Kith and Kin Pro manual

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Kith and Kin Pro

Getting started

Introducing Kith and Kin Pro

Converting from older versions of Kith and Kin

Using Kith and KinPro with TreeDraw


Tutorial - Using the Tree Area

Tutorial - Working with person and family data forms

Tutorial - Simple searching

Tutorial - Searching using queries

Tutorial - Printing

Tutorial - Adding extra fields to people and families

Tutorial - Starting your own family tree

Tutorial - Importing a GEDCOM file


Database maintenance

Starting a new database

Creating a clean database

Opening an existing database

Saving a database

Merging two databases

Copying a database

Copying part of a database

Changing the name of a database

Packing a database

Repairing a database

Clearing a database

Deleting a database

Adding and maintaining user-defined fields

Backing-up your data

Restoring data from a backup

Data maintenance

Adding a new family

Adding a new person

Editing an existing family

Editing an existing person

Marking probable links

Adding and maintaining aliases

Editing notes

Organising notes

Entering dates

Working with pictures

Working with objects

Adding and maintaining sources

Deleting a family

Deleting a person

Adding and maintaining source documents

Adding and maintaining source document repositories

Updating descriptions

Re-using an old person or family code

Updating death flags

Removing duplicate records

Editing data in bulk

Searching / querying

Searching for people

Seaching for families

Searching for sources

Using a query to find data

Calculating ages

Calculating phonetic codes

Displaying statistics

Displaying a relationship between two people

Searching for date errors / inconsistencies

Searching for events on a particular day

Searching for people who are not on the Tree Area

Displaying modified records


Moving around the Tree Area

Zooming in and out

Moving to a specific family

Selecting families using the mouse

Selecting families by relationship

Selecting all families

Moving families

Displaying a family summary

Arranging the open forms

Closing all open forms at once

Aligning families vertically

Using the Timeline Window

Choosing layers

Choosing the selection's layer

Choosing all layers

Moving families to a layer

Removing families from a layer

Creating a new layer from selection

Managing layers

Choosing fonts and colours

Turning the Tree Area on and off

Turning the Button Bar on and off

Turning the Status Bar on and off

Turning the Tree Area Control on and off


Using the report control form

Printing the tree layout

Printing family details

Printing person details

Printing indices

Printing a descendant tree

Printing an ancestral tree

Printing an indented descendant tree

Printing a missing data report

Printing a timeline

Printing a census report

Printing source document details

Printing document repository details

Setting printer options

Setting page options

Previewing a report on the screen

Printing from a preview

Printing to text files

Copying printed pages to the clipboard

Importing / exporting

Importing a GEDCOM file

Exporting a GEDCOM file

Exporting Web pages

Customising Web pages

Exporting data to a delimited text file

Importing a text file into notes

Exporting a text file from notes

Exporting a report to a PDF file


Setting preferences

Editing the timeline

Customising the button bar

Setting date options

Converting dates

Setting options

Setting current database options

Choosing a family to move to when the tree is opened

Choosing the current database language

Setting regional / language options

Setting picture options

Exiting from the program

Checking for program updates


File menu

Edit menu

Search menu

View menu

Layers menu

Tools menu

Window menu

Options menu

Using the Tree Area Control

Selecting / defining a database name

Selecting a family

Selecting a person

Database fields

Additional LDS information

SQL syntax

Supported GEDCOM syntax

Timeline text file format

System requirements

Frequently asked questions

Version information

Terms of use






OLE embedding

OLE linking

OLE object


Tree Area

How to get support

How to contact us

Ordering / registration

Exporting a report to a PDF file

Exports the selected report as an Adobe PDF file which can be viewed by anyone using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Free copies of the Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe Web site at

Kith and Kin Pro produces PDF V1.2 files which require Acrobat V3 or later.

You will be asked for a file name to export the report to. Select the folder if necessary and enter a file name. The file will automatically be given a .pdf extension if the file type is set to "Adobe PDF files". Click on "Save".

A second dialog will open where you can select options specific to PDF files.


These entries will be embedded in the PDF file and can be viewed by using "File | Document Properties | Summary" in the Acrobat Reader.


Compression - determines the final size of the PDF file by using different methods for compressing the file.

Encode binary - converts the text to binary instead of ASCII.

Show mode - determines how the PDF file will first be displayed when opened in Acrobat.

Fonts mode - the following settings are available.

Use TrueType Fonts : uses TrueType fonts but does not embed the font data in the PDF file.

Embed TrueType Fonts : embed data of all used fonts. Ensures that text displays correctly in the reader even if the fonts do not exist on the reader's PC but makes the PDF file large.

Embed only Symbol TrueType Fonts : embed only symbol true type fonts. (eg. WingDings, etc)

Use 14 Base Type1 Fonts : Do not use true type. When this mode is selected you can only use Arial, Courier New and Times New Roman fonts.

TTF Subsets: only used codepages : will embed all the characters which are used in the codepage (character set) you selected.

TTF Subsets: only used chars : includes only the characters which have been used and so produces the smallest files.

Create page thumbnails - creates thumbnails for each page of the PDF file. Note that Acrobat V5 or later automatically creates thumbnails if none are present anyway so this option is really for backwards compatibility.

Launch Acrobat Reader - automatically opens the new PDF file in the Acrobat Reader. You must have the reader installed for this to work.


Encrypt PDF file - set this option to make the PDF file secure using the following settings.

Owner password - password required to edit the PDF file. If left blank a random password will be allocated.

User password - password required to read the PDF file. If left blank no password is required but you can still restrict printing/copying/changing below.

Use 128 bit security - 128 bit security is better but slower.

Enable printing - allows the reader to print the PDF file.

Enable copying - allows the reader to copy text from the PDF file.

Enable change - allows the reader to change the PDF file.

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