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    • Auto-text for preparation protocols in E-Notebook

    • Presenter: Jesse Gordon , Company: PerkinElmer Informatics
    • Duration: 1 min
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  • E-Notebook's AutoText feature allows for standardized preparation protocols, with fill-in-the-blank text fields, based on pre-defined lists or based on entries on the Reaction page.

    With the AutoText feature, you can add predefined fragments of text to a field. This allows you to create the contents of a text field quickly. You may also add text that is pulled from other fields, for example, reaction properties or values in the stoichiometry grid of a reaction section. As you update the reaction drawing and the stoichiometry grid, your changes are reflected in the AutoText. AutoText features include:

    • You can insert structure names with AutoText, by right-clicking in the Preparation field, and selecting chemicals or reaction conditions. The data are pulled from the rest of the Reaction page, and automatically update if you edit the original fields.
    • You can populate the text field by selecting items from the AutoText pane, a list of pre-defined texts. Each variable text field appears in purple bracketed capital letters; you right-click on each one to choose from the pre-defined choices (or from the choices defined elsewhere on the reaction section). For example: In a [VOLUME] [VESSEL] 9t=g) was [REACTANTS1] and [REACTANTS2] in [SOLVENTS1] ([VOLUME]) to give a [COLOR] [SOLN/SUSP].
    • The bracketed capitals in the example above are filled in as follows:
      • [VOLUME], [VESSEL], [COLOR], and [SOLN/SUSP] are predefined lists which you define in your "User Configuration" section. You define the name of each list, and all the possible values.
      • [REACTANTS1] and [REACTANTS2] indicates fields in which you select a reactant from the stoichiometry grid, or browse to a new reactant.
      • The same applies to the term [PRODUCTS], which would select from the product substances in the stoichiometry grid.
      • [SOLVENTS1] indicates that the substance is selected from the "Solvents" section of the reaction page. The same applies to the term [CONDITIONS], which fills in the pressure and temperature conditions.
    • With the blue "link" icon (two chain-links), you can insert links in the text field to other sections and other collections.
    • To add your own custom AutoText definitions, right-click the User Configuration and select New>AutoText Definitions. (Or, select an existing AutoText collection to modify by clicking the collection in the tree). Then specify a Section Type, Field Type, Items, and Keywords.

    The AutoText feature is available in Desktop E-Notebook, Workgroup E-Notebook, Cloud Computing E-Notebook, and Enterprise E-Notebook.

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