PedScope Main Window
The main window is divided into 1 or more sections. When you first open the a data file you will have, from left to right:
You can resize the main window panes by dragging the divider between the panes.
You can sort the main table by clicking any of the column headings. Clicking a heading again will reverse the sort order.
You will see some columns in blue. These represent values that PedScope has computed (you can change this color, and various other highlighting effects, by selecting Preferences from the File menu (Mac: use the 'PedScope' application menu) and clicking on the Highlighting tab).
Above the main record table are some pulldown menus to filter the displayed records. E.g. you can choose to only display animals that have offspring, or animals that are founders, or females only etc.
Below the main record table is a box labeled Find. To locate a record quickly e.g. find an animal given its name, first ensure the animals are sorted by name, then click in the Find box, enter the name, then click Next.
Near the "Find" controls are buttons labeled Export and Print. These are used to export the displayed table (e.g. to a spreadsheet or PDF file), and to print it.
The report pane - to the right of the main animal table - displays reports that are generated from one or more of the animals from the main table.
At the top of the report pane is a pulldown selector menu that you use to choose the type of report you want.
The way to choose the animals to which the report pane applies to is by using the pulldown menu that appears to the right of the report selector. This can be set to 1 of 3 options:
Some reports are implicitly specific to a single record. E.g. the pedigree chart is specific to showing the pedigree for the selected animal, only. Other reports are only meaningful to multiple records, and for these you typically use tagging (see below) to select those records.
For further information on the various reports available please see:
Record tagging is the way to select multiple records for a report.
To tag a single row in the main record table: select it (click it or use 'Find' to locate it), then press CTRL (Mac: use CMD)+T (or choose Record|Tag Selected Record). When tagged the record is highlighted in the main table.
To tag a range of rows: select the starting row to be tagged and press CTRL (Mac: use CMD)+M (or choose Record|Set Marker). Then, move to the end of the range to be tagged, select that record by clicking it, and press CTRL (Mac: use CMD)+SHIFT+T (or choose Record|Tag From Selection To Marker).
When you use tagging to select the records for a report, make sure that you've set the report to be run for the Tagged Records Listed (you will find this option to the right of the report selector at the top of the report pane).
There are other options to control tagged records on the Record menu, e.g. for untagging.
There is also a Tag All Matches button below the main record table; this can be used to tag all records matching the 'Find' pattern.
There is a Tagged Only option above the main record table to limit it so it only shows tagged records (and possibly limited also to other record selection conditions you may have chosen, such as 'Males Only').
Tagged records are listed in the main table using a highlighted color. Different highlight colors can be set for males and females; by default these are a light blue and light pink. You can change these color, and various other highlighting effects, by selecting Preferences from the File menu (Mac: use the 'PedScope' application menu) and clicking on the Highlighting tab.
Along the top of the main window there is a series of tabs normally labeled Animals, Families, Litters and Stats.
You can use these to switch to display record types other than the animal records. These other record types are automatically generated from the input animal data by PedScope (you cannot import these directly):