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General
Zooming In and Out

Selecting the Primary Individual

How to Find Someone
How to View Details About Someone
Keyboard Shortcuts


General

The InterneTree allows you to view box-style trees on the World Wide Web. It displays a tree of individuals with a single person (the primary individual) in the center, all of his or her ancestors to the right, and all of his or her descendants to the left. You can move through the tree, zoom in and out, choose a new primary individual and even view details about them. Details about specific features appear below.


Zooming In and Out

Zooming out allows you to "back up" and view more of the tree, albeit in less detail. Zooming in allows you to "move closer" to the tree and view a smaller portion of the tree in more detail. There are two ways to zoom in or out:

  • Click on the tree with the right mouse button to display the pop-up menu (Mac users must hold the Meta key while clicking). Then choose Zoom In or Zoom Out.
  • Press the + key on your keyboard to zoom in or the - key to zoom out.

Note: In some trees, you may have to click on the tree with your mouse before using these key commands.


Selecting the Primary Individual

The Primary Individual appears in the center, and is the "focus," of the InterneTree. There are two methods for selecting the Primary Individual depending on when your tree was created:

  • For trees created prior to September 1, 2000 — with your mouse, click the text box for the individual you want as the focus. As you click, his or her text box will appear in the center of the tree.
  • For trees created or edited after September 1, 2000 — with your mouse, right click the text box for the individual you want as the focus. Then, from the menu displayed, select Make primary individual.


How to Find Someone

To locate someone quickly, use the Find dialog box. It contains a list of everyone in the tree. Once you have opened the Find dialog box, simply click the name of the person you're looking for in the list and click the Okay button to make that person the center person of the display. There are two ways to bring up the Find dialog box:

  • Click the tree with the right mouse button to bring up the pop-up menu (Mac users must hold the Meta key while clicking). Then choose Find.
  • Press the F key on your keyboard.


How to View Details About Someone

The tree's boxes only display names, birth dates, and death dates, but often you will want to see more than that. You can use the Details dialog box to learn more about a particular individual. There are two ways to open the Details dialog box:

  • Click the tree with the right mouse button to bring up the pop-up menu (Mac users must hold the Meta key while clicking). Then choose Details.
  • Press the D key on your keyboard.


Keyboard Shortcuts

If the keystrokes do not work, click the tree with your mouse and then try the keystroke again.

Keystroke: Function:
Page Up Page up
Page Down Page down
Control + Page Up Page left
Control + Page Down Page right
Left Arrow Increment left
Right Arrow Increment right
Up Arrow Increment up
Down Arrow Increment down
Home Return to the center of the tree
F Open the Find dialog box
+ Zoom in
- Zoom out
D Show details about the current center person
R Force a redraw of the screen
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