Some data entry windows use popup menus for entering information. The Popups tab in the Preferences window allows for adding or removing popup entries. Drag and drop entries in the list to reorder the items as they appear in the corresponding popup menu. In the case of Format, this order will also determine the order used when reporting issues in various reports.
The Albums window uses a popup menu for designating the format of an album. The Album List report window also has a selection for formats that is created from the entries here.
The Albums window has a popup for designating the grade of an album.
The Albums window uses a checkbox list for designating genres of albums using the entries on the Album Tags tab.
The Albums window contains a popup to show the location status of the album.
The Albums window uses a popup menu for designating the take type of track. For most collectors, Master, Alternate, and Incomplete are sufficient for describing any track, but users can add others if needed. The Type Name is used in the popup menu on the Albums window, but the Type Abbreviation is used in the track list and reports generated by Beyond Category. In most cases, a track is the master take, so it is rather repetitious to see that designation. If you don’t want to see a take type in the track list or on a report, leave the abbreviation blank.
The Set Popups tab uses the 3 Step Edit Mode.
To enter a new item for the popup menu, first use the popup menu to select the type of popup to be changed. Then press the New button. Pressing New will cause the Edit button to change to Save and the Delete button to change to Cancel. Fill in the Type Name and Type Abbreviation. Press the Save button to save the entry or the Cancel button to cancel. If the Save button is pressed, the new entry will be displayed in the listbox below. Drag and drop the entry to change the order in the list.
To change a popup item, select the item in the listbox below. Then follow the same steps as for adding an item except press the Edit button to start the procedure.
Session Leader Designation
To facilitate the options for displaying session leaders in the reports, use this popup to designate the instrument used to designate leader.
To facilitate the options for displaying arrangers in the reports, use this popup to designate the instrument used to designate arranger.
Use the popups in this group to set the default values for popups in other Beyond Category windows.
Report Font Preferences
Use the Preferences window to set the size and style of fonts used in the Beyond Category reports.
Choose the style of dates where appropriate. Commonly referred to as American or European style, the choice here can override the setting on your computer. That is, if your computer is set to display dates in the American style, if you choose DD MMM YYYY as the style, then display dates in Beyond Category will display as European style.
Places where dates are entered will conform to the local computer setting. The Date Style formatting only applies to how dates are displayed, not entered.
If the date format, as described below, of “leading year” is chosen, then the date style is ignored for display purposes.
Select the formatting style for dates that will be used on reports and in windows where appropriate.
Delete Local Preferences
Local Preferences are ones that are stored in the preferences file as opposed to preferences stored on the database. These are things like window placements and list column widths. Not all of them are explicitly set in this window. With some, Beyond Category “remembers” the last setting you made to them. There are times where the preferences file can get corrupted and cause unpredictable results in displaying a window. If you press this button your local preferences file stored on your hard drive will be deleted. Once you do this, Beyond Category uses default preferences, but it will gradually reset things like window position as you use the program.