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Getting started

Do I need to make an account to be part of this project?

How do I sign up? 

What does DRAW do with my login information? 

DRAW does not use login information for anything but user identification on the site. We will never sell your information or provide it to third parties outside of any requirement by law.

What browser version does DRAW Support? 

DRAW supports the latest version of Chrome, with Firefox partially supported. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer or Safari while transcribing on the site 

I already have an account, but have forgotten the password/login. What do I do?

What happens to the information I transcribe?

I found a bug, what do I do?

Transcriptions (General)

What are the “Page Column Labels Guide,” and the “Time Column Guide”?

How do I change the time and date once I start transcribing?

Entering Data

What do I do if the observations in the anemometer columns on Sunday do not line up with the observation times?

What does "inapp" mean?

They wrote a 'T' in the cell - what do I do?

What do I do if there is a sum and/or average under relative humidity?

Should I type the observations exactly as written or make corrections?

How should I write the times?

"" or 'ditto' is written in the cell - what do I do?

There is no field to add in the Sums and Means rows for the logbook I am working on. What do I do?

Why are there only three entries on some days?

Why are two rows of observations at the top, separate from the others? Do I transcribe these like normal rows?

How do I transcribe offset observations?

How do I transcribe stacked observations?

What do I do if there are observations at the far left, before the date and time column?

What do I do if there is a single dot or period in the cell?

What are the units for water vapour- sometimes there's a decimal point, so the value is less than zero, but sometimes it's a value in the hundreds.

How do I mark an empty cell?

What if the observations are illegible and I can't read it?

What do I do if there is a line through the data or if it is scratched out?

What do I do if the highlighted box doesn’t cover the observation?


What if I make a mistake?

If I accidentally delete the annotation, what do I do?

I entered the data for the entire row and saved, but when I checked the details on “My Transcription” page, only part of the data that I entered appeared. What happened?

If I accidentally click back while transcribing, what will happen to my transcriptions?

It's Not You, It's Me (Known Issues)

We are currently working on these issues so we thank you for your patience!

Rolling pop-up boxes appear when I create annotation boxes

The wrong fields appear in the transcriber panel