Customization

GedScape provides many options to customize the presentation of GEDCOM data. This help page lists all the various options in one place.

Most actual 'configuration' of the display is handled through the Preferences window, which is described below. But there are some additional ways you can customize the display:

The Preferences Window

Most customization is achieved through the Preferences window, which can be accessed by selecting Preferences from the File menu (Mac: use the 'GedScape' application menu). The table below shows where to find the various options.

Item Preferences Window Location
Citations

Primarily set using the Style tab, under the Citations option.

Also, the Main Menu tab has an option that controls whether the All Citations entry appears in the main menu.

See References.

Colors

To set general page colors, use the Color Scheme option on the Style tab.

For link colors use the Link Colors option on the Style tab.

Date Formats

Set using the System and Style tabs (under the General).

See Date Formats.

Descendants Charts

Set using the Style tab, under the Descendant Charts option.

See Charts.

Family and Parents Charts

Set using the Style tab, under the Family Charts option.

See Charts.

Font

To set the main display font, use the General option on the Style tab.

The fonts used in the charts is separately for each chart type (see above).

Footnotes

Use the Citations, Notes and Multimedia options on the Style tab.

Footnotes can also be configured separately for each chart type (see above).

See References.

Forename & Surname formatting

Use the General option on the Style tab.

Forename & Surname terms

Use the General option on the Style tab.

Options on the Miscellaneous tab can also affect name display, e.g. to add a life span automatically whenever a name is shown.

Gallery

The Main Menu tab - controls whether the Gallery entry appears in the main menu.

The General option on the Style tab has various options that affect the display of images and multimedia.

See Gallery.

GedScape Program Settings

These are found on the System tab.

GEDCOM tag options

The Miscellaneous tab has options to alter the handling of birth, marriage and death dates.

The Advanced tab can be used to select the GEDCOM tags that are displayed on the Chronology tab.

Indexes

The Main Menu tab has options which let you select which indexes appear in the quick links bar, their labels, whether they appear on the main menu, along with detailed options to customize each index.

Also the Miscellaneous tab has options to customize the names in index entries.

See Indexes.

Main Menu

This is configured using the Main Menu tab.

See Main Menu.

LDS Features

To enable LDS specific features, use the Miscellaneous and Advanced tabs.

See LDS Support.

Multimedia

Primarily set using the Style tab, under the Multimedia and General options.

Also the Main Menu tab has an option that controls whether the All Multimedia entry appears in the main menu.

See References.

Notes

Primarily set using the Style tab, under the Notes option.

Also the Main Menu tab has an option that controls whether the All Notes entry appears in the main menu.

See References.

Overview tab

Use the General option of the Style tab.

See Details Pages.

Pedigree Charts

Set using the Style tab, under the Pedigree Charts option.

See Charts.

Place name formatting

Set using the Style tab, under the General option.

Also the Miscellaneous tab has an option to enable hierarchical place name indexes.

Quick Links Bar

The Main Menu tab has options to control which entries appear in the quick links bar, and their labels.

See Quick Links Bar.

Record Tabs

Use the Default Record Tabs tab to choose which tabs in the details pages are, by default, shown.

See Removing Unwanted Tabs.

Summary Tables

Main Menu tab has options to control which of the available summary tables appear in the quick links bar.

See Summary Tables.


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