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OneNote which is considered by many to be the hidden gem of the Office Suite sees a number of changes and enhancements in OneNote 2013. So let's take a look now by launching it and we'll examine the user interface to begin. It continues with this nice, clean, flat look that we see in the other programs in the Office Suite. But one thing you'll notice is, by default, a brand new Notebook appears. It should show your name if you're logged in. I'm logged in to my Windows Live account that's why we see in the top right-hand corner my name.
You'll see your own if you're logged in to your Microsoft account, and that's why you'll see the name of David's Notebook here in the top left-hand corner for me. You should be seeing your own name. If this is your first time launching OneNote, you might be prompted to sign in to your Microsoft account again. And if we look over to the right, a couple of pages, the one we're looking at right now is a little bit of information to help you get started. For example, syncing to SkyDrive, there's a 2-minute video, and as we scroll down, I will show you how to Get Organized, Add pages etcetera.
Now, there's a second page. We can select OneNote Basics to get continued information and it should be enough to help you get started if you'd never used OneNote before. Notice also in the top left-hand corner that the ribbon is by default collapsed. We are seeing the tabs. We see the Home tab, Insert, Draw, etcetera. When we click these tabs, the ribbon does expand temporarily for us. Click back in your page anywhere and you could see it actually collapses revealing content in behind it.
So it's just a way to give you more space, more real estate to work on while working in OneNote on various notebooks, sections and pages. We're going to create a brand new notebook and of course, we go to the File tab to do that. So we'll click File and go down to New. Now from here, you'll see a new default and that is that SkyDrive is the location for creating your new notebooks. Of course, you can create them anywhere on your own computer or if you have, for example, USB drives plugged in, you can select them and browse to them via the Computer option.
Even add those places so they appear on this list going forward. But let's use our own SkyDrive account if you have one. It's free. You have a certain amount of free space. So we'll type in the name of our notebook, our new notebook. We'll call it No Obstacles 2012, and when we click Create Notebook, the new notebook is created in that location. You'll see a prompt where you can, if you want to at this time, invite people to share that notebook. It could be contacts in Outlook. You could type in email addresses or you can just wait to do that later and select Not Now, which is what we are going to do.
And of course, we're going to see our new notebook. We can see the name or title right up here No Obstacles 2012. There's one New Section, it's blank, a new page which is also blank displaying the current date and time. So, all we have to do now is start adding our content and let's go get some content from one of our Microsoft Word documents. So let's just type in Branding here as our page title and then down below is where we're going to insert content that already exists.
That means going to the Insert tab and look at this option here called File Printout. We can take a Word document. Treat it like a document that's going to be printed and the print results will appear here in our notebook and those printouts actually contain texts that we can search through. So let's choose File Printout. Next, we'll navigate to the OneNote folder of your exercise files where you'll see Identity Branding and Style Guide and click Insert. Now, the next thing that's going to happen, you might see Word pop up and that document needs to be open and starts to print.
That's not really going to a printer, it's actually going to our OneNote notebooks like a printout. So we can switch back now to OneNote by clicking the icon on the Task Bar and you'll notice our New Section now has a number of pages, and they appear over here on the right-hand side. So we can go through the pages and see that it's an exact duplicate of our Word document. So we have all of that content now here in our notebook. So, that's just a quick look now at our user interface here in OneNote 2013.
It's a little bit different, but there are some enhanced features to look at, so we'll do that next.
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