SciNote enables you to preview images, protocols and Microsoft Office files, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
The images can be uploaded under the individual protocol step or results within a task. To preview an image simply click on a certain image thumbnail in the attachments.
As for the protocols, when you click on protocol name in the Protocols repository a protocol preview window will appear. It will give you the information about the protocol (creation and last modified date, authors, keywords, protocol description and protocol steps).
Microsoft Office Online supports viewing of many major Microsoft Office file types. However, MS Office Online supports only certain file formats for editing:
Word: .docx, .docm, .odt
Excel: .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlsb, .ods
Powerpoint: .pptx, ppsx, .odp
To either open or edit a Microsoft Office file you need to click on the file thumbnail, which will give you an option to open or edit the MO file online, depending on their format.
To learn more about MS Office Online integration with SciNote watch our video tutorial.
As for the PDF, text and other non-Microsoft Office files, they can only be downloaded and then opened. However, you can convert the PDF file into Word document and then upload it to one of the protocol steps.