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Export Notebook as PDF

To export a notebook as a PDF, you must have correctly configured the Puppeteer service.

Once configured, you will see a button in your notebooks. Click and confirm that Notebook PDF is selected in the popup.

Adjust settings including:

  • Format: Letter or A4.
  • Orientation: Portrait or Landscape.
Click Export to export to PDF.
  • The exported document includes a panels of details about the notebook, including Title, Status, ID, Authors, Creation Date, and Project.
  • Once a notebook has been submitted for review, the exported PDF will include a full review and signing history current as of the time of export.
    • Out for review: Shows who submitted it and when.
    • Returned: Includes who reviewed it and when, as well as the return comments.
    • Approved: The final review status panel will include a full history of submitting, reviewing, and end with who signed the Notebook and when these events occurred.
  • Each notebook entry will begin on a new page, including the first one.
  • The header on every page of the document includes the notebook title, ID, approval status, and author name(s).
  • A footer on every page includes when the document was printed, and once the notebook is approved, this footer repeats the details of when and by whom it was signed and witnessed.

Export Approved/Signed Notebook Archive

Once a notebook has been approved (i.e. signed by reviewers), you'll be able to export the data in an archive format so that you can store it outside the system and refer later to the contents.

If you export both the data and the PDF, as shown above, the exported archive will be named following a pattern like:

[notebook ID]

It will contain both the PDF (named [notebook ID].pdf) and the notebook's data archive, named following a pattern like:

[notebook ID]_[approval date]_[approval time]

The data archive includes structured details about the contents of the notebook, such as:

[notebook ID]_[approval date]_[approval time]

│ └───[Notebook Title]([Notebook ID]).tsv Notebook properties and values

└───referenced data
│ └───[Assay Name]([Assay ID]).tsv Details for referenced assay runs

│ ├───[Sample Type1].tsv Details for any referenced samples
│ └───[Sample Type2].tsv of each type included

└───more folders as needed for other referenced items

Note that notebooks approved prior to the 22.6 release will only be exportable in the legacy archive format, using xml files and experiment XAR files.

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