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Disc Manager Features
image Microsoft Windows Explorer "look and feel"
Disc Manager software was designed with a Windows Explorer look and feel, so Windows users can quickly and easily know how to use the software. With features like "drag and drop" and the windows "treeview" and "listview" you may be able to know how to navigate through the software with ease.
image Sign In Manager
Disc Manager now has a feature to allow users to track disc access. Sign In Manager works in two ways. One way is Logon at startup. Disc Manager will not run unless the user enters a userid and password. The second way is disc access. You can start up Disc Manager without logging in, but each time you try to retrieve a disc it will make you enter a user id and password. Disc Manager keeps an audit trail of the disc, action, user, and date that the disc was accessed. You can print reports or export your audit trail to an Excel Spreadsheet. Sign in Data can be viewed for each disc under properties.
image Loan Comment Manager
Disc Manager has added a loan Comment manager. How this feature works is when you retreive a disc (add or remove), you have an option to add a comment. this comment can be what ever data you would like, for example "loaned to Joe Smith". Then if the software is configued to show alerts, you can select to show a reminder and pick a date. This loan comment information can be viewed for each disc under properties.
image Networking
Even though Disc Manager was not designed for networking, it has features which will allow users to use it in this fashion. The software allows users to move your database to a common location and allows each licensed version connect to that database for shared access. If turning on the optional Signin Manager with the "at startup" option it works just like a network appliction.
image Disc Groupers
You can create a disc grouper and drag and drop your discs into the disc grouper. This can allow for quick and easy access to the discs in your collection. Discs can be in as many disc groupers as you would like. Unlike Catagories, where each disc can only be in one catagory. For an example, you can create a disc grouper call "Business Software" and drag and drop your "Photoshop" disc under the grouper. You can then create another disc grouper called "Imaging software" and you can also drag and drop your "Photoshop" disc into your new disc grouper. Since discs can really belong to more then one catagory, disc groupers make it easy to organize your discs multiple ways.
image File Groupers
File Groupers work similar to disc groupers except at a file level. You can create a file grouper and drag and drop common files into the new file grouper. The files in your file grouper can be from any disc in your collection. For example, you can create a file grouper called "Sunsets" and if you have multipe discs with sunset images on them, you can drag and drop each file under the "Sunset" grouper. Now you have one grouper with all common files of sunsets in one place. If you are looking for that favorite picture of the sunset in Folorida, you can go to the Sunset grouper,look at all the images of sunsets to find the one you want (Since we store thumbnails it makes it nice and simple). Douple click on the image you want and disc Manager will eject the correct disc. You never need to know where that disc is stored or located. There are many ways to use Groupers, it is all up to your imagination.
image Barcode Access
For quick and easty access to your discs, Disc Manager provides a barcode field. Under properties of each disc you can scan a barcode and assign it to that disc. If you would like to retreive a disc by barcode you can simply click the barcode icon on the toolbar and the scan the barcode when the barcode window pops up. You then can click GO and it will retreive your disc. If you have multiple discs with the same barcode it will display a list of the discs. You can then double click on the disc you would like to retrieve. If you would like to find a disc by barcode you can scan your barcode into the Search for field on the quick Find tool bar. select Barcode from the drop down box and hit Find Now!. You discs with the bar code will appear in the search results.
image Searching
Disc Manager has new Advanced Seach and Quick Seach features. Advance search allows you to search your collection by using advanced fields or by selecting "Exact Match", "Begins with", etc.. The Advanced search is very similar to Window Explorer search. Disc Manager also contains a quick search which will search for the text you enter in the Search for field. It will search your collection with the "contains" feature which will find the text anywhere in the field you ar esearching. You would then pick which field to search from the drop down box.
image Fast Add or Multidisc Add
Disc Manager has added a Fast add or Multidisc add feature for users who either want to add all their discs at once or who are not interested in putting the disc in the CD/DVD reader at that present time. This feature allows users to just enter a Title, Library and a optional description directly into a grid. Once you have entered you discs you would then click okay and it will add your discs to your collection. You can refresh your tree view to instantly see the new discs added. You can then drag and drop your discs into categories. You could also select the disc and re-Catalog it at anytime to add the contents of this disc.


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