Table View Preferences

This panel is used to change table view preferences.

Display Preferences

Use system row background color

If checked Readerware will query the operating system for the table row background color. If cleared Readerware will use a white row background.

Alternate row background color

Readerware can display alternate row background colors, i.e. even numbered rows in one color, odd numbered rows in another color. If checked Readerware will display alternating row background colors If cleared Readerware will display all rows with the standard background color.

This option is on by default on Mac OS X, it is off by default on all other platforms.

Display single result in detail view

When a search returns a single result you have the option of displaying this item in the table view as a single row or in the detail view, just as if you had selected the detail view from the table.

If checked Readerware will display a single result in the detail view. If cleared Readerware will display it in the table view.

Highlight links in table

When in navigation mode Readerware can highlight links in the table similar to a browser. In Readerware you can click on a link to refine the search results, i.e. click on an author link to display all books by that author.

If checked Readerware will highlight links. If cleared Readerware will not highlight links but the mouse pointer will still change as it goes over a link and the link will still function.

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.

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