Locating graphics from the Graphics Pack

After you have installed the Graphics Pack into the genealogy program GenP you will want to use those graphics on your family trees in your tree charts.

Recall that the graphics pack installer works out where your program has been installed in your system (eg. Windows 7) and installs the graphics ready for GenP to use.

Some graphics are installed such that they are immediately viewable when you are running Tree Charts. However, some graphics such as backgrounds are stored within the Tree Charts folder.

Locating graphics such as ornaments in the tree charts GenP library

You can see all the viewable graphics in the Tree Charts facility near the top of the screen. Look for the tab sheets near the top of the screen. The following screen shot shows a typical view of these tab sheets.

Tree charts background image selection from genealogy program GenP

You can see that the OrnamentBorder tab sheet has been selected and border objects are shown in a thumbnail view.

Clicking on a tab sheet such as Ornament will make ornamental graphic objects viewable.

Locating background graphics ready for use on your family trees in your tree charts

When you want to add a background graphic in your tree charts you can choose from the many provided.

To do this go to menu Edit, menu item Background, then 'Load picture'.

You then need to navigate to the folder in which the background graphics are stored. Please see below on how to do this.

The following screen shot shows the 'Select picture file' dialog. The image 'FirstLight_800x680.JPG' has been selected. A thumbnail view of that image is show on the right hand side of the dialog.

Tree charts background image selection from genealogy program GenP

Navigate to the folder in which the background images are stored

The folder in which the background images are stored differs from machine to machine and which operating system is installed.

The folder is the one in which the majority of folders for the program are stored.

In the System Information dialog (in the programs main menu, not Tree Charts) is a listing of the Genp Folders. The one you need is "Application data all users". On Windows XP it will be something like "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\GENP4". That is the folder in which the majority of folders for the program are stored. Within that folder is a folder TreeCharts then the folder BackgroundImages.

(2011 Oct 18)

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