Biota: The Biodiversity Database Manager

Biota Manual: Brief Table of Contents

NOTE: This Table of Contents is not linked to the Manual itself, but it is avaiiable for free immediate download.

PART 1

Introducing Biota

Chapter 1 Quick Start

Chapter 2 Biodiversity Data and Relational Databases

Chapter 3 Key Concepts

Chapter 4 Biota Menus and Menu Items: An Annotated Guide

Chapter 5 Overview of Biota's Tools and Features

Chapter 6 A Brief Tutorial With the Demo Database

PART 2

Entering Data

Chapter 7 Overview of Record Input Screens

Chapter 8 Record Codes

Chapter 9 Special Data Types

Chapter 10 Working With Records In Record Listing and Input Screens

Chapter 11 Input--Table by Table

PART 3

Finding and Revising Data

Chapter 12 Finding and Updating Records

Chapter 13 Creating, Finding, and Updating Specimen Series

PART 4

Printing Reports and Labels

Chapter 14 Printing Reports

Chapter 15 Printing Labels

PART 5

Customizing Biota

Chapter 16 User-Defined Auxiliary Fields and the Project System

Chapter 17 Default Entries and Entry Choice Lists (Pick Lists)

Chapter 18 Re-naming Fields

PART 6

Special Tools and Features

Chapter 19 Images

Chapter 20 References

Chapter 21 The Specimen Loan System

Chapter 22 Determination Histories

Chapter 23 Synonymy System

Chapter 24 Host-Guest Relations

Chapter 25 Temporary Taxa for Approximate Determinations

Chapter 26 Security: Passwords and Access Privileges

PART 7

Exporting and Importing Data

Chapter 27 Exporting Data

Chapter 28 Importing Data

PART 8

Biota and the Internet

Chapter 29 Internet Strategies

Chapter 30 Biota's Onboard Web Server

Chapter 31 Web Browser Mode and the Web Assistant

Chapter 32 Database Client Mode

Chapter 33 Exporting Static Web Pages

PART 9

Appendixes

Appendix A Biota Tables, Fields, and Relational Links

Appendix B Setting Preferences

Appendix C Keyboard Shortcuts

Appendix D The 4D Label Wizard

Appendix E The 4D Quick Report Editor

Appendix F Updating Biota 1.x Data Files to Biota 2 Format

Appendix G Merging Two Biota Data Files

Appendix H Using Biota4D with 4D Server or 4th Dimension

Appendix I Data File Backup, Recovery, Compacting, Indexing, and Segmenting

Appendix J Biota Data File Conversion: Mac OS and Windows

Appendix K Barcodes

Appendix L Troubleshooting and Support

 
 
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