On 03/11/12 11:47, Mary Lynch wrote:
> On 03/11/2012 09:11, Irene Newhouse wrote:
>> I'm trying to get used to using gramps on Windows. I keep
>> reading about 'filters' to select a portion of a family
>> tree [database], but I cannot seem to figure out the
>> proper sequence of keystrokes/mouse clicks to bring up any
>> filter whatsoever. I want to be able to select a couple &
>> all their descendants for export. I would be happy to be
>> pointed to something that already exists. I've tried the
>> gramps documentation. That hasn't worked for me. I
>> couldn't figure out how to search the forum archive
>> either, because I hope I'm not the first person to have
>> this issue.
> Go to the "People" view (list of all people in your database).
> Check the Sidebar view is enabled (Shift+Control+R).
> There should be a tab in the sidebar labelled "Filter". If
> not, right-click at the top of the sidebar, and add the
> Person Filter gramplet.
> Towards the bottom of the sidebar, there is a drop-down list
> "custom filter". Click on the edit symbol to the right of
> this, to create your filter.
> Click on the plus sign to add rules for your filter from the
> pre-defined list.
> You have to add a Name for you filter before gramps will
> allow you to save it.
> I hope this will be enough information for you to get started.
Alternatively, without using a gramplet:
Go to the 'People' view.
Click on 'Edit' along the top bar. Edit=>Person Filter
Editor (at the bottom of the drop-down menu).
Click on the plus sign as above.........etc.etc. Don't
forget to 'Close' when you've finished defining your filter
or it won't be present when you want to use it in the
Sidebar Filter or when you want to use the filter for
selecting only a part of the database for export.
You can create filters in the same way for most things
Families. Edit=> Family Filter Editor
Places. Edit=> Place Filter Editor
Sources. Edit=> Source Filter Editor
Media. Edit=>Media Filter Editor
Notes. Edit=> Note Filter Editor.