Movie Collector Manual
for Windows edition
Welcome to Movie Collector Download and Install Navigating the Main Screen Adding your First Movie How to search your Collection Adding Movies Automatically Adding Movies Manually Adding Movie Files Field Defaults Importing from text Search Settings Barcode Scanning Managing your Wish List Adding a Box Set Importing from Windows/XML Editing Movies List Items and more Editing Multiple Movies Find Cover Image Adding Trailers, Links and Files Editing List Icons Loan Manager Update File Links Using Core for Movies Customizing Movie Collector Custom Field Names Sorting your Collection Using Folders Edit, Merge List Items Custom Views Shelves View User Defined Fields Activating CLZ Cloud Synchronize with Connect Linking your movies for Connect CLZ Movies for iOS CLZ Movies for Android Using the Filter screen Collection Statistics Export to a text file Printing a Simple List Browsing your movies on Vista Media Center Updating Movie Collector Print Screen The Collectorz.com movie database Field Reference Data Submission Guidelines The Options Screen Keyboard Shortcuts Creating a Backup Validating Movie Collector Add/Edit Movie Screen
Customizing Movie Collector
When you start Movie Collector for the first time, it uses the default layout shown below. The Tree List on the left, with the Main List and Detail Template shown on the right. Movie Collector allows you to change or hide each pane depending on your preference. You can also change/move columns and change the detail template to suit your needs. Click one of the topics below to learn more.
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You can change the layout by clicking View > Screen Layout
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There are two possible ways to change the Detail Template:
- Click View > Details View Template then select one of the available templates.
- Or right click anywhere on the Detail Template.
If you have experience editing xsl, or you'd like to try your hand at creating your own templates you can find a tutorial on our website which explains how to modify the templates to suit your needs. This does require some technical knowledge. Click here to view our tutorial.Back to Contents
Customizing the Toolbar
You can customize the toolbar to contain your most frequently used items. To customize the toolbar right click anywhere on the Toolbar, then click Customize. You'll then see the screen below.
To add new icons, click and drag them to the toolbar. To remove existing icons/spaces, click and drag them anywhere outside of the toolbar then release.
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To add or remove columns, click View > Choose Columns or right click a column header from the Main List.
You can change the order of your columns by clicking and dragging them to another position.
Changing the Font
If the default font size is too small to read, or you'd prefer to use a different font for displaying your collection, you can change them via Movie Collector's menu.
- In the Movie Collector menu, click View > Change Font Size
- Here you can increase/decrease the size of the font
- To change the font, click Tools > Options