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Garden with Insight v1.0 Help: Harvest item editor

The harvest item editor appears when a harvest item is selected in the browser numbers side and the icon shown is clicked on (or the place where the icon ought to be is clicked on). It can also be opened from the Window menu on the garden window.

The harvest item editor window

In the Harvest items panel on the left is a list of harvest items. To choose a harvest item for a plant, just select one item in the list and click OK.

Editing harvest items

To edit a harvest item, use the Selected harvest item panel. To rename the harvest item, type in the edit box labeled Name at the top of the selected harvest item panel (but see the note below about harvest item names and export/import).

To change the icon associated with the harvest item, click on the icon or click Set icon. The icon chooser window will appear; choose an icon in the list there and click OK. The icon will change to show your new choice.

To change the nutritional information for the harvest item, double-click (or press Enter) on any line in the list under the name of the harvest item. In the small dialog that appears, type in the new value for the nutritional variable. Note that this is the only window in which you cannot change the units in which the data are entered.

You might want to remember where you got the nutritional information for each harvested item, or some other information. In the Note area under the nutritional information list box, type a note for the current harvest item. To see the note for any harvest item, select it in the list on the left.


You can also export or import harvest items to a tab-delimited text file, edit the file (carefully -- see the text file warning) in a spreadsheet program, and import the harvest items again. Be careful not to change the harvest item names, because the program uses the names to link up the information with the correct harvest item. Note that the text import/export feature for harvest items has one limit -- you can't import or export the icons. You can create a new harvest item in your spreadsheet file by copying one line to another line, but the new harvest item will have no icon, and you won't be able to use it until you select an icon for it.

To export all the current harvest items (without icons), click Export, then type a file name in the file dialog that appears and click OK.

To import harvest items (without icons), click Import, then choose a tab-delimited text (.tab) file in the file dialog that appears, then click OK. The imported nutritional information and notes will overwrite the information in your harvest items whenever the names in the tab-delimited text file match up with the names in your templates file.

Other items

To create a new harvest item, select the harvest item it is most like, then click Copy. In the small dialog that appears, type a name for the copy, then click OK.

To delete a harvest item, click the Delete button on the right side of the window. The Delete button will only respond if the harvest item selected in the list is not being used by any plants or templates in the garden. If a harvest item is not being used, "(unused)" will appear after its name in the list.

Click OK to save your changes or Cancel to abandon them.

See also:
How to change the icon representing a harvested part of a plant
How to change nutritional information for a harvest item

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