Settings

 

The Settings tab allows you to modify the default behaviour of Fungi Recorder.

 

The following settings can be modified:

 

Level of detail

 

Terminology

 

Manage flags

 

Default size units

 

Export settings

 

PDF settings

 

 

Level of detail

You can decide what attribute fields are included on the Specimen details view – from next to nothing up to the full gamut including microscopic fields.  By default, just the more common fields are shown.

 

To select specific fields, tap Detailed view.  This will launch the Field selector, allowing you to specify which characteristics to include.  The initial set up of the Detailed view is that it will show all fields, including ones for microscopic characteristics.

 

 

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Terminology

There are two options:

      Standard terminology

      Scientific terminology

 

If you prefer to use Stipe and Pileus instead of Stem and Cap, turn on Scientific terminology.

 

Note that this does not affect the attribute data that is held, only how it is displayed.  For example, let’s assume you have chosen the attribute “Plicate” for “Pileus margin” with Scientific terminology turned on.  If you turn off Scientific terminology and return to the description, it will read “Pleated” under “Cap margin”.

 

 

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Manage flags

This setting allows you to define flags that can be applied to individual finds.  To make a new flag available, just type in a description next to one of the unassigned flags.  This new flag is now available and can be applied to specimens.

 

Tap on an existing flag to amend its description or tap on the Edit button to enable the deletion of an existing flag.

 

See the section on Flags on the Forays page for more details on how you can use flags.

 

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Default size units

Size units are used when entering size-related data about a specimen, such as cap size.  The size units are set to cm initially.  However, you can change this to either mm or inches.  This will also affect the set up of the ruler if you use this for size entry.

 

Note, changing this setting will not have an effect on size measurements you have already saved – these will be shown in the units used when they were saved.

 

 

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Export settings

An “Export” is a comma-separated text file which includes details of your finds.  They are useful if you wish to get data from the app into another system, typically a database or spreadsheet.

 

These files have an extension .csv, and will usually open automatically in Excel on a PC.  Text in a field is delimited by double quotes – this allows notes fields to contain commas without them being interpreted as separators between fields.

 

The Export scheme determines which fields you include in your output.  You can create multiple export schemes so that you can extract different levels of detail for different purposes.

 

By default, two export schemes are provided:

      default export settings which exports just the most common fields

      all fields, which, unsurprisingly, exports all fields

 

To add a new scheme, or to delete or amend the name of a scheme, tap on the Edit button at the top right.

 

To edit the fields output by a scheme, tap on the scheme name.  This will take you to the Field selector.

 

To generate an export file, use the Actions button on the main Forays screen.

 

 

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PDF settings

This allows you to control the size and resolution of images included in the PDFs created by the app.  The initial setting is set to Medium resolution.  At this level, each image will add about 250 kB to the size of the created PDF.

 

Note that images included at Full Resolution may still need to be scaled to fit to the width of the PDF page.

 

Choose “No images” if you do not want to include any images in the output document.

 

To generate a PDF output file, use the Actions button on the main Forays screen.

 

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Field selector

This screen is used to select a set of fields to be used.  It is utilised in two places:

      under Level of Detail to specify which fields should be included in the Detail View

      for an Export scheme, to specify which fields should be included

 

The fields are grouped into sections – for example “Cap” which includes characteristics such as “Cap colour”, “Cap size”, “Cap surface” and so on.  For each group, there are three options to tap on – All, Some and None.

 

If you choose All, all fields will be included.

 

 

 

If you choose None, no fields in this group will be included.

 

 

 

To view individual fields within a group, tap on Some.  You can then select individually which fields to include.  Tap on the field name to include or exclude it.  The example below shows that Cap margin and Cap peeling are excluded.

 

 

 

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