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OneNote Tips and Tricks

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn power tips that can help you become more efficient with OneNote, the popular note-taking app from Microsoft.

OneNote is a robust note-taking app that allows you to jot down and save your ideas—from thoughts hastily scribbled on napkins to saved articles on the web—and cross tag them for easy recall. In this course, instructor Heather Severino—a OneNote MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer—offers tips to help you be even more organized and productive with this powerful tool. Heather covers top power shortcuts, explains how to set up and organize your notebooks, shares tips for taking better notes and improving the look of your notes, and goes into how to import content from other apps.


  • Welcome
  • Who is this course for?
1. Top Ten Power Shortcuts
  • Quickly create sections, group sections, pages, and subpages
  • Take a screenshot of any area on your screen
  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon
  • Increase or decrease text position with one click
  • Insert files or printouts
  • Change the default font type, size, and color
  • Make space for additional notes
  • Link to files, webpages, or other places in a notebook
  • Send a page by email with one click
  • Automate your workflow with macros using Onetastic
2. Set Up and Organize Your Notebooks
  • Save time with page templates
  • Customize the canvas view to fit your workspace and workflow
  • Merge content containers to consolidate like ideas
  • Merge sections to combine information
  • Move pages to another section
  • Move pages and sections to another notebook
  • Password protect notebook sections
3. Take Better Notes
  • Take meeting notes directly in an Outlook meeting instance
  • Automatically link to open presentations, docs, or webpages
  • Mark up webpages and save to a notebook
  • Convert handwritten text to typed text
  • Record audio and text for synced playback
4. Improve the Look of Your Notes
  • Improve tables with formatting
  • Apply the look of other content to text
  • Convert hand-drawn shapes to polished symmetrical shapes
5. Import Content from Other Apps
  • Move many emails from Outlook to a notebook
  • Embed videos from Office Mix, Office Sway, Vine, Vimeo and YouTube
  • Embed Excel spreadsheets and Visio diagrams
  • Share notes in a Skype for Business meeting
  • Next steps

Taught by

Heather Severino

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