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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.

  1. Can I Delete a Reference Variety record ?
  2. How do I modify List data?
  3. Why do my pictures look out of shape ?
  4. What do I do when I see Error Messages on Start of the Application ?
  5. How many plant varieties can I track ?
  6. Can Worksheets be printed in a smaller size ?


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Can I Delete a Reference Variety record ?

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.  

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How do I modify list data ?

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.  

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Why do my pictures look out of shape?

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.

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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!

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How many plant varieties can I track ?

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.

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Can Worksheets be printed in a smaller size ?

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.  

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