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#21 jonro

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 12:50

QUOTE (Ernst Bitterman @ Apr 10 2007, 11:31 AM)
Miserable wriggling newbie that I am, I find myself baffled by the "Nib_Stroke" field. Wussat?

Otherwise, supercool resource.

Fine, medium, broad, etc. Thanks!

#22 Elaine

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 13:51

I'm having fun unsure.gif entering all the data from my Excel file. A few suggestions for the next version:

1. Have an entry for filling mechanism
2. Ability to sum up the prices.

Thanks again!

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 13:55

Beautiful and very usefull!!!
Many thanks!!!!
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#24 dwmatteson

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 17:09

jonro - Thanks so much for taking the time to design this wonderful database. It's a fantastic tool!

QUOTE (Elaine @ Apr 10 2007, 08:51 AM)

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A few suggestions for the next version:
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2. Ability to sum up the prices.

Thanks again!



Are you mad, woman?! tongue.gif If you do implement this, jonro, please make sure that it's well safe-guarded with biometric IDs or something like that. If my wife knew that total I'd be dead for sure! ph34r.gif

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#25 jonro

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 17:47

QUOTE (Elaine @ Apr 10 2007, 01:51 PM)
I'm having fun unsure.gif entering all the data from my Excel file. A few suggestions for the next version:

1. Have an entry for filling mechanism
2. Ability to sum up the prices.

Thanks again!

There is an entry for filling mechanism on the Review page, but I will add a small entry field for filler on the main page. About summing up the prices, are you sure you want to know?

Regards,

Jon

#26 Shari

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 18:44

Thanks very much for sharing this!

A couple of things I have found. The program is not happy running with the full version of Filemaker running at the same time (I'm on a Mac). I have been trying to figure out how to get the pix from my current filemaker database into this one without exporting/importing each and every image, but I'm not having any luck so far. I'm a very basic user of Filemaker, and the scripts and tabs you have created make for a much nicer database than the one I made for myself, based off of a provided inventory template.

Very very nice of you to share this. I appreciate it!
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#27 Elaine

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 20:03

QUOTE (jonro @ Apr 10 2007, 12:47 PM)
About summing up the prices, are you sure you want to know?

Regards,

Jon

No.
unsure.gif But in my Excel file I could get a total if I want to. I think I did that once. When I came to I promptly forgot the figure. Just figured it could be useful if someone does want it.


#28 jonro

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 20:04

QUOTE (Elaine @ Apr 10 2007, 08:03 PM)
QUOTE (jonro @ Apr 10 2007, 12:47 PM)
About summing up the prices, are you sure you want to know?

Regards,

Jon

No.
unsure.gif But in my Excel file I could get a total if I want to. I think I did that once. When I came to I promptly forgot the figure. Just figured it could be useful if someone does want it.

It will be in the next version, at the bottom of the listview.

-Jon

#29 ViolinWriter

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 22:13

Thank you so much for your efforts and your generosity. It is truly appreciated.

I've been on an organizing kick, which is amazing as I am congenitally impaired in the organizing department. This could be the start of something amazing.

Now, the next step is the sheet music. YIKES!!! That's TWENTY FIVE SHELF FEET OF SHEET MUSIC(!!!) in the standing up position, like books are shelved. And some, well most, of it is 10 pages or less, per piece.

OY! roflmho.gif
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#30 jonro

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 22:57

QUOTE (ViolinWriter @ Apr 10 2007, 10:13 PM)
Thank you so much for your efforts and your generosity. It is truly appreciated.

I've been on an organizing kick, which is amazing as I am congenitally impaired in the organizing department. This could be the start of something amazing.

Now, the next step is the sheet music. YIKES!!! That's TWENTY FIVE SHELF FEET OF SHEET MUSIC(!!!) in the standing up position, like books are shelved. And some, well most, of it is 10 pages or less, per piece.

OY! roflmho.gif

Elizabeth,

Have you ever looked at Levenger's Circa notebooks and organization tools? Like Tivo, they have changed my life (for the better). If you're not familiar with them, they are like a next generation spiral notebook or ring binder. The pages can slip in and out into different sections without opening a binder. The notebooks also lay flat like a spiral notebook. Very cool system.

Jon

#31 mike1

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 11:56

I've been planning to record our pen info and your application has made it very possible. Thanks.
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#32 Michael R.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 17:38

Great program - Many thanks!

Is it / will it be possible to change the currency for the price paid (euros, US $,...) ?

Cheers

Michael


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Posted 11 April 2007 - 17:46

QUOTE (Michael R. @ Apr 11 2007, 05:38 PM)
Great program - Many thanks!

Is it / will it be possible to change the currency for the price paid (euros, US $,...) ?

Cheers

Michael

Mea culpa for forgetting that much of the world does not use real money. Just kidding. I'll see what I can do.

#34 jonro

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 17:49

Would you want the currency preference by item or for the entire database?

#35 Michael R.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 18:02

...if you are talking about "real" money I think US $, Euros and GBP would be fine to me (..other may object) - at least these are the currencies I use to buy my pens with (living in Germany but also getting some deals from overseas) = currency preference by item would be great.

Otherwise as stated "great work".

Cheers

Michael

PS: I'm looking forward for an "ink" version :-)

#36 Ruaidhri

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 23:41

Jon,

As b/c - thank you.

It's really nice to see people do stuff for others just because they can smile.gif
I hadn't gotten far enough along to make any comments about currency etc. but your attitude to suggestions is a joy.

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#37 p51collector

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 18:15

I like the program, thanks! I would like to second the ability to total the "purchase price". Also, I'd really like to see a field for Year of Manufacture.

Thanks!

Jim

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 18:21

Good idea! That's especially useful for vintage pen collectors.

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 19:46

QUOTE (jonro @ Apr 12 2007, 01:21 PM)
Good idea! That's especially useful for vintage pen collectors.

that could be part of the description?

#40 Ernst Bitterman

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 20:09

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QUOTE (jonro @ Apr 12 2007, 01:21 PM)
Good idea! That's especially useful for vintage pen collectors. 


that could be part of the description?


That's where I've been putting it.

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It's really nice to see people do stuff for others just because they can 


Seconded firmly!
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