Vault Snack #10 – Microsoft Office Integration with CDD Vault ELN

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A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken. --James Dent, Hops and History

July 23, 2020

Summer is exciting, but even more exciting is the news that the CDD Vault ELN now supports viewing/editing Microsoft Office documents like Excel, Word and PowerPoint directly within your ELN entries.

Once you have inserted an Office document into an ELN entry, it appears in the entry with an Office document icon.

screenshot of Microsoft Office document icon in ELN

From the icon, there are three actions you can take:

1. Change size opens up a preview window right in your ELN entry.

screenshot of change size button

Scroll through tabs in Excel, view PowerPoint slides - whatever you want to see, it’s in there. If the document is left in preview mode in your ELN entry that’s how it will be displayed when you return.

screenshot of office document buttons in preview mode

2. Open the document in Office 365 for the web.

screenshot of open in office button

This option opens the document in a new Office 365 tab in your browser where you can view or edit the document. There’s no need to save your work as it’s constantly being saved in your ELN. (However, by clicking ‘Save As’ in the Office 365 tab, you can download the document to your computer.)

screenshot of office document in new browser tab

3. Remove file: What document would be complete without the ‘X’ in the corner to politely show it the door?

screenshot of remove button

To learn more about the Office 365 integration in CDD Vault’s ELN check out our knowledge base entry here or our new feature update here.

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If this Vault Snack leaves you hungry for more, all previous Vault Snacks can be found here and as always, feel free to contact CDD Support with any questions (and we are also quite happy to schedule individual working sessions to help ensure your success when using CDD Vault).