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Overview

Indented Descendant Charts are User Items that create descendant charts where children are indented under the entries for their parents. The charts include plus [+] and minus [-] symbols that allow expanding or collapsing sections of the tree.

For people in the chart who have a person page entry, the chart entry links to the person page entry and vice-versa.

The Indented Descendant Chart is a Content Item and it does not create a page of its own. You must place it on a custom Page.

The Indented Descendant Chart User Item does not create a page by itself. You must add it to a Page User Item or you will not see the content.

Examples

The following screenshot shows a partially expanded Indented Descendant chart. The subject is George Bezanson. The section for his daughter Eunice Whitcomb Bezanson has been expanded.

screenshot of indented descendant chart showing some descendants of George Bezanson

The following screenshot shows a partially expanded Indented Descendant chart. The subject is Sarah Ann Bezanson. This version was created with Include Spouses and Use Chart Colors checked.

screenshot of indented descendant chart showing some descendants of Sarah Ann Bezanson

Edit Indented Descendant Chart Item

The Edit Indented Descendant Chart Item window controls the properties of an Indented Descendant Chart.

Title

The Title property identifies the User Item in the User Items list.

Enabled

See Enabled in the Common Properties section of the User Items help page.

Subject

Specify the ID number of the subject of the chart in the Subject textbox.

Picklist

You may use the Picklist button to select the subject.

Generations

Use the Generations textbox to specify how many generations the chart should contain. The default is 999 generations, which should be enough to include all generations except in unusual usage scenarios.

Include Spouses

If the Include Spouses property is checked, the chart will include partners with whom a descendant had children.

Include Childless Spouses

If the Include Spouses property is checked, and the Include Childless Spouses property is also checked, the descendant report will include partners who have a FAM entry in the GEDCOM file shared with the descendant even if the union did not produce children.

Show Marriage Date

If spouses are included and the Show Marriage Date property is checked, spouse entries will include the marriage date in the lifespan. The default value is checked.

Use Chart Colors

If Use Chart Colors is checked, entries will be colored according to the color choices in the Theme > Charts section. For indented charts, the default is unchecked so the colors are not used, but you may enable them if you prefer.

Class

The Class textbox allows you to specify the name of a CSS class that will be added to the chart's container. To alter the appearance of every chart that shares the class name, define the class using a User Style.

Add References

If Add References is checked, GedSite will add a chart-type reference to the subject and to each descendant who is included in the chart.

Add Spouse References

If Add Spouse References is checked, GedSite will add a chart-type reference to each spouse who is included in the chart. Add Spouse References is disabled if Add References is not checked.

Dynamic Features

Indented charts include some dynamic features that are implemented via browser scripting.

Open Collapsed

The chart may be configured to open fully collapsed or fully expanded based on the setting of the Open Collapsed checkbox.

Collapse and Expand Buttons

The chart includes a Collapse button to close all the expanded sections and an Expand button to open all collapsed sections. For large charts with thousands of members, the browser may take a long time to respond to clicks on the Collapse and Expand buttons. If you encounter delays with very large charts, consider splitting the content across multiple charts.

Accents

Use the Accents tab to add Accent Items to highlight selected members of the chart.

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