Document quick notes
Notes is the function you need if you need to create a very quick note on what you did on a particular day.
Please use the Sections tab if you need to follow the SOP to fill out experimental results (for example, the testing results).
Similar to the columns view, the sections view can be accessed by simply clicking on the "Notes" tab when a record is opened.
By default, all sections of the record will be loaded into the notes view.
On the top of the notes tab are action buttons:
- Save. Save the data.
- Print. Print current notes.
- Save as default view. Save the Notes as the default view.
CKEditor widget is used in the notes, and you can use it to do all the formatting changes described below.
- Undo, Redo
- Font Size
- Font Family
- Font Color
- Font Background Color
- Subscript, Superscript
- Restricted Editing
- Remove Format
- Bulleted List
- Numbered List
- Todo List
- Insert day
- Insert file
- Insert section
- Insert text
- Image Upload
- Block Quote
- Code, Code Block
- Page Break
- Special Characters
- Chemical Structure
- Export PDF
- Export Word
Click the "Insert day" icon (
) to insert today's date. By clicking the text, you can change the date to another date or any other text you like.
Other records can be inserted into the notes. You can, for instance, insert a protocols record into your notes.
#to insert a record, and a dropdown will appear with a list of recent records. Choose a record to insert.
Additionally, you can search a record. Type
#, and then type the search keyword, for example "
#Test Name", to get results with matched keywords. A "AND" relation is applied when there are multiple keywords that are separated by a blank.
Click on the "LINK" icon (
) in the dropdown list to open the record. If a record has already been inserted, place the cursor at the end of the record, and the dropdown with the matched record will appear, and the "LINK" icon will be clickable.
Additionally, you can mention a user by using the "
In the editor, you can insert files and view its content. Inserted files will be locked to the most recent version.
How to insert a file:
- 1.From the editor menu, click the Insert and then select File.
- 2.The pop-up modal will appear. It displays the ten most recent files.
- 3.Search results can be filtered by entering a keyword
- 4.Alternatively, you can click the load more button to view a second page of files
- 5.Click Open to preview the file.
- 6.Choose a file to insert
- 7.Drag files to the cloud icon in the pop-up modal if you wish to upload new ones. The selected files will begin uploading one by one and will be inserted into your editor once uploading is complete.
Additionally, you can drag and drop files to the cloud icon located at the bottom of the editor.
From top to bottom, each file is displayed in order of file name, file content preview, and file action buttons.
- Hide/Show Preview - By clicking this button, you can hide or display the preview of the file. A bug is known to occur when saving the change status. We are working on fixing it.
- Open - Click on the file to open it in a new window. It will allow you to edit the content.
- Download - Save the file locally.
By default, other sections from the sections view will appear in the notes. A section can also be added or deleted. To display the sequences of plasmids, you can insert a plasmid editor section.
In order to add a section,
- 1.From the editor menu, click the Insert and then select Section.
- 2.From the pop-up modal, then choose a section
- 3.The new section will be added
- 4.Still in the pop-up modal, click "+Section" to add a new section.
- 1.Select one widget from the dropdown menu.
- 2.Click "More widgets" to view other widgets, then select a widget to continue
- 3.Provide the section name
- 4.By clicking submit, you will be able to add a new section
In the notes view, you can see all data in a section. To delete a section, select a section and press the "Delete" key. The section can be edited by clicking the OPEN button open a new tab, then making any necessary changes. Sections can also be updated from the sections view.
There is no reason to retype when the text data is already somewhere else. With the insert text function, you can insert data from a section or external file document.
To insert text in your editor:
- 1.In the text editor, click where you want to insert
- 2.Insert text by clicking the Insert and then select Text
- 3.Select a section from the pop-up modal. The function allows you to insert a section from any record, and the record name is displayed at the bottom of each section. At the moment, you can only insert data from CKEditor related sections.
- 4.The first line is the name of the section, the second line is the name of the record. To preview the text, click SHOW PREVIEW. To hide the preview, click HIDE PREVIEW.
- 5.The selected section's text will be inserted.
- 6.Drag text, table, or image files into the pop-up modal to insert data directly from these files. The supported file types are: .docx, .txt, .md
Make a template record with each frequently used text as a section. By inserting these text snapshots into your new record, you will increase the efficiency of your note-taking process.
If the record you are working on is similar to one you worked on before, you can insert text from the previous record and make the necessary changes.
Every 5 seconds, any changes you make to the Notes will be saved automatically.
Suppose you need to write an experiment entry and are worried about the hassle of creating detailed experiment descriptions. In that case, you'll be pleased to know that with the help of AI, generating experiment details is as simple as describing your experiment in natural language.
Moreover, you can customize the prompts for generating experiment details by accessing the settings of the table. This feature can save you time and effort while ensuring that your experiment descriptions are accurate and comprehensive.
To add extra text to the notes using the preconfigured prompt template, simply place a "
>" at the beginning of your own prompt.
PCR experiment for 5 mice stem cells.
>Generate PCR Cycling Parameters in HTML table.