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In OneNote 2010 Essential Training, instructor David Rivers demonstrates how OneNote can be used to take notes, organize thoughts, do research, and collaborate with others on projects. This course shows how to quickly add rich content to notebooks, format the content with OneNote's new formatting and styles capabilities, organize information to suit individual needs, and retrieve information effectively. It also shows how to take advantage of the robust OneNote 2010 sharing and collaboration features like Outlook integration, change highlighting and page versioning, wiki-style linking, and the OneNote web applications. Exercise files accompany the course.
In OneNote 2010, you can take an image and put it in the background of your page, so that it becomes part of the page and it's not then an image that can be moved around or edited. That's something we will see when we use a template. For example, here on our TwoTrees9 notebook, anywhere in the User Conference section here, you can see we've got this image down the left-hand side. If we go to the Conference Overview, same thing here. If we try to click on that image, we can't. It's not an image that is selectable or changeable. At this point, it's part of the page background.
So, how do we create an image that's part of the background? Let's go to our Recipes section, and we'll just go to the I-L(s) here. By clicking the I-L page, we don't really have anything on this page. We have a sub-page. But on this page, maybe we want to add an image that's going to be part of the background. So, in this case, we'll go up to the Insert tab. We'll choose Picture. There's some olives right there in our 09_03 subfolder. Select that and click Insert.
And now, we have the image sitting here but notice that it's inside a note and that's not really what we want in this case. So, we're going to click the image itself. It's now selected but we still the note border. Let's just drag it down, so it's no longer inside a note and release. And you can see we've still got the handles around the outside, so it's selected. Now, we can size it. Maybe size it down a little bit. Move it to the appropriate location, maybe one in the top-right corner of our page.
Now, to put it in the background so it's part of our page, we simply right-click anywhere on the image and choose Set Picture as Background. When you do that, you can see now it's trying to start a brand-new note up here because that's where we left off. The image itself, if we try to click on it, we can't. We can't select it. We're just creating a new note, every time we click. So, that's how we set it into the background. This might give you a little bit of a hint on how to create your own template. So, if you wanted an image to be part of that template page, just simply add it to the background.
If we want it to remove this or modify it, we'll go back to the image itself, right-click and this time, we'll see a checkmark next to Set Picture as Background because it is part of the background, but when we click Set Picture as Background, it's brought to the foreground. It's no longer a part of the page. So, now you can move it into the right location. Maybe it really belongs over here underneath our title, and we can set it back to the background, maybe size it down just a little bit, right-click, Set Picture as Background, and it's now back to being part of the background and we've got our new notes ready to go.
Again, if you wanted to remove it altogether, you'd first have to right-click the image itself so it's selected. Where it says Set Picture as Background, I'm going to click to deselect it and then press your Delete key with the selected image. It's gone. It's no longer part of the page nor the background. But at any time if there's a graphic image that you want to be part of your page, you can set it to the background, just like we did. You could even take it to the next level and create a template from that page.
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