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Version: 1.1.1


  • If you're adding an image to illustrate a paragraph, place the image after the corresponding paragraph.


  • Refer to the Chemotion Electronic Lab Notebook as Chemotion ELN.
  • Refer to the the Chemotion spectra editor for analytical data as ChemSpectra.
  • Refer to the repository as Chemotion Repository.


  • Capitalize only the first word (except for names or abbreviations).
  • Use all low caps starting at header level 4 (####).

Sidebar labels

  • Capitalize only the first word (except for names or abbreviations).


  • Capitalize the first word of each list entry.
  • Use regular punctuation within list entries.


  • Do not capitalize words inside tables.

Automatic style checking

On every push to the chemotion_saurus repository an automatic style guide parser is triggered. The parser automatically fixes incorrect terms and pushed the corrections, which will be deployed along with the subsequent push from a user. If tables contain upper-cased words or the committed file is missing in the table of contents, warning or error messages are printed in the Style Guide Parser step in the GitHub Actions. Style checking can be skipped by including skip style guide in the commit message.


The Style Guide Parser works best for natural language text like in the chemistry manual of this documentation. It may be better to skip the Style Guide Parser (skip style guide in the commit message) if you are using the terms with an extra spelling, e.g., "chemotion_ELN" as name for the Ruby app, like in the developer section of this documentation.