On 09/24/2004 01:21:19 PM, Frederick Noronha(FN) wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, Alex Roitman wrote:
> > If you'd like, you can always help out with the documentation. There ar=
> > two things I can offer you right away:
> > 1. Collect "Tips of the Day". The development version has the option
> > of popping up a window with the tip of the day about the use of GRAMP=
> > The tip is chosen randomly from the pool of tips. At the moment, the
> > pool consists of exactly two tips :-)
> This is some work I've started on. Please let me know whether I'm on the=20
> right track, or just missing the point. If the former's the case, then I=20
> could take it up with more tempo. Also, could I post this to the=20
> Gramps-users list and ask for suggestions from other readers? That might=20
> be a nice, collaborative way of doing things.
This is great! I am moving this thread to gramps-users (you should subscrib=
to it at http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/gramps-users if you wa=
post to it). I only quickly looked at your tips, but it seems that you are =
I have also placed your tips to a wiki page:
This way all users and developers can work on the tips without necessarily
sending same stuff over and over to everybody.
To edit the text on the wiki page, you need to click Edit button at the bot=
of the page. When asked to sign up, use any WikiWord for a username
(e.g. FrederickNoronha or TipEditingGuy, whatever you like :-) and leave th=
password emty. This version of wiki asks me to sign up almost every time I =
a change, but this is a small price to pay for a collaborative site :-)
Once editing the page, there's some help on formatting details below the
editing area. Clicking Save should save the page (pending 1001st signup
> I must say your software is great, and your documentation is even better.=
> It allowed me to get working on Gramps right away. I'm grateful. This is=20
> quite unlike many FLOSS (free/libre and open source software) projects,=20
> which just keep you guessing.
> I'm grateful! FN
Thanks! Almost all programming credits go to Don Allingham who
started the project and is the lead developer.
Once again, I'm copying Frederick's tips below so that interested people on
gramps-users can head over to http://gramps.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/=
and fix/modify/add the tips.
> GRAMPS Tips Of The Day
> GRAMPS REPORTS: GRAMPS offers a wide number of numbers that can be
> generated. The Text Reports are particularly useful if you want to send o=
> the results of your family tree to members of the family, via e-mail.
> STARTING A NEW FAMILY TREE: The best way to start a new family tree is
> probably to add-in all the members of the family into the database (use E=
> > Add or click on the Add button under the People menu). Then go about
> tracing the relationships among them all under the Family menu.
> TRACING RELATIONSHIPS: People from an existing database can easily be all
> linked into the family. Go to Family, and choose the second button to the
> right of the Relationship window. (The first button to the right of the
> relationship window adds a new person to the database, and adds to a new
> ASKING RELATIONS FOR DETAILS: To get inputs for building your family tree=
> ask key members of your extended family (including other families connect=
> to yours via marriage) to send in information. Most important is the full
> name, date and places of birth and death (if expired), relationship withi=
> the family.
> UNSURE ABOUT BIRTH-DATES? If you're unsure about the birth-dates about
> individuals in your family, GRAMS allows you to enter a wide range, based=
> a guestimate. For instance, "between 1955 and 1965" would be a valid entr=
> for a birthdate in GRAMPS. Subsequently, the precise dates could be inclu=
> once it is available.
> DUPLICATE ENTRIES: Tools > Database Processing > Find possible duplicate
> people allows you to located (and merge) entries of the same person enter=
> more than once in the database.
> INTERNAL ERROR: Encountered an 'internal error' while launching GRAMPS? I=
> could be the known bug in the 1.0.6 release. The 1.0.7 release
> (http://sf.net/projects/gramps) fixes this bug.
> FIXING 1.0.6: To fix your 1.0.6 install by
> $ gconftool-2 -s /apps/gramps/show-calendar -t bool 0
> $ gconftool-2 -s /apps/gramps/use-lds -t bool 0
> as the user running gramps (not root!!!)
> ADDING A SIBLING: To add siblings in Gramps, make yourself or your spouse=
> active person (i.e. navigate to yourself or your spouse). Then switch to =
> Family View and add a new child by clicking the buton second from the top=
> the right of the Children list (the "New" button). Enter the data for the
> new person and click OK.
> EDITING THE RELATIONSHIP OF A CHILD: You can edit the relationship of the
> child to each parent by selecting the child, right-clicking, and choosing
> "Edit the child-parent relationship" item. If this is not your child but
> your wife's child, you would select "Birth" in relationship to her and
> "Stepchild" in relationship to you.
> ADDING A CHILD: If the child is already in the database, then you don't n=
> to add him to the database. Just add the child to the family, which can b=
> done by pressing the third button from the top (the "Select" button). The=
> select the person from the list.
> SHOW-ALL CHECKBUTTON: The list of people you can add into a family is
> filtered to display only people who could possibly be the child (based on=
> birth-dates). In case GRAMPS is wrong in making this choice, you can alwa=
> over-ride that filtering by checking "Show all" checkbutton.
> KEYBINDINGS: GRAMP's manual is quite elaborate and well written; it also =
> detailed about keybindings (in a separate appendix) and other matters. Ch=
> it out.
> GRAMPS-USERS: Want to answer your queries about GRAMPS? Check out the
> gramps-users list. Many users are on the list, so you're likely to get an
> answer faster. If you need to ask questions -- use either gramps-devel or
> gramps-users at lists.sf.net, as appropriate for your questions.
> TIPS OF THE DAY: GRAMPS's development version has the option of popping u=
> window with the tip of the day about the use of GRAMPS. The tip is chosen
> randomly from the pool of tips. To add your own tip, send it in to
> GRAMPS (Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System)
> offers you a well-designed user interface to make entering data easy, and
> browser-like controls to allow you to navigate your family tree with ease=
> There are six different views for navigating your family: People, Family,
> Pedigree, Sources, Places, Media. Each helps you to achieve one or more
> specific tasks.
> In the Family view, a right-click on the Children allows you to edit the
> child/parent relationship. This is used to mark out children as adopted o=
> To 'bookmark' individuals in your database, navigate to them using the
> Family view, then right-click and 'add bookmark'. You can visit these
> bookmarks much like in your browser, simply via Bookmark > Go to bookmark=
> Incorrect date formats will show up with the red button alongside the dat=
> Green means okay, and amber signifies acceptable.
> Events in the life of any individual in the database may be added via the
> Person > Edit Person > Events option. This space can be used to include a
> wide range of options ranging from adoptions, to baptisms (and other
> religious ceremonies), burials, causes of death, Census listings, degrees
> earned in education, divorce filings,
> GRAMPS' People view gives you a list of all individuals in the database. =
> can sort the listing by differing priorities simply by clicking on headin=
> like name, gender, bate date or death date.=20
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