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Adding Notes, Results and Other Data Files
Adding Notes, Results and Other Data Files

A complete guide on how to add comments, notes, tables and other results to your content

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Written by Jenny Hu
Updated over a week ago

Please note - the comment and Note menu are ubiquitous across the Labstep platform. These instructions apply to all record types: Experiments, Protocols, Inventory Resources, Inventory Items, Order Requests, the Message Board and more.

Adding a new note to an experiment/protocol/other:

  1. Navigate to the Notes tab of the experiment entry

  2. Type a comment in the text box, OR

  3. Click the (+) icon to add a larger variety of data types.

Adding notes to existing data elements:

You can also add notes to predefined Data Elements by clicking the comment icon

Attaching files:

Labstep supports a wide variety of file types and data formats. Use the (+) icon to attach the relevant data files to your records.

  • From Device / Camera

Browse and attach files from the device you are working from. You can attach almost any file here as long as it's less than 100 MB in size. All files you have uploaded can be downloaded again onto any device with the (download) icon.

When using a mobile device, you can connect to the camera to directly upload images and videos. These can be edited after uploading, e.g. cropping, adding text or adjusting brightness and colour. 

You can also preview Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint files. To preview one of these files, click the (Preview) icon

  • From Cloud Provider

Connect to your Cloud provider to directly import your files. Cloud Providers you can connect to are Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox

  • From Folder Watcher

Use the Labstep Folder Watcher to connect and upload files from remote instruments and machines. Find more information and how to install the software here

Other Data forms:

  • Long text 

The long text editor allows you to attach text files using standard markup functionality. 

  • Table

These are Excel-like tables and include formulas to do calculations. Find out more about tables here.

  • Molecule

Attach molecular structures, reaction schemes and formulas using the Labstep Chemistry Tools. The Chemical Editor is integrated with Ketcher to provide a seamless connection between the two softwares. Find more information here

  • Code Snippets

Keep track of your scripts and code. Labstep supports various languages:

- Python

- RStudio

- C, C++, C#

- Matlab

- Sas

  • DNA Sequences

With our built-in sequence editor, you can upload annotate and edit plasmid maps and other DNA Sequences.

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