The File Menu

The File Menu


1. New
Closes the current file and creates an empty Everything Report.


2. Open
Displays a standard Open File dialog. You can open either GEDCOM files or Behold Organize files.  See: Open File Dialog.


3. Add GEDCOM(s)
Displays a standard Open File dialog so you can choose one or more GEDCOMs to add to any files that are already open. Then the combined result is displayed in the Everything Report.  You select the files to add with an Open File Dialog.


4. Save
Saves the current Behold Organize file. See: Behold Organize Files.

Save As

5. Save As
Saves the current Organize Information into a Behold Organize file.  See: Save As Dialog and  Behold Organize Files.


6. Export
Export's the current Everything Report into different formats:
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is for viewing in a web browser (like Internet Explorer or Firefox) and can be put up on a website. See: HTML Export.
RTF (Rich Text Format) is a word processor format that can be loaded into WordPad, Microsoft Word and similar programs and can then be further edited and saved from that package if you would like. See: RTF Export.
You select the file to export to with a Save As Dialog
The entire Everything Report is exported as a single file that will look almost identical to way it looks in Behold.
After the file is exported, Behold will ask you if you want to view the file:
If you say yes, then for an HTML export, the file will open in your default web browser. For an RTF export, it will open in your default Rich Text Format handler (which will be Microsoft Word if you have that installed).
Note: Some genealogy data files can be quite large. A large file exported to HTML or RTF will also be large. Your web browser or RTF reader may have trouble reading such a large file.


7. Close
Closes the current file and creates an empty Everything Report. (same as "New").


8. Print
Prints all or part of the Everything Report.  See: Print Dialog.

Print Preview

9. Print Preview
Previews what the Print will look like. See Print Preview Window.


10. Associate
Brings up a window that will allow you to associate (or unassociate) Behold with GEDCOM files (.ged) or Behold Organize files (.bho). See Associate Window.

Default Language

11. Default Language
Lets you select the default language translation file that Behold should use. This will allow you to display the Everything report in any language you choose. See Default Language Window. You can also make your own translation files.

Find Files

12. Find Files
Opens a window that will let you search your computer for GEDCOM or Behold Organize files and display information about them. See Find Files Window.

Recent Files

13. Recent Files
Displays your most recently opened GEDCOM and Behold Organize files so that you can easily open them again.
Above is an example of what the list will look once you've loaded a number of files into Behold.
GEDCOM files end with ".ged" and Behold Organize files end with ".bho".
The currently active selection (which your mouse is pointing to) is highlighted, e.g. number 2 above.
Files that no longer exist on your computer (maybe they were deleted or moved) are greyed out and cannot be selected, e.g. numbers A and B above.\


14. Exit
Bye bye.