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Tour of features

   7 key features
   16 more features
   Categories
   Spell-checker
   Specimen lists
   Data sharing
   Pictures
   Localization
   Reports
   Family names
   Filters
   Botanical names
   Labels
   Notes
   Databases
   WYSIWYG
   Checklist
   Colors
   Calendar
   Measurements
   Finding
   Iconic data
   Customizations
   Pathfinder
   Publishing
 
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Large software applications need to present so much data to their users that it's just impossible to see everything at-a-glance.  Unfortunately, presenting the data in separate windows can often leave the user confused.  This common problem has several good solutions.

The Compleat Botanica uses the popular side-by-side views first used widely with Microsoft's Windows Explorer.  The software's main window is split into two panes:  the left-hand pane shows a listing of all filtered records, while the right hand pane shows the details of a single record.  By using the selected record in the left-hand pane as an anchor point, multiple detailed views in the right hand pane are easily shown without disorientation.  Moving around the software and getting to your data is never confusing.

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See these Pathfinder documents for more about this:

  The Category View

  The Filter View

  The Checklist View

  The Vernacular View

  17 Specimen Views

 

 

For an index to other topics see

   Getting started

 

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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