"Constructing a Genogram on Word or Excel - DOC"
Constructing a Genogram on Word or Excel Microsoft Word is a simple way to construct your Genogram on the computer. If you have Microsoft Excel you may find this easier, as you can use the grids of the spreadsheet to keep your Genogram level. Then when you are ready to print in Excel you can print without the gridlines. Begin by Right clicking the mouse anywhere on the menu bar at the top (e.g. on File). A drop down menu appears allowing you to Left click on Drawing and a Toolbar will appear beginning with the word Draw on the left and various lines, arrows, a paintbrush, etc. across the Toolbar. To create a Square (male) and a Circle (female): Left click the rectangle in the toolbar once, then left click again in the body of your document. (Hint: if you double click on the rectangle (or any symbol), you can create numerous squares (or whatever symbol you chose) by continuing to left click in various parts of the document). Complete the same process on the oval to create a circle (female). If your toolbar does not show the rectangle or oval, left click on AutoShapes, hold the mouse over the shape you want and drag the shape into the body of your document. To resize a figure: Left click on the square or circle, then hold down the left side of the mouse and move the curser towards the middle of the figure. Lift your finger from the mouse when you are satisfied with the size of the symbol. To create lines: Left click the line symbol (or double click to create successive lines) next to the AutoShapes. (You also can hold down the left side of the mouse on AutoShapes, hold over Lines, then release on the line symbol). Then left click in your document, holding down your finger while moving the mouse. A line should appear. Release your finger when you are satisfied with the line you have created. To put an arrow in for birth or death date: Left click the arrow symbol on the Toolbar (once to paste one time and double- click for pasting multiple times. Then put the curser where you want an arrow and hold the left side of the mouse down while you move the curser to the destination in your document where you want the arrow to appear. Release the mouse. To insert numbers signifying significant dates on Genogram: Use your Enter, Tab, and Spacebar keys to move the curser to the point you want the number. Then type in the number. 1968 1971 m 1997 To create Relationship Symbols or Boundary Symbols: Use the same format to create lines. Remember these symbols need to be in color, so after each line you create choose the Line Color icon in the toolbar to select the color of your line. Or Or Remember to save your work often.