The Tellico Handbook

Robby Stephenson

Revision 2.0 (28/08/2009)

This document is a handbook for using Tellico, a collection manager software application.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Tellico
What Tellico Is
What Tellico Is Not
Terminology
Collections
Collection Fields
Collection Entries
2. Using Tellico
Quick Start
General Usage
Column View
Group View
Filter View
Loan View
Entry View
Statusbar
Editing Entries
Editing Multiple Entries
Updating Entry Data
Editing Fields
Field List
Field Properties
Field Formatting
Field Options
Filtering Entries
Generating Reports
Loan Tracking
General Tips
3. Tellico Details
Field Types
Simple Text
Number
URL
Paragraph
Choice
Checkbox
Date
Table
Image
Rating
Derived Value Fields
Collection Types
Book Collections
Bibliographies
Comic Book Collections
Video Collections
Music Collections
Game Collections
Card Collections
Coin Collections
Stamp Collections
Wine Collections
Board Game Collections
File Catalogs
Custom Collections
4. Importing and Exporting Data
Importing from the Internet
Importing Data
Importing Tellico Data
Importing CSV Data
Importing Audio CD Data
Importing Audio File Metadata
Importing Alexandria Libraries
Importing Ant Movie Catalog Data
Importing Bibtex Data
Importing Bibtexml Data
Importing Delicious Library Data
Importing GCstar Data
Importing Griffith Data
Importing MODS Data
Importing PDF Data
Importing Referencer Data
Importing RIS Data
Importing Goodreads Collection
Importing File Listings
Importing XML Data via XSLT
Drag and Drop
Exporting Data
Exporting XML
Exporting Zip
Exporting HTML
Exporting CSV
Exporting Pilot-DB
Exporting Alexandria
Exporting ONIX
Exporting Bibtex
Exporting Bibtexml
Exporting GCstar
Exporting XML via XSLT
Working With Citations
5. Advanced Usage
Command Line Options
D-Bus Interface
D-Bus Commands
D-Bus Examples
6. Configuration
General Options
Printing Options
Template Options
Data Sources Options
Book and Bibliographic Data Sources
Comic Book Data Sources
Movie Data Sources
Music Data Sources
Wine Data Sources
Video Game Data Sources
Data Sources for Multiple Collection Types
Multiple Combined Data Sources
7. Hacking Tellico
File Format
XML Data
Collection Type Values
Field Type Values
Hidden Configuration Options
[General Options]
[Options - bibtex]
[Export Options - PilotDB]
Bibtex Character Translation
XSLT Tricks
8. Questions and Answers
9. Command Reference
The Main Tellico Window
The File Menu
The Edit Menu
The Collection Menu
The Settings Menu
The Help Menu
10. Credits and License
A. Installation
How to obtain Tellico
Compilation and Installation