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Learn Microsoft OneNote 2013 with this comprehensive course from TeachUcomp, Inc. Mastering OneNote Made Easy features 67 video lessons with over 4.5 hours of introductory through advanced instruction. Watch, listen and learn as your expert instructor guides you through each lesson step-by-step. During this media-rich learning experience, you will see each function performed just as if your instructor were there with you. Reinforce your learning with the text of our printable classroom instruction manual, additional images and practice exercises. You will learn all about creating and formatting notes, organizing information, researching with OneNote, sharing and collaborating on notebooks and much more.
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|Section 1: Getting Acquainted with OneNote|
This lesson shows the initial screen when you start the OneNote application. When you start OneNote for the first time, the program opens a sample notebook called Personal. In the future when you start the application, the notebook you worked on last will open instead. The OneNote storage structure resembles that of a tabbed notebook. The beauty of OneNote is that you can customize the organization based on your personal tastes and needs. For example, you might have one notebook for personal information and one for work. Or, you might have one notebook for each project you work on. Each notebook you create is divided into sections and each section is then divided into pages. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|The Title Bar is the
bar that runs across the top of the window. The name of the notebook page that
you are working on will be displayed here. At the right end of the Title Bar
are three buttons in a button group: “Minimize,” “Maximize/Restore Down,” and
“Close,” respectively. These buttons affect the display of the application
window. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|The main tool
available for you to use in OneNote is the Ribbon. This object allows you to
perform all of the commands available in the program. The Ribbon is divided
into tabs. Within these tabs are different groups of commands. The commands in
each group can be accessed either through the use of buttons, boxes, or menus
that are available within the group. As we have mentioned, OneNote is different
from other Office applications in that the Ribbon is collapsed, by default. If
it is collapsed, you can display the Ribbon by simply clicking on the name of
one of the tabs. To collapse the Ribbon, just click on the name of the active
tab. Once collapsed, you can expand it again by clicking any tab. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|The “File” tab
within the Ribbon replaces the functionality of the older “File” menu in
earlier versions of OneNote. Basically, you can click the “File” tab in the
Ribbon to open a view of the file called the “Backstage View.” In this view,
you can perform all of your file management. This includes performing functions
such as saving your file, opening an existing file, or creating a new file. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|The Quick Access toolbar is located above the
Ribbon, by default. However, you can also place it below the Ribbon, if
desired, by clicking the “Customize Quick Access Toolbar” button at the right
end of the toolbar and then selecting the “Show Below the Ribbon” command. You
can reset it to its default location by clicking the same “Customize Quick
Access Toolbar” button and then choosing the “Show Above the Ribbon” command. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|When viewing your
notebook pages, scroll bars will appear both vertically and horizontally along
the right and bottom sides of your notebook page whenever the content extends
beyond your screen display. They have arrows at each end that point in the direction
in which they will scroll the page when you click them. You simply use the
scroll bars to scroll through your page’s content. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Another tool in
Microsoft OneNote is the Mini toolbar. When you select text within a page and
hold your mouse pointer over it, you will see a small toolbar appear next to
the selection (dimmed in versions prior to 2013). Learn this and more during this lecture.
|By default, OneNote
installs one notebook, named “Personal” which has one section, named “General.”
That section contains four pages of information about OneNote and examples of
the types of information you can collect, store and share in OneNote. Let’s take
a closer look at this default notebook to further illustrate the different
parts of the program. Keep in mind that if your organization or school has a
personalized OneNote environment, the “Personal” notebook may not be available
to you. If so, you can open any available notebook to follow along. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 2: Getting Started|
|By default, OneNote
will open the notebooks you were working on when you last closed the program.
Of course, you can open a notebook that isn’t already opened. To do so, click
the “File” tab in the Ribbon and then click on “Open” in Backstage view. If the
notebook is stored in the cloud, then you can click the “Sign In” button to
login with your Microsoft account and retrieve the notebook. If the notebook is
stored on your computer, then you should instead select “Computer” under “Open
from other locations” and then click or tap the “Browse” button. In the “Open
Notebook” dialog box, navigate to the location of the desired notebook. It
should be stored in the “Documents” folder on your local machine (but again,
this could vary depending on your organization’s setup and installation). Each
notebook is represented by a folder in “DocumentsOneNote Notebooks” folder. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|You can have as many
notebooks as you wish in OneNote. For example, you might have one notebook for
work and one for home. But, you can create a notebook for any purpose you want.
To create a new notebook, click on the “File” tab in the Ribbon to open Backstage
View and then click “New” at the left-hand side of the screen.Learn this and more during this lecture.
notebooks contain sections, section groups, pages, and even subpages. How do
you know which one to create and when? The answer is, it’s completely up to you
and depends on the nature of the information you are collecting and your
organizational style. In order to effectively use OneNote, you must be able to
easily locate the information you have stored (as must others if you are
sharing notebooks). You can create a storage structure that is unique to your
needs. Learn this and more during this lecture.
are simply pages you create and insert into your notebook’s organizational
structure so that they are related to a broader page. For example, you might
have a notebook for work with a section titled “Meetings.” Within that section,
you might have pages for “Weekly Staff Meetings,” “Quarterly Meetings,” “Annual
Meetings” and “Client Meetings.” You
might then create a new page for each week’s staff meeting. For better
organizational purposes, it would be best in this example to create each weekly
staff meeting as a subpage of the “Weekly Meetings” page. You could even name
each of the subpages with the date of the meeting, or some other descriptive
name. In this way, you will be able to glance at the “Meetings” section of the
your notebook and quickly locate the information. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 3: Notes|
can store virtually any type of electronic information in a notebook, including
text, graphics, photos, web pages, audio clips, video clips, Excel spreadsheets
and hyperlinks. When you insert content into your notebook pages, each piece of
information exists within a note container. A note container consists of a
frame with a move handle and a resizing handle. Each object you place within
the note container (such as your text or images) has an object selector. The
frame of the active note container will be visible, but the frames around the
other containers on the page are not. Hovering your mouse over a container will
display its frame. Hovering your mouse over the content of a note container
will display the object’s selector, which we discuss later. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Quick Notes (called Unfiled Notes in version
2010) is a holding area for content that you haven’t yet put into an
organizational structure and also for content that you send to OneNote from
other programs. Therefore, a Quick Note is not attached to any particular
notebook, section or page. The Quick Notes section is part of the OneNote
application itself and is shared by all your notebooks, so any content you add
there will be stored until you move it. Learn this and more during this lecture.
a new note into OneNote is just one option for getting content into a OneNote
notebook. Existing content from other sources (such as the web or Microsoft
Word or Excel) can be copied or cut and pasted into your notebook. We will have
some different paste options that we will examine as well. Learn this and more during this lecture.
option for adding content to your OneNote pages is to take a screen clipping.
You can use the Screen Clipping tool to capture an image of anything that is
visible on your computer screen and then insert it into a OneNote page. Learn about his and more during this lecture.
can also insert picture files into your OneNote pages. To do so, first navigate
to the page into which you wish to insert an image. Click the “Insert” tab in
the Ribbon and then select the “Pictures” button in the “Images” group to
display the “Insert Picture” dialog box. Navigate to the location of the image
on your computer that you want to insert. Note that just to the right of the
“File Name” textbox in the “Insert Picture” dialog box, there is a drop-down
menu that allows you to filter the types of files displayed in the window. The
default is “All Pictures” but if you are in a folder with several different
file types, this can be a handy way of isolating the image files to more
quickly locate the image you wish to add. Click on the desired image to select
it and then click the “Insert” button to insert the picture. Learn this and more during this lecture.
allows you to insert many other types of files, such as audio and video files.
The process for inserting both audio and video files into your OneNote pages is
the same. First, navigate to the page and click in the area where you want to
insert the file. Click the Insert tab in the Ribbon and then select the “File
Attachment” button (“Attach File” in 2010) to launch the “Choose a file or set
of files to insert” dialog box. Navigate and click on the file that you want to
insert to select it and then click the “Insert” button. An icon representing
the file will be inserted onto the page in the location where your cursor was
blinking. The icon is an object on the page and can be moved to a different
location by clicking and dragging. Learn this and more during this lecture.
exciting feature of OneNote is the ability to record both audio and video files
while taking notes in your notebook at the same time. The audio or video file
will be stored on your page and any notes you take will be time coded in the
clip for easy reference. Of course, in order to record an audio file, you will
need to have a working microphone on your computer and a working camera in
order to record video. Learn this and more during this lecture.
can also add other types of files into OneNote for easy access later. For
example, you might have a Word document that you want to insert without having
to copy and paste all of the information out of the Word document directly into
OneNote. Learn this and more during this lecture.
2013 introduced the embed feature to support both Microsoft Excel and Visio
files. You can attach just about any computer file to your notebooks, which
stores a copy of the file in your notebook. Now, you can also create or embed
an Excel spreadsheet or a Visio drawing in a OneNote notebook and see content
previews from your notebook. When you make a change in Excel or Visio, the
preview is automatically updated. You can also edit and update the data or
drawing from the OneNote application itself. Learn this and more during this lecture.
provides an “Equation Editor” to assist you in entering mathematical equations
into your notebook pages. To enter an equation, first navigate to the page and
click in the area where you want to insert the equation. Click the Insert tab
in the Ribbon and click on the “Equation” drop-down, just under the “Equation”
button in the Symbols group of the Ribbon. In the drop-down choices that
appear, you can choose one of the many pre-defined equations by clicking to
select it. OneNote will insert the equation into your page and also display the
“Design” tab in the Ribbon with various equation tools for your use. From
there, you can manipulate the equation and make any desired changes using the
tools in the Ribbon. Notice in the “Symbols” group that you can click the
“More” button at the bottom-right corner of the group to display more available
symbols. You simply use any drop-downs in these groups and click to select your
choices. Learn this and more during this lecture.
way to gather information in your notebooks is to send it directly to OneNote
from its destination source. For example, if you have content in Microsoft Word
or that you come across on the internet, you can send that information directly
to OneNote without having to go through the steps of copying and pasting, etc. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 4: Formatting Notes|
OneNote, you can apply formatting to the text you add to your pages. In order
to apply formatting to text within a note, you must first click into the text
within the container on the page and then select the text to which you want to
apply text formatting. Learn this and more during this lecture.
can automatically apply simple bullets and numbering to the lists in your
notebook pages as you type. You could also simply type your list, select it,
and then apply bullets or numbering afterward. You can also change the
appearance of the bullets and numbers that you use. Learn this and more during this lecture.
provides you with the ability to quickly identify and correct misspelled words
in your notes. The “Spelling” feature works by identifying words in your notes
that it thinks are misspelled and then comparing the words within the note to
an internal dictionary. As you type, you may notice that a red wavy line
appears under some words in your note. These are words that Microsoft OneNote
thinks may be misspelled. Learn this and more during this lecture.
can customize many features of the “Spelling” tool. You can view the “Proofing”
options for Microsoft OneNote by clicking the “Spelling options” link at the
bottom of the Spelling pane. You can also access the “Proofing” options by
clicking the “File” tab in the Ribbon and then clicking the “Options” button
and then selecting the “Proofing” category from the option category list at the
left side of the window. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 5: Working with Microsoft Outlook|
you use Microsoft Outlook’s calendar features, you’ll be glad to know that
OneNote and Outlook are integrated well together. For example, you can use
OneNote to track meetings and events that you keep in your Outlook calendar. In
order to insert your meetings into OneNote pages, you’ll need to make sure your
meetings are setup in Outlook first. If you don’t know how to use the calendar
features of Outlook, you can learn how in TeachUcomp, Inc.’s “Mastering Outlook
Made Easy” course. Learn this and more during this lecture.
feature of the integration between Microsoft OneNote and Outlook is the ability
to send notebook pages directly from OneNote through Microsoft Outlook. To send
a page from OneNote, first navigate to the page you wish to send. Click the
“Home” tab in the Ribbon and then click the “Email Page” button in the Ribbon.
A new Outlook message screen will appear. Outlook will have populated the
“Subject” field with the title of the page being sent (which you can change in
this screen, if you like). The message will either appear in the body of the
email, or it may be attached as a file that can be opened and viewed as a web
page. This will depend on your default settings, which we examine in more
detail later in the course.Learn this and more during this lecture.
you are taking notes in OneNote, you can assign and send tasks directly to the
“Tasks” section of Microsoft Outlook. For example, if you were taking notes in
a meeting and a task you will have to accomplish in the future comes up, you
can send the task directly to Outlook from the OneNote application. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 6: Tables|
are a great way to help organize the information in your OneNote pages. A table
in OneNote is essentially a container for information. It consists of a series
of intersecting vertical columns and horizontal rows, creating “cells” where
information is stored. Some functions in OneNote automatically insert a table
for you. For example, if we insert a meeting from Outlook, OneNote creates a
table in the note to store the information such as the subject and date and
time. Learn this and more during this lecture.
you have created a table in OneNote, you may find that you want make changes to
the number of columns and rows in the table. To make adjustments to your table,
first click inside of the table and then select the “Table Tools/Layout”
contextual tab in the Ribbon. Within the “Insert” group, you will see two
buttons for inserting a new row: “Insert Above” and “Insert Below.” Learn this and more during this lecture.
can manually adjust the width of any of the columns in your table, or even of
the table itself. Hover your mouse over the right edge of the table until your cursor turns into a
double-sided arrow. When it does, click and drag to the right to expand the
width of the table and release your mouse in the desired location. The same
thing can be accomplished with individual columns. Hovering over the lines
between the columns will again turn the cursor into a double-sided arrow which
you can use to adjust the width of the columns. If you need to adjust the
height of a row, just click into the row at the end of any content within the
cell and then press “Enter” on your keyboard. OneNote will add a line to the
row, thereby adjusting its height. Learn this and more during this lecture.
you create a table in OneNote, you may find that you want to move the table (or
even contents of the table) around on the notebook page. If you want to move
the entire table to a new location, just select the table by hovering your
mouse over the top edge of the note container that contains the table until
your mouse turns into a four-sided arrow. Then, just click, drag and release
your to place your table in the desired location. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 7: Writing Tools|
can use Pen Mode in OneNote to activate and use a stylus pen with a tablet PC
to insert drawings and hand-written notes into your notebook pages. To use Pen
Mode, first select the “Draw” tab in the Ribbon. At the far-left of the “Tools”
group, notice the “Type” button (“Select & Type” in 2010). When that button
is selected, the pen is turned off and you can select text and type on a
keyboard, as we have been doing throughout the course. To enter Pen Mode, click
to select one of the available pen or highlighter buttons in the Tools group of
the Ribbon. You can click the “More” button in the lower-right corner of the
Tools group to expand the group and choose any of the available writing
instruments. You can also select “Colors and Thickness” button (“More Colors
and Thickness Options” in 2010) to open the “Color and Thickness” (“Pen
Properties” in 2010) dialog box, where you can switch between pen and
highlighter, choose a thickness and color and then click “OK.” At the bottom of
the expanded Tools group in the Ribbon, you can hover your mouse over the “Pen
Mode” command at the bottom. A side menu will appear where you can click to
choose how you want to use the pen tool. You can select to “Create Both
Handwriting and Drawings,” “Create Drawings Only,” “Create Handwriting Only” or
“Use Pen as Pointer” which allows you to use your pen like a mouse to “click”
on your tablet by tapping the screen. Learn this and more during this lecture.
are several tools for use in formatting the hand-written notes and drawings
that you create in OneNote. In order to format your objects, you must first
select them. Click the “Type” button in the Ribbon (“Select & Type” in
2010) to switch to that mode. As you move your mouse, it will look like an eye
beam. To select an object, click anywhere on the edge of the note or drawing
until you see a dotted line appear around the object. Learn this and more during this lecture.
of the great features of OneNote is its ability to convert handwritten notes
into type, as though they had been typed on a keyboard. For example, you might
use this feature if you took hand-written notes on your tablet during a meeting
and then wanted to convert those notes to typed meeting minutes to distribute
to attendees afterward. While not a perfect technology, it can be useful and
save time by not having to re-type notes. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 8: Viewing and Organizing Information|
are a number of different options to help organize the OneNote interface and
also provide you with more room to view active pages, when needed. If you are
using version 2010, you can give yourself more workspace on your notebook pages
simply by collapsing both the Navigation Bar and the Page Tabs Bar. The small
arrow next to each of the names of these areas will allow you to both collapse
and expand them, quickly providing more space when needed. If you are using
version 2013, you can click the “Full Page View” button in the upper-right
corner of the Content pane (just to the left of the Page Tabs Bar) which will
hide everything other than the Content pane. Just click the button again to
switch back to Normal view. Learn this and more during this lecture.
may be times when you want to view the contents of separate notebooks at the
same time, or even separate sections of the same notebook at the same time. In
these cases, you can use OneNote’s “New Window” feature. This feature allows
you to open one window of the OneNote application, side-by-side with another,
each displaying different contents. Click the “View” tab in the Ribbon and then
the “New Window” button in the “Window” group. You are now looking at a
duplicate of the same notebook on the same page and in the same section. Next,
click the “Restore Down” button in the upper-right corner of the application
window (just to the left of the “X”). That will display both notebooks that you
have open at the same time. Learn this and more during this lecture.
has some great search functionality that makes it easy to locate content you
have placed in your notebooks. Just above the Page Tabs Bar is the “Search”
field. The default search in OneNote is to search “All Notebooks.” If you click
into the “Search” field and begin typing, you will perform a “Quick Search.” As
you type, OneNote will search all of your notebooks for text that matches what
you type. OneNote will narrow down the list of available locations that match
your search criteria, including “Recent Picks” (recent pages that you have
viewed) as well as instances where either the title or body of the page contain
the word(s) you entered. You can click on one of the listed pages and OneNote
will take you directly to that page and even highlight the text on the page
that matches your search criteria. Also, note the small drop-down arrow to the
right of the “Search” field. Here, you can select one of the available options
to narrow your search even further. Learn this and more during this lecture.
2010 first introduced the feature called “Wiki Linking,” which allows you to
create links in your notebooks to other notebooks or pages or sections in a
notebook, similar to hyperlinks in a webpage. To create a wiki link, first
highlight the text that you want to turn into a link. Then, click the “Insert”
tab in the Ribbon and then again on the “Link” button in the “Links” group. Learn this and more during this lecture.
you create more notebooks and add more content to your notebooks, it becomes
increasingly important that you keep your material organized and easy to
locate. Another feature that OneNote provides to help you achieve these goals
is tagging. Tags are visual identifiers used to identify content that fits into
specific categories. Tags help you organize your content, remember important
tasks and even locate specific content based on the tags attached to it. You
can attach tags to any content in OneNote for categories such as “Highlight”
(to highlight important content), “Password” (to identify where passwords
appear in your notebooks) and “Schedule Meeting” (to remind yourself to
schedule a meeting around certain content). OneNote includes several built-in
tags. You can modify any built-in tag and even create your own custom tags. Learn this and more during this lecture.
in the course, we looked at sections and what we can do with them. Let’s take a
closer look at customizing the sections of our Notebook. You can easily create
a new section by clicking the “Create a New Section” tab in the Notebook
Header. The name of the tab will be highlighted, where you can just type in a
new name and press the “Enter” key on your keyboard. Learn this and more during this lecture.
organizational technique available in OneNote is the use of Section Groups. You
can create a group of sections that are kept separate from the rest of the
notebook. Section Groups appear in the Notebook Header along with other
sections, but the icon looks like three small section tabs stacked upon one
another. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 9: Stationery and Templates|
provides several templates that you can apply to your pages that help you stay
organized, create visual interest and even add continuity to your notebook
pages. It’s important to know that templates can only be applied to new, blank
pages and not to existing pages with content. Learn this and more during this lecture.
can create your own templates from pages you create or from existing templates
that you modify. To create a new template, navigate to the page that you want
to use to create the template. Access the “Templates” pane by clicking the
“Page Templates” button in the Ribbon in version 2013 or by clicking the “New
Page” drop-down button in the Page Tabs Bar in version 2010. Learn this and more during this lecture.
can set a default template for each section in a notebook, which can be helpful
by adding continuity to pages within a section. When you do, each new page that
is created in that section will use that template, by default. The default you
select will apply to that section only. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 10: Formatting Pages|
default paper size in OneNote is “Auto” which means the pages are created with
no pre-defined size. As you add content, the OneNote page will automatically
grow indefinitely both downwards and to the right to accommodate new content. While this may meet your needs for on-screen
viewing, paper size is an important consideration if you plan on printing your
pages. Learn this and more during this lecture.
provides a number of options for formatting the backgrounds of your pages,
which allows you to add visual interest and stay better organized. To change
the settings of a selected page’s background, first click the “View” tab in the
Ribbon. You can change the background color by clicking the “Page Color”
drop-down in the “Page Setup” group and clicking to select any of the available
colors. If a color has been applied that you want to remove, select “No Color”
at the bottom of the drop-down list. Learn this and more during this lecture.
can add an image to the background of a page to add more visual interest. The
image then becomes part of the page and is not editable, similar to when we use
some templates. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 11: Printing|
the time comes to print content from your OneNote notebooks, you have a couple
of different options to perform that task. With a page or page group selected,
click the “File” tab in the Ribbon to enter Backstage View. Click “Print” from
the menu on the left and then the “Print” button that appears to the right. If
you are familiar with other Microsoft applications such as Word and PowerPoint,
this dialog box will look very familiar. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 12: Sharing Notebooks and Collaborating|
can save your OneNote pages, sections and entire notebooks in different formats
to share with others. When you are ready to save content, click the “File” tab
in the Ribbon to enter Backstage View and click “Export” (“Save As” in version
2010) in the menu on the left. In the “Export Current” (“Save Current” in 2010)
section to the right, you can click to select “Page,” to export/save just the
page you had selected, “Section,” to export/save just the section you were in
when you entered Backstage View, or “Notebook” to export/save the entire
notebook. Learn this and more during this lecture.
of the great features of OneNote is the ability to share content with other
users. Many people can be accessing the same notebook, updating information and
adding content – with everything saved automatically. Sharing a notebook for
use by multiple people involves saving the notebook to a location that can be
accessed by others. Learn this and more during this lecture.
can send email invitations to others that provides them with the location of
the notebook and invites them to share. You can only do this with a notebook
that has already been shared. To send an email invitation to a shared notebook,
click the “File” tab in the Ribbon to enter Backstage View. Learn this and more during this lecture.
2013 improved its integration with Microsoft Outlook. Now, you can connect your
notes directly to an Outlook meeting invitation. Meeting participants can then
tap or click the “View Meeting Notes” link in the invitation to open the notes.
When you attach notes to a meeting invitation in this manner, OneNote
automatically records the meeting date and time, the meeting organizer and the
participants. Learn this and more during this lecture.
default in OneNote, shared notebooks are synchronized automatically. That means
that when multiple people are accessing a notebook at one time, all of their
changes are updated and saved automatically as the changes are being made.
There may be times when you want to synch your notebooks manually. Learn this and more during this lecture.
may be times when you need to send specific pages in a notebook to others via
email or to another program where you can work on it. We can accomplish this
using the “Send” option. With the page that you wish to send selected, click
the “File” tab in the Ribbon to enter Backstage View and click “Send” in the
menu on the left. You will then be
presented with a number of options to send the single page. Learn this and more during this lecture.
you have a Windows Live account, you can use your SkyDrive to store a shared
notebook, allowing you to access it with any computer connected to the
internet. If the computer you access it with does not have OneNote, you can use
the OneNote web application to view and edit the notebook. Learn this and more during this lecture.
of the great features of OneNote is the ability to share notebooks and
collaborate with others. When someone contributes content to a notebook, they
are referred to as “authors.” OneNote offers features that allow you to track
what is contributed by whom and locate that content quickly. Learn this and more during this lecture.
2010 first added the feature of automatic highlighting when someone makes a
change to a shared notebook. This allows you to quickly locate content that has
been changed or added that you have not yet reviewed. Learn this and more during this lecture.
you work with and collaborate on notebooks, there may come a time when you need
to see what the pages looked like prior to changes being made. “Page Versions”
allows you to view the history of a page and the versions of the page whenever
changes were made. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 13: Researching with OneNote|
you are researching and taking notes in OneNote, you can link back to the
original content such as a Word document or a web page for easy reference in
the future. Learn this and more during this lecture.
you are researching in OneNote, there will be times when you wish to research a
specific word or term. Perhaps you wish to check the spelling, find an
alternate word or just research the word in general. Click anywhere in a word
that you wish to research and then click the “Research” button in the
“Spelling” group of the “Review” tab in the Ribbon. Learn this and more during this lecture.
we discussed, you can use the Research Pane to translate content in your
OneNote pages. Version 2010 of OneNote first introduced the “Mini Translator”
which you can use for a quick translation, without having to use the Research
Pane. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 14: Changing OneNote Options|
are a number of options available that allow you to customize the display
options of OneNote. For example, if you need more workspace and want to
minimize the Ribbon, you can click the “Minimize” button at the far-right end
of the Ribbon, which looks like an upward-pointing arrow. The tabs and commands
are still accessible by clicking on the tab names. Once you complete a command,
the Ribbon collapses again, giving you more space to work. You can fully expand
the Ribbon by clicking the “Ribbon Display Options” button in the Title Bar and
selecting either “Show Tabs” or “Show Tabs and Commands.” When you do, the
Ribbon will stay active between commands. Learn this and more during this lecture.
can access the options in OneNote to change operational aspects of the
application. Note that changing the default options in OneNote can change the
default behavior of the program and, therefore, should only be performed by
advanced users who thoroughly understand the options. In this lesson, we will
review some of the most commonly used options in OneNote. Some of these options
have already been discussed at various points in the course in the context of
their use within the application. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 15: Helping Yourself|
has built-in help functionality which can greatly reduce the time and cost of
technical support. The help functionality is quite extensive. It contains a
searchable database of help files. Learn this and more during this lecture.
|Section 16: Instruction Manual|
Introductory OneNote Manual
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