GRAMPS is packed full of features I have not needed - but it is fast and not bloated and I might need some more than I use at the moment one day (‘merge’ has proved a lifesaver) so that is not a complaint. However, with so many features and documentation that it has been accepted leaves quite a lot to be desired in places (in other places it is very good) I apologise if I have missed some features that, to me, seem quite basic.
One is a screen view that is similar to the Family Lines Graph limited to three generations only, legible on screen and scrollable left to right if overflowing. The disadvantages of Family Lines Graph report for some purposes is: (i) it is a little tricky to set up (powerful software means lots of options!); (ii) it does not automatically select the active person (I find it tedious to find the right one); (iii) it is slow to appear on screen (at least 10 seconds each time and it will often be several attempts before the result suits me); (iv) large families won’t fit legibly on a single screen; (v) the option is for the number of descendants (or ancestors) not the number (I’d like 3) of generations; (vi) it seems it won’t cover one direction only (10 seems to be the minimum number for both descendants and ancestors, whatever the setting for the other).
I struggle with visualising the options for “His granddaughter” and “Her cousin (presumably first and not removed) Tom”. For this I would find useful a comprehensive “one-screen” view covering only three generations that could be switched to and from instantly under the Charts option, with the active person remaining the focus. An example might help, assuming the “His” in “His granddaughter” is “Gpa” and already active in Pedigree View:
There are about twice as many people in that example as I can normally fit on one screen and it does display relationships that I find do not normally stand out in GRAMPS - but usually do with other software. It would be nice if clicking on a grandchild would switch the focus to that child (and if on Gma3 to Gpa’s third wife etc), but there would be no need for the grandchildren to appear as more than just their names.
If this already exists I’d appreciate advice how to access such a facility. If it does not I’d appreciate feedback whether others would have any use for it (I agree there is no point in volunteers spending their time developing such merely for my benefit).
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