Everything Report: Information Area

Everything Report: Information Area
This is where all the real information is displayed.

Descendant Line

1. Descendant Line
Each Descendant Line, as listed in the Table of Contents, has its own section.

The Ancestral Pair

2. The Ancestral Pair
Each section begins with the two people (or one if only one is known) who are the ancestors of this line.

Three Parts

3. Three Parts
The information about the main person is shown first. It is followed by a blank line.
The information about that person's spouse follows next. That is also followed by a blank line.
Information about the couple (known in the GEDCOM file as family or FAM information) is shown next.

Horizontal Lines

4. Horizontal Lines
The horizontal lines delineate the information about a person and their spouse (if they have one). To the right of each line is the number assigned to that person and their spouse.

Child Number

5. Child Number
The number before the first person is the person's child number among the children that his parents had. Children are shown in the order given in the genealogy data that Behold read. Most programs order them oldest to youngest, which is what you would hope to see.
Behold displays people in a simple and straightforward manner. The level of indentation gives a visual clue as to what generation a person belongs to. Each person/couple is always followed by all of their descendants. Everybody following a person/couple up to the next person who is indented at the same level or in a column to the left, are in the descendant generations of that person/couple.
If the person was married (or mated/matched if you prefer), then there will be a "m." before the second person's name where the information about the second person is given.

Customizing Tags

6. Customizing Tags
Behold gives you ways to customize how each item of information is displayed. In this example, a BIRT tag is displayed as "Birth:". A REFN tag is displayed as "Reference:". The way you can change these options is described in the section on Organizing Your Data.

Hidden Tags

7. Hidden Tags
All information that has a grey color (rather than black), is information that is hidden. But you can see it! Maybe you can, maybe you cannot. That all depends on what the setting is for the "Selected/All Tags" option on the View menu, or the equivalent toolbar item that looks like a checkbox:
If that toolbar item is selected (pressed in), then all the hidden tags will be displayed in grey. If it is deselected, then the hidden tags will truly get hidden.
The reason why hidden tags are shown is so that Behold's Everything Report can truly show everything. Nothing from your input data is omitted when hidden tags are shown.
However, you often don't care about many of the tags. You probably don't care about the duplicated name information, internal ID numbers, or even the sex of the person (which is obvious 99% of the time). So Behold allows you to hide the data that is not relevant to you.
And Behold makes this very simple to do. Either just select "Selected/All Tags" from the View menu, or even simpler: just click once on the checkbox toolbar icon:
Behold has by default set each tag as to whether it is selected or not. These settings are on the Organize Tags page. You can modify them as you desire and save the settings you want into a Behold Organize file for future use. Saving to Behold Organize files will be described later in this tutorial under "Organizing Your Data".
Note: If you are displaying your hidden data in grey, then when you print or export or your data, that hidden data will be printed and exported with the file, and in the print or export, it will be grey. But if you are not displaying the hidden data, then it will not be printed or exporting. Only what you see in the Everything Report is printed or exported, so you'll always know what you'll be getting.
Now click the "Selected/All Tags" checkbox icon to stop displaying the hidden text. The remainder of the tutorial will be displayed this way to show only the most relevant information.