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TreeDraw Legacy Edition

Getting Started

Introducing TreeDraw Legacy Edition

Tutorials

Tutorial - Importing a tree

Tutorial - Using the drawing area

Tutorial - Printing a chart

Tasks

File handling

Starting a new chart

Opening an existing chart

Saving a chart

Saving a chart with a different name

Importing trees

Selecting a Legacy database

Importing from the same file again

Exporting the chart as an Adobe PDF file

Exporting the chart as a metafile

Exporting the chart as a bitmap

Preparing the chart for sending

Dropping files into TreeDraw

Changing the Legacy database link names

Preferences | File settings

Tree import settings

Choosing import options

Preferences | Import visuals

Preferences | Import fields

Preferences | Dates

Preferences | Replace text

Preferences | Import profiles

Getting import visual styles from selection

Editing a chart

Selecting the pointer tool

Selecting chart elements

Selecting all chart elements

Adding text

Editing text

Adding lines and shapes

Adding pictures and graphics

Moving chart elements

Resizing chart elements

Joining lines to chart elements

Unjoining chart lines

Cutting to the clipboard

Copying to the clipboard

Pasting from the clipboard

Deleting chart elements

Grouping chart elements together

Ungrouping chart elements

Updating text automatically

Undoing the previous operation

Redoing the subsequent operation

Undoing several operations

Scaling the chart

Formatting

Setting text font

Setting text alignment

Setting text rotation

Setting word wrapping

Changing a text element's link to a Legacy database

Selecting a family to use in a database link

Selecting a person to use in a database link

Setting the line style

Choosing a line style

Setting the shape fill pattern

Setting colours

Repeating the last format change

Getting default styles from selection

Alignment

Changing the order of chart elements

Aligning chart elements horizontally

Aligning chart elements vertically

Spacing chart elements evenly

Centring curved lines

Screen

Using the magnifier

Enlarging text

Turning the snap-to-grid on and off

Displaying page-breaks

Using the ruler

Moving around the drawing area

Zooming in and out

Searching for text

Turning the Colour Palette on and off

Turning the Chart View Control on and off

Turning the Button Bar on and off

Customising the Button Bar

Turning the Status Bar on and off

Preferences | Appearance

Printing

Printing a chart

Selecting pages to print

Setting page size/margins/orientation/footer

Setting a user-defined paper size

Setting up the printer

General

Setting preferences

Preferences | General

Exiting from the program

Backing-up your data

Checking for program updates

Using the Chart View Control

Reference

File menu

Edit menu

Format menu

Align menu

Tools menu

View menu

Options menu

Database fields

System requirements

Frequently asked questions

Version information

Terms of use

Glossary

Legacy

How to get support

How to contact us

Large-format printing service

Ordering / registration

Preferences | Dates

TreeDraw allows you to choose between several available date formats. Any imported dates will use the format you specify here, no matter what the original format was.

The Date format settings will be stored in an import profile. Month/day/prefix descriptors and Gregorian calendar settings are not stored in import profiles.

FormatSample
DD MM YYYY25 12 1995
DD MMM YYYY25 Dec 1995
MM DD YYYY12 25 1995
MMM DD YYYYDec 25 1995
YYYY MM DD1995 12 25
YYYY MMM DD1995 Dec 25
DD MMMM YYYY25 December 1995
MMMM DD YYYYDecember 25 1995
WWWW DD MMMM YYYYMonday 25 December 1995
WWWW MMMM DD YYYYMonday December 25 1995
MMM YYYYDecember 1995
YYYY MMM1995 December
YYYY1995

 
Separator

The character to be used to separate the day from the month and month from the year. In the examples above the separator is a space but any character may be used, eg. 25/12/1995 25-12-1995 25.12.1995

 
Leading zeros

Set this option if you want day and month numbers less than 10 to have a leading zero, eg. 01-02-1995 09 Jan 1995

 
Month names / Weekday names

Overseas users who need to change the month names and weekday names into their own language, can modify the entries in "Month names" and "Weekday names" lists. Month number 1 is January, 2 is February, etc. Weekday number 1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, etc. Use the Defaults button to reset the month and weekday names to English.

 
Change to Gregorian calendar

What we recognise today as a calendar with twelve months and 365 days per year with leap years, dates from the year 46 BC when it was adopted by Julius Caesar and hence became known as the Julian calendar. There were some modifications made until about 4 AD so dates between 46 BC and 4 AD can be suspect. However, since the average length of the Julian year was 365.25 days and the "real" length is about 365.2423, the Julian calendar became increasingly out of step with the seasons by about 1 day every 131 years. In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII decided that a new calendar would be adopted, the Gregorian calendar, which would make the length of a calendar year much closer to the real year by changing the rules for leap years. To get the calendar back into step ten days were omitted from the calendar on the day of its adoption and it was decreed that the day following Thursday 4 October 1582 would be Friday 15 October 1582. Unfortunately things are complicated by the fact that the Gregorian calendar was not adopted by every country/state on that date, in fact only by a few catholic European countries, and it took hundreds of years for the new calendar to be adopted everywhere (the Greek Orthodox Church delayed until 1924).

You can specify the date that the Gregorian calendar was adopted in your country by setting the Last Julian and First Greg dates. Weekdays are calculated by TreeDraw using the Julian calendar if the date is prior to the Last Julian date or the Gregorian calendar if it is after the First Greg date. Dates in between these two dates are invalid.

The dates entered in these two boxes must be in the format DD MMM YYYY.

It is important that the correct Gregorian calendar adoption date has been set before you import dates prior to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar.

Below is a list of countries/states and the dates that they adopted the Gregorian calendar. The dates are shown as YYYY.MM.DD. This is not intended as a complete list and has been compiled from various sources. Some countries (eg. Sweden) had strange variations in the way that they adopted the calendar for which no special dispensation is made in TreeDraw.

Country / State Last Julian First Gregorian
Austria
- Tyrol
- Carinthia (Kärnten), Styria (Steiermark)

1583.10.05
1583.12.14

1583.10.16
1583.12.25
Belgium
- Antwerpen
- Brabant, Flanders and Hainaut (Hennegau)
- Liege (Lüttich)

1582.12.20
1582.12.21
1583.03.10

1582.12.31
1583.03.01
1583.03.21
Bulgaria 1915.10.31 1915.11.14
Canada 1752.09.02 1752.09.14
Croatia 1923.09.30 1923.10.14
Czech Republic 1584.01.06 1584.01.17
Denmark
- Færø Islands
1700.02.18
1700.11.16
1700.03.03
1700.11.28
England and dominions 1752.09.02 1752.09.14
Estonia 1918.01.31 1918.02.14
Finland
In 1753 Finland was a part of Sweden. In 1808/9 it became part of Russia which at that time still used the Julian calendar. The Gregorian calendar remained the official calendar in Finland but some documents use the Julian calendar.
1753.02.17 1753.03.01
France
- Lorraine (Lothringen)
- Alsace (Austrian Upper Alsace)
- City of Strasbourg
1582.12.09
1582.12.09
1583.10.13
1682.02.05
1582.12.20
1582.12.20
1583.10.24
1682.02.16
Germany - Catholic regions
- Augsburg
- Treves (Trier)
- Bavaria (Bayern)
- Jülich-Berg
- Cologne (Köln), Aachen
- Würzburg
- Mayence (Mainz)
- Baden, Strasbourg (diocese only)
- Münster, Cleve
- Silesia (Schlesien), Lusatia (Lausitz)
- Westphalia (Westfalen)
- Paderborn
- Pfalz-Neuburg
- Hildesheim
- Minden
Germany - Protestant regions

1583.03.13
1583.10.04
1583.10.05
1583.11.02
1583.11.03
1583.11.04
1583.11.11
1583.11.16
1583.11.17
1584.01.12
1584.07.01
1585.06.16
1615.12.13
1631.03.15
1668.02.01
1700.02.18

1583.03.24
1583.10.15
1583.10.16
1583.11.13
1583.11.14
1583.11.15
1583.11.22
1583.11.27
1583.11.28
1584.01.23
1584.07.12
1585.06.27
1615.12.24
1631.03.26
1668.02.12
1700.03.03
Greece
- Greek Orthodox Church
1923.03.15
1924.03.09
1923.03.03
1924.03.23
Hungary 1584.01.22 1584.02.02
Iceland 1700.11.16 1700.11.28
Ireland 1752.09.02 1752.09.14
Italy
- Florence and Pisa
1582.10.04
1749.12.20
1582.10.15
1750.01.01
Latvia 1918.02.01 1918.02.15
Lithuania
- Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Uznemune (Suduva)
1915.11.15
1584.01.10
1915.11.29
1584.01.21
Luxemburg
1582.12.14
1583.10.04
1582.12.25
1583.10.15
The Netherlands
- Catholic regions, Zeeland, Brabant
- Limburg and the southern provinces
   (Limburg alternate)
- Holland
- Groningen (until summer 1594)
- Gelderland, Zutphen
- Utrecht, Overijssel
- Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe
- Drenthe

1582.12.14
1582.12.20
1582.12.21
1583.01.01
1583.02.10
1700.06.30
1700.11.30
1700.12.31
1701.04.30

1582.12.25
1582.12.31
1583.01.01
1583.01.12
1583.02.21
1700.07.12
1700.12.12
1701.01.12
1701.05.12
Norway 1700.02.18 1700.03.03
Poland
- Prussia (Preußen)
1582.10.04
1610.08.22
1582.10.15
1610.09.02
Portugal 1582.10.04 1582.10.15
Romania
- Transylvania
1919.03.31
1590.12.14
1919.04.14
1590.12.25
Russia 1918.01.31 1918.02.14
Scotland
Scotland adopted part of the required change by making 1 January the start of the new year in 1600 (previously it had started on 25 March, ie. 24 March 1598 was followed by 25 March 1599), however the full change to the Gregorian calendar did not happen until 1752 with the rest of the UK.
1752.09.02 1752.09.14
Slovakia 1584.01.22 1584.02.02
Spain 1582.10.04 1582.10.15
Sweden
Sweden decided to make a gradual change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. By dropping Feb 29 from every leap year from 1700 to 1740 the eleven superfluous days would be omitted and from 1 Mar 1740 they would be back in sync with the Gregorian calendar.
So 1700 (a Julian leap year) was not a leap year in Sweden. However, by mistake, 1704 and 1708 both contained a Feb 29 as in a normal leap year. This left Sweden out of synchronisation with both the Julian and the Gregorian world, so they decided to go back to the Julian calendar. In order to do this, they inserted an extra day in 1712 giving February 30 days.
In 1753, Sweden finally changed back to the Gregorian calendar by dropping 11 days like everyone else.
1753.02.17 1753.03.01
Switzerland
- Basle (Basel)
- Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz, Zug, Freiburg, Solothurn
- Wallis (Valais)
- Zürich, Bern, Basel, Geneva, Schafhausen, Thurgau
- Neuchâtel, Mühlhausen, Biel

1583.10.20
1584.01.11
1655.02.28
1700.12.31
1700.12.31

1583.10.31
1584.01.22
1655.03.11
1701.01.12
1701.01.12
Turkey 1916.02.15 1917.03.03
USA
- Alaska
- Texas, Florida, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico
- Mississippi Valley
- Washington, Oregon, British Colonies

1867.10.05
1582.10.04
1582.12.09
1752.09.02

1867.10.18
1582.10.15
1582.12.20
1752.09.14
Yugoslavia 1919.01.14 1919.01.28

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