Overview

Pedigree Chart (Compressed) is a User Item that creates a pedigree box chart where the box for each person takes a row. Generations overlap, i.e., the left edge of boxes for generation N people begin to the left of the right side of boxes for people in generation N-1. See the example in Second Site News #007.

The compressed format minimizes horizontal scrolling, but the basic structure of the tree is hidden somewhat by the overlapping boxes. An alternative choice is the Linked Pedigree (Wide) format that shows the generational structure more clearly by producing wider charts.

For people in the chart who have a person page entry, the chart entry links to the person page entry and vice-versa.

Edit Compressed Pedigree Chart

The Edit Compressed Pedigree Chart window controls the properties of a Compressed Pedigree chart.

Shared Properties

Second Site uses many of the same properties for all the different chart types. If you do not see a property explained here, look for it on the Chart Properties page. See the Chart Membership page for an explanation of the Continue Excluded Lines property and other topics related to why people appear—or don't appear—in charts.

Chart colors are determined by the Theme but can be changed by the user via the properties in the Stylesheets.Theme.Chart section. Other stylesheet options are controlled via the chart-related styles in the Stylesheet.System section.

See the Chart Membership page for an explanation of the Continue Excluded Lines property and other topics related to why people appear—or don't appear—in charts.

Box Size and Geometry

The Box Width, Box Height, Connector Offset, Connector Width, and Row Leading properties control the geometry of the chart.

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