the tree
  • Scale tree to fit page width only
  • Scale tree to fit the size of the page

where Resize page to fit tree will make the page larger or smaller to fit the tree

If both are selected, the options happen in that order; scale the tree first, then the page.

These two options are better described in Size options with tips for making nicer reports.

Include tab

Fig. 11.4.4 Note tab

This tab gives you the option to include other items on the report.

Report title allows you to choose a title for the report.

  • Do not print a title
  • Include Report Title

And this tab also includes check boxes for Include a border, Include page numbers, and Include blank pages.

This tab also allows you to Include a note to one of the corners of the report.

“$T” within the note will display the day that the report was made. Regular date formatting (see Substitution Values) applies.

Currently a note will be attached to a corner. If a person box writes over it, the note box will not move. Select another corner to see the note tab if this happens.

Final Result

Fig. 11.4.5 PDF Output ancestor tree

Fig. 8.2 shows the final output result.


Calendar

This report produces a calendar with birthdays and anniversaries on a page by month.

Paper Options

Fig. 11.4.6 Calendar Paper Options

With the Paper Options you can change

  • Paper format (Size and Orientation)
  • Margins (Left, Right, Top and Bottom)

and whether to use metric values or not.


Document options

Fig. 11.4.7 Calendar Document Options
  • Output Format: choose the output format:
    • Open Document Text
    • PDF document
    • PostScript
    • Print...
    • SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). A check box is available where you can indicate to open the made document with LibreOffice Word Processor or a Document Viewer (PDF file).
  • Filename: default value is /home/<username>/calendar.pdf.
  • Style: default default style . With the Style Editor... you can add Document Styles.


Report Options

Fig. 11.4.8 Calendar Report Options
  • Year of calendar: for which year you want the calendar to be build.
  • Filter: select filter to restrict people that appear on the calendar
    • Entire Database : not recommended!
    • Descendants of ...
    • Descendant Families of ...
    • Ancestors of ...
    • People with common ancestors with ...
    • any custom filter who have made
  • Center Person: the center person for the report
  • Name Format: Select the format to display names: choose between:
    • Surname, Given Patronymic
    • Given Surname
    • Patronymic, Given
    • Given
  • Country for holidays: Select the country to see associated holidays choose between:
    • Don't include holidays: default value
    • Canada / China / Deutschland / Finland / France / Sverige - röda dagar / United States / Ceska republika
  • First day of week:
  • Birthday surname:
  • Checkboxes:
    • Include only living people: include only living people in the calendar
    • Include birthdays: include birthdays in the calendar
    • Include anniversaries: include anniversaries in the calendar


Calendar Text Options

Fig. 11.4.9 Calendar Text Options

Here you can fill in three lines of text that will be put at the bottom of the page.

  • Text Area 1: First line of text at bottom of calendar default value : My Calendar
  • Text Area 2: Second line of text at bottom of calendar default value: Produced by Gramps
  • Text Area 3: Third line of text at bottom of calendar default value: http://gramps-project.org/


Final Result

Fig. 11.4.10 Calendar Result

The final result can be seen on the right side.

Calendar tools holidays explains how to add or change the holidays appearing on the output of the calendar plugin.


Descendant Tree

This report generates a graph of people who are descendants of the Active Person. Specific options include the format of the displayed entries.

Paper Options

With the Paper Options you can change

  • Paper format (Size and Orientation)
  • Margins (Left, Right, Top and Bottom)

and whether to use metric values or not.

Document Options

  • Output Format: choose the output format:
    • Open Document Text
    • PDF document
    • PostScript
    • Print...
    • SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). A check box is available where you can indicate to open the made document with LibreOffice Word Processor or a Document Viewer (PDF file).
  • Filename: default value is /home/<username>/descend_chart.pdf.
  • Style: default default style . With the Style Editor... you can add Document Styles.

Descendant report Tree tab

Fig. 11.4.11 Descendant Options tab

Report for: option will select the center person for this report. The currently home person will be the default person displayed.

Start with the parent(s) of the selected first will display parents of the center person if the parents are known. As such any siblings of the center person will be displayed too.

This is broken apart from the tree tab as the 'Family Descendant Report' only differs in this one part on this tab.

Tree tab

Fig. 11.4.12 Descendant Options tab

Both of the Descendant Tree and Family Descendant Tree reports share these features on the Tree tab:

The number of Generations to see on the report (from the center person/family). If Start with the parent(s) of the selected first is selected, this number is effectively increased by one.

Level of spouses specifies the how deep to display spouses.

For the example:

  • Abe is a direct descendant
    • Abe has/had married Barbra and had two children
    • Abe also married Bridget and had one child
      • Bridget has/had married Carl.
        • Carl and Denise had a child.

Given the above example, this is what will be displayed for the first three Level of spouses options.

  • 0 means that only direct descendants will be shown. Nothing on the Secondary tab will be shown (Spousal information or Marriage information). For the example above, only Abe will be shown with three children directly under him
  • 1 means that only spouses of the direct descendants will be shown. For the example above, Abe will be shown with two pieces of marriage information. Under the first will be two children and one child under the second.
  • 2 means that spouses of spouses are shown. Same as 1 but Bridget will also show her other marriage. If they had any children, they would be shown too.
  • 3 means that everyone in the example above will be displayed.

Any option above 1 is very hard to read on the report without the Indent Spouses option on the Secondary tab. And last but not least is the Compress Tree option which tries to move everyone up as far as they can go (compress) and still have a readable report.

Display tab

Fig. 11.4.13 Descendant Display tab

Descendant Display Format sets the display for all descendants in the tree. The default is:

$n
b. $b
{d. $d}

The {} around the death information line states that the text 'd. ' will display ONLY when there is death information. See Substitution Values for more information, including how to include places and attributes, and format names and dates and places.

And the check box Bold direct descendants can also make the report easier to read.

You can set the Spousal Display format. If you do not wish to have the separate marital box, the spousal box can be used for marriage information. This option defaults as above.

Indent spouses will offset spouses a little from each other making it easier to know who has married who.

Include marriage box will display a separate box on the tree for marriage information. The display for this box is set in Marriage Display format.


Replace tab

Fig. 11.4.14 Descendant Replace tab

This allows you to put in pairs of strings separated by '/' that state what you want to replace and what you want to replace it with.


Example:

The United States of America/USA
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland/UK
Llanfair­pwllgwyn­gyllgo­gerychwyrn­drobwll­llanty­silio­gogogoch/Llanfairpwll

Every column width is defined by the widest box in the report. So if one box happens to be a lot wider than all of the others, a lot of space will be wasted. This option allows you to remove or abbreviate parts of the string that is not needed or can be cut down so the amount of space wasted is minimal.

Include tab

Fig. 11.4.15 Descendant Replace tab

Report title allows you to choose a title for the report.

  • Do not print a title
  • Descendant Chart for [selected person(s)]

And this tab also includes check boxes to Include a border, Include page numbers, and Include blank pages.

This tab also allows you to Include a note to one of the corners of the report.

“$T” within the report will display the day that the report was made. Regular date formatting (see Substitution Values) applies.

Currently a note will be attached to a corner. If a person box writes over it, the note box will not move. Select another corner to see the note tab if this happens.

Final Result

Fig. 11.4.16 Descendant Tree Result

The final result can be seen on the right side.


Family Descendant Tree

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Shared options with the Descendant Tree report

This report only has three differences from the 'Descendant Tree' report. The only differences are:

  1. this report runs off of a family instead of a person (differences on the tree tab)
  2. More options for a report title (on the Include tab)
  3. the final result

Tree Tab

Fig. 11.4.17 Descendant Options tab

Report for: option will select the center family (Father and Mother) for this report. The currently active family will be the default family displayed.

Choosing Start with the parent(s) of the selected first may display two sets of parents (if the parents of both the father and mother are known). One set of parents for the father, and another set of parents for the mother of the family (ie grandparents of the children). As such, any siblings of the father will be shown on the fathers side and any siblings with the mother will be displayed with her. So the children of the center family will see their grandparents, parents, uncles and aunts and even cousins if there are any.

Include Tab

The Report Title: has these additional options:

  1. Do not print a title
  2. Descendant Chart for [selected person(s)]
  3. Family Chart for [names of chosen family]
  4. Cousin Chart for [names of children] (Only available if Start with the parent(s) of the selected first is chosen)

Final Result

Fig. 11.4.18 Family Descendant Tree Result

The final result can be seen on the right side.

Note: The parents for Alice Paula are not shown because they are unknown (not in the database). Otherwise her parents, siblings and nieces/nephews could be shown.


Fan Chart

This report produces a chart resembling a fan, with Active person in the center, parents the semicircle next to it, grandparents in the next semicircle, and so on, for a total of five generations.

Paper Options

With the Paper Options you can change Paper format (Size and Orientation) and margins (Left, Right, Top and Bottom) and use metric values or not.

Document Options

Choose the output format: Open Document Text, PDF document, PostScript, Print..., or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). A check box is available where you can indicate to open the made document with LibreOffice Word Processor or a Document Viewer (PDF file).

Report Options

Fig. 11.4.19 Options Fan chart
Fig. 11.4.20 Fan chart

First the Center Person is displayed. Using the Edit button you can select a different person. With the next input field Generations you can change the number of generations considered. Next input field Type of graph: choose via the drop down menu: full, half , or quarter circle. Next input field Background color: choose white or generation dependant. Next input field Orientation of radial text : choose upright or roundabout


Statistics Chart

This report can collect and display a wealth of statistical data about your database. Specific options include filter, sorting methods, and additional birth- and gender-based limit for inclusion into statistics. You can also set the minimum number of items to qualify for the bar chart, so that the charts with fewer items will generate a pie chart instead. The Chart Selection tab allows you to check which charts you want to include in your report.


Paper Options

With the Paper Options you can change Paper format (Size and Orientation) and margins (Left, Right, Top and Bottom) and use metric values or not.

Document Options

Document options: choose the output format: Open Document Text, PDF document, PostScript, Print..., or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). A check box is available where you can indicate to open the made document with LibreOffice Word Processor or a Document Viewer (PDF file).

Report Options

Fig. 11.4.21 Report Options
  • Filter: determines what people are included in the report. You can choose the entire Database, or descendants of a certain person, people with a common ancestor as... or a default/common made filter.
  • Filter person: The center person for the filter: only available if as filter not entire database selected. Edit button let you choose another filter person.
  • Sort chart items by: Select how the statistical data is sorted: Choose Item count or item name from the drop down list.
  • check box: sort in reverse order
  • People born after: Birth year from which to include people: fill in a year to start from
  • People born before: Birth year until which to include people: fill in a year
  • check box: Whether to include people without known birth years
  • Gender included: Select which genders are included into statistics. Choose both, men, or women.
  • Max. items for a pie: With fewer items pie chart and legend will be used instead of a bar chart. Choose a number from the drop down list.


Chart Options

Fig. 11.4.22 Statistics chart options
  • Charts 1: 9 check boxes are available to include charts with indicated data:
Fig. 11.4.23 Results
Fig. 11.4.24 Results
    • Age
    • Death place
    • Death month
    • Age when first child born
    • Title
    • Age when last child born
    • Birth month
    • Age at marriage
    • Age at death
  • Charts 2: 10 check boxes are available to include charts with indicated data:
    • Event type
    • Number of children
    • Marriage place
    • Number of relationships
    • Surname
    • Death year
    • Gender
    • Forename
    • Birth year
    • Birth place

If all needed info is filled in click on OK to start the data collecting. A progress bar will be shown: Collecting Data... ->Sorting Data...->Saving charts...

The (Fig. 8.15) shows the result of Age of first child for all women born between 1500 and 2008. For most (576) persons personal information was missing, for some birth information was missing, but for 33 women their first child was born at age 20. With the detailed information further analysis can be done: calculate average, std. dev. etc.


Timeline Chart

This report outputs the list of people with their lifetimes represented by intervals on a common chronological scale. Specific options include filter, sorting method, and the title of the report.

Paper Options

With the Paper Options you can change Paper format (Size and Orientation) and margins (Left, Right, Top and Bottom) and use metric values or not.

Document Options

Document options: choose the output format: Open Document Text, PDF document, PostScript, Print..., or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). A check box is available where you can indicate to open the made document with LibreOffice Word Processor or a Document Viewer (PDF file).

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