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  1. 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 searches...

  2. 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 from the web site to your new machine. Install the...

  3. How can I transfer Readerware 3.0 and my database to a new machine?
    Start by downloading the latest version of Readerware3 from the web site to your new machine and install the program. You can register Readerware with your current codes if you have them handy, but don't worry if you don't. Leave Readerware...

  4. How Readerware 3.0 handles names
    Names in Readerware 3.0, Author, Artist, Actor etc. are now list fields. Readerware refers to these as contributors. Whatever their role all contributors are in a list that you can select from and maintain. The contributor list is a sort of super...

  5. 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 wizard to recover your database. If you had a total drive...

  6. 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...

  7. 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 title and select the column type. You can then add the new column to the table view. User Defined columns will...

  8. 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. Select...

  9. 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 create as may table views as you need, all with a different column selection. Click on the green...

  10. 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 your database....

  11. 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 Select...

  12. I don't understand the database backup process
    Introduction A Readerware database is made up of multiple files. A backup creates a single compressed file containing all your data. You can then easily archive this file to CD, thumb drive, external hard drive or online etc. Backing up your...

  13. 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. Navigate to the folder where you want to create the database and enter the...

  14. Can I transfer data from Readerware to EndNote?
    Yes. The recommended way to transfer data from Readerware to EndNote is to use the Readerware Report Writer to create an EndNote Tagged Import file. A template and full instructions are available in this article. It is also possible to export data...

  15. 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 in...

  16. Can I store my Readerware database in a Dropbox folder?
    NO! You should not store a Readerware database in a Dropbox folder, Dropbox can corrupt your Readerware database and cause you to lose data. This is a common issue with database applications like Readerware. Dropbox is a file synchronization and...

  17. Can I store multiple databases on my mobile device with Readerware Mobile?
    Yes! When you sync your Readerware database to your mobile device, the current database is transferred. So if you want to store multiple databases on your mobile device, open the first database in Readerware and sync, open the second database and...

  18. 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 drop down...

  19. Can I add my Readerware database to my web site?
    This is not something supported directly by Readerware but a Readerware user has started an open source project on GitHub that lets you create an Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) for your library collection. This project displays your library in...