Output formats

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Output Format: choose the output format:


  • .csv Comma Separated Value structured text format extension

A comma-separated values (CSV) file is a delimited text file that uses a comma to separate values. A CSV file stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain text.. Beginning with Gramps 5.2, the CSV import module allows selecting addiational delimiters beyond commas.


  • .d3 Driven Documents structured text format extension

D3 (Data-Driven Documents) is a JavaScript library and framework for manipulating visualization documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG, and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining powerful visualization components and a data-driven approach to DOM manipulation.

A combination of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), and CSS (Cascading Style Sheet)


  • .ged GEnealogical Data COMmunication genealogical data file format extension

de facto standard file format for data interchange between genealogy programs via import and export.


  • .ged2 GEDCOM Extensions genealogical data file format extension
  • Web Family Tree GEDCOM


  • .gw GeneWeb genealogical data file format extension

GeneWeb is free open source genealogy software with an interface on a lightweight web server.


  • .gif Graphics Interchange Format image file format extension


  • .gv GraphViz image file format extension

Graphviz (Graph Visualization) suite of open source software (Download page)

DOT is the graph description language of the suite GraphViz. It has a human-readable syntax that describes network data, including subgraphs and elements appearances (i.e. color, width, label).

DOT graphs can also be imported into NetworkX, Tulip or ZGRViewer.

Files are typically indicated with the .gv or .dot filename extensions. The extension .gv is preferred. (This avoids confusion with the extension .dot also used for Microsoft Word template files prior to 2007.) However, the DOT language can be converted to several object-oriented graphics formats.



  • .html HyperText Markup Language structured text format extension

HyperText Markup Language (HTML)


  • .jpg Joint Photographic Experts Group image file format extension


  • .json JavaScript Object Notation structured text file format extension

JavaScript Object Notation is a lightweight data-interchange format.


  • .tex Lamport's TeX (Τ tau, ε epsilon and Χ chi) structured text format extension

A file format to provide high-quality typesetting information describing layout and font styling of textual data. Originally designed to flexibly support the complex layout (including multi-level superscript, subscript, matrixes & special glyphs) of scientific formulas.

LaTeX (also written LATEX) uses the TeX typesetting program for formatting its output, and LaTeX itself is written in the TeX macro language.

  • File extension: .tex
  • Helper (file viewer) application: see the Prerequisites section for the GenealogyTree addon.

"Lamport's TeX" is named after developer Leslie Lamport. With LaTeX, Lamport added a collection of macros to the original TEX program which was made by Donald Knuth.

How to get LaTeX

Open Document Spreadsheet

  • .ods OpenDocument Spreadsheet format extension

Open Document Text

  • .odt OpenDocument Text structured text format extension

"Filename extensions .odt & .fodt for word processing (text) documents. Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF), also known as OpenDocument, is a ZIP-compressed[6] XML-based file format for spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents. It was developed with the aim of providing an open, XML-based file format specification for office applications.[7]" - Wikipedia

PDF document

  • .pdf Portable Document Format text formatting and images file format extension
    • Ghostscript PDF dialect
    • Graphviz PDF dialect

"Portable Document Format (PDF) (redundantly: PDF format) is a file format developed by Adobe in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.[2][3] Based on the PostScript language, each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, vector graphics, raster images and other information needed to display it." - Wikipedia

Plain Text

  • .txt text format extension


  • .png Portable Network Graphics image file format extension


  • .ps PostScript page description language file format extension

PostScript (PS) is a page description language in the electronic publishing and desktop publishing business. It is a dynamically typed, concatenative programming language and was created at Adobe Systems.



  • .def data exchange format genealogical data file format extension

PRO-GEN is a commercial genealogical program that has been very popular in the Netherlands and North-West Germany. It is often used by people who started collecting and storing data as early as 1989. This was a DOS based program which has been patched to work with Win 10.


  • Prolog export - Prolog fact format in Unicode (utf-8)

Raw export

raw Python object

RTF document

  • .rtf Rich Text Format structured text file format extension

"The Rich Text Format (often abbreviated RTF) is a proprietary[6][7][8] document file format with published specification developed by Microsoft Corporation from 1987 until 2008 for cross-platform document interchange with Microsoft products." - Wikipedia


  • .sql SQLite database file format extension

SQLite is a database engine written in the C programming language.


  • .svg Scalable Vector Graphics image file format extension

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation.


  • .svgz Compressed Structured Vector Graphs image file format extension


  • .vcf vCalendar file calendar format extension

A calendar format that is a predecessor of iCalendar. It was created by the Internet Mail Consortium (IMC),


  • .vcf Virtual Contact File structured text format extension

vCard is a file format standard for electronic business cards.


  • .xml Extensible Markup Language structured text format extension


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