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Rolo
Hi all.
I am hoping for some help from the computer savvy on here.
I intend to catalogue my collection of Wealden fossils. I would like to assign a number to each specimen and then write up all relevant information along with images to a file for each fossil. Each file would then be saved and be readily accessible within a pc program. A print out of each file would also be needed for a paper catalogue.
Can anyone suggest the best program to do this? My PC has Office 2010, but I am thinking of a new laptop specific for this task. I rarely use office programs so any advise would be appreciated.
Thanks....Alan
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StormDancer
Have a look at this programme. Its something I keep considering, but just haven't had the time to start....
http://www.trilobase.com/default.html
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Rolo
Thanks for that....A trial version is available for free it seems. Definitely worth trying out.
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prep01
Rolo, been using Trilobase since it was launched. Last version I got was £12 but he will swap a fossil for it as well!
Colin Huller
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MicroFossilMan
prep01 wrote:
Rolo, been using Trilobase since it was launched.

Could you write a mini-review of it? I assume you're pleased with it?
MFM
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MicroFossilMan
A more general question - what do other people use for cataloguing their collections?

I wrote a homebrew system for cataloguing, well, anything. I use it to catalogue my rocks, minerals and fossils, but I could just as well use it to catalogue Dinky Toys (not that I have any now, more's the pity).
MFM
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Rolo
I've downloaded the trial version....although it doesn't seem geared towards vertebrate fossils which most of my collection comprises,it appears a very useful program. I am going to experiment with this and a word program before making a decision on what to use. I have gained sufficient brownie points with the painted one to buy a laptop specifically for this task...which will save running back and forth from the collection to the house pc...and the risk of a teenager deleting the lot!
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Unregistered
I have gained sufficient brownie points with the painted one![/QUOTE]

[rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl]

Like it. Beats SWMBO.
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P King Chef
Rolo wrote:
I have gained sufficient brownie points with the painted one!


[rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl][rofl]

Like it. Beats SWMBO
Pete

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It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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Gary W
I have used various database catalogues including a complex one in MS Access.   But I now use an excel spreadsheet which is much easier to use and entering the fossils in a table enables them to be sorted and looked up for printing etc...   I find excel much more flexible and when entering specimens from a specific site blocks of data can be copied, eg age, location, grid ref etc as these are often common.
Gary
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