Tree Charts - panel Layers

You can see Layers in the Layers Library.

Tree Charts - panel Layers

In the above graphic there are two layers. One for the GenBase PalenquePacal and one for miscellaneous controls.

Each layer is represented by a row in the tool panel. For example, Layer1.

The Layers Library has buttons to let you:

  1. Add a layer
  2. Remove a layer. This deletes the layer but not its controls.
  3. Delete layer controls. This deletes the layer and all its controls.
  4. Move a layer up
  5. Move a layer down.

After choosing a layer by clicking on a row you can, via Right Clicking:

  1. Make a Layer visible or invisible
  2. Make a Layer editable or not editable
  3. Rename.

After choosing a Layer by clicking on a row you can, via clicking on a part of that row:

1. (icon of a light globe)

Make the Layer visible - globe is lit

Make the Layer invisible - globe is dark

2. (icon of a pencil)

Make the Layer editable - pencil is shown

Make the Layer not editable - pencil has a red stripe through it

3. (Layer name)

In place editing - click on the name to edit the name.

How a graphical object's layer is shown

When you click on a graphical object the layer it belongs to is indicated in the Layers Drop Down Box.

If there are a number of layers on the chart then the Layers Drop Down Box will display the relevant Layer to which the object belongs.

You can change the Layer that a graphical object belongs to by:

1. Selecting the graphical object

2. Choosing the required Layer from the Layers Drop Down Box.

One of the Layers is "no layer".

How to remove a layer

The visible state of a Layer in the Layer Library controls whether a Layer will be seen on a chart or printed.

For example, there are two objects in the chart. The first on Layer1, the second on Layer2. If you make Layer1 invisible, then only the second object will be seen in the chart and will be printed.

Things to watch for whilst using layers

General.

If you add an object to a Layer that is invisible then that object will immediately become invisible.

If you delete all the objects of a layer the layer still exists and the layer can be seen in the Layer Manager.

If you make a Diagram Layer invisible then it will not print.

Linking.

If you make all the layers of a linked chart invisible then GenBase connecting lines will still be visible.

If you choose linking and siblings of the focus person and the focus person is the one that links you will see two layers. The second layer is a place holder for the linked GenBase which in this case is not seen.

If you choose linking and siblings of ancestors and the generation that links then you will see two layers. The second layer is a place holder for the linked GenBase which in this case is not seen.

When are layers applied?

Layers are applied when the Source is a GenBase and in the Advanced box you have checked Layers.

(2011)

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