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The Tag Type Alias window provides both the Add and Edit Tag Alias Type functions.

A Tag Type Alias is a Tag Type that uses the Roles defined by another Tag Type. When two or more Tag Types should use the same Roles, define the Tag Type once, then add a Tag Type Alias for each additional Tag Type. That reduces the effort to maintain the Role sentences.

For example, Gedcom Publisher's predefined Tag Types include a "Census" Tag Type, and about fifty aliases with a year included in the name and label, such as "Census 1890".



The Label property defines the text Gedcom Publisher inserts into output pages to identify an instance of the Tag Type.


The Enabled property controls whether the Tag Type Alias definition is enabled or not. A disabled item is ignored when Gedcom Publisher is making the book. Note, however, that if there is a less-specific definition of the alias, such as a predefined definition that is included with Gedcom Publisher, that definition will be used for processing any instances of the Tag Type.


The Name property defines the identifier that Gedcom Publisher uses to connect the GEDCOM tag to the Tag Type Alias definition.


The Origin property indicates the source of the Tag Type Alias definition. If the value is "C", the Tag Type Alias is custom, i.e., defined by the user. If the value is "P", the Tag Type Alias was predefined by Gedcom Publisher.

The label of a predefined Tag Type Alias that has been edited will appear bold in the Tag Type list, but will still show "P" as the Origin. This is how you tell whether you added a completely new Tag Type Alias or edited an existing Tag Type Alias.

Same As

Enter the Name of the Tag Type whose Roles this Tag Type Alias should use.