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Templates & Snippets
Keep consistency across your notes – for both you and your organization.
Forensic Note offers you two methods to accomplish this, by making it easy to quickly duplicate commonly used notes, notebooks, and folder structures.
- Snippets (add reusable content to an individual note)
- Templates (add reusable structure of folders / notebooks / and notes)
Advanced Mode Only
Templates & Snippets are currently only available in Advanced Mode at this time.
Advanced Mode REQUIRES using a desktop or laptop computer.
Snippets are useful when you have forms, tables, or other types of notes that are often re-used in every investigation.
Snippets are accessible from within the note Toolbar Editor:
- Create Snippet
- Insert Snippet
To create a snippet, simply create a note with content you intend to reuse in multiple notes.
For example, in the field of Digital Forensics you may have a standard information you complete when accepting a new digital exhibit.
You could create or copy a table into your notes, as shown below, to ensure this information is always captured.
Example Snippet Content
Once the content you want to save is complete, click Create Snippet to save this template.
Now you can add this Snippet to any new notes via the Insert Snippet button.
When you create a snippet it is saved and accessible any time from the Toolbar Editor.
Click Insert Snippet and a pop-up box will appear listing all of your existing snippets.
Select the appropriate Snippet and click Insert Snippet at the bottom of the menu.
You can also delete existing snippets from this menu.
Insert Snippet Pop-up Menu
Not All Content Included in Templates
The following items are currently NOT included in templates:
– Attachments –
– Embedded Images –
Once you have created a layout of folders / notebooks / and notes, you can create a template that easily duplicates the same content, saving you valuable time.
In our example below, we want to ensure every Open Source investigation notebook has the following structure.
All Notebooks | Selected Notebook Panels
To do this:
- First select the root notebook (or folder) that will be the source of the template.
- Next click Create Template in the All Notebook panel.
All Notebooks Panel
The Create Template menu will then appear, showing a preview on what the template will include.
- Enter the Template Name
- Click Create
Create Template (Pop-up) Menu
To access your newly created template:
- Click the down arrow at the top of All Notebook panel.
- Template will be listed here. Click the desire template to add it to the Notebook Panel.
Note: Depending on size of template it may take a few moments to appear.
All Notebooks Panel
Edit Existing Templates
This feature is coming soon…