View Preferences

This panel is used to maintain your views and change global view options.
 

Sort Preferences

Case sensitive

Readerware searches are normally case insensitive. An example of a case insensitive sort is:
Smith, jane
Smith, John
Smith, joseph
If you check the Case sensitive box, the same search results would be displayed in the following sequence:
Smith, John
Smith, jane
Smith, joseph

Ignore initial articles

If the Ignore initial articles box is checked Readerware will ignore articles of speech at the start of a field, (A, An and The). For example:

A Murder in Mayfair
The Murder Room
Murder Scholastic
A Murder Too Many

If the Ignore initial articles box is cleared, the same titles will be sorted in the following sequence:

A Murder in Mayfair
A Murder Too Many
Murder Scholastic
The Murder Room

Readerware can also switch the titles for you. If you prefer to format the title as Murder Room, The use the Readerware Bulk Editor to reformat the title.

Strict alphabetical title sort

If the Strict alphabetical title sort box is checked, articles of speech found anywhere in the title field are ignored, (A, An and The). Spacing and punctuation are ignored, the title is sorted in strict letter by letter sequence. For example:

The Harder They Come
Hard Feelings

All spacing is eliminated and e comes before f so the titles will be listed in the above order.

If the Strict alphabetical title sort box is cleared, the titles would be listed in the following sequence:

Hard Feelings
The Harder They Come

This assumes that the Ignore initial articles box is checked.

This option is only used when sorting by title.

Alphanumeric sort

By default Readerware sorts are alphabetic. This can cause some problems when a field contains a combination of alphabetic and numeric data. An example of an alphabetic sort is:
Model 11
Model 3
Model 8
If you check the Alphanumeric box, the same search results would be displayed in the following sequence:
Model 3
Model 8
Model 11


Focus

You can determine which component receives the input focus when Readerware displays the search results.
Current view - The focus will be placed in the view and you will be able to use the cursor movement keys to select items and scroll the view.

Search bar - The focus will be placed in the search bar for field and you will be able to enter a new search.

View Maintenance

To create a new view, select an existing view on which to base your new view and click on the Copy button. You will be prompted to enter a name for your new view.

To rename a view, select the view in the list and click on the Rename button. You will be prompted to enter a new name for the view. Note that you cannot rename one of the default views.

To delete a view, select the view in the list and click on the Delete button. There is no confirmation, the view is removed from the list immediately. If you make a mistake and delete a view in error, simply hit the preferences Cancel button and the view will not be deleted. Note that you cannot delete one of the default views.

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