How to edit the text in a family tree chart box

Having generated a family tree chart you may want to edit the text in one of the boxes.

For example, change the birth and death dates to just leave the years.

Before: (18 Mar 1883 - 22 Dec 1976)

After: (1883 - 1976)

To achieve this:

  1. Click inside the box. You will see that the box is selected.
  2. Right click. You will see a pop up menu.
  3. Choose menu item Edit Text. The cursor should position itself near some text.
  4. Press the Tab key until the cursor is positioned on the row of text you want.
  5. Edit the text on the row.
  6. Click outside the box.

Alternatively:

  1. Click inside the box. You will see that the box is selected.
  2. Press function key F2.
  3. Press the Tab key until the cursor is positioned on the row of text you want.
  4. Edit the text on the row.
  5. Click outside the box.

(2011 Oct 30)

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