Frequently Asked Questions
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Prospective users of the The Compleat Botanica, like yourself, have asked a variety of questions over time about the product and its capabilities. Some of these questions have truly been asked "frequently", others have only been asked once, but they capture the essence of what's on people's minds.

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Frequently Asked Questions
   FAQ 2

I've been using Windows XP for a long time but now I want to upgrade to Windows 7, do you supoort this?   ......................................

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   FAQ 3

I may have additional questions later. What's the best way to contact someone at Crescent Bloom?   ......................................

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   FAQ 4

Your software sounds interesting, do you offer trial versions?   ......................................

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   FAQ 5

Do you supply a printed manual with the software?   ......................................

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   FAQ 6

How many pictures are contained in the program?   ......................................

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   FAQ 7

Does the plant list contain plants for my climate zone?   ......................................

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   FAQ 8

I'm not clear if your software comes preloaded with some kind of botanical database or if it's empty and ready to enter my own data.  Do you know where I can buy a database of plants with images that I can import?   ......................................

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   FAQ 9

I have an extensive collection of plants which I grow under lights, on windowsills, outside sheltered areas, and in my greenhouse.  Is the software set up to track my plant's growing location?   ......................................

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   FAQ 10

I'm interested in the concept, but the word "compleat" suggests a British origin.  Please clarify if the software is applicable to my tropical zone.   ......................................

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   FAQ 11

I need a plant database that has a map interface for showing physiographic regions, counties, or watersheds.  Can the software handle this?   ......................................

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   FAQ 12

I need a database which will keep track of ancestry and progeny of hybrids in a manner similar to Family Tree by Broderbund.   ......................................

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   FAQ 13

I am trying not to use Microsoft products.  If you remove the dependency on Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine, maybe I'll consider your software.   ......................................

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   FAQ 14

Your product apparently uses the Imperial system of measurements.  I saw "gallons" etc. in your description, and I haven't got the slightest idea what a gallon is.   ......................................

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   FAQ 15

I have thousands of records in dBase format.  Could this be imported into your program?   ......................................

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   FAQ 16

Your list of links is missing my favorite Web site.   ......................................

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   FAQ 17

We are currently compiling a master list of our plant collections, ultimately leading to a book.  Can we import data from Excel into the Compleat Botanica and print a book from it?   ......................................

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   FAQ 18

Are there any plans to release a new version soon?   ......................................

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   FAQ 19

Can I obtain a free upgrade if I buy the software and you release a new version?   ......................................

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   FAQ 20

Is it safe to order by credit card over the Internet?   ......................................

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   FAQ 21

I don't live in the USA, can you ship to my country?   ......................................

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   FAQ 22

Why don't your family names agree with Kartesz?   ......................................

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   FAQ 23

I see that your site lists some of my favorite plants, do you sell seeds for them or can you direct me to someone who does?   ......................................

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Last reviewed November 07, 2009   

 

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