> Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:42:14 -0800 (PST) > From: Bob2000 <email@example.com> > Subject: Re: [Gramps-users] Family Descendant Tree add-on > Thanks for your reply, Craig. > > I think that your add-on is excellent so this is in no way a criticism. I'm > just trying to make it work to suit my need.*
That is exactly why I have made it. The current graphical reports didn't cut it (for me).
> I tried your suggestion. For some reason the boxes weren't exactly the same > width. The difference was about 1.5%. (I'm using Inkscape 0.47 to open the > SVG files.)
1.5%? Hmm. I can see that with how I calculated the widths this will happen. I could calculate the widths differently.... I guess it would make sense. I'll look into it. Oh, I'm currently on another project, so don't look for it soon.
> I shall experiment with other output options to see if I can get closer to > what I want. (Perhaps a dummy entry of maximum text length?)
I had thought of this too, but with how widths are calculated.... mileage may vary.
> *You have a tree option 'start with the parents of the selected first'. If > there was an option 'start with the grandparents of the selected first' then > my required output would be generated with no further work required.
wonderful. we want the same thing. but with this option, lines start crossing and I have no way to prevent it. and it looks really really bad. Is this why you want a report A and report B together? Report A for Moms side, B for Dads? Sorry, but this is my only solution at this time.
I even want to go further. Page A have Dads Dad tree and Dads Mom tree. Page B has Moms Dad and Moms Mom tree. each ending with my grandparents stating their name and they are on my cousin report. and page C would be my cousin report. All on the wall.
but you gave me some ideas. 1 Another tab to run a second report on the same page for someone else (your Report A and B) 2 or another tab to save report(s) to a file and then print them all to paper. I thought I was crazy for thinking about this, but you gave me a good reason. I can't say when/if this will happen. and I don't ever see more than two reports needed to be done at the same time (so probably option 1).