Bug Report Form
This page contains answers to common questions handled by our support staff, along with some tips
and tricks that we have found useful and presented here as questions.
Note: In these answers we will follow a few shorthand conventions for describing user-interface
procedures. Key combinations will be presented like this: Ctrl+Alt+Delete, which means that you
should press and hold down the Control key, the Alt key, and the Delete key at the same time.
Menu selections will be presented like this: File->Open, which means that you should open the File
menu, and then make the Open selection.
- Can I Delete a Reference Variety record ?
- How do I modify List data?
- Why do my pictures look out of shape ?
- What do I do when I see Error Messages on Start of the
- How many plant varieties can I track ?
- Can Worksheets be printed in a smaller size ?
Yes, Reference Variety and Reference Specie records can be deleted.
However, all associated information must be deleted first. If you try to
delete a reference record that has associated information, the system will
warn you with a pop-up message.
Once you delete all 'My Variety' records, then you should be able to delete
a Reference Variety record.
Most of the drop-down lists allow the user to enter new values, if not
already in the list. Sometimes mistakes are made when doing this, or a
value is no longer needed and should be deleted. There is a List
Management component in Garden Tracker to allow you to manage the values in
every list that you can update at will. To access this component, click
the 'List Data' toolbar button.
Garden Tracker was designed to use pictures that were taken in a horizontal
(not vertical) orientation. The horizontal orientation has about a 3 X 2
proportion of width to height. If your pictures, clip art, or images
follow these proportions, your pictures should look fine on screen and when
printed from Garden Tracker.
What do I do when I see Error Messages on Startup of the Application
In order for Garden Tracker to work properly, it must be able to connect to
a second file that stores all the data (your data and the reference
information). Sometimes, this connection is not made correctly when the
application is installed, or, for some reason, the connection gets
broken. When this happens, every time you click something related to
data you will get an error message.
There is a very simple method of re-connecting to your data if you
need to. Simply click the 'Relink Tables' button on the toolbar at the
top of the screen, browse to your data files (!Garden Tracker Data.mdb), which
should be in the same directory as your application file, Garden Tracker.mdb.
When you close the Browse window, the tables will be relinked, and the
application will behave itself once again!
You can track as many varieties as you can plant! Garden Tracker
allows you to keep track of as many gardens and as many plants as you want --
literally! You can track millions. So, happy tracking.
No. This is an interesting concept, for those of you that like to
carry a smaller journal into the garden. We are looking into this
feature for a future release.