Adding content to your eNotebooks

Creating an eNotebook

Once you’ve logged on, look for the Notebook Navigator on the left side of the screen.

  1. Click on the drop-down menu and at the bottom select Create New Notebook…
  2. Once selected, a new window will appear asking you to name your new Notebook. You should also choose a folder layout (none, Lab, Classroom, or from another notebook).
  3. Add a name, select a layout, then click Create notebook.

Organising files and folders

Each folder layout (lab, classroom) has a number of folders which you can use, rename, move, or delete based on your needs. You can also choose the “None” option if you would prefer to create your folder structure from scratch.

To create a new folder or page:

  1. Click on + New… in your Notebook.
  2. Choose Add New Folder, Add New Page, Copy Existing Page or Copy from another notebook.
  3. Give the new item a name.

Note:

  • Folders can be created within other folders.
  • Folders and pages can be dragged and dropped to wherever you want them to go.

Adding entries to a page

Information is added to the pages of eNotebooks as “entries”.

Entries can be added to a page via:

  1. The “Add Entry” toolbar at the top of the page. (Note: the order of entries in the “Add Entry” toolbar will change based on last use, and may not appear in the order they are displayed below.)

  2. The “Insert Entry” toolbar at the top of the page/between existing entries.

Note: if you have your Accessibility Mode switched on, you will not be able to insert entries. Click the menu labelled with your name in the top right corner of your window and then Disable Accessibility Mode in order to utilise this function.

Rich Text entries are the most common type of entry. Use the accompanying toolbar to format text, make simple tables, add images and web links.

Attachment entries are for uploading files from your computer. Any file format can be uploaded. If a Microsoft Office document or a PDF has been uploaded, a preview will display. Most image formats—such as .jpg, .gif, .tiff, .bmp—will also display a preview.

Note: The fastest way to transfer existing files to your Notebook is by dragging and dropping them onto a Notebook page; such files are added as Attachment entries.

Office Document entries allows the user to create and edit Microsoft Office compatible documents, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel files.

Other types of entries:

  • Heading: for dividing a Notebook page and make it more readable and visually appealing
  • Plain Text: simple text with no stylistic attributes
  • PubMed References: import and store references directly from PubMed
  • Mathematical Equation: input formulae using the language “TeX”
  • Sketch: create/edit a sketch
  • Widget: customisable apps or data forms that can be used for many purposes (e.g. calculator, periodic table)

More information on entries: Entry types

Other ways of adding entries:

  • Inbox: Email inbox@au.labarchives.com from the email account associated with your eNotebook account. For more information: Emailing files to inbox
  • Folder Monitor: with Folder Monitor running, you can drag and drop files into a specified folder on your computer and they’ll automatically appear in a predetermined place in your Notebook. For more information: Folder Monitor
  • Office plug-in: allows you to save Microsoft Office documents directly to your Notebook. For more information: Microsoft Office Plugin

Editing entries

To edit an entry, move the cursor over the entry and select the appropriate tool from the menu that appears. Deleting and moving an entry to another page are listed under the cog symbol when hovering over the entry.