Options / Preferences
The Options dialog is for setting your global preferences about
GenoPro. Many of those options are there to honor compatibility with
previous versions of GenoPro and some options are for disabling new features
you may never use.
- Display Genogram Dialog. This option displays the Genogram dialog
when you double-click on an individual (square or circle) to edit the
The Genogram dialog is a window specialized for quickly creating
genograms. People creating genograms are mostly interested in the visual display of the "family tree" rather than the data.
For instance, people creating genograms do not enter detail information
about birth, death, education, occupation, contact or pictures, and
therefore do not need all the extra windows for creating their
genograms. The Genogram dialog is an attempt to have the genogram
information in a single window to save time to the user. Also,
this dialog includes new fields such as Sexual Orientation and
Transgender. The Genogram dialog is redundant because it is
mostly a summary of General, Birth and Death windows!
- Display Genogram Dates. If you create genograms, you
may wish to display the year of birth to the left and the year of death
to the right, rather than having them centered. You may also
toggle this option from the Display menu.
Depending on your preferences, you may prefer to have the dates aligned
left and right, or all of them centered. Notice the genogram dates
are more compact when displaying the year of birth and death
simultaneously. If the option Display Genogram Dates is unchecked,
then GenoPro displays the year of death in the following format: "D.
- Display Genogram Symbols for Family Relationships. The
purpose of this option is to reduce the list of
Family Relationships so the reader can
easily understand a genogram without having to look at a
Professors teaching the genogram in the classroom may prefer a
simpler list of family relationships for themselves and their students. On the other hand, if you are
building a family tree, you may want to have the full list of family
relationships to fully document each conjugal relation. GenoPro
will always display the correct family relationship when you open a .gno
document, regardless if you selected the short list of family
Family Relationships for Genogram
All Family Relationships
Assume "Married" as the default Family Relationship.
Although changing a family relationship requires only two mouse click,
you may want to enable this option if you prefer all new families to
appear as married. If this option is enabled however, we
recommend vigilance because you may create new couples and assume they
are married while they are not! Our philosophy at GenoPro is to
never create information, and this is why this option is turned
off when you install GenoPro.
The percentage value represent the amount of memory available to GenoPro
for loading pictures. If you have many pictures and notices GenoPro
consumes too much memory, then enter a smaller value and GenoPro will flush
from memory some pictures.
Database Storage / Third-Party Storage
Enter the URL where you want to connect to a remote database storage to
load store your GenoPro documents. This feature is still under
development, as it is the case of our collaboration module. If you
are interested in database storage, please contact us. We will provide
you technical help and source code for your project.