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Using Genogram-Maker Millennium Version 3.0 family relationships are created automatically using a simple manipulation of the mouse. Occasionaly first time users think the software is difficult to use because they expect to have to draw the genogram as they would with other software products. It is not necessary to draw. The software does the drawing for you.

Another strength of the software is sometimes misunderstood by first time users. The property buttons do not appear until they are needed. This keeps the work field clean and avoids a confusing clutter of "buttons" when they are not needed.

We recommend you familiarize yourself with Genogram-Maker Millennium by working through the tutorial. To access the tutorial open Genogram-Maker Millennium, click on "help" and then select tutorial from the drop down menu.

Creating Family Realtionships
Creating families is addressed in Lesson 10 of the tutorial.

To create family relationships:

  • create a figure to represent a person
  • place the cross shaped cursor just beneath the figure just created
  • depress and HOLD DOWN the left button on your mouse
  • while HOLDING DOWN the left mouse button, slide the cursor up until it touches the bottom of the figure
  • a spouse and marriage line will be AUTOMATICALLY CREATED
  • YOU DO NOT CREATE THE SPOUSE AND THEN TRY TO CONNECT THE COUPLE

NEXT to create children:

  • place the cursor just below the horizontal portion of the marriage line
  • depress and HOLD DOWN the left mouse button
  • while HOLDING DOWN the left mouse button slide the cursor up unitl it touches the horizontal portion of the marraige line
  • a child will be AUTOMATICALLY CREATED
  • YOU DO NOT CREATE THE CHILD AND THEN TRY TO CONNECT THEM TO THE MARRAIGE LINE

NEXT to create parents above and existing figure

  • place the cursor just ABOVE an existing figue
  • depress and HOLD DOWN the left button on your mouse
  • while HOLDING DOWN the left button, slide the cursor DOWN until it touches the existing figure
  • parents will be AUTOMATICALLY CREATED
  • YOU DO NOT CREATE THE PARENTS AND THEN TRY TO CONNECT THEM TO THE EXISTING FIGURE

Creating Relationship Lines

To create interactional lines between figures:

  • click on the "Inteactional Pattern" button (zig zag diagonal line icon) in the tool pad at the left of the screen just outside the white work space
  • place the curson near but NOT TOUCHING one of the figures
  • depress and HOLD DOWN the left button on your mouse
  • while HOLDING DOWN the left button, drag the cursor toward and into one of the figures
  • while continuing to HOLD DOWN the left click button, drag teh cursor through the figure and int the second figure in the relationship to be defined (A line should have followed the cursor.)
  • With the cursor now located within the second figure, release the left click button
  • You should now have a relationship line between the two figures.

NEXT to define the relationship

  • position the cusor so that it is touching the relaionship line
  • depress and release the left button on your mouse to select (highlight in gray) the relationship line
  • a new set of buttons has now appeared in the property pad at the left of the work space
  • left click on the property pad button that describes the relationship
  • the relationship line should show the symbol representing the nature of the relationship

Creating symbols for divorce, separation, etc.

To create symbols for divorce, separation, etc.:

  • click on the "Separation-divorce-reconciliation" button (horizontal line with two diagonal lines through it) in the tool pad at the top left of the screen just outside the white work space
  • place the cursor so it JUST TOUCHES the horizontal portion of the marriage line
  • depress and release the left click button on your mouse and you should see a diagonal line appear within a gray shaded box
  • a new set of "property" buttons has now appeared at the left of the work space
  • left click on the button that describes the state of the marriage / relationship you want to depict
  • the marriage line should show the symbol representing the state of the marriage.

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