Tips on start-up

The platform has a lot of features and new authors can find this daunting and not know where to start. Here are some tips to get going.
You should also look at the full set of features explained
For new organizations, check out our Organization information on our webpages: http://magicproject.org/magicapp/organisations/

1. Look trough the option menu in a section, in all 3 tabs
When a guideline is created it automatically have a section made. This is to help you get started. 
You will notice that there are 3 main tabs on top of the guideline: Recommendations, Evidence and References. You add Recommendations, PICOs and References in those respective windows/tabs. You connect them together after they are made, so that PICOs belong to the Recommendations they are supporting, and References are added to PICOs or Recommendation, or used as citations in text.

Look at the option menus for the section in these 3 tabs, as they have different choices depending on which of the tabs you are in: Recommendations, Evidence or References

2. Look through the Settings menu (the little wheel on top of the guideline)
Find out how to:
  • Change name, status, contact information
  • Write Disclaimer, Description and  Funding statements (if wanted)
  • Customize the guideline with different choices: add a comment field, add a cover page for the PDF, set default track changes and Key information framework
  • Add Authors, Admins and Reviewers for your guideline (who can do what)
  • Create and view a Word document or PDF
  • Access and use the "Milestones and Checklist" feature
  • Look at the 'Turn view mode on" feature
The publishing feature is best to explore once you have some content in your guideline

3. Know that the activity log is there (the people-icon on top of the guideline)
The activity log shows every edit anyone has made in the guideline. When you start to edit content, you can go to look at it again and then you see all the changes done. 
The activity log can be filtered on anything: Author, which content down to the smallest box of text. Each Recommendation, PICO, Evidence profile column and Reference have a link to its own flitered activity log.

4. Add a few sections, to get a little framework to work with. 
These sections can later be renamed, moved or deleted, so you can use them as a temporary test- framework. You can try to make subsections, or you can wait with that until you feel a need when you author your content.

5. Add a Recommendation
Add a recommendation using the option menu in the section where you want it to be. You can later move or delete it, so don't be afraid to play around. 
Look at the content in the Recommendation tabs by clicking on them (placed in lower part of the recommendation), so you know what information is written where.
Look at the option menu, so you know what are the possible choices to make

6. Add a PICO and an evidence profile
Add a PICO using the option menu in the section where you want it to be. You can later move or delete it, so don't be afraid to play around. 
Look at the content in the PICO tabs placed in lower part of the PICO), so you know what information is written where.
Look at the option menu, so you know what are the possible choices to make.

To start creating your evidence profile, click on the "Evidence profile" tab. 
Add an outcome and look at the author possibilities in each column (small green pens)

6. Add a reference
You can add a manual reference, import from PubMed or import a RIS file (Endnote and similar). You might want to check all options, so you know how they work. You can later move or delete them, so don't be afraid to play around.  

Now you are ready to add real content.
If you have a pre-existing guideline you want to put into MAGICapp, you simply work through the content piece by piece. 
We would suggest that you add all the Sections first and then all the references, because then you can start linking your content with these immediately. 
We would also suggest that you add PICOs and references to one section first, so you get familiarized with the features, before you move on to add the rest.







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