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:
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