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  1. How can I track sold inventory?
    The Readerware bulk editor can be used to reduce available copies as you sell them. The ...

  2. How can I search my database by ...?
    The search bar in Readerware 3 is configurable. The idea is that you can put the database searches you use all the time at the top of the list, hide the searches you never use. Readerware is shipped with a default set of popular s...

  3. How can I transfer Readerware 2.0 and my database to a new machine?
    This article is for Readerware 2 users and will guide you through the process of transferring your Readerware 2 database to a new machine. Start by downloading the last version of Readerware 2 f...

  4. Can I loan books out?
    Yes. All Readerware programs include a built in loan tracker. You can ...

  5. Can I preload all my borrowers into the loan tracker?
    Yes. Bring up the loan dialog just as you would if you were checking out a book. Enter the name of the first new borrower and then ...

  6. How can I inventory my library?
    Suppose you have just moved and you want to make sure all your DVDs made it to your new home. How can you scan your DVDs and find any missing titles? Start by resetting the inventory count. Use the ...

  7. How do I copy or duplicate a record?
    Display the record in the detail view, optionally make changes to the displayed data and click on the Add button. Readerwar...

  8. Can I transfer data from Excel into Readerware?
    Yes. Export your data from Excel to a CSV or TAB delimited file and import that into Readerware. The mapping line is key to impor...

  9. Can I transfer a Readerware database to Excel?
    Yes. Export your Readerware database to a TAB delimited file. You can then open this file in Excel...

  10. Can I use the report writer for web pages with images?
    Yes. The first thing you need to do is export your images from Readerware so that you can upload the image files to your web site. Select File->Export. Select an image export and choose h...

  11. How Readerware 3.0 handles names
    Name...

  12. When I display a book in the detail view, I don't see any data
    The Readerware detail view contains both the image and the data in separate areas of the window. These two areas are divided by a movable bar that you can drag t...

  13. How do I recreate my database from a backup?
    This article is for Readerware 2 users and will guide you through the process of recreating your Readerware 2 database from a backup. If disaster strikes you can use the Readerware restore wizar...

  14. How can I merge two Readerware databases?
    Readerware does not have a merge feature as such, but you can merge two databases using Readerware Import/Export. First you need to export from your source database. You can export the entire database or only selected items. To export an entire da...

  15. Can I Add a Column or Field to a Readerware Database?
    Yes. Select the Preferences menu item, then User Columns. Check the Active check box for the column(s) you want to add, enter a short titl...

  16. How can I print a list of my items?
    You can print the current table view in Readerware by simply selecting File->Print from the Readerware menu. But sometimes you will get a bunch of narrow columns, what is going on? The pr...

  17. Auto-Update is giving my unexpected results, Why?
    As you probably know, Readerware auto-update allows you to update your database by extracting additional information from the web. You selec...

  18. How can I enter duplicate items?
    Readerware can handle duplicates in two different ways, you can add the item to the database once and set the copies count or you can add the item to the database multiple times.   This is controlled by a ...

  19. How can I track items not found during auto-catalog?
    There are a number of ways you can handle items that were not found during auto-catalog. One option is to add not found items to the database. Select the Preferences menu item, then ...

  20. How can I enter location during auto-catalog?
    You are using auto-catalog and you want to specify some additional information on your items as you catalog them. Location seems to be the main one. There are a couple of easy ways to do this in Readerware. ...

  21. How can I display items in the order they were entered?
    The quick answer is click on the Book ID column header to sort your search results in the order they were entered. Look for the Album ID column in the music version and Video ID column in the video version. Readerware assigns a un...

  22. Can I catalog eBooks with Readerware?
    Yes. If you have been buying eBooks for your Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble nook, you can catalog these in Readerware. If you have the ISBN, you can ...

  23. How can I e-mail an item list to a friend?
    You can export to HTML format and attach the resulting file to an e-mail. The HTML listing can be read in any browser or e-mail program. You can send...

  24. How Can I Backup My database to CD?
    You have to backup the database to your hard drive first, then copy the zip file to a CD. Operating systems typically do not have file system support for CDs, you cannot write directly to a CD the way you can to a hard drive....

  25. How can I change multiple records?
    You can use the Readerware replace wizard to change the entire database, the current search results, selected items or scan/enter a list of items. ...

  26. Can I browse all my items graphically?
    Yes. Readerware has three main views: Table view - The table view is like a spreadsheet, you can show/hide columns, move them around. You can c...

  27. Where does Readerware store preferences?
    These are stored outside of the database in a location determined by the operating system. These can contain system specific information like paths, window positions etc. which may not transfer well. But they also contain ...

  28. How can I update a list?
    When you enter data into Readerware products, you will notice that several fields are lists. You select the appropriate item from the list. Fields that work this way include: Format Category Condition...

  29. How do I exclude want list items from the main database?
    By default Readerware displays all items in the main database, this includes items that are also in your want list. If you want to exclude want list items from the main database you just need to change one preference setting: ...

  30. How can I put an item in my want list?
    You need to change the status of the item to Want. You can display the item in the detail view, select Want from the Status drop down list and click on Update. You can enter Edit Mode in the ta...

  31. How do I backup my database?
    Backing up your database is a simple process, all you need to provide is the name and location of the backup file you want to create.   By default whenever you close a Readerware program you are asked if you want to backup you...

  32. How do I copy/rename a Readerware database?
    A Readerware database is made up of multiple files. The best way to copy or rename a Readerware database is using the backup and restore feature. That ensures that all files are handled correctly. Plus you get a free backup in the process ...

  33. Do I need to be connected to the internet to run Readerware
    No. The only time you need to be connected to the internet is when using the web to catalog items using Readerware auto-catalog or ...

  34. Can Readerware display the total value of my library?
    Yes. Select the View->View Statistics menu item. Readerware will display a number of statistics...

  35. Can Readerware get the list price of a book?
    Note: This article was written for Readerware 2 and is not applicable to Readerware 3. Readerware 3 will get the list price automatically.   Yes. By default Readerware gets the cur...

  36. Can I create multiple databases?
    Yes, you can create as many databases as you want. Select File->New Database to create a new empty database. The standard file selection dialog will be displayed. Navi...

  37. Can I enter items manually into the database?
    Yes. There are three ways to catalog items with Readerware products: Auto-Catalog - You enter the ISBN (ISBN-10 or ISBN-1...

  38. How can I sort entries by ... ?
    You can sort the table view on any column(s). To sort on a column, just click on a column header. An icon is displayed in the header to indicate it is the sort column. The arrow indicates whether the sort is ascending or descending. Click again ...

  39. How can I add an image to an item?
    Start by displaying the book in the detail view, Images tab. Now click on one of the image placeholders, a popup menu appears listing your options. ...

  40. Readerware remote support setup
    Readerware offers remote support. If you need technical assistance with Readerware products we can connect to your system and perform the work for you or demonstrate what you need to do. Before we can connect to your system, you need to in...

  41. Finding Duplicates
    A question that comes up quite a bit is how can you detect duplicate entries in a Readerware database? Readerware has a duplicate search in all products to let you quickly find possible duplicates. Select Duplicates from the search by...