Following are instructions for the use of the main functions of VyTräd.
1. Directory list
This displays the Family Directories containing documents for viewing. The first directory in the list is the Root Directory. Directory names and Family Names are displayed. Click on the plus icon to open the directory to show sub-directories. Click on the minus icon to close the directory. If information is updated in the directory, close it and reopen it to update the contents of the Directory List and Document List.
Click on a Directory to select it. Documents contained in the selected directory are displayed in the Document List. The selected directory is highlighted with bold text and a yellow background. Also, generations below the selected family are highlighted in yellow so that the family lineage to the Root Person is displayed.
Information for the names of the selected family’s parents are shown in the Names Text Boxes (see number 6 below). See more information on Directory List tools. Note that the Directory Menu can be made visible in the upper-right corner of the Directory List. See more information on Settings.
2. Document list
Click on a document in the Document List to open it in the Document Viewing Window. See more information on Document List tools. Note that the File Menu can be made visible in the upper-right corner of the Document List.
3. Document viewing window
The selected document is opened to fit within the Document Viewing Window. To pan the document, click and hold the left side mouse button down and move the mouse over the document. To zoom in on areas of the document, click and hold the right side mouse button down and move the mouse to select the region to be zoomed on, then release the button. Also, rolling the mouse wheel zooms in or out. Double-click on the document to display it sized to fit in the Document Viewing Window. The described panning and zooming operations work on image files only. If the document is sized to fit, it will be resized as the Document Viewing Window is resized.
4. Document tabs
Multiple documents can be opened simultaneously, each in its own tab. Open documents are accessible by clicking on the tab for the document. Click on the small x on the tab to close the document.
5. Names text boxes
Names of parents (and birth and death years or other information) are displayed in this area for the currently selected family. This can be edited to update the stored information.
6. Names button
Click on this button to save edited information from the Names Text Boxes. Be careful because changes are made to the currently open directory. Changed name information is shown immediately in the selected Family Directory.
7. Special controls
Click the Up / Down Arrow button to show or hide additional controls for changing the Root Directory, searching for a name in the family tree, bookmarking family directories, importing your family tree and choosing program settings. See Special Controls for more information. Click the Left Arrow button to open the previous document in the Document List. Click the Right Arrow button to open the next document in the Document List. Click the X button to close all currently open documents. Click the Done button to close the program.
VyTräd is a desktop application written for Windows computers.
VyTräd can be maximized or minimized or closed using the buttons in the upper right corner of the form. Resizing can also be done by clicking and dragging the edges of the form. The borders between the Directory List, the Document List and the Document Viewing Window can be moved by clicking and dragging their locations. When VyTräd is closed, the state of the program is saved and used the next time it is opened. This includes the Root Directory and the active directory, the form size and location, the last ten search targets and the bookmarks as well as file import information.