All of the drop-down combo-boxes have their editing areas enabled to allow for free-form data entry when the standard list of categories just doesn't fit. This flexibility allows you to use the category to store any text description, and at the same time allows you to quickly choose from a standard list when appropriate.
Here is what the adverse qualities category looks like when the free-form feature has been used to store a description which is not in the standard list.
The Category View
Customizing your categories
Setting default values for new specimen records
Using codes as shortcuts in the category fields
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