Using a template

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You can use templates to create Entries with a standard structure for recording your experiments. To use a template from your own Notebook to create a new Entry:

  1. Click the Templates link beneath the Sections heading in the right hand navigation menu in the Notebook to see a list of the available templates.
  2. Choose the template that you want to use, and click Use Template at the bottom of the template Entry.
  3. (Optional) Edit the title of the Entry
  4. Complete any text fields in the template
  5. (Optional) Amend any metadata values for the Entry if required
  6. Click Submit to save the Entry
  7. (Optional) If you want to add any additional text, data, or metadata to the Entry:
    1. Click Edit Post
    2. Make any additions or changes to the post as required.
    3. Enter a value for Reason for Edit.
    4. Click Submit to save the changes to your Entry

A new Entry is created with the values that you entered, and the original template remains unchanged. The template formatting is removed from the Entry and you can now edit the Entry in the usual way.

Using a template from another Notebook

You can use templates from another Notebook to create a Entry in your own Notebook. This process is almost identical to using a template from your own Notebook. To use a template from another Notebook to create a Entry:

  1. Navigate to the Notebook with the template you want to use.
  2. Click the Templates link beneath the Sections heading in the right hand navigation menu in the Notebook to see a list of the available templates.
  3. Choose the template that you want to use, and click Use Template at the bottom of the template Entry.
  4. (Optional) Edit the title of the Entry
  5. Complete any text fields in the template
  6. (Optional) Amend any metadata values for the Entry if required
  7. Select your own Notebook from the list labelledBlog: at the bottom of the new Entry. Ensure you select the correct Notebook because you cannot delete the Entry if you add it to the wrong Notebook.
  8. Click Submit to save the Entry
  9. (Optional) If you want to add any additional text, data, or metadata to the Entry:
    1. Click Edit Post
    2. Make any additions or changes to the post as required.
    3. Enter a value for Reason for Edit.
    4. Click Submit to save the changes to your Entry

A new Entry is created with the values that you entered, and the original template remains unchanged. The template formatting is removed from the Entry and you can now edit the Entry in the usual way.

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