7 key features of The Compleat Botanica
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Tour of features

   16 more features
   Specimen lists
   Data sharing
   Family names
   Botanical names
   Iconic data



Custom Categories

The Compleat Botanica uses custom categories to organize your botanical specimen into groups that make sense to you.  Each category, whether it's life cycle, stature, best uses, desirable qualities, or adverse qualities can be defined to accept your set of predefined groupings.

And each of these categories allow for free-form entry and one-time exceptions when data just don't fit into the normal groupings.

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Botanical spell-checker

The botanical name spell-checker works just the way you expect.  Misspellings are highlighted with a red-wavy proofreader's mark just like your favorite word processor.  Valid names are suggested in the accompanying drop-down combo-box.

The spell-checker uses a checklist of 26,334 genus names, 54,662 species epithets, and 23,227 sub-species and varieties.

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Flexible specimen lists

The centerpiece of The Compleat Botanica is the very sophisticated Specimen List --  easily customize which columns to include; see your data with embedded graphics, sort with a click of the column header, change ordering and widths with ease.

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Data sharing

Easily share data with your favorite applications.  Use the export feature to copy large quantities of data to other databases, spreadsheets, word processors, browsers, and Web servers.

Use the import feature to quickly add specimen from other databases, spreadsheets, and applications that create tab-delimited or comma-separated text files.

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Display thumbnail pictures of your specimen in the Sketch View. Organize your pictures by using The Compleat Botanica as a plant database with pointers to your entire photographic collection.

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Global customizations

Local custom dictates formats and units.  The Compleat Botanica lets you choose how dates are displayed.  Temperatures can be either Celsius or Fahrenheit.  Measurements can be either U.S. Customary units or metric.

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Professional reports

Produce great looking reports with simple point and click report styles.  No complicated report generators.  Everything you need to make your data readable.

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Sixteen more essential features of great botanical software.

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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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