Edit Family Information

You can edit or add information to family records.

  1. On the Information tab, click Families > Primary Information.
  2. Locate the appropriate family.
  3. To add a picture, click the browse icon yellow folder under Picture File Name, locate and select the family's digital image file, then click Open.

    You can use one of the following file types: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .emf, .wmf, or .ico.

    The default path for pictures is \Data\Pictures. Family pictures can be saved in a subdirectory of this folder. If you do that, they're automatically backed up when the program is scheduled for a backup. Because picture files are large, they take up more space on your hard drive than text files.

    If backing up large files is a concern, consider creating a directory outside the PDS program folder to store your picture files. Outside of \Data\Pictures, your photos are not automatically backed up, and you must back them up manually.

  4. To insert a remark, click either the General or Confidential remarks tab, and enter your comments.
    Tip: You can protect remarks with a password so that only those authorized can view or edit them. On the Administration tab, click Users & Passwords. Under the Families program area, locate Confidential Fam Remarks, and select the security option you want for each user.
  5. To associate a keyword with the family, click the add icon green plus sign in the Family Keywords grid. Select a keyword from the drop-down list, or enter a new entry, press Enter, then click Add to the List.
  6. At the top, click Save.