Finding specimen records
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The Find command takes two forms:  one for finding specimen records and one for finding taxonomic entries.  See the document Finding taxonomic entries for more about that.

To begin the search for specimen records be sure that your current view is one of the five specimen views.  In addition, the Find command only works when the "current focus" is the List View.  See What is the significance of the fancy borders? for more about this.

Here are some details about the Find window:

Item Description
Find what Type a word or the first few letters of a word that you are searching for.
Exact full word match When this is checked, partial word matches are not considered.  For example, searching for "palm" will not return entries for "palmatum".
Case sensitive When this is checked, only words with the same capitalization are considered.  For example, searching for "Purp", will return entries for "Purple", but not for "purpurea".
Find next Searches forward through the current set of filtered specimen to find the next match.  Automatically scrolls the specimen list to the record matching the request. 
Find prev Searches backward through the current set of filtered specimen to find the previous match.  Automatically scrolls the specimen list to the record matching the request.
  The bottom portion of this window shows the item (the index position from the top of the list) matching your search request and the name of the column where it was found.

Note:  The Find command searches through the records and columns of the currently defined filter.  To search your entire collection, be sure to set the current filter to something like "Complete checklist" so that all records, and all columns are searched.

See also

   Finding taxonomic entries

   Finding

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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