by Dario Alejandro Alpern
I use the GenoPro software in order to generate a display of my family tree. This is an excellent program but lacks an important feature: display the family tree on Internet.
It is not convenient to convert a genealogy tree to a GIF or JPEG picture because it would be very big, causing a very long download. Furthermore, not all browsers display very large GIF or JPEGs.
Genopro enables the user to have a Windows metafile (.EMF) representation of the tree. This is a compact file that indicates where the lines, circles, text, etc. must be drawn.
The GenoJava program includes a program that further compress the .EMF so now it can be downloaded from Internet in a few seconds in any Java-enabled browser.
By pressing in the button below you will see a sample family tree that appears in Genopro.
family. Then close the Genopro program.
GenoJava. This program generates a file named
title(title of the window that contains the family tree),
button(text of the button that appears on the Web page when the applet finished loading the family tree) and
zipfile(name of the ZIP file that contains the family tree). If you change the button text length, you will need to change the
WIDTHattribute of the applet, so the button text is not truncated.
family.jar(it should be uploaded lowercase).
family.zip(it should be uploaded lowercase).
family.htm(you can rename it if you wish.
You can have more than one family tree in the same page:
Generate all the ZIP files (one per family tree) with different names, and then change the HTML file so you have as many
as family trees you want to display in your HTML file. Then change the applet parameters so they reflect the location of the ZIP file, the caption of the buttons and the title that will be shown
when the family tree appear. Do not forget to upload to your Web server all ZIP files.
Please notice that GenoJava does not run from the Windows Explorer, only from a command prompt.
If you want to send me feedback about this program, please use the form.
Last updated on January 26th, 2003.