With the design of a digital notebook, Microsoft OneNote is a place to create, collect, archive and search for notes. It is a great program to organize pieces of information that may not easily fit the structure of one of the other Office programs. And, when you store notebooks on the network or in the cloud, you can access data from multiple devices and even share them with other users.
What can go into OneNote?
With OneNote, you can organize notes for sections and pages in notebooks. These notes may include:
Web pages and other hyperlinks
Images, drawings and media
Data from other Office programs
OneNote Tips: Content that you can easily insert
OneNote is a very flexible program that can contain a wide range of content. It is not limited by the size of the page or by a linear structure. The Insert Ribbon tab gives you some ideas about what kind of items you can easily insert into OneNote. Let’s explore these tips from OneNote and more.
Record audio or video: You do not need to use your smartphone to record the meeting notes or the event video. Simply capture a video or audio recording directly in OneNote. It is also easy to cut the recording and play the audio or video.
Printing files: Do you want to capture a printed copy without scanning a file or creating a PDF? From any Office program, simply choose Send to OneNote as the printer option. From this option, you can specify the name of the Notepad, the section, and the page where you want to capture the printed copy. You can also put an impression directly from OneNote.
Attachment: When you don’t need a hard copy, add an attachment in place. The file can be opened directly from OneNote, even if attachments are not linked to the source file that may have been upgraded.
Hyperlinks: OneNote Notebooks can also store links to Web pages, e-mail addresses, or network files.
Tables and worksheets: When notes call a more structured appearance or even computations, add a table or spreadsheet to a page on your notebook. OneNote also supports equations and symbols for more detailed entries.
Date/Time: When you create notes, adding a date and/or timestamp allows you to document comments and additions, especially when you share notebooks with others.
tags, tasks, and item creation: organizes notes as action elements by assigning tags to individual notes or elements. A tag marks an element with a tag, such as Create item, important, or question. These options are available on the Home page tab or use keyboard shortcuts, such as [CTRL] + 1 to make a note. The labels can be searched in notebooks so they can be easily placed. To track, select a tag to run when you complete or send to Outlook to create an Outlook task.
Custom pages: Even if you don’t need a hard page structure in OneNote, it might be easier to work with some pages by modifying the appearance of the page. On the View tape tab, change the color of the page, choose between different lines, or adjust the size and layout of the page view.
Designs: With a touch screen or a handheld device and an optical pen, you can also create freeform shapes and designs with a wide range of colors and widths. These options are available on the Draw Ribbon tab. If you don’t have a touch screen or an optical pen, OneNote also supports drawing with a mouse.
Ink on text or ink in mathematics: Similar to Drawing tools, you can create freehand text in notes. If the write is readable, choose the Ink-to-text function to convert the write to text.