Custom tags are generic information holders. For instance, you could use a
custom tag to hold the number of cars owned by each person in your family
tree or genogram. Each custom tag can be renamed and there are no limits to
the amount of information provided in each of them. As well, you may create
as many custom tags as you wish.
Each object type (individual, family, picture...) has its own selection of
custom tags. For example, you can add a tag to hold information about a
Default Custom Tags Tab for
By default, there is 5 custom tags created, but you can easily rename them
or create new ones for your specific needs.
Menu Tools > Tag Editor
In this example, we want to add custom information to an individual,
so we select the Individual tab.
By editing a few lines, you can modify this generic window into a very
Tag Editors can be used to modify the
The top section allows you to create tabs
that will be added to your individual properties window. By default there is
only one custom tag tab, but you may add as many as you like by adding new
The lower section holds the custom tags
that will be displayed in the selected layout. Again, you can have as many
custom tags per layout. If you have more than a dozen, a scrollbar will
It is generally a good idea to regroup similar information into a separate tab.|
If you return to your individual properties, you can visualize the new tags
you have just entered.
Example of a tab (Car) with custom
After creating a new custom tab, you can enter information that relates to
your newly created tags.
Example of custom tags containing
The custom tags are only saved to a unique document. So each new document starts again without your tags. Future enterprise versions will
offer true multi-user and customization mechanisms to save time.|
Deleting a Custom Tag
To completely remove a custom tag (the tag itself and all data associated with the data field), open the
and right-click on the custom tag column. Select the "Delete custom tag" menu.
Deleting a custom tag from the table layout