General instructions for printing checklist reports
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Checklist reports are a simple alternative to the more sophisticated specimen reports. Although simple, they can provide an interesting snapshot of both your collection and the Plant Kingdom at large.

Restrictive or General

Checklist reports can be prepared in a restrictive way or in a general purpose way. Restrictive reports include only names for which you have specimen entries. This type of report is useful for seeing the diversity or the concentration of your collection. The report shows a colored checkmark symbol for each name that is in your specimen collection.

On the other hand, general purpose reports include all of the taxonomic names found in the checklist without regard to your specimen collection. This type of report is useful for seeing your collection in the shadow of the Plant Kingdom.


Hierarchical or Flat

Checklist reports can also be printed in two different fashions: hierarchical or flat. Hierarchical reports begin with the supra-ranks of a given name and proceed down the hierarchy to a particular level. For example a hierarchical report for the genus Lavandula would show Magnoliophyta > Rosopsida > Lamiales > Lamiaceae (and the intermediate sub-taxa) before listing the species of the genus.

Flat reports list the named members of a rank without including any supra-ranks. This type of report can be useful in preparing a list of all family names, or all names of some other rank.

A combination report can also be created. These show all names of a given rank and further include names of sub-ranks down to a particular level.

By choosing restrictive or general and hierarchical or flat, you can produce a variety of simple reports that are informative and useful.


Getting started

Begin by displaying the Checklist View, then select the Print checklist option from the File menu.

Follow the detailed instructions in Preparing checklist reports.

See also

   Preparing checklist reports

   Previewing checklist reports

   Printing Checklist reports

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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