What are Smart Annotations in SciNote?

You can use "#" symbol for referring SciNote elements (projects, experiments, tasks, and inventory items) and "@" symbol for tagging colleague(s).

You can create hyperlinks, assign items and notify users in rich text fields. 

To add a shortcut link, type the "#" symbol, begin typing the name, and select the element you want to link. What are Smart Annotations

You can assign inventory items by typing the "#" symbol in a rich text field inside a task and selecting "assign to this task." What are Smart Annotations in SciNote

Type the @ symbol and select the name of the person you would like to notify.Smart Annotations


The following have rich text fields that support the shortcut link and user notification feature:

  • Experiment description
  • Inventories
  • Protocol step description
  • Checklists
  • Any comments section
  • Result text description

You can not assign items using the # feature in comments, experiment description, checklists, and inventories text columns

To learn more about how to use the smart annotation function in SciNote watch our tutorial video.

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