Formatting specimen numbers
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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.

Type any prefix or suffix you want attached to all new specimen numbers here.


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.

See also

   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   


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