(ATS4-APP02) Symyx Notebook Home Page Administration


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The 6.7 release of Symyx Notebook introduced the Home Page, a landing spot to help users orient themselves and get going on their work. Like the Google or Yahoo homepages, the Symyx Notebook Home Page presents different content areas, also known as “widgets”, several of which are delivered out-of-the-box: one for creating new experiments, another for tracking work in progress, and an inbox widget for messages sent through the notebook.

In this session, we will begin with a quick overview of the Home Page, and then dive into the administrative aspects of how to configure the Home Page to maximize its usefulness to your user communities. The development of custom widgets will also be touched on, to whet your appetite for the upcoming session on that topic.

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(ATS4-APP02) Symyx Notebook Home Page Administration

  1. 1. Accelrys ELN Home PageAdministration
  2. 2. What Is the Home Page?• A landing place for scientists• Orients users…• Makes it easy to start new workflows• Shows them which documents matter• Signals which actions should be taken
  3. 3. Overview• Administrative tasks (administrator) – Manage widget-sharing folders – Promoting someone to widget manager – Promoting someone to group manager• Widget management (power user) – Configure widgets – Publish widgets – Rename, move, delete widgets• Homepage configuration (any user) – Add widget – Change layout & color – Customize or reset widget• Group management (power user) – Modify group template list – Viewable columns (out of scope)
  4. 4. Manage Widget Folders• Widgets live in SiteSharedWidgets• Add folder• Grant privilegesADMIN
  5. 5. Make Someone a Widget Manager• Controlled by Widget.Administrator application permission• Modify user’s permissionsADMIN
  6. 6. Make Someone a Group Manager• Controlled by GroupProfile.Administrator application permission• Modify user’s permissionADMIN
  7. 7. Creating and Publishing a New Widget (1) • Start by clicking gear button next to widget • Modify settings • Click okWIDGET ADMIN
  8. 8. Creating and Publishing a New Widget (2) • Share widgets with other users • Click folder with rectangle button • Select location to save • Click OKWIDGET ADMIN
  9. 9. Rename, Move, Delete Widgets • Click on “Manage Widgets” button • Find widget you want to manage • Right-click for list of optionsWIDGET ADMIN
  10. 10. Adding a Widget • Click on “Add Widget” • Navigate to widget you want • Click OKANY USER
  11. 11. Customize a Widget • Click gear button in top right of widget • Modify a setting & hit okay • Later click gear again • Click reset • Resetting a widget takes it back to what’s in Vault, not “factory settings”ANY USER
  12. 12. Change Layout & Color • Click settings/“gear” in top right • Modify number of columns or colorANY USER
  13. 13. Group Templates • Click on homepage “Tools” button • Choose “Groups…” • Select group to manage • Type in fragment of template name • Double-click on template to add • Click “OK”GROUP PROFILE ADMIN
  14. 14. Viewable Columns: Out of ScopeGROUP PROFILE ADMIN
  15. 15. Updating Widget Code• You can add custom widgets• You may want to update code• Option 1: – Add new widgets w/new code – Ask everyone to update• Option 2: – Use ADM to update redirects – Redirect from old widget version(s) to new