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Re: Family Historian Help
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 30 June 21 08:54 BST (UK) »
Check your Diagram options. Are they like this:

Crossing Lines (dotted lines linking proxy boxes) are a feature of the All Relatives Diagram which I don't think can be turned off. You can alter their appearance in the diagram preferences, by changing the format of the dotted line, or even making it a sold line, but FH will always display proxy boxes and connecting lines in an All Relatives Diagram if it determines that it is necessary. If you change the dotted crossing lines to appear as solid lines, identical to all the other connecting lines in the diagram, it will be even more confusing.

The alternative is to select a different diagram type, as I mentioned above. But worth asking in the FHUG forum if you want to be certain if their are alternative options in formatting the All Relatives Diagram how you would like it to appear.
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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 30 June 21 09:02 BST (UK) »
I've just tried again to get the dotted lines by using a different root but I don't seem to get them. Maybe my tree is such that it doesn't need them!  I do have a case of an eldest son marrying a youngest daughter. They are just displayed as slightly lower than their sibs and a solid line links them.   There is an option for using solid lines rather than dots.



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Re: Family Historian Help
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 30 June 21 09:23 BST (UK) »
Of course it's a layout issue, Nick.

Do you use Family Historian?

Littlefacey - who did you use as your base person?


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No need to be so rude Gadget.

'Duplication' could be actual duplication in the data, a software bug, or a layout issue.

An inability by others to create the same problem would normally point to the first two.

And if the answer was so obviously a layout issue, it would be easy to recreate it.


I hope you get the right result soon Littlefacey.


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« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 30 June 21 09:32 BST (UK) »
Nick - I wasn't being rude. Just stating a fact and asking you if you use FH.

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Re: Family Historian Help
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 30 June 21 09:35 BST (UK) »
Stokes - London and Essex
Hodges - Somerset
Murden - Notts
Humphries/Humphreys from Montgomeryshire

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« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 30 June 21 09:44 BST (UK) »
Good links, Phil. I think they explain the problem  :)

Add - Could this be the solution for littlefacey:


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.... I have selected my earliest male ancestor, my 4 x great grandfather as ROOT, selected an ALL RELATIVES DIAGRAM and the dotted lines have disappeared, siblings are in order as are the spouses. The tree appears as I had hoped/expected. Just need to refine the chart and save it. Thank you again for your help.

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https://www.fhug.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19121
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Re: Family Historian Help
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 30 June 21 12:32 BST (UK) »
Thank you for all your feedback.. i'll have a good look through the links you have provided :)

I just wanted to make sure that when i create it into a PDF file to send to the printers they dont print the proxy boxes.
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