OneNote is a digital notebook that automatically saves and syncs your notes as you work. You can organize your content into different notebooks that you can then divide into sections and pages. OneNote allows you to revise your notes with type, highlighting, or ink annotations. With easy navigation and search, you can always find your notes right where you left them, saved and up to date. It’s great for collaborating with team members because you can simultaneously work on the same document, with real-time editing.
Microsoft created this Quick Start Guide to OneNote and we wanted to share this helpful information with you:
In this article, Microsoft highlights more features of OneNote:
Access Your Notes Anywhere
With the OneNote App, all you have to do is log in to your Microsoft account to access all of your documents. This makes it extremely easy to stay connected wherever you go.
Never Run Out Of Paper
Add as many pages and documents as your heart desires. To add a new page in a current section, select the (+) Add Page button at the top of the page tabs column. You can also right click any page tab and then select New Page or press Ctrl+N on your keyboard.
Don’t Worry About Saving
OneNote automatically saves all of your changes as you work so you can rest easy and know your documents are safe. To see when OneNote last synced your changes, select File > Info > View Sync Status.
Tag Important Notes
The Tags gallery on the Home tab allows you to visually prioritize or categorize selected notes. Tagged notes are marked with icons that prompt you to follow up on your important action items or to check off completed tasks on your to-do lists.
Organize Information In Tables
Sometimes a spreadsheet is overkill. In these cases, you can use simple OneNote tables to organize information. You can select Insert > Table on the ribbon to draw a table directly into your notes page. Use the Table Tools for additional options, or right click on your table to add columns and rows.
Create Wiki-Style Hyperlinks
Turn your notebook into a functional wiki by creating links to specific sections or pages. Right-click the tab of the section or page that the link should point to. Next, select Copy Link to Section or Copy Link to Page, then paste the link wherever you want.
Copy Text From Pictures
OneNote can recognize text in pictures. On any page, insert a picture containing legible text, right-click the picture, select Copy Text from Picture, and then paste the copied text where you want it. Note: This may only be applicable on a PC.
Share Notes With Other People
Your cloud-based notebooks remain private unless you choose to invite other people to view or edit information in the current notebook. Select File > Share and then choose what you want to do.
Get Help With OneNote
Select the ? icon or the OneNote Help option in the Help tab to open the OneNote 2016 Help window, where you can search keywords or phrases for assistance.
Quick Start Guides
Download Microsoft’s Quick Start Guides to their other applications for all of the tips and tricks!
The content of this article came from Microsoft’s article: New to OneNote? Here’s everything you need to know in four charts.
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