Custom categories
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Index to custom category topics
   The Category View

The Category View is where youíll add and remove lookup values for each of the custom categories.  The entries in these lists will be available in the combo-boxes of the five Specimen Views.   ......................................

   Customizing your categories

As you organize your specimen, youíll want to create special categories for the things most important to you. All of the drop-down combo-boxes can be customized to show exactly the list of categories you want.   ......................................

   Setting default values for new specimen records

If youíll be creating several new specimen records and each of them have some common characteristics, itís convenient to have the common values automatically filled in for you.   ......................................

   Using codes as shortcuts in the category fields

As youíre filling in the fields for a new specimen, you can type less and save time by using category codes as shortcuts.   ......................................

   Categories that allow free-form data entry

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.   ......................................

   How do I specify more than one best use, desirable quality or adverse quality for a specimen?

Sometimes a single category doesnít fully describe the attributes of a specimen.   ......................................

   Specifying climate zone ranges

Plant hardiness and heat tolerance span a range of zones and are thus specified with a description like "Zones 06a-09b" or "AHS 06-09".  The drop-down combo-boxes used to specify and display climate zones allow you to enter descriptions just like this.   ......................................

For an index to other topics see

   Using the Compleat Botanica

 

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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