1. What Does Exporting Mean?
  2. How to Export a Document
  3. Exporting Without a Template (ZIP, Word, LaTeX)

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/Template 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 ly select the file type the document should export as. The accessible file formats depend on the chosen template but in sum range from Word to PDF to ZIP. Clicking on the corresponding label of a format type 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. From there, you can directly export the document with one of the template entries by choosing the desired file format or select one to be the default template of the current project by pinning it via the star icon.

Exporting Without a Template

SciFlow also allows you to extract the data of your document without applying a template filter via the download icon next to the magnifying glass. Then you can choose the desired file format in which you want to extract your text. Available options are ZIP, Word, and LaTeX.

Please note that these exports are not formatted in any way and only follow a default display style.

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