Home economics for the plant enthusiast
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Malus 'Empire'

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Medium sized red apple maturing in late summer.

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"Nathan  says . . ."

The first thing you notice about Nathan's place is that everything always seems to be exactly in the right place.  How does he do it?  When it comes to cooking and nutrition, Nathan uses The Compleat Botanica to research and categorize his home grown fruits and vegetables according to their vitamins and minerals.
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Q:  Why does a different set of fonts show in the report layout?

A:  The list of fonts that are available for use when printing reports is dependant upon the currently selected printer.  If the list of fonts appears too short, be sure that you've selected a printer other than "generic / text only".  See the full story.

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The Compleat Botanica and home economics
Record and organize nutritional data such as proteins & fatty acids, vitamins & minerals, and trace elements for both common and unusual fruits & vegetables and herbs & spices.
Cross reference the produce of your fruit and vegetable gardens with your other garden journal entries.
Research the edibility of species not traditionally considered as food sources.
Use all of the other features of The Compleat Botanica to develop and publish plant-related reports.


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  Custom categories

  Multiple views


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Data fields for home economics

Just a few of the data fields useful for home economics:

  Harvest season

  Culinary uses

  Nutritional value

  Edible parts

  Edible parts description


  Alphabetical index of all 160 fields used by The Compleat Botanica


Software snapshots

There are 17 side-by-side data entry views making it easy to access and update your data.  Be sure to check out the Nutrition view.

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Frequently asked questions

  I am trying not to use Microsoft products.  If you remove the dependency on Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine, maybe I'll consider your software.

A:  Microsoft Internet Explorer has been freely available since 1995.  In fact, it has been pre-installed on every new personal computer using any of the Windows operating systems since 1998.  It coexists with other browsers and does not need to be used as a browser per se.  The requirement for its installation is simply to allow for the proper installation of the DLL's and custom controls used by for the HTML Help utility used by The Compleat Botanica.

Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine is also freely distributed.  It is simply the best embedded database for optimized queries and very large databases running on the Windows platform.

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  How do I create, delete, backup, and restore databases?

A:  After you've explored the sample database, you'll want to create your own database for recording and storing data about your plant collection. Managing your databases can be done from within The Compleat Botanica or by using the Data Manager utility. Both methods work identically for the four basic operations: creating, deleting, backing up, and restoring. The Data Manager utility has several advanced operations that may be useful for moving data between computers, fixing ODBC problems, and restoring databases damaged by a power failure.

To see details for all of these operations, see the Index to database topics.

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Last reviewed December 05, 2009   


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