Tree import settings
Editing a chart
TreeDraw has the capability to automatically find and replace selected text as it is imported. This is useful, for instance, where you may have recurring, long place names in your tree data which you want to shorten in the TreeDraw chart so as to save space (eg. replacing "Clackmannanshire" with "Clacks.").
When adding find/replace text pairs to the list it is important to decide in what order the items should appear in the "Imported text" list. TreeDraw searches an imported text element for all instances of the first item in the "Imported text" list and carries out the appropriate replacements. The program then proceeds down through the list in the same way until all replacements have been carried out to that one text element.
If the list contained, say:
replace "F/B" with "Fredericksberg" and then
replace "Frederick" with "Fred"
then the imported text "F/B" would be changed first to "Fredericksberg" and then to "Fredsberg", clearly not the desired result. Changing the list order to:
replace "Frederick" with "Fred" and then
replace "F/B" with "Fredericksberg"
produces the replacement "F/B" to "Fredricksberg", the "Frederick" not having been found on the first pass.
You can change the order of the find/replace text pairs by selecting an item in the "Imported text" list and then using the Up and Down buttons.
Type the text to be replaced into the edit box at the top of the list and the text to replace it with into the Replace with box. If you want to change the "Imported text" for an existing entry in the list, you must delete the entry and add a new one.
Click on an entry in the list if you want to change its "Replace with" or "Case sensitive" settings or delete it.
If you have clicked on an entry in the "Imported text" list (ie. there is a item highlighted), you can change the replacement text associated with it, just by changing the entry in this box.
If you only want to replace text which matches exactly the upper and lower case letters of the imported text, select this option; eg. "fred" does not find "Fred" only "Fred" finds "Fred". Otherwise the function will replace all text which matches, ignoring the case; eg. "fred" finds "Fred" and "Fred" finds "Fred".
If you have clicked on an entry in the "Imported text" list (ie. there is a item highlighted), you can change the case sensitive setting associated with it, just by clicking on this option.
Adds the current contents of the "Imported text" edit box, "Replace with" box and "Case sensitive" box to the "Imported text" list. The entry is inserted into the list before the currently selected entry. If no entry is selected then the new entry is added to the end of the list. If you want to clear the selection, right-click on the list.
Click on this button to remove the currently selected item from the Imported text list. If you want to change the "Imported text" part of a find/replace pair you must delete the existing entry and add a new one.
Replace during import
Set this option if you want the replacements to be carried out during the initial import of a tree.
Replace during update
Set this option if you want the replacements to be carried out during a text update.
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