The following steps demonstrate how to create a new collection type. They also show you some of the features
of NM Collector Home Inventory Software.
Here you will find listed all of the currently defined collection types
and whether or not they appear in the tree
Click the Insert button. A new row is added with default
Beginning of Custom Home Inventory Software
Type in new values for the Name and Description. Here we are
indicating that we want to define a custom Home
While we are
here, let us hide unused collection types by unchecking the Show In Tree
Click the Close button to continue.
Now your main window looks like this. Notice
the tree view
. We are on
our way to a custom Home Inventory Software solution that
meets our individual needs.
Click in the new Home Inventory folder
in the tree view and check Edit Captions
Now start typing captions for the fields that you want to
use.Keep in mind that
this tab is for information used to identify items
. The Description tab is for other
information. So we will limit our
entries on this tab to the very basic information required for
identification only. This is a key feature of any home
Click the Description
. Note that some captions are
already provided for you. You can
change the Date captions but the Values are used in the built in statistics
so you can
not change their captions.
Here Edit Captions has been checked and all of the
desired captions have been entered.
Notice that I added Purchase Price and Date Purchased fields. These are available in the
who purchase an activation
. However, it can be easily added and recorded here
We are ready to start entering data. First switch to the Identification
and make sure our Home Inventory collection type is
selected in our tree view. Now we click
the Ins button and a new item (with a generated default tree
label) is added to our tree view
under our Home
Inventory collection type. Now we are
ready to start typing in values for this new item starting with the
At this point I realize that I probably want to record location
some where. I could add a new location
Caption in the description tab but I have decided to do something
different. Instead, I will create
location folders. I will then create
items in those location folders.
I start by selecting Home Inventory in the tree view
and then clicking the Ins button. I
then type Living Room into the Item field. I then repeat the process for each location folder
until my tree view looks as follows.
You can always create new location folders later as you need
I want to add an item that is located in my living
room. I select the Living Room item in
the tree view and press the Ins button. This causes Living Room to become a folder and
creates a new item within it.
Here I have entered (but not yet saved) identification information
for my first item. Note that you have
to hit enter or tab out of the field to record the new
value. This will add that value to the
drop down list for future reference.
You can manually edit values in
drop down lists
Click the Save button to actually save the changes to the new
I will now click
the Save button and switch to the Description tab
with my new
customized home inventory solution.
Here I have entered (and saved) some description information.
Good to go now!
Now I will enter more living room items. I select the Living Room folder and click Ins
for each item of my Home Inventory that is located in the living