The nurseries you buy from and the layout of your gardens is unique to you. As you organize your specimen, you�ll want to create special categories for the things most important to you. All of the drop-down combo-boxes can be customized to show exactly the list of categories you want. Here�s how.
From the Category View, select the type of category you want to customize:
Use the New category and Remove category buttons to get just the right combination that�s important to you.
The �Full text� field is what you�ll see in the combo-box. The �Code� is a shortcut that can be used to quickly select the category without typing the full text. The �Color/Icon� is the picture you�ll see whenever the category is selected.
The Category View
Setting default values for new specimen records
Using codes as shortcuts in the category fields
Categories that allow free-form data entry
How do I specify more than one best use, desirable quality or adverse quality for a specimen?
Specifying climate zone ranges
For an index to other topics see
Using the Compleat Botanica
Last reviewed March 25, 2004