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#421 Cyber6

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:09

I had the same problem many of the others using Lion did. It's easily amended by shifting your regional settings to the United States.

 

OH MY.... THANKS!!!!!!!!  It works perfect now!!!!!!!!  :D :D :D :D


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 15:33

 

OH MY.... THANKS!!!!!!!!  It works perfect now!!!!!!!!  :D :D :D :D

 

You're welcome but credit must go to the people who first came up with the suggestion  :)



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 16:40

I am new to this site and collecting. At forty years old with grown up kids I now am allowed to collect nice things that won't automatically get broken. LOL. Thank god. I really do appreciate your efforts and thank you for the ability to educate myself before I start investing. This started for me with a box full of old fountain pens I found at my grandmas's house. Still have them, and cannot wait to learn more about them. RebeccaLynn



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:31

Thanks for this...really appreciate



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 13:31

Very nice and thank you!  I'm sure that took a great deal of work to put together. 


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 00:03

Hello 

I have downloaded the main file and I am afraid I cannot use it. Can you tell me in a step by step fashion how to use your database? I am not familiar with Excel, by the way. Thanks 



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 16:48

Thanks for the awesome database!!!

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:15

A really nice tool for keeping collections. I indeed needed such a tool! 

Thank you so much!



#429 Dr_P

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 23:24

I downloaded the program today and started using it. It's absolutely great!! 

 

Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to program it and offering free to FPN members.

 

Claudio



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:44

Hi -- Upon recently joining the FPN, I am feeling motivated to better organize my 45-year-old pen collection of 75+ pens. Besides purchasing a couple of nice rosewood display cases, I want to create a detailed database of my collection. After debating whether to use an ordinary spreadsheet, or create a true database from scratch using Filemaker or Access, I discovered your download on the FPN website. It's perfect, and will definitely save me from having to reinvent the wheel. I've already started using it. Thank you!

 

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#432 Ray Cornett

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:37

I only have about 12 pens right now since I am fairly new but downloaded this and am impressed. This will help me a lot in the future.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 22:17

I'm sure this sounds dumb to you veterans but what is a pen data base for

#434 Wordbanger

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 00:57

Hi Gunga Galunga,

 

I can't speak for anyone else, especially the author of the downloadable and very useful FileMaker pen database application. However, in my case, I want a database to provide me with an inventory of my numerous pens, which represent a rather substantial investment that I've accumulated over the years. I want to know information such as each pen's brand, model, color, nib size, origin, price paid, approximate value, rating, notes, etc. If I had fewer pens, I could likely keep track without an inventory.

 

Others might be dealers, or have far larger collections than I do, making a database even more important for them.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Regards,

WordBanger


Edited by Wordbanger, 03 April 2014 - 00:58.


#435 mach_w

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:27

downloaded, thanks very much. i haven't read it, but believe it would help me.



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 18:58

A special thank you for the nice way you set up EXPORT - something frequently over looked by database designers



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 19:03

WOW!

Thank you so much.

Just downloaded it. 

Will slowly start feeding info. 


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:13

I can't get it to download; it fails anwhere from 3 to 16Mb in.  No error message, it just stops randomly.  I've tried about ten times -- is there a hosting issue?


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 13:06

Impressive! Thanks a lot for this awesome tool, much appreciated.

Registered just to let you know.



#440 77kath

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 19:17

I'm going to try it right away!

#441 consmkts

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 00:31

Thank you Jon, its very well done, I did download it, and its up and running. I have more mechanical pencils now than pens, Is there away I can get them listed on there also? I noticed there was option to list inks. Maybe I could just fool it and say its a fountain pen :) Any ideas? Jerry



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 22:48

Finally got it to d/l and it's excellent, thank you!


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 22:20

I just downloaded the software the other day and am so far having a great time using it to catalogue my collection. :)  I do have a couple of questions I couldn't find the answer to; forgive me if they've been asked before.

 

1. Sorting By Subcategory

Is there a way to sort by one criteria, then while keeping that criteria from changing sort by another criteria? To put it another way, can I "sub-sort" by a second criteria? Here's an example of what I mean:

 

Suppose I have Parker Alpha pens in Red, Blue, and Silver, Parker Beta pens in Gold, Silver, and Platinum, and Pelikan Raptor pens in Eagle Brown, Falcon White, and Hawk Red.

 

If I select to organize by Manufacturer, FPD lists all the Parkers in the order in which I entered them (regardless of other criteria), followed by the three Pelikans. I want to keep the Manufacturers in proper alphabetical order, but then I want each manufacturer's pens listed by color in alphabetical order. So I would have:

 

Parker Alpha, Blue

Parker Alpha, Red

Parker Alpha, Silver

Parker Beta, Gold

Parker Beta, Platinum

Parker Beta, Silver

Pelican Raptor, Eagle Brown

Pelican Raptor, Falcon White

Pelican Raptor, Hawk Red

 

I figure there has to be some way to do this, but I can't seem to figure it out. Any help?

 

 

2.  Altering Displayed Columns

In List View, is there a way to re-size a column, delete an existing column, or add a column that isn't currently shown?

 

In Table View, is there a way to delete an existing column, or to add a column that isn't currently shown?

 

 

Thanx for any help or suggestions!


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 21:50

Thank you for all your work on this.

Just downloaded and it opens up fine, now maybe during the week to start entering some data.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 22:05

I must say I have been using it for years and it is a wonderful tool...

Thank you



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 12:49

Thank you for the terrific database. I just downloaded it and added a few pens. I only have a small number so a full update won't take very long. 



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:46

I, too, am a newbie here.  Just downloaded and installed the program (no problems) and then stayed up until almost 2:00 a.m. messing around with it.  Love that it includes inks!   Thank you so much for this generous gift.


Edited by ScienceChick, 30 July 2014 - 06:47.

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#448 blackbeauty

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 21:03

the database sounds great but I am having problems opening it . I click on fountain pen inventory, lots of icons appear but none will open . anyone any ideas ? I`m on a PC with windows 7



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 21:15

Got computer buff son to assist apparently I just had to drag the inventory file to my desk top , and ther it is . thanks I`m away to play with it

now  :)



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 12:28

Found the ink section. Very nice. Thanks again for a neat tool.