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

Ordering / registration

TreeDraw is a shareware product. This program has been provided so that you may evaluate its features and suitability for a trial period of 30 days before purchasing. We hope that you enjoy the program and that you will find it of use. To continue using TreeDraw after 30 days you must become a registered user by purchasing a registration key.

Discounts may be available. Please check our Web site for current special offers and promotions.

The registration fee is only 19.99 GBP. We will email your serial number and registration key to you so that you can unlock the program. If you wish you can also request a copy of the program on CD-ROM (additional costs apply). Registration also gives you access to telephone support, periodic notification of future releases and discounts on upgrades.

Special offer!
Register TreeDraw and Kith and Kin Pro and receive both for only 34.99 GBP.
Find details of Kith and Kin Pro at

Note that a Legacy-specific version of TreeDraw is also available. Details at

The easiest and quickest way to order TreeDraw is from our Web site. We will email your registration key to you within 24 hours.
Use the "Help | Register" function to enter the registration key into TreeDraw. This will unlock the program.
If you purchased TreeDraw on a CD-ROM you will be given the opportunity to register your details with SpanSoft on-line. If you don't do this at the same time as entering your registration key, you can do it later using "Help | Register".

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