OneNote Tips & Tricks

My name is Jeff Cardon. I'm a member of the Microsoft OneNote team and I'd like to share some of the tips and tricks that are available in this fantastic product. This blog is intended to showcase the simple, and sometimes not completely obvious, f

May, 2008

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About OneNote Tips & Tricks

My name is Jeff Cardon. I'm a member of the Microsoft OneNote team and I'd like to share some of the tips and tricks that are available in this fantastic product. This blog is intended to showcase the simple, and sometimes not completely obvious, features that make it such a useful software application. I hope you enjoy it.

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    Note Tags

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    A friend of mine recently got a new Tablet PC and decided to show off some of it's cool features. He also knows that I work for the OneNote team and so he decided he was going to impress me with his knowledge of OneNote. He told me he loves the idea that...
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    Insert or Print Documents to OneNote

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    Before OneNote came along, I would typically attend a meeting, bring a pen, and take lots of notes right on the handout. Aahh, good times, right? Actually, a lot of that still goes on today. Look around you the next time you attend a meeting and see if...
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    Audio and Video Recording in OneNote

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    I don't know about you, but when I was in college, there were times I wish I could have sent someone else to take notes for me during class. I was too busy working or too tired to get out of bed or just having a nice conversation with someone who's company...
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    Sections

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    Sections appear along the top of the page and look similar in shape to the tabs you find on the yellow manila folders: Sections belong inside of notebooks. So when you switch to another notebook, you'll see the section tabs associated with that notebook...
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    Templates in OneNote

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    Templates are relatively easy to use and create in OneNote. There are a wide variety of pre-defined template styles to choose from. There are 33 blank templates that define everything from specific page sizes to the page color. A6 paper size Blue Mist...
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    Unfiled Notes

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    Sometimes you won't have time to think about where to put a particular note. For example, suppose you're in a meeting where you're discussing the week's activities with your colleagues. Suddenly, you have a thought about your stock portfolio, something...
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    Napkin Math in OneNote

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    In addition to being a great place to store all of your notes and other content, OneNote also serves as a calculator. For example, say you're taking some notes and you suddenly have to do some quick arithmetic. You can either try to uncover those dusty...
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    Mike Tholfsen Has Started a New Blog

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    Good news!  Mike Tholfsen, (the OneNote test manager), has decided to start a new blog.  Mike is passionate about a lot of things, but his two biggest passions are OneNote and education.  It's no surprise then that the theme of his blog...
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    Pages

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    Page tabs are the labels that appear along the right edge of the page. They belong inside of sections. As you switch from section to section, you'll see all the page tabs pertaining to that section change to display the ones associated with the current...
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