On 02/29/2004 07:31:23 AM, Trevor Rhodes wrote:
> I managed to get in touch with some members of my family I hadn't =20
> seen for over 20 years and was about to do some work on their line =20
> for them as a surprise. When I went to export to gedcom all =20
> descendants of the active person, I found it wasn't giving me the =20
> spouses of those descendants. I can't find a way to do it without =20
> manually adding them myself. Would it be possible to add an option =20
> to allow addition of spouses in gedcom export?
The spouses are not techincally the descendants, are they? So the =20
descendant filter rightfully skips them all -- who needs all that extra =20
However, worry not! The solution is in using custom filters.
A jewel of gramps is the custom filter editor (Tools->Utilities->Custom =20
filter editor...). You can create a filter using whatever rules you =20
want, or any combination of those. In your case, I would add a filter =20
with "Is a descendant family member of" and select the person you'd =20
like. This filter would match descendants and their spouses.
Name your filter something you will recognize later on. Add a comment =20
if you want.
Now, in GEDCOM export, just select your custom filter from the Filter =20
menu and you should be all set.
Web Page, exporters, and some reports can use these custom filters. To =20
get a hand on using the whole power of this nice tool read the manual, =20
specifially the filter rule reference in the appendix. If you're =20
impressed with it beyond all boundaries, thank Don Allingham :-)
Hope this helps.
P.S. Did I mention that your custom filters will stay for the future =20
use in future gramps sessions until you explicitly delete them?
Alexander Roitman http://ebner.neuroscience.umn.edu/people/alex.html
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