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Gramps 5.1 Wiki Manual - Settings

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The tabs on the top display the available option categories as follows:
*{{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#General|General]]}}*{{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Family_Tree|Family Tree]]}}*{{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Display|Display]]}}*{{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Text|Text]]}}*{{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#ID_Formats|ID Formats]]}}*{{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Dates|Dates]]}}*{{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Researcher|Researcher]]}}*{{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Warnings|Warnings]]}}*{{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Colors|Colors]]}}*{{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Genealogical Symbols|Genealogical Symbols]]}}
Also ''other'' additional tabs maybe shown from any [[5.1_Addons#Addon_List|addons]] you may have installed.
*{{man label|Where to check:}} Default: <code>https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gramps-project/addons/master/gramps51</code>
*{{checkbox|1}}{{man label|Do not ask about previously notified addons}}: Checkbox selected by default
*{{man button|Check for updated addons now}}: Button to force a check for Addons, if Addons are available you will then be presented the {{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Available_Gramps_Updates_for_Addons|Available Gramps Updates for Addons]]}} window where you choose and install them from.
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*{{man label|Name format:}} This option controls the display of names in the current database (the setting is saved in the database and is not system wide). In Gramps there are two type of name display formats: the predefined formats, and the user defined custom formats. Several different predefined name formats are available: Given - Prefix Patronymic, Suffix Given - Prefix Surname, Given Patronymic Suffix etc.
** Clicking on the right hand side {{man button|Edit...}} button will bring up a {{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Display_Name_Editor|Display Name Editor]]}} window where the available list of options is shown. The format is given as well as an example. When predefined formats are not suitable one can define one's own format. You can use the {{man button|Add}} button to add a Name format to the list. Clicking once will give you a '''SURNAME,Given Suffix(call)''' format and as example : '''SMITH, Edwin Jose Sr (Ed)'''. If you added new name formats to the list the {{man button|Remove}} and {{man button|Edit}} buttons become available to change the name format list.
***{{checkbox|0}}{{man label|Consider single pa/matronymic as surname}}: Checkbox unselected by default. If selected enables Gramps to consider patronymic and matronymic names as surnames.
*{{man label|Place format(auto place title):}} This option controls the display of places.{{man tooltip|Enables automatic place title generation using specified format.}}
** '''Full''' (Default)
*** Selecting the {{man button|Edit...}} button will show the {{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Place_Format_Editor|Place format editor]]}}
*{{man label|Age display precision(requires restart):}}
See also:
* [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Entering_and_editing_data:_detailed_-_part_2#Place_Editor_dialog|Place Editor dialog]]* [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Entering_and_editing_data:_detailed_-_part_2#Place_Name_Editor_dialog|Place Name Editor dialog]]
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You can use the [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Tools#Reorder_Gramps_ID|Reorder Gramps ID]] tool to change the format.
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See also:
* [[Gramps 5.1 {{Version manual}} Wiki Manual - Probably Alive]]* [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Entering_and_editing_data:_detailed_-_part_1#Editing_dates|Editing dates]]
* Setting the [[Match_dates#Changing_after.2Fbefore.2Fabout_range|date approximation .ini]] manually
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This tab controls the display of warning dialogs, allowing the re-enabling of dialogs that have been disabled.
*{{checkbox|1}}{{man label|Suppress warning when adding parents to a child.}} Checkbox checked by Default (See [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Error_and_Warning_Reference#Suppress_warning_when_adding_parents_to_a_child|Dialog]])*{{checkbox|0}}{{man label|Suppress warning when cancelling with changed data.}} Checkbox unchecked by Default (See [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Error_and_Warning_Reference#Suppress_warning_when_cancelling_with_changed_data|Dialog]])*{{checkbox|0}}{{man label|Suppress warning about missing researcher when exporting to GEDCOM.}} Checkbox unchecked by Default (See [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Error_and_Warning_Reference#Suppress_warning_about_missing_researcher_when_exporting_to_GEDCOM|Dialog]])*{{checkbox|0}}{{man label|Show plugin status dialog on plugin load error.}} Checkbox unchecked by Default (See [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Error_and_Warning_Reference#Module_not_loaded_warnings|Dialog]])
See the [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Error_and_Warning_Reference|Error and Warning Reference]] page for examples.
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=====Initial setup=====
If the fontconfig [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Prerequisite|prerequisite has been installed]], then on the {{man label|Genealogical Symbols}} tab select the {{man button|Try to find}} button, Gramps will attempt to detect any suitable unicode text fonts that can be used.
[[File:EditPreferences-GenealogicalSymbols-FindFont-51.png|center|thumb|450px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} "Genealogical Symbols" - Finding fonts]]
* [[GEPS 039: Genealogical symbols in gramps]]
* Feature request: {{bug|9098}} Gramps should be able to use genealogy symbols everywhere.
* [[Customize the Genealogical Symbols lookup table]] located in the [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_User_Directory#MS_Windows|Gramps user directory]] at: [https://github.com/gramps-project/gramps/blob/maintenance/gramps51/gramps/gen/utils/symbols.py gramps\gen\utils\symbols.py]
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Once the View columns changes have been applied, clicking once on the column header sorts in ascending order, clicking again sorts in descending order.
The subset of columns and the current [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Filters|filters]] will also constrain the data exported via the {{Man menu|Family Trees&nbsp;&#x27a1;&nbsp;[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Export_View|Export View...]]}} operation. Hidden columns and records will not be exported.
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Click once on a different column header to sort on the data of that column in ascending order. Click the header again to sort in reverse order.
The {{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Column_Editor|Column Editor]]}} dialog can be used to add, remove and rearrange the displayed columns. Choosing a different first column will make that the new default sorting column of the view [though always ascending].
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The Home person is the persistently designated person who becomes the [[Gramps_Glossary#active_person|Active Person]] when one of the following occurs:
*By default, when the Family tree database is opened<br />''(The [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#General_Gramps_settings|General]] setting in [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Preferences|Preferences]] can modify this default behavior. The "Remember last view displayed" will return to the last [[Gramps_Glossary#active_person|Active Person]] of the previous session.)''
*As the toolbar {{man button|Home}} button is clicked
*When the Home menu item is selected from either the {{man button|Go}} menu or the right-click context menu in selected views
*As the [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Keybindings#15|keybinding]] {{Man key press|ALT|Home}} is pressed to return to the '''Home Person'''.
The toolbar {{man button|Home}} button is available in the People Category, Relationships Category, and Pedigree Category. [[File:Gramps Go-Home48x48 win.png|text-bottom]]
====See also====
* [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Navigation#Setting_the_Home_Person|Setting the Home Person]]
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Whether the toolbar, the sidebar, or the filter (not available on Pedigree and Relationships Views) are displayed in the main window is adjusted through the View menu.
In the different views clicking the {{man menu|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Navigation#View|View]]}} menu will shows for boxes you can click:
*Navigator
*Toolbar
**Layout
All other Views: the [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Column_Editor|column editor]].
===Export View===
[[File:Menubar-FamilyTrees-overview-example-50.png|thumb|right|450px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Menubar - "Family Trees" - overview example showing "Export View" menu entry]]
On most [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Categories#Categories_of_the_Navigator|Category List Views]], displayed data maybe be exported, choose via the {{man menu|Family Trees ->Export View...}} [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_-_Navigation#Main_Menus|menu]] command.
This Menu command only appears if the displayed data can be exported. Gramps will export data on screen according your choice: '''CSV''' or '''Open Document''' spreadsheet format.
[[File:DocumentStyles-dialog-50.png|thumb|right|450px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} Document Styles - dialog - default]]
The {{man label|Document Styles}} dialog, list the ''default'' style and any custom styles for that report and allows you to edit or delete any custom styles you have created. Select the {{man button|+ (Add a new style)}} button to show the {{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Style_editor_dialog|Style editor]]}} dialog.
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=====Style editor dialog tabs=====
On the left hand side you will see the {{man label|Style}} column that list the paragraph options specific to that report that you may modify. For example the {{man label|[[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Reports_-_part_6#Ahnentafel_Report|Ahnentafel Report]]}} shows the style options for AHN-Entry, AHN-Generation and AHN-Title.
On the right hand side are three tabs associated with each style listed in the left hand column:
See also:
* [[Gramps 5.1 {{Version manual}} Wiki Manual - Keybindings|Keybindings]]
== Customizing ==
=== Preferences ===
See [[Gramps_5.1_Wiki_Manual_Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Preferences|Preferences]]
=== Language ===
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