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Genealogica Grafica: specifying report phrases

18 Apr 2006
 
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Personal life events

You can specify how various events should be presented in the reports. The events are listed to the left and there are input fields for male and for female subjects. When there's no difference, you need to enter the same string in both fields.

A @ will be replaced by the date/place string. Its format is determined by the specification in 'Options - date/place formats' (and is described here).

Any other text will be copied as is, unless it is in { } brackets. Text between such brackets will be suppressed if it recurs within the same sentence.

Examples:

{he was} born @ = "he was born 18 April 1900 at Antwerp"

{he} died @ = "he was born 18 April 1900 at Antwerp, died after 1960 (id)"

Children

The top two input rows are to describe parentage of the partner, in phrases like

'He married (1) London, 5 July 1931 (divorce registered (id) 11 June 1939) with Anne Spine, born Leeds, 2 April 1901, daughter of Joe Spine and Sue Black'.

The spec for this would be daughter of $ <and $>. The text in < > brackets will be dropped if only one parent is known.

The following two input lines describe a comment added to child's name in a list of children from a marriage. They will be shown in parenthesis if the child is legitimated or adopted in the FAM.

If children of a relationship are to be shown, you specify here how that should be presented. As an example it will show up as:

'He married (1) London, 5 July 1931 (divorce registered (id) 11 June 1939) with Anne Spine, born Leeds, 2 April 1901, daughter of Joe Spine and Sue Black. From this marriage:
   Susan [1928] (legitimated)
   Peter [1934]

What you have to specify is how to say 'from this marriage' or 'from this relationship' if there is no marriage. And what to say if the father is unknown (at least in the gedcom).

FAM phrases

With Version 0.83 this subject (how to specify phrases for marriage, living together, etc.) is rather complex. Therefore the description is moved to a separate document. Click here.

Unknown

Here you specify how to say that the partner was unknown. That can be because there is no link to a partner whatsoever, or because the name is simply NN.

Continuation

In some cases a statement needs to be continued with another - similar - statement. As an example take a person who has been married. The report will say He was married before to Sue. If he was also married to Alice we need to concatenate this with He was married before to Alice. In one sentence this will show as He was married before to Sue and he was married before to Alice. The continuation code is and % in this case. It can be any string as long as it contains a percent sign. The code will follow the first phrase and % will be replaced by the second phrase.