Form Design - Structure

PedPro supports several different types of form: Pedigree, Cover sheet and Trial Mating. Use the dropdown menu in the upper left corner of the main window to switch between forms.

Each form is made up of 1 or more different elements or 'boxes'.

To resize any of the boxes in a form, first click the Design Mode checkbox (in the right side panel), then drag the resize bars that appear in the main display.

Pedigree Form

Form Structure

The pedigree layout begins with several boxes positioned horizontally adjacent to each other in a 'header band' that runs along the top of the pedigree: the Logo, Title, Details, Photo and Right Logo boxes. Beneath the header is the main element of the pedigree: the Ancestors box. Below the ancestors box is the Signature box.

All of the header boxes and the signature area are optional, and it is quite normal to only use 2 or 3 of these. Use the check boxes in the right side panel to select the elements you want to include.

The two Logo boxes display static content that remains the same irrespective of whichever pedigree you are viewing. I.e. their content does not vary as you switch from one pedigree to another. In a typical setup you would use at most one of the logo boxes, and which one you use is just a matter of personal style.

Pedigree Background

There is also a 'background' box which covers the whole pedigree, and by default is not visible at all because it has no border, padding or content, and all the other boxes are superimposed on top of it. The main use of the background is for displaying a watermark image. To do this right-click (Mac: use Control + Click) over the pedigree and choose Background Settings from the popup menu. Typically a faded photo is used so as to not obliterate the pedigree that will be drawn on top. By adjusting other properties of the background you can achieve other effects, e.g. to set a border which will enclose the whole pedigree.

Cover Sheet

Cover Sheet Structure

The cover sheet layout comprises a Title box, which is always present, and optionally up to 3 additional boxes: the Photo, Reverse and Inside Flap.

A cover sheet is intended to be printed on the reverse side of the same sheet of paper as the pedigree itself - i.e. you feed the printed pedigree back through the printer, reverse side up so as to print the cover sheet on the other side.

The cover sheet layout is designed to be folded either once (in half), or twice (for a 'booklet' style folded pedigree), or not folded at all.

Use the 'Style' dropdown menu (in the right side panel) to select the fold style. There is also a check box to enable/disable the Photo box.

Note that the cover sheet form does not have a background (watermark image).

Trial Mating

Trial Mating Structure

The trial mating layout is very similar to a pedigree, except that it does not include space for a signature, and instead of the normal (animal) Photo and Details boxes, there are separate boxes for sire and dam.

As with the pedigree layout, the ancestors box is always present in a trial mating but all other boxes are optional. It can have a background (watermark) image.

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