Creating eNotebook entries
You can create a new Post in any E-notebook that you have access to. Owing to the evolution of LabTrove e-Notebooks as a blog-based system, some internal variables do still use the term blog.
To create a new Post:
- Open the E-notebook in which you want to create a new Post.
- Click New Post beneath This Blog on the right hand navigation menu. The Add Post page is displayed.
- Add a Title for your post.
- Enter the content for your post in the text box.
- (Optional) You can format the text in your post to change the font size, add bullets, add links and pictures, add code, and so on. For information about formatting your Post, see the links below.
- Enter a Section for your post. You can create and define your own Sections. The Section is useful for indicating what type of Post you are writing. You can choose a Section from the existing options in the drop-down list, or alternatively you can create a new section:
- Select - New section - from the drop-down list.
- Enter a name for the section in the New section name.
- Click OK.
- (Optional) You can add metadata to your Post to help make it easier for you and other users to find the Post later. For information about adding metadata to your Post, see the links below.
- (Optional) You can see what your Post will look like before you submit it by clicking the Preview button.
- (Optional) You can save a draft of your Post to edit later by clicking Save for later. To see your draft Post click Dashboard at the top of the page.
- To publish the Post click Publish, alternatively if you decide you do not want to save the Post, click Cancel to return to the E-notebook without saving.
Once you have created a Post or draft you can edit the Post to make changes and add data.
What to do next
- To find out more about formatting a Post, see Formatting an eNotebook entry.
- To find out how to add special and accented characters to your Post, see Using special characters.
- For guidance on creating Posts for recording experiments, see Recording experiments.
- To find out how to use metadata effectively in your E-notebook, see Using metadata
- You can create template Posts to help you record consistent information for different experiments. For more information, see Recording repeated processes.