The Compleat Botanica is designed to automatically generate unique specimen numbers whenever you create a new record. Note that some herbaria use the term "accession number" instead of "specimen number". These terms have the same meaning in The Compleat Botanica.
You have some flexibility in how these numbers are assigned and formatted. Using the Customize settings window you can specify how the numbers are to be formatted.
Use a sequence of pound signs �#� to indicate where you want the �Next specimen number� to be inserted.
Note that the total length of the specimen number including any prefix or suffix is limited to 20 characters.
Use the �Next specimen number� option to specify the unique portion of the specimen number. This is the portion that will automatically be incremented with each new record.
Customizing the appearance of the software
Choosing measurement units for database entries
Choosing measurement units for reports and labels
Switching between Fahrenheit and Celsius scales
Changing the display format for dates
Changing the specimen list font size
Changing the window color scheme
Choosing which color values to use
Changing the list of distribution codes
Changing database column names
Customizing the software
Last reviewed March 31, 2006