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Vintage Collecting Tools
« on: April 13, 2005, 12:18 PM »
Does anyone use any software or websites to keep track of there collections?

I'm working on something for a university project - it would be a great help if you guys could let me know what you would look for in a collectors software package.

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Re: Vintage Collecting Tools
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2005, 02:51 PM »
Hi.

I use Excel to inventory my collection.
I don't see the need for any type of  special software.  Excel does everything I could ask for.

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Re: Vintage Collecting Tools
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2005, 05:12 PM »
Do you use graphics with it? And is there any reason why you've chosen a spreadsheet program as opposed to a database?

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Re: Vintage Collecting Tools
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2005, 06:59 PM »
Sometimes I will insert pictures if I'm bored, but mostly I hyperlink to pictures on my hard drive or images that I've uploaded onto a web page.

I guess I could use a database like Access, but all I really want is a brief description and links to pics.  I'm not running queries or anything. 
I use some formulas (i.e. add up the total amount of loose figs, carded figs, etc.); Excel does a fine job of that.

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Re: Vintage Collecting Tools
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2005, 08:44 PM »
I've been using a Works database since the early 90's. The file has actually transferred to various versions since the last DOS-based ver of Works in like 93. I don't use any pictures, but I keep track of things such as the packaging style, variations, number of individual pieces, and of course how much I paid for it. Right now it only includes my Kenner/Habro collection, I think adding anything else may prove to be a pain.

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Re: Vintage Collecting Tools
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2005, 07:35 AM »
I'm hoping to have the software finished (from a certain point of view) for May 19th. I'll keep you updated.

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Re: Vintage Collecting Tools
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2005, 06:55 PM »
I'd been working on an Access-DB for all those figures, variants etc.

Adding pictures to a few and the whole thing exploded to 90MB!

Sheesh...

If anyone knows a better way...

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Re: Vintage Collecting Tools
« Reply #7 on: May 2, 2005, 01:01 AM »
Like Andy_R said, I also use an excel spreadsheet to track my collection. I got it from one of our other members here (Dusthro) a while back, and used his as a template of sorts to create my own (basically just taking his spreadsheet and adding to it to suit my needs).

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Re: Vintage Collecting Tools
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2005, 06:41 AM »
My project is less than 2mb because it's going to be online. Photographs and the hologram images are loaded from external files rather than all loaded at the same time, so you shouldn't have a load time of more than a few seconds.





I'm still hopeful for a May 19th launch, but if there's anything you think should be in a collection software program there's still time to let me know!

Any feedback once the software is running would be great as it all goes towards the degree as research, seeing as how you guys are my target audience!

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Re: Vintage Collecting Tools
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2005, 11:54 AM »
This software looks very interesting. 

I simply use Word for making my lists and Excel for tracking the numbers.  I've never found anything out there that gives me the details or style of organization that I like, so I've just done it myself.  Perhaps most important is ease of use and ability to make instant changes.
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Re: Vintage Collecting Tools
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2005, 12:32 PM »
I'm in the process of packing up my loose collection so I'd be willing to give it a shot, since I'm sort of cataloguing my stuff anyway as I pack it. 
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Re: Vintage Collecting Tools
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2005, 08:31 AM »
Based on general feedback I've added a 'quick add item' feature. It's not as detailed as the Add Item page, but it'll allow new users to add their collections quickly and easily.

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Re: Vintage Collecting Tools
« Reply #12 on: June 6, 2005, 08:06 AM »
It's all up and running now! My deadline is Wednesday at 9.00pm to present this at university, so it was cutting it close, but I think I've got it!

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Re: Vintage Collecting Tools
« Reply #13 on: June 6, 2005, 10:16 AM »
Nicely done, it looks like a lot of work has gone into this.  I joined and added a figure to my collection.  I'm sure it will be a hit at the university.
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Re: Vintage Collecting Tools
« Reply #14 on: June 6, 2005, 11:32 AM »
I signed up, looks nice. I'm having a bit of a problem tho, some stuff on the right side of the screen is cut off and theres no scroll bar to slide it over and I am unable to enlarge the window.  :-\