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Once you have more than one person entered into a Family file, you will want to be able to move around, displaying children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.  You can easily run up, down, and across family lines with just a few clicks.  A family file can be viewed in either Family View or Pedigree View.  You can change the view at any time by clicking on the appropriate tab at the top of the form.

Moving Around on the Family View:
To move a child up from the child list to the main Husband or Wife box, click on the child's name.
To move the parents from the Parents box down to the main position, click anywhere in the Parents box.
If a person has had more than one spouse, their Spouse button shows two men or women instead of one.  In addition, the counter box on the picture shows the number of spouses.  To change to a different spouse, click the Spouse button and then select the desired spouse by double-clicking on the name.
If a person has one or more brothers or sisters, the Siblings icon is colored instead of gray.  In addition, the counter box on the picture shows the number of siblings.  To change the current person to one of their siblings, click the Siblings icon and then double-click on the desired brother or sister.  

(See Tips and Tricks for other less-obvious ways of navigating)

Moving Around on the Pedigree View:
The Pedigree View normally shows four generations; the current person, and his/her parents, grandparents, and great grand parents.  

If a family line continues off the right edge of the screen, an arrow button appears to the right of the name.  Clicking this button shifts each generation one place to the left, making room for the next.

If the single name in the primary position at the center left has one or more children, an arrow button appears to the left of the name.  Clicking this button shifts each generation one place to the right, making room for the preferred child to be displayed in the primary position.

You can move any individual to the primary position by double-clicking his/her name.  The ancestors, if any, are then displayed to the right.

As you click on any name, the Spouses/Children List, the Siblings List, and the Information box change to reflect the spouses, children, and siblings of that person.  You can double-click anyone in either list to move them to the head position in the chart.

(See Tips and Tricks for other less-obvious ways of navigating)

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