Editing an eNotebook entry and viewing revisions
You can only edit posts that you created. You can not delete Entries that you have published so if you have made a mistake you must edit the Entry to make this clear. Each time you edit a Entry you must provide a reason why you made the edit. To help you and other users to understand why you made that edit to the post you should provide a meaningful reason for the edit.
You can save a Entry as a draft if you expect to make more changes to it, and then choose to publish it when you are ready. You can delete a draft Entry if you decide not to keep it.
To edit the content, title, section, and metadata for the Entry:
- Locate the Entry or draft Entry that you want to edit. You can view your draft Entries by clicking Dashboard and viewing the Your Draft Posts section.
- Click the Edit Post link to view the Entry in edit mode.
- Make your changes to the Entry.
- Enter a reason for your changes in the Reason For Edit field.
- Click Save for later to save the changes in a draft, or click Publish to save and publish the changes to the Entry.
When you publish the Entry changes are displayed when anyone views the Entry. To see the previous versions of the Entry you must view the revisions.
A revision is the current or any previous versions of a Entry that have been saved. When you view a list of revisions you can see the following information about the Entries:
- Date and time the Entry was edited
- The reason that the edit was made
- The unique identifier for that revision
You can also view drafts of the Entry and any drafts that have been deleted (marked as Draft Withdrawn).
To view a previous version of a post:
- Locate the Entry that you want to view.
- Click the Revisions link in the This Post section to the right of the Entry. A list of revisions to the post are displayed with their revision number together with the date and time that they were last edited.
- Click on the title of the revision that you want to view.
- (Optional) If you are viewing a revision other than the most recent version of the Entry, you can return to the list of revisions or the most recent version of the Entry by following the instructions in the box displayed above the Entry.
What to do next
- To find out more about formatting a Entry, see Formatting an eNotebook entry.
- To find out how to include data in a Entry, see Uploading data.
- To find out how to add a sketch to a Entry, see Creating a sketch
- To find out how to use metadata effectively in your Notebook, see Using metadata
- You can create template Entries to help you record consistent information for different experiments. For more information, see Recording repeated processes.