Customizing the software
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Index to customizing topics
   Customizing the appearance of the software

There are several options for customizing the appearance of The Compleat Botanica.   ......................................

   Choosing measurement units for database entries

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 (centimeters and meters).   ......................................

   Choosing measurement units for reports and labels

Printing units can be either metric or US Customary units.   ......................................

   Switching between Fahrenheit and Celsius scales

When The Compleat Botanica is first installed, the temperature scale for USDA hardiness zones is set to Fahrenheit. If you want to use Celsius instead you can make the switch in the Customize Settings window.   ......................................

   Changing the display format for dates

We all have different customs when it comes to abbreviating dates.   ......................................

   Formatting specimen numbers

The Compleat Botanica is designed to automatically generate unique specimen numbers whenever you create a new record.   ......................................

   Changing the specimen list font size

As an aid in making it more comfortable to use The Compleat Botanica, you can increase the size of the font used in the Specimen List.   ......................................

   Changing the window color scheme

As the seasons progress and your mood changes, you may like to change the color scheme used for The Compleat Botanica’s windows.   ......................................

   Choosing which color values to use

You can choose to use common names or Royal Horticultural Society color chart numbers in each of the color value columns.   ......................................

   Changing the list of distribution codes

If you are collecting and recording species distribution data, you'll want to customize which codes appear in the distribution column.   ......................................

   Changing database column names

Each database column's name can be customized to more accurately reflect your project needs.   ......................................

Last reviewed March 31, 2006   

 

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