If you’ll be creating several new specimen records and each of them have some common characteristics, it’s convenient to have the common values automatically filled in for you. This can be done by checking the box labeled “Default category for new specimen”.
As shown in this example, all new specimen will automatically have their Life cycle set to “Annual”.
The Category View
Customizing your categories
Using codes as shortcuts in the category fields
Categories that allow free-form data entry
How do I specify more than one best use, desirable quality or adverse quality for a specimen?
Specifying climate zone ranges
For an index to other topics see
Using the Compleat Botanica
Last reviewed March 25, 2004