Crisp and tart
Medium sized red apple maturing in late summer.
Peter knows that getting the latest information from the Ag researchers
to the farmers that need it is no easy task. "We use The
Compleat Botanica to cross categorize varieties with data sheets."
By doing that he's sure not to miss anything when someone comes in with
a tough problem.
Q: How does the color spell-checker work?
There are several places where you can define colors for plants in your
collection: flowers, leaves, bark, dyes and the all-purpose "other
When specifying color values, you can choose a single
color from the drop-down list or you can type in a list of possible
colors. When you type a list of possible colors, the spell-checker
is invoked to ensure that you haven't entered an invalid color name.
This is important in order to allow you to search for items in your
collection by color values. See the full story.
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Q: Are there any plans to release a new version soon?
We do not announce the availability of new software before it
has been completely coded and tested. The technical
difficulties surrounding the development of software makes it
difficult to accurately predict timelines.
The software industry as a whole has recanted from the practice
of announcing vaporware and has greatly reduced the publishing of
beta software. Computer users today expect a much higher
level of quality in the software they buy, and are generally
impatient with incomplete products.
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Q: How do I export data from the software?
A: Sometimes you’ll want to share the specimen data
that you’ve collected with others in your professional circle. Other times you may want to use your data in
other applications such as charting, word processing, page layout, or
statistical modeling tools. The export
command is how you’ll do that. When
paired with the import process the export process is a great way to transfer records
between databases or between computers.
The Export command writes files in XML format. XML is an acronym for eXtensible Markup
Language. It is a standard adopted by
the World Wide Web Consortium for writing files that are “self descriptive”. The formal definition of an XML file is
contained in a data type definition (DTD) file. The DTD used by The Compleat Botanica is specified in the file
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