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 values.
Beginning of Custom Home
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
In Tree column
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
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
. 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
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 Receipt tab
who purchase an activation
it can be easily added and recorded here for now.
We are ready to start entering data. First switch to the
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
Home Inventory collection type. Now we are ready to start
typing in values for this new item starting with the Item field.
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
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 them.
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
the Save button to actually save the changes to the new item.
I will now click the Save button and switch to the Description tab
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 room.