Choosing measurement units for database entries
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When you first install The Compleat Botanica, measurements for height and spread use US Customary units (inches and feet).

If you prefer, you can change this to the metric system (millimeters, centimeters and meters). To do this, go to the Customize settings window.

Note that all existing specimen records will be converted and that this conversion, while accurate in one direction, is not reversible.  For example, converting 6 from US Customary to metric will result in 15cm, but converting 15cm from metric to US Customary will result in 5 .


Here is what the converted height and spread will look like:

See also

   Customizing the appearance of the software

   Choosing measurement units for reports and labels

   Switching between Fahrenheit and Celsius scales

   Changing the display format for dates

   Formatting specimen numbers

   Changing the specimen list font size

   Changing the window color scheme

   Choosing which color values to use

   Changing the list of distribution codes

   Changing database column names

   Customizing the software

Last reviewed March 31, 2006   


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