How to...

Abundance schemes: how to use
Age curves: reading into database
Ages (samples)
Analysis suites

Build date (how to check)

Categories: working with taxa, synonyms and categories
Charts: working with the single well interactive charts in Samples & Interpretations
Chron (magnetostratigraphy)
Column mapping
Composite standards
Control Panel
Convert a v2.1 database to v3.0
Copy analysis occurrences to another analysis
Cored intervals
Core shifts
CSV files - importing
CSV file of analyses

Databases: switching between
Databases: creating for a project
Databases: copying to a new server or format
Depth datum: a guide
Depth units, changing: see well edit dialog
Depth/Age Chart
Deviation surveys
DEX files
Dipmeter logs: displaying curves as tadpole plots

Events: about
Exporting data (database to file)

File formats: quick guide

Generate samples
Graphic correlation
Groups: working with groups and sets

Images (of taxa)
Image Galleries
Importing data (file to database)
Interpretations: recording
Interpretations: viewing and editing

Licensing: diagnosing problems
Licences: roaming
Lithology import from file
Lithology Editor
LOC (Line of Correlation)
Logging in to StrataBugs
Logging samples/analyses
Logging using numeric codes
Logging Sheets (reports)
Logos (for use on charts)
Logs (wireline)

Maps and map blocks
Mapping projects (deprecated)
Match data (during import)
Memory - how to start StrataBugs with more
Merge analysts/users
Merge analyses with another suite
Merge samples
Move analyses to another suite
Moving data between wells
Moving data between versions

ODM (Oilfield Data Manager): importing
Occurrences: recording
Organiser: essential concepts
Overlays: designing and using

Palaeoenvironment schemes

Qualifiers (in taxon names)

Roaming licenses

Samples: adding to a well or outcrop
Sample Ages
Sample Logging Sheets
Schemes: about, how to set up
Sea level curves (age curves)
Sets: working with groups and sets
Subsidence Curves
Sub-types of species
Stratigraphic Range Charts
Synonyms: working with taxa, synonyms and categories

Taxa: working with taxa, synonyms and categories
Taxon naming conventions
Taxon Images
TimeScale Creator
TVD (true vertical depth)

Users: about users, analysts and privileges


Wells or outcrops: how to add
Wireline logs: setting up

v3.0 Help

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Converting to v3.0

To use your v2.1 database with v3.0 you need to run through a simple conversion process. If you are using an older version of StrataBugs you will need to refer to previous documentation to convert the the database to v2.1 first.

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