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TABLE OF CONTENT

  1. Add a new product
  2. Modify or create a storage space.
  3. Specify the location of a product.
  4. Consult or modify a product.
  5. Move one or more products.
  6. Modify or add tasting notes.
  7. Enter a new product and minimize the information to be entered.
  8. Modify or add appellations, types of vine, country, regions, etc.
  9. Duplicate a product.
  10. Specify default values for a new product.
  11. Specify the number of bottles for a product.
  12. Specify my own code system for the locations.
  13. How to use the Find window.
  14. How to use the shopping list.
  15. How to perform a search in the SAQ Website.
  16. How to use the Web search.

 

CONTENT

1. Add a new product.

           To add a new product, click the 'Product-New product' menu.  The product window will appear. Then you only have to fill in the information about your product and save.

2. Modify or create a storage space.

           The 'Tools-Administration' menu allows you to modify or create storage spaces.

    Modify a storage space 

           In the left section of the administration window, click the + sign at the left of the 'Storage' item.
           Select the desired storage space and modify the information found in the right section of the window. Save your modifications.

    Create a storage space

           Select the 'Storage' item found in the left section of the administration window. Click the 'Create item' button , then fill in the information for your new storage space. Save.

3. Specify the location of a product.

           └vosVins lets you specify all the locations for a given product.

           First open the product via the 'File-Open' menu. Then click the 'File-Locations' menu (a window similar to the cellar consultation window appears). The blue ovals shows you the current locations of the selected product.

           To specify one or more locations, click an empty location (which will turn green). To remove locations for the product, click a blue or a green location and save.

           See also textual management of locations.

4. Consult or modify a product

           Opening a product can be performed in many ways. Once opened, a product can be modified, deleted, and the locations can be modified.

           - Click the 'Product-Open' menu.

           - Perform a search, and double-click one or many products in the results list.

           - Double-click a location in the  cellar consultation window.

           - A list of recently opened products is available for direct access under the 'Product' menu..

5. Move one or more products.

            Say you want to move products around. Close all the product windows and click the 'Tools-Move products' (a window similar to the cellar consultation window will appear). To move a product, click a location where a product has been specified and then click an empty location (the product will be moved from the current location to the empty one). If you did not select the desired product, click the current location again to cancel the selection.

6. Modify or add tasting notes.

            The tasting notes window is related to a given product. If you want to modify or create tasting notes, open a product and click the 'Product-Tasting notes' menu. The tasting notes window will appear.

    Modify a tasting note:

                Select an existing note, modify the information and validate the modifications.

    Create a new tasting note:

                Click the 'Create a new tasting note' button , fill in the information at the right hand portion of the window and validate the modifications.

          IMPORTANT :  Modifications made to the tasting notes are saved only when the product is saved.

7. Insert a new product and minimize the information to be entered.

                The 'Product-New wine' menu automatically fills in information for the new product (appellation, country, classification, color, region). You simply have to specify the name, vintage and the price. For a Bordeaux wine, for example, click the 'Product-New wine-Bordeaux' menu, select the appellation from the list (e.g.:'Pomerol').

8. Modify or add appellations, types of vine, country, regions, etc.

          Click the 'Tools-Administration' menu.

    To modify 

             Click the + sign at the left of the item, select the desired item and modify the content in the right section of the window (don't forget to save your work).

    To add

            Select the desired item to be created and click the 'New item' button . Fill in the information and save.

9. Duplicate a product.

  Say you want to create a product that is very similar to an existing product. Just open the existing product and click the 'Edit-Duplicate product' menu.

10. Specify default values for a new product.

           You have the option of specifying default values for new products. To do so, click the 'Tools-Preferences' menu and select the 'Default values' tab.

11. Specify the number of bottles for a product.

           By default, the number of bottles is determined on the basis of the number of locations specified for a product. If you want to manage the number of bottles by yourself, click the 'Tools-Preferences' menu, select the 'Locations' tab and un-check the 'Number of bottles is equal to the number of locations' checkbox.

12. Specify my own codification for the locations.

           └vosVins lets you specify the locations of your products textually. Click  the 'Tools-Preferences' menu, select the 'Locations' tab, then check the 'Textual location management'. You can now open a product and specify the location (e.g. : south wall - section 1).

          IMPORTANT :  Under textual location management, it is no longer possible to use the windows that visually display the contents of the cellar.

13. How to use the find window.

            The  Find window contains three tabs, each of which may be used to perform a search. To complete this operation, specify any desired conditions and click the 'Search' button. 

            To be sure   that no undesired conditions are left in one of the three tabs, click the 'New' button to clear the Find window content before performing a new search.

14. How to use the shopping list.

            Open the product  you want to buy, click the 'Tools-Add to the shopping list' and the product will appear in the shopping list window. You can check on the availability of a product at the SAQ by clicking the 'Edit-Find in SAQ' menu. If several products are open, be sure that the product to be added to the shopping list has been selected (the header of the wine card will then appear in color).

            You can also add products to the shopping list even if they are not already entered in the system by clicking the 'Tools-Shopping list' menu. Then specify the name of the product and the desired number of bottles. Click the 'Add' button.

15. How to perform a search in the SAQ Website.

           You can perform a search for a product in the SAQ Website using the name or the SAQ code of the product. You can: 1) click the 'Edit-Find Code/Name in SAQ' menu and type in the SAQ Code or the name of the desired product; or 2) open a product, and click the 'Edit-Find in SAQ' menu.

          IMPORTANT :  Your computer must be connected to the Internet.

          NOTE :  SAQ is the SociÚtÚ des Alcools du QuÚbec, the Quebec government wines and spirits agency. The Website used with this command is subject to modification (contact us for additional information).

16. How to use the Web search.

           Open the product being searched for, then click the 'Edit-Web Search' menu. If several products are open, be sure that the product to be added to the shopping list has been selected (the header of the wine card will then appear in color). The search will be performed on the Website specified in the 'Tools-Preferences' under the 'Preferred Websites' tab.  

           The Website accessed by this command can be modified ('Tools-Preferences' menu, 'Preferred Websites' tab). When you modify the default setting (web address), you must specify the product name in the space used to make the search Contact us if you have a problem.

          IMPORTANT :  Your computer must be connected to the Internet.