The tree view in Mac genealogy software Reunion 10 replaces the overview window from previous versions. The purpose remains the same. It’s a graphical way to navigate your family tree. It looks sharp and feels natural!
One of the new features in Family Tree Maker 2012 will help you see the relationship of children to parents at a glance. It’s called blended family view.
Blended family view is activated by clicking a new button above the children list on the person view in FTM 2012. When on, the list of children includes all the children of the selected person, even those born of another partner. Watch this video to see Blended family view in two different scenarios.
This is the third part in a series of screencasts on the view features and functions in the Mac genealogy database software, Reunion 9. In previous articles and videos, I covered switching views and altering views. The powerful capability to remake the view section of the family card is demonstrated in the accompanying video. I describe step-by-step, how to create views by duplication and from scratch.
Open your copy of Reunion 9 then click on this video (now in the MacGenealogist Archives): Views in Macintosh Genealogy Software Reunion 9 for Mac: Creating Custom Views. Follow along as I show you how to create two of my favorite custom views:
- Events and Facts
These views are sure to increase your family history research efficiency.
The view area in a Reunion 9 family card is very flexible. You can alter the contents of a view in many ways. Fields can be added or removed. Photos can be included or removed. In this screencast, I continue the series on Reunion 9 views by showing you how to alter the default view to make the photo (if added) larger and to add an “Alias/AKA” field. I find this last change very helpful because it displays an alternate name for a relative under the given and surname names.
Open your copy of Reunion 9 then click on this video from the MacGenealogist Archives, and follow along to learn how to alter views of your family history.
The family card in Reunion for Mac 9 displays a wealth of information about a family group. Part of the family card is a section called the view. It is below the names of the parents and above the children. The view section is dynamic.
You can alter, add, and remove fields from views. Altering views will be demonstrated in the second video in this series. You can select from any one of seven different views that come with Reunion or to views of your own creation. Creating your own view will be covered in the third video in this series.
In this video from the MacGenealogist Archives: Views in Genealogy Software Reunion 9 for Mac: Switching Views, I walk you through:
- two ways to switch views
- the seven built-in views
Please open Reunion 9 on your Mac and follow along with the video screencast. You’ll learn the basics of views in preparation for the other videos in the series: Altering Views and Creating Views.