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1- 37 lots: current total number of lots for this auction.
2- List of lots: this list contains all the lots for this auction. Each list item is made of a status indicator followed by the lot number and the lot title. There are 4 possibilities for the indicator: white spaces, SOLD, PASS or REM. White spaces indicate that the lot is neither sold, passed or removed.  SOLD and PASS are self explanatory. REM means that the lot has been removed using the "Remove" button below the list. 
Selecting a list item will display the lot's data in the bottom part of the panel. There are 3 ways to select a list item: you could click it, you could click the "Next" button or you could specify a lot number in the "Show Lot" input field and press the Enter key.
3- Show Lot input field: specifying a lot number in that input field and pressing the Enter key, will select the specified lot if it exists.
4- Undo: By clicking this button, the highest bid gets cancelled if the status of the lot is blank, i.e. sellable otherwise the status is set to blank.
5- SEND TO RING button: clicking this button sends the selected lot to the Selling Ring (left panel). This button is disabled when the selected lot is already sold, passed or removed or when the current lot in the Selling Ring is not yet sold or passed.

Show details button: this will popup a new browser window with the lot details as they were input when you first created the lot or when you last edited the lot.

Next button: clicking this button selects the next lot in the list.

Add button: this will popup a browser window containing an input form that you'll use to create a new lot. You can do that at any time, before and during the auction, the bidders' applets will immediately receive the new lot and update themselves. 
You will specify: 
  • the lot number
  • a short title
  • a long description (optional), if you have a long text in some document you could simply paste it here.  Note that you can specify HTML tags. 
  • a small image (optional), this image will be displayed here in:  the Selling Ring, the Lots panel and the browser window that pops up when you click the "Show details" button. It will also appear in the bidders' applets when the lot is auctioned and when the bidder clicks the small magnifying lens. Note that the maximum dimensions for this image are widthXheigth = 250x200. See warning below about JPEG images.
  • a large image (optional), this image will be displayed when the bidder or the auctioneer clicks the Large picture link in the lot details page. Note that the maximum dimensions for this image are widthXheigth = 600x600. See warning below about JPEG images.
  • The initial values for the Reserve, the Asking and the Increment amounts.

Edit button: this will popup a browser window containing an input form that you'll use to modify the lot data. You can do that at any time, before and during the auction, the bidders' applets will immediately receive the updated lot and update themselves. 
You're allowed to modify the title, the description, the small image and the large image. The lot number can't be changed.  The Reserve, Asking and Increment amounts can't be modified here,  to modify them you instead use the appropriate fields in the Selling Ring and Lots panels.

6- ... button: on click, a window will popup and variable settings regarding the lot(s) will be showing. You'll be able to Delete lot(s), bids, offers or change the lot(s) status to PASS, REM(for removed), ...etc.
7- This input field is used to change the quantity. You may have more then 1 item in a lot. If it is the case, a check box will be showing below that will say "each". 
8- each check box: If checked, the lot will be offered as the bid times the quantity and the quantity will appear in front of the lot title.
ex: Qty: 2  Cartier Tank Francaise Model: W51002Q3
9- Choice check box: A quantity choice lot may be offered. You may sell in parts. Note that this check box is visible only if the the lot is offered as the bid times the quantity (see #8).
10- This input field is used to enter the minimum quantity that the bidder is requested to take. Note that this field is visible only if the lot his a quantity choice lot.
11- The selected minimum quantity to choose for the choice lot. Note that this label is visible only if the lot his a quantity choice lot.
12- Title: short description for the lot.
13- Lot# 2: the lot number being selected.
Reserve, Bid list, Offers list, Asking, Increment: refer to the documentation for the Selling Ring panel.
If a small image exists for the current lot, it will be displayed at the bottom of the panel otherwise the words "No image" will show.  You specify a small image (and a large one) when you first create a lot or when you edit an existing lot.

Warning: we recommand using JPEG images over GIF images, but some JPEG formats will not be displayed in the auctioneer and bidder applets. For those images, the message "Error loading image" will be displayed in place of the image.
In particular, progressive JPEG files and JPEG files containing a thumbnail/preview image will not work. Photoshop has a habit of stuffing a rather large thumbnail/preview image into an application-private segment of JPEG files. Some other applications (notably early releases of Sun's Java library and Netscape 3.x) are known to choke on this data. Use JPEG images but please avoid progressive JPEG and JPEG containing a thumbnail.

Typical file size: for faster download time in the auctioneer and bidder applets during the auction, we suggest that small image files be less than 10K bytes and large image files be less than 20K bytes. Before adding a lot, you may compress your JPEG images using specialized programs such as "Photoshop" and "The JPEG Wizard".