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Dictate your notes into OneNote for Windows 10

Why type your notes into OneNote when you can dictate them?

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Seven tips for success using OneNote as a project knowledge repository

If you’ve ever worked on a project (and if you’re reading this article I’d say it’s safe to say you have) then it’s likely you’ve encountered the challenge of sharing information among your team members. Keeping everyone on the same page and informed with what is going on frequently turns into hours spent creating and…

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Dock a OneNote note with one easy step

Create a docked note in OneNote 2016 to make note taking easy while working on something else.

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Quick Access to Notebooks in OneNote 2016

Want to know how you can keep your favorite OneNote notebooks just two-clicks away?

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Deletion and better ways of managing OneNote notebooks

Updated – Notebooks in OneNote are powerful organizational tools. But with great power comes great responsibility…especially when it comes to getting rid of notebooks you don’t need any longer.

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Using OneNote for Recording Scripts

I use OneNote to manage my recording scripts when podcasting. Here’s one of the ways it helps.

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Super Powered Highlighters in OneNote

Here’s how you can have super powered highlighters in OneNote to take your studying to the next level.

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Using OneNote for Procedure Management

Did you know you can use OneNote for managing procedures for your team or organization?

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Taking Daily Notes in OneNote

Ever spend too much time trying to keep your notes from the day organized? Here’s a method I use in OneNote that works and stays out of the way.

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Archiving OneNote Notebooks in OneNote 2016

One of the most popular articles on The Idea Pump is about deleting and managing OneNote notebooks. To make the process a little easier, here’s how I recommend you handle those pesky notebooks you need but don’t need anymore. To get the notebooks out of the way you can always close them. They’ll sit in…

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OneNote Embedding Guide

Mike Tholfsen put together a good video on the different ways you can embed content into OneNote. Another way to add to the power of this tool / platform.

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Backing Up OneNote 2016

OneNote 2016 has a built in backup function to allow you to protect your notebooks from loss or damage. It’s a quick couple of steps to get set up and with Microsoft’s recent cloud issues it can give you some peace of mind. Here’s the video:

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How to create nested section groups in OneNote – Videos

I learned recently you can create nested section groups in OneNote and this has made a huge change in how I’m organizing my notebooks and content. Watch these videos to see how to create nested section groups in OneNote 2016 and OneNote for Windows 10. OneNote 2016 – Nested Section Groups OneNote for Windows 10…

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What to do when the video goes dark?

In this period of remote schooling, remote working, and remote living we’ve come to count on video conferencing solutions more than ever before by an order of magnitude. Unfortunately, most of these platforms aren’t ready to work at these levels and collapse under the strain. What can you do when the lights go out and…

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OneNote Tip of the Week – Duplicating Days

If you create a task list as a note in OneNote for a given day, you can use the Move or Copy command to copy the list to the same section. Next clear out the completed items, update the date, and add your new tasks for the day you can roll over the incomplete items from the previous day and never lose track of anything. Don’t set a template to do this because you won’t get the benefit of the roll over items. This works on the web, Windows 10, and OneNote 2016.

OneNote Tip for Android – Creating Shortcuts

If you’re an Android user (sorry iOS) you can press and hold on the OneNote icon on your phone to pop up a list of the quick actions available for the app. But that’s not the tip. The tip is that if you press and hold on the double line to the right of the…

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OneNote Tip of the Week – Custom Checkboxes

OneNote custom tags can provide a great way to put a new spin on old ways of organizing your information.

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OneNote Tip of the Week – Full Page View

One of the ways to get more out of OneNote is to use it to focus on the work at hand. A quick method of getting the other stuff out of the way and concentrating on the page you’re working on is to use full page view. By clicking on the double arrow in the upper right, you can hide all the unnecessary OneNote buttons and bars until you need them again. I use this option all the time in meetings and when writing to help me stay on task.

Living with OneNote on a Chromebook

Using OneNote on a Chromebook takes some planning and compromise to be successful. This is how I do it.

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Three problems with tags in OneNote Online

If you’re a user of OneNote Online and OneNote desktop you’ll have noticed the inconsistency with which tags have been implemented between the two platforms. Let’s take a look at some of the differences between the two you need to keep in mind. Custom tags The desktop version of OneNote supports custom tags (creating your…

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How well does OneNote work on a Chromebook?

Follow up article – Living with OneNote on a Chromebook I’ve been an avid Chromebook user since they were released. I carry with me an Asus Chromebook every day and use it more frequently than even my full Windows laptop. As a OneNote user it was important to find out how well I could take…

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Sections, Section Groups, and Notebooks in OneNote

There’s a lot of interest around when is it right to use a section, section group, or notebook in OneNote to organize your information. I’ll admit it can be very confusing so here’s some rules of thumb I follow when managing my own. Notebooks Use when you’re likely to need to share content. Allows you…

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