What Is Exporting?
Exporting describes the process of generating a wholly formatted document by applying the format style of the selected on the contents created in the editor. That means exporting finishes or extracts the project you been working on by creating a document file of your choice. But besides providing you with an automatically formated and finished product of your work, exporting also enables you to comfortably pre- and overview the progression of your document, thus helping you to keep in touch with the probable end product.
Vital to exporting is choosing a template. Templates dictate the formatting and citation style in which the contents you produced in the editor are transferred into the finished document. That means to export a project, one first needs to select a template. More information on selecting and the different types of templates are available here.
How to Export
To access the currently active template or export a document, open the Export & Submit menu from the sidebar. Usually, a template is chosen or assigned to a document when created, but in this interface, you can still reselect another one later on. Therefore, this menu shows which template is currently active.
Depending on the chosen template, you can select an appropriate citation style from the available drop-down list or select the file type the document should export as. The accessible file formats range from Word to PDF depending on the chosen template. Clicking on the Download button eventually exports the document.
Exporting opens a new tab with the finished product or offers to download the document in the respective file format.
Choosing a New Export Template
The magnifying glass icon in the top right corner of the document opens a search bar with which you can look for templates via corresponding keywords. After you typed in the desired search term, all suitable options appear in a list below. Apply them by confirming your selection with Use this template.
Via the Filter template categories options you can further narrow your search to only show results for one of the three categories: Journals, Thesis and assignments, and Others.
By default, the search engine only shows results fitting your university or institution. If you want to see templates designed for other organizations, you can do that by opening the Advanced for SciFlow Org tab and deactivate the respective option.
Exporting Without a Template
SciFlow also allows you to extract the data of your document without applying a template filter via the Backup button. There you can choose the desired file format in which you want to extract your text. Available options are ZIP, Word, LaTeX, and BIB for the extraction of your references.
Please note that these exports are not formatted in any way and only follow a default display style.