The Compleat Botanica is installed with preset column names that are suitable for many types of plant-related projects. Your project might need a slightly different set of columns for specifying the attributes of your plant collection. You can change the name of any database column, assigning a new name to fit your needs. For example, if you are organizing a collection of seeds, and the "Nursery" column isn't needed for your project you could use the column for something else such as to record "Seed source".
To change a database column name, use the Customized Settings window, scroll down to find the name of the column to be changed, then type the new name in the right-hand side of the window.
This new name will be used on all reports, displays, and published pages.
Note that the internal storage type and size cannot be
changed. Also, the type of display (drop-list, checkbox, button, text
field, etc.) cannot be changed.
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
Formatting specimen numbers
Changing the specimen list font size
Changing the window color scheme
Choosing which color values to use
Changing the list of distribution codes
Customizing the software
Last reviewed March 31, 2006