TreeDraw manual

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Getting Started

Introducing TreeDraw


Tutorial - Importing a tree

Tutorial - Using the drawing area

Tutorial - Printing a chart


File handling

Starting a new chart

Opening an existing chart

Saving a chart

Saving a chart with a different name

Importing trees

Selecting a Kith and Kin Pro 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 K&KPro 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


Setting text font

Setting text alignment

Setting text rotation

Setting word wrapping

Changing a text element's link to a K&KPro 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


Changing the order of chart elements

Aligning chart elements horizontally

Aligning chart elements vertically

Spacing chart elements evenly

Centring curved lines


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 a chart

Selecting pages to print

Setting page size/margins/orientation/footer

Setting a user-defined paper size

Setting up the printer


Setting preferences

Preferences | General

Exiting from the program

Backing-up your data

Checking for program updates

Using the Chart View Control


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


Kith and Kin Pro



How to get support

How to contact us

Large-format printing service

Ordering / registration

Choosing a line style

The Line Style dialog is used to change the style, weight (thickness) and colour of lines and shape outlines.

TreeDraw stores several separate line style settings.

Default line style for new lines and shapes; see "Setting the line style".

Import line styles for normal, marriage and probable links; see "Setting the imported line styles".

Outline style for imported boxes and wheel chart circles; see "Setting the imported box style and colours".

Each line and shape currently in the chart has its own line style setting; see "Setting the line style".

Select the line style from the "Style" list:

Dashed & Dotted
Dashed & 2 Dotted

The styles Double, Circles and Squares are not available as shape outlines.

Select the width for the line. A width of 0 (zero) will display/print the line at the smallest thickness which the device can handle (also known as a "hairline"). The "Current style" box will show what the line will look like.

Click on the Colour button to change the line's colour.

The colour of an existing line element may also be changed by using the colour palette.

Click on the OK button to execute the changes.

Note that the line styles "Dotted" to "Dashed & 2 Dotted" with thicknesses greater than zero and styles Double, Circles and Squares are line styles implemented by TreeDraw in addition to the standard Windows line styles. These styles may take slightly longer to display on slower PCs making the display of the chart slower. These styles can be turned off by using the "Display thick lines" option in "Options | Preferences | Appearance".

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