I've been using GRAMPS (2.2.8 under XP) to generate relationship graphs
as PDFs and was delighted to find that the resulting PDFs contained hot
links to the database, so that clicking on a name in the PDF popped up
the database entry for that person in IE. However, the links from the
PDF to the database have absolute addresses hard-wired into them. That
is, a link contains the full path to an entry in the database in the
However, I've been compiling CDs of our genealogy for members of the
family and of course when the PDF containing the relationship graph and
the HTML database are copied to CD then all of the links in the PDF are
wrong (no, not wrong, they point to the wrong place). I've found a
work-around for this problem that entails editing the PDF with a binary
editor to find the absolute addresses and replace them with relative
addresses; this works (but it makes me cringe to do it).
It there any way within GRAMPS to set relative address in links
contained in relationship graph PDFs? It would be very helpful if there
was; the PDF relationship graphs that GRAMPS can generate are immensely
powerful things and are, as far as I know, unique to this software. I've
just had one printed at A0 and it's very useful to be able to see the
whole family tree on one piece of paper (it's also a work of art).
In closing, thanks to the GRAMPS' team for the most remarkable piece of
work, I'm always amazed that people will take the time and make the
effort to produce programs like this *and then give them away*. It's
Caversham, Reading, England.