Gramps 5.1 Wiki Manual - Entering and editing data: detailed

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

As we have been shown, 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 Edit dialogs. Since we use that term frequently, we should define what we mean by it:

An Edit 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.

An Edit 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.

Lets continue with a deeper dive into Entering and editing data of specific types:

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