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    Default Anyone Using "the Beekeeper's Record Book"?

    Is Anyone Using The Software "the Beekeeper's Record Book.mdb"?
    I Have Been Modifying It To Suit My Needs. You Must Have Microsoft Access To Open This. I Am Not Sure Who The Original Author Was. I Downloaded It Off The Web. I Also Added A Inventory Section To Keep Up With Your Woodenware,foundation,ect. This Is A Very Customizable File And It's Free.

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    I think it was velbert but I cant remember. I know he has version he was working on.

    To be honest, Grant, in my opinion, has the best method for recording keeping. I am a bad record keeper but this works for our operation.

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    I am not familair with Grant's record system. Is it software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoyo View Post
    Is Anyone Using The Software "the Beekeeper's Record Book.mdb"?
    I Have Been Modifying It To Suit My Needs. You Must Have Microsoft Access To Open This. I Am Not Sure Who The Original Author Was. I Downloaded It Off The Web. I Also Added A Inventory Section To Keep Up With Your Woodenware,foundation,ect. This Is A Very Customizable File And It's Free.
    Where do we find it?

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    - Ann, a Gardening Beek

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    Wish I had Microsoft Access to open it, but I don't....

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    I was going to email you a copy I had , But then saw the copyright thing.
    Last edited by yoyo; 10-12-2007 at 04:40 AM.

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    Anyone know where we might get the program " Grant" uses. Would be interesting to see the differences in the different programs.
    And might not need MS Access either.
    Sideline beekeeper /State Certified Inspector
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    And might not need MS Access either.
    If someone could post a listing of the tables and fields in each table, it probably wouldn't be too hard to rebuild the system using Open Office Base. It's similar in function to M$ Access but it's open source and free. Operates on Linux or Windows.

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    It would be interesting to see if it could be brought over into the Open Office database format. If I have a little time I'll try fiddling with it. Or would that violate a copy write? :confused:
    - Ann, a Gardening Beek

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    Dean:

    Check out the For Sale section. It is covered in his book, 25 Hives. It is a great read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann View Post
    It would be interesting to see if it could be brought over into the Open Office database format. If I have a little time I'll try fiddling with it. Or would that violate a copy write? :confused:
    I suppose if you copied it verbatim, you might have a copyright problem, but I doubt a direct copy would be possible with Open Office.

    I've used OO to keep some simple databases for my business, customer lists and such, but I just realized I don't know how to do multiple subforms in OO. I can do it in Access. There's probably a way to do it in OO; I'll have to spend an evening searching.

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    Hey All,
    I wrote it and it is free to anyone that wishes and I encourage people to improve on it as long as it remanis free to everyone.
    Procrastination is the assassination of inspiration.
    www.customwoodkitsinternational.com

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    I am not familiar with open office. Is that a free software? I could not get the Beekeepers record book to work after downlaoding it. The control buttons did not work and the table primary key feilds I felt were wrong. So I changed all of that. I also added forms to add inventory so I can keep a running total of what I spend and where, basically, the same info that is on an invoice from say, Dadant. Then I added a report of " available hive equipment" which includes an inventory of everything needed to build a hive from bottom boards to telescoping tops., frames and foundation. With all this being changed, does this violate the copyright laws? If not I will gladly share it.

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    Here is a link telling how to convert Microsoft Access programs to Open Office.

    http://searchenterpriselinux.techtar...236205,00.html

    Open Office is a great FREE full office program that works as well or better than Microsoft Office (IMO). You can get it by going to www.openoffice.org

    I sure would be interested in getting your updated record program to see the changes that you have made.

    Thanks

    Dennis

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    I am going to work on it, woud anyone else like to colaborate.
    Procrastination is the assassination of inspiration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKI View Post
    I am going to work on it, woud anyone else like to colaborate.
    I would love to, I can learn in the process!
    - Ann, a Gardening Beek

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