Tip of the Moment 

Planning to do a lot of audio recording in OneNote? It's worth it to invest in a decent external microphone. This is the one I have.

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OneNoteMicrosoft OneNote is Microsoft's free-form note-taking software.  Need to collect your thoughts, do web research, record a meeting, insert drawings, tables, images or more? OneNote is your tool.

 This site will offer tips, tricks and resources for getting the most out of OneNote.

 

cloudHQ Integrates OneNote with Salesforce (and more)

It's great to see the OneNote API getting some love as ISVs extend OneNote into other platforms. cloudHQ has extended it into the Salesforce CRM platform, Dropbox and more. If that interests you, click here to read more.

 

10 Tips & Tricks That Will Make You a OneNote Ninja

Some great tips here. My wife and I share our grocery lists in OneNote via our computers and mobile phones - when we're  in the store a couple of taps on our mobile gives us immediate access to our grocery list - and it updates in almost real time so it's always current.

With the Excel embedding it's important to remember that OneNote is going to have it's own copy of the Excel file. So if you embed a workbook from your file system you can't update the original Excel file and expect to see those changes in OneNote. You'll need to edit from OneNote.

See the whole list of tips here...

 

5 Tips for Using OneNote as Your To-Do List

Good article from MakeUseOf about using OneNote as a To-Do List. I especially like the suggestion of using Docked View (which I use extensively) to keep your To-Do list on the screen while you work.

With their first tip about keyboard shortcuts for checkboxes do keep in mind those keyboard shortcuts can change. CTRL+1 is not always the checkbox if you've re-ordered your OneNote tags or added custom tags above it, for example. Read the article here...

 

How Do I Restore the "Send to OneNote" tool?

User disabled the Send to OneNote tool so that it wouldn't start with OneNote each time. Now they've had second thoughts and want to turn it back on. The easy solution...

 

5 Ways to Use OneNote at Work

Short article from Lifehack.org (undoubtedly to be confused with Lifehacker) with a few basic ideas on why you should be using OneNote to be more productive on the job.

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Audio Recording Comes to OneNote for Mac!

The Mac client for Microsoft OneNote was released about a year ago and it has gradually gained features that are popular in the Windows version. Now Microsoft has updated the Mac version to include audio recording capability. This allows you to record (assuming you legally can in your jurisdiction) a meeting, phone call or even just record notes to yourself via audio if you like.

For more on this feature here's the article over at Microsoft's Office Blogs.

OneNote Tip: Multiple Levels of Undo

John Guin from the Microsoft Test team blogged an interesting article about how to undo multiple changes at once. Read more...

OneNote 2013

Not your usual preview - this page is going to highlight some of the less-obvious features. Things the other sites might not be mentioning. Read more...

Sharing OneNote Notebooks via SharePoint

A new article highlighting the steps to use SharePoint (including Microsoft Office 365) to share your notebooks with your entire team. Read more...

Using OneNote as a Workshop Planning Tool

Interesting explanation on how one user used OneNote to plan an upcoming event. Read more...

Troubleshooting OneNote Mobile

A new page with tips and tricks for troubleshooting the OneNote Mobile apps on your Android, iPhone or Windows Phone. Read more...

Get More From the Notes You Take Every Day and Everywhere

An interesting article from Stephanie Krieger and Microsoft At Work with tips for taking notes. Read more...

Jenny Hansen's Top Ten OneNote Tips

Nice article listing some of her favorite features of OneNote. Read more...

Microsoft OneNote in One Hour is now available!

Microsoft OneNote in One HourDon't let the title throw you - you don't have to be a lawyer to find useful tips in this book. Clocking in a bit over 100 pages long this book will help get you started using Outlook to take notes, do research, share information with your entire team and just generally be more productive.

Click here for more information!

Is Your OneNote Mobile Suddenly Missing Sections?

They haven't been deleted - just an update on Windows Live caused the mobile device to lose track of them. Reset Office on your mobile device and it will resync. Note: If you have any files that ONLY exist on the phone this process will wipe those out so be sure to sync or backup those files (maybe e-mail them to yourself) first.  Read more...

Are Your Notes a Little Loose?

This tip tells you how you can easily tighten them up and remove excess space on the page. Read More...

Using Templates in OneNote

Interested in using or creating standardized pages that you can use over and over in OneNote? Read here for more...

Frequently Asked Questions - OneDrive and OneNote

A new article we're just getting started with some questions and answers about OneDrive and OneNote.  Read More...

From the TwitterSphere...

"Opening the same OneNote in 2 computers is like "Crossing the Streams" for Live Mesh. I have like 80 copies of the same 4 OneNote pages now"

Yep, that's why you want to use OneDrive to sync your OneNote notebooks across the "Cloud" instead of Live Mesh (or Dropbox).

Check out our new OneNote FAQ!

Frequently asked questions for OneNote....Read More...

OneDrive, OneNote and IE9

Having problems opening your OneNote notebooks from OneDrive using Internet Explorer 9?  This article may help.  Read more...

Using OneNote Side Notes

Need to quickly jot something down? Windows Key + N will give you the canvas for your notes of art.

Effective Use of Hyperlinks in OneNote

Creating hyperlinks to other notes in OneNote, to files in your system and to useful web content is a powerful way to supercharge your notes. Read more...

Sticking Your OneNote Search

Finding your notes is a fundamental part of having notes. This article helps you have a little better search experience. Read More...

How to Print Just One Page in OneNote

Sometimes OneNote makes it a little tricky to get just the notes you want onto paper. Here's how.  Read More...

Shopping with Microsoft OneNote

A nifty article in which Chris Bryant explains how he uses OneNote to shop for consumer electronics.  Read More...

Inserted Printouts Not Searchable?

A bug in OneNote 2010 sometimes causes documents you print to OneNote to not be OCR'd and indexed for searching. This article explains how to work around that problem. Read More...

8 Essential Microsoft OneNote Tips

From TechRadar UK....Read More...

How Do I Customize Styles in OneNote?

Well, you might not like this answer...

Now You're Cooking With OneNote!

An article on how to use OneNote to manage your recipes and grocery shopping lists.

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Do You Symbaloo?

The folks at Symbaloo have put together an interesting mashup of sites relating to Microsoft OneNote 2010.  Check it out...

Question of the Moment

I tried to convert a OneNote 2010 format notebook to 2007 format and now some of my images have been replaced with white pages with red "x"s on them.  What happened!?

OneNote 2010 uses XPS to insert printouts and when you try to downgrade the notebook to 2007 format it has to generate images for those printouts. Occasionally that process apparently fails.  Stay tuned, the OneNote team is looking into it.

Question of the Moment Archive

Article of the Moment

"Easy note-taking while reading presentations" - A blog entry about using OneNote and PowerPoint together by OneNote PM Alex Simmons.

 

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