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Version 5.0 User Guide

The PastPerfect 5.0 User Guide is available in print, as PDFs, and through our interactive user guide.

Bound copies of the user guide can be purchased at our online store.

PDF chapters can be viewed or downloaded below. You will need a PDF reader, such as Adobe Acrobat, to view these files.

The interactive user guide is equipped with a search that allows you to type in the word or phrase you are looking for.

Additional resources can be found in our Knowledge Base including answers to frequently asked questions and resources that may assist with technical support. If you have difficulty finding the answers you seek, please contact our support office at 1-800-562-6080 or support@museumsoftware.com.

Interactive User Guide

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User Guide

User Guide PDFs


Online User Guide Chapter PDF Download Page Numbers
Table of Contents and Introduction PP5-Introduction.pdf 1-10
Chapter 1: Installation and Upgrade PP5-1.pdf 11-24
Chapter 2: The Basics PP5-2.pdf 25-38
Chapter 3: Getting Started PP5-3.pdf 39-74
Chapter 4: Temporary Custody PP5-4.pdf 75-84
Chapter 5: The Accession Process PP5-5.pdf 85-108
Chapter 6: The Objects Catalog PP5-6.pdf 109-148
Chapter 7: The Photos Catalog PP5-7.pdf 149-168
Chapter 8: The Archives Catalog PP5-8.pdf 169-198
Chapter 9: The Library Catalog PP5-9.pdf 199-208
Chapter 10: The Lexicon (Revised Nomenclature 2.0) PP5-10.pdf 209-220
Chapter 10: The Lexicon (All New Nomenclature 3.0) PP5-10lex3.pdf 209-226
Chapter 11: Incoming Loans PP5-11.pdf 227-240
Chapter 12: Outgoing Loans PP5-12.pdf 241-250
Chapter 13: Exhibits PP5-13.pdf 251-262
Chapter 14: Research PP5-14.pdf 263-284
Chapter 15: Catalog Lists PP5-15.pdf 285-300
Chapter 16: People & Sites PP5-16.pdf 301-316
Chapter 17: Reports PP5-17.pdf 317-330
Chapter 18: Report Maker PP5-18.pdf 331-352
Chapter 19: Advanced Report Modifications PP5-19.pdf 353-382
Chapter 20: Contacts PP5-20.pdf 383-436
Chapter 21: Contact Lists PP5-21.pdf 437-458
Chapter 22: Letters, Labels & Email PP5-22.pdf 459-502
Chapter 23: Campaigns and Pledges PP5-23.pdf 503-512
Chapter 24: Processing Receipts PP5-24.pdf 513-526
Chapter 25: Utilities PP5-25.pdf 527-550
Chapter 26: Multimedia PP5-26.pdf 551-576
Chapter 27: Barcode Printing PP5-27.pdf 577-584
Chapter 28: Virtual Exhibit PP5-28.pdf 585-612
Chapter 29: PastPerfect Software Support PP5-29.pdf 613-616
Chapter 30: Inventory Manager PP5-30.pdf 617-624
Bibliography & Index PP5-Bibliography 625-643