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Top Tips for checking software version numbers22nd November, 2018

With the upgrade for Modes Complete now available and with Modes Compact to follow early next year – how do you know which version of Modes software you’re running? The simplest tasks are sometimes difficult to know what to do.... we can help you navigate!

Oops wrong number!5th September, 2018

It can happen even to the best of us – we’ve accidently typed in an incorrect Identity Number and clicked the OK button and Modes has produced a record with a unique but incorrect Object Identity Number. This month our top tips show you how to fix those annoying mistakes in your data....

Top Tips for Restricting access to sensitive parts of your Modes data.24th April, 2018

Can people just look at my Modes and not be allowed to edit the data or see confidential information? Can I have a read-only Modes? Is it possible for members of the Public or Researchers look at my Modes? Can we hide sensitive personal information relating to acquisitioned items? These are common questions asked by Modes users and there is a straight forward answer ‘Yes you can’ and it’s easy because this is covered by a built-in solution. Find out more...

Top tips for multiple repeats19th February, 2018

Inspired by the multi-part 'Flock' sculpture by Philippa Robbins at MOMA Machynlleth and seeing other series of artworks at the Gallery in which a single artwork or form is repeated multiple times - the question arose how do you repeat a record in Modes? Read on to find out how...

Top Tips for Image Paths in records20th October, 2017

Why are my Image Paths showing in the record? This question that arose during the Knowledge Café session at the Modes Annual Meeting and Workshop…

Compact Top Tips – What’s the Story?27th September, 2017

Our top tips this month are inspired by this year’s Collections Trust Conference and focus on the role of people in delivering collections management. Have you ever wondered how to capture expert opinion about an item or even the reaction to an object? Read on to find out more...

Complete Top Tips – What’s the Story?27th September, 2017

Inspired by this year’s Collections Trust Conference focusing on the role of people in delivering collections management, have you ever wondered how to capture expert opinion about an item or even the reaction to an object by a visitor? Read on to find out more...

Top Tips – Using the Modes Grid view30th August, 2017

Our top tips for this month is how to get the most out of Grids view in Modes. The Grid view in Modes is a fantastic way to see a selection of fields from a group of records in one screen. Any element group of information can be displayed in the Grid view. Find out more...

Top Tips for Keeping your data safe30th June, 2017

Twice in recent weeks global cyber attacks have been launched against various institutions around the World. Modes Users are NOT immune from these ‘ransomware’ and other debilitating/ file deleting computer viruses. Keep your anti-virus software up to date and for extra security make regular backups of your Modes data from which you can restore your Modes data should your computer ever become compromised.

Find and Select – the quick way to select all listed search results29th March, 2017

For our top tips this month we guide you through Find and Select. Still the quickest and most accurate way to search your Modes data file and select a group of records is to use the Indexed search function. Find out how to do it...