Format your entries

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Take advantage of formatting to optimize organization in your Notebook.

Add headers by clicking on the “H” and choosing between the different header sizes.

Bold, italicize, or underline your text by highlighting and clicking the appropriate icon. Keyboard shortcuts (ctrl/cmd + b for bold, ctrl/cmd + i for italicize, ctrl/cmd + u for underline) also work!

Change the font or highlight color by clicking on the “A”. Note: Font type cannot be changed at this time.

Add images or attachments by clicking on Insert and then Attachment. Create numbered or bulleted lists by clicking on the numbered list or bulleted list icon.

Create numbered or bulleted lists by clicking on the "Bullet" or "Number" icon. Use the keyboard shortcut to create a bullet point (* and SPACE KEY) in your notebook entry and a checkbox ( + and SPACE KEY) in your notebook entry.

  • Note: If you're inserting a table, image, or other attachment into a numbered list you can continue the numbering by indenting the attachment and adding to the numbered list after (see below).

Create a hyperlink by clicking on the "Link" icon. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut ⌘ + K. The subsequent modal window should have a text and URL fields. The text field should include the anchor text, or the visible, clickable text in an HTML hyperlink. The URL field should include the link to which the user should be directed.

Toggle "on" the Table of Contents which grabs date inserts, headers, subheaders, attachments, and Benchling tables to create an outline for your Notebook entry. These sections are all clickable and will take you to that specific section.

Click the gear icon on the top right of your Notebook entry and select Table of Contents to visualize the table of contents.

Create headers from the formatting bar. Add date inserts, attachments, or tables via the Insert button.

The header size you use will reflect their positioning in the table of contents.

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