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An online notebook

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This section describes how to use eCAT as an online notebook. To get started, from the Dashboard, select "Create in Notebook" on the menu at the top left, and select Document from the drop down menu that appears automatically.

Creating a document

Creating a document

You will then see the following screen

A document

A document

Click in the box to the right of "Content" and you are ready to begin work. You can do all the things you would expect to be able to do, like enter and format text, create tables, import from word documents and spreadsheets, and insert images from your computer, your files and the web. You can also make use of eCAT's powerful linking capabilities by making links to other eCAT records, and to your files. When you are done entering data, click Save or Save and Continue to save the work you have done.

Here is an example of an experiment which has been written up in an eCAT Document:

An experiment in a document

An experiment in a document

The other entries in this section of the User Guide describe in greater detail how to do the things mentioned in the previous paragraph.