SVG is “Scalable Vector Graphics”.

You can now save Ancestor, Descendant, Hourglass, Bowtie and Fan charts in SVG format, or embedded in an HTML page. Click to see the Kennedys, Obamas, or the Romneys.

Vector graphics is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and shapes or polygons – all of which are based on mathematical expressions – to represent images in computer graphics.

SVG is a vector format, where an image is described as lines and X/Y coordinates, as opposed to a raster format (JPG, PNG, GIF) where images are made of rows of pixels. SVG excels at line art such as charts. Raster is better suited for photographs. See Wikipedia for a more extensive explanation.

Charting Companion can publish Ancestor, Descendant, Hourglass and Bowtie charts in SVG format for editing, or embed the SVG in an HTML file for displaying on a Website.

Advantages of SVG/HTML

The benefits of SVG are:

Creating an SVG or HTML

To create a chart in SVG format, first choose the chart type (click on “Chartsand Reports, Ancestor” for example), and click “Preview”.

Then click on the Printer icon , and “Publish”. Choose “HTML” or “SVG” as thefile type, and click “Save”.


SVG Graphic Editors

See following links for lists and reviews of vector graphics editors:

(Please report any broken links. The Web is evanescent.)

Brevity is the soul of wit.” (Polonius,Hamlet)
Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”(Dorothy Parker)