As has been said recently (but perhaps it was on the devel list):
1/ The descendant tree has a more simple logic, for the full complexity of
relationships use the Relationship Graph in conjunction with the powerful
graphviz tool and a descendant filter on your database, see our wiki.
2/ If you want more info in the descendant tree format, try out the new
third party plugin
2009/1/18 derHeinzi <heinzbrinker@...>
> Since no one answered this question yet and I, as a new user of GRAMPS,
> stumbled across the same problem, I would like to bring up this matter
> sakuno wrote:
> > Hello Helpful Types,
> > Not having done a Descendant Graph before I find myself at a loss as to
> > how to
> > help someone. They want to add spouses and the default doesn't have
> > That's fine because I figured that adding 's. $s' does the trick. But
> > what
> > do you do when there are multiple spouses (spice?) ? And is there a way
> > of
> > suppressing the s. if there weren't any spouses?
> > --
> > Regards
> > Trevor Rhodes
> Currently, in the report of the male line, the children of all spouses of a
> man are listed, but only one spouse (not necessarily the mother of the
> child, if there is only one child from two marriages!) is named in the
> when the format $s is given.
> Feature requests:
> Could there be a comma seperated list of all spouses when the $s format is
> And would it be possible to add a placeholder for the birth and death dates
> of the spouses as well?
> I use the descendants report mainly to hand them to relatives who know more
> about their kinship than I do. This makes it easy for them to fill in the
> missing and correct the wrong data. They always wonder about this report
> Thank you for any comments on this
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