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TootyFruity Report 4 May 2013 22:20

I think there should be the choice. I wouldn't want all ancestors in capitals, just my direct line.


grannyfranny Report 6 May 2013 10:25

Trouble is, if we had a choice of how to 'enhance' particular names in out trees, then would the 'matching' system work?


KenSE Report 6 May 2013 15:13

I think the matching would ignore case but it would be useful to have the option of specifying an exact name match (including the case).

I think the names should be case sensitive. I think Audrey fforbes-Hamilton (To the Manor Born) would not be amused to see her surname as Fforbes-Hamilton even though her ancestors would have intended Forbes-Hamilton (ff being the way of writing a capital F).


TootyFruity Report 6 May 2013 15:17

I've been thinking about this and yes it did hurt ;-)

What would be more useful than capitals is a different font colour for the direct line e.g. Red that way it will stand out at a glance.


InspectorGreenPen Report 6 May 2013 16:45

Matching names isn't really the issue as that is easily overcome.

I don't like the idea of Capitalisation at all but it could be achieved by having a marker, star or whatever in the name box for direct ancestors.

It is how to implement it that is the bigger issue. As mentioned, it would have to be 'one size fits all' and it would have to be dynamic too, by which I mean changes you make to your direct line would need to be immediately reflected in the view.

Change the home person, or change the pedigree and it would change the direct line markers. That takes processing power to handle so would slow things down a bit whilst it re-calculates everything.

Next question is how this might appear to someone else looking at your tree. They might prefer to see the link to another name on the tree, so do we allow them to select two names and see the relationship between them?