5.01 What are Widgets?
What are Widgets?
Widgets are customizable, interactive HTML forms or applications. Widgets can be tailored for your specific experiment and contain interactive text boxes, buttons, check boxes, tables, drop-down menus, and more. Each Widget can be added as an entry to a page and edited by users of the notebook.
With LabArchives, you can use built-in widgets, manage inventory through a database or
To add a widget to the page, select “Widget” on the Add Entry Toolbar.
LabArchives Built-In Widgets
LabArchives includes over 20 different
Manage inventory with a Database or Freezerbox widget
Database and Freezerbox widgets can be used to easily manage inventory or visually display data directly in your lab notebook. Each cell in the
Create your own Widget
Widgets are easier to build than they look. While these forms are generated with HTML, you don’t actually need to know HTML in order to make them. To learn more about creating your own widget through the Widget Manager, CLICK HERE.
Some widgets can be used as floating widgets. Floating Widgets are tools that can be used while working in other parts of the notebook. This can be useful if you would like to calculate a total in the Scientific Calculator widget while working in a rich text entry. Floating widgets are not saved to the page because they have not been added as an entry in your notebook. To use a floating widget, select the triple bar menu at the top right, select “Widgets” and click “More.”
NOTE: Most widgets are designed to work as entries saved to a page of your notebook. Some widgets may not function correctly as a floating widget. To use any widget, save the widget as an entry in your notebook.
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