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*{{man label|Labels}} for buttons and other portions of the graphical interface. A trailing ▴ and ▾ in a column header indicates the sort order for table column. ◂ more headers or tabs ▸
 
*{{man label|Labels}} for buttons and other portions of the graphical interface. A trailing ▴ and ▾ in a column header indicates the sort order for table column. ◂ more headers or tabs ▸
  
*{{man tooltip|hint text}} for hover or roll-over hints (aka Tooltips) that identify elements of the graphical interface
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*{{man tooltip|Hint text}} for hover or roll-over hints (aka Tooltips) that identify elements of the graphical interface
  
*Menu selections look like this: {{Man menu|Menu -> Submenu -> Menu Item}}
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*Menu selections look like this: {{Man menu|Menu -> Submenu -> Menu Item}} (Spaces should enclose the <code>-></code> to make webpage auto-translation recognize menu words.) Gramplet pop-up menus are marked with a {{man button|&or;}} (''Down Arrowhead'' button).
  
 
*{{man button|Buttons}}  you can click
 
*{{man button|Buttons}}  you can click
  
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disclosure_widget disclosure triangle] node {{man button|&#x25B6;}}expand or {{man button|&#x25BC;}}collapse disclosure triangular widget. All the nodes of the tree view mode can be simultaneously collapsed or expanded from the pop-up menu shown by right-clicking.
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disclosure_widget Disclosure triangle] node {{man button|&#x25B6;}}expand or {{man button|&#x25BC;}}collapse disclosure triangular widget. All the nodes of the tree view mode can be simultaneously collapsed or expanded from the pop-up menu shown by right-clicking.
  
 
*{{Man key press|CTRL|D}} [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_-_Keybindings|Key combinations]] you can press on your Keyboard.
 
*{{Man key press|CTRL|D}} [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_-_Keybindings|Key combinations]] you can press on your Keyboard.
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*{{checkbox|1|Checked}} - Checkbox that is  &#x2611; selected
 
*{{checkbox|1|Checked}} - Checkbox that is  &#x2611; selected
 
*{{checkbox|0|Unchecked}} - Checkbox that is &#x274f; unselected
 
*{{checkbox|0|Unchecked}} - Checkbox that is &#x274f; unselected
*{{man label|[[File:RadioButton_Selected.png|21px]]radio button that is selected}}
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*[[File:RadioButton_Selected.png|21px]] - Radio button that is selected
*{{man label|[[File:RadioButton_Deselected.png|21px]]radio button that is deselected}}
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*[[File:RadioButton_Deselected.png|21px]] - Radio button that is &#128280; deselected
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* Abbreviated Latin notations: <abbr title="exempli gratia - Latin phrase meaning 'for example'">e.g.</abbr>, <abbr title="et cetera - Latin phrase meaning 'and so on'">etc.</abbr>, <abbr title="id est - Latin phrase meaning 'that is'">i.e.</abbr>, <abbr title="nota bene (singular), notate bene (plural) - Latin phrase meaning 'note well'">N.B.</abbr>, <abbr title="post scriptum - Latin phrase meaning 'postscript - after what has been written'">P.S.</abbr>, <abbr title="videlicet - Latin phrase meaning 'namely'; 'to wit'; 'precisely'; 'that is to say'">viz.</abbr>, <abbr title="versus - Latin phrase meaning 'against'">vs,</abbr>
  
 
The manual also provides assorted bits of additional information in tips and notes as follows:
 
The manual also provides assorted bits of additional information in tips and notes as follows:

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Gramps is a software package designed for genealogical research. Although similar to other genealogical programs, Gramps offers some unique and features which we'll discuss below.

Gramps is an Open Source software package, which means you are free to make copies and distribute it to anyone you like. It's developed and maintained by a worldwide team of volunteers whose goal is to make Gramps powerful, yet easy to use.

Why use Gramps?

Most genealogy programs allow you to enter information about your ancestors and descendants. Typically, they can display family relationships through charts, graphs, or reports. Some allow you to include pictures or other media. Most let you include information about people even if those people are not related to the primary family you happen to be researching. And they may include features that let you exchange data with other programs and print different types of reports.

Gramps has all these capabilities and more. Notably, it allows you to integrate bits and pieces of data as they arise from your research and to put them in one place -- your computer. You can then use your computer to manipulate, correlate, and analyze your data, rather than messing with reams of paper.

Typographical conventions in the Gramps Wiki Manual

In this book, some words are marked with special typography:

  • Applications
  • Commands you type at the command line
  • Filenames or Filenames
  • Replaceable text
  • Labels for buttons and other portions of the graphical interface. A trailing ▴ and ▾ in a column header indicates the sort order for table column. ◂ more headers or tabs ▸
  • Hint text for hover or roll-over hints (aka Tooltips) that identify elements of the graphical interface
  • Menu selections look like this: Menu -> Submenu -> Menu Item (Spaces should enclose the -> to make webpage auto-translation recognize menu words.) Gramplet pop-up menus are marked with a (Down Arrowhead button).
  • Buttons you can click
  • Disclosure triangle node expand or collapse disclosure triangular widget. All the nodes of the tree view mode can be simultaneously collapsed or expanded from the pop-up menu shown by right-clicking.
  • Anything you type in
  • Checked - Checkbox that is ☑ selected
  • Unchecked - Checkbox that is ❏ unselected
  • RadioButton Selected.png - Radio button that is ◉ selected
  • RadioButton Deselected.png - Radio button that is 🔘 deselected
  • Abbreviated Latin notations: e.g., etc., i.e., N.B., P.S., viz., vs,

The manual also provides assorted bits of additional information in tips and notes as follows:

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Example Tip

Tips and bits of extra information will look like this.


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Example Note

Notes will look like this.

Finally, there are warnings, notifying you where you should be careful:

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Example Warning

This is what a warning looks like. If there's a chance you'll run into trouble, you will be warned beforehand.


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