A Fast Way to Enter Issues

The fastest way to add issues is with a barcode scanner and the Batch command in the Professional or Archive editions. But if you don't have a barcode scanner, and/or have the Express or FREE edition, and have runs of titles, here's a quick way to add them.

Want to enter a whole run of comics fast? (And I do mean fast!) Just highlight the issues you want to enter in the main ComicBase window and press the “1” key on your keyboard. You’ll notice that the quantity for all the selected issues gets changed to 1. The same goes for any of the numbers 0–9. You can also use “+” to add 1 to the quantity of the selected issues, or “-” to subtract 1.

The only caveat here is that you have to do your selecting by clicking in the far-left column of the grid—if you click in any other column, this shortcut won’t work (as it’ll assume that you meant to type in that particular column).

Bonus Tip: You can select ranges of issues either by dragging up and down with the mouse, or by holding down the Ctrl key while dragging or clicking in the far-left column to select different ranges of issues at once. Shift-clicking extends a selection to the point where you clicked, and pressing Ctrl-A (or choose Edit > Select All) selects the entire grid at once.