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OneNote 2010 Essential Training
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Adding a background graphic


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OneNote 2010 Essential Training

with David Rivers

Video: Adding a background graphic

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.
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  1. 2m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 21s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 5s
  2. 30m 27s
    1. What is OneNote?
      6m 20s
    2. Launching OneNote and touring the interface
      6m 55s
    3. Opening, closing, and saving notebooks
      4m 29s
    4. Creating new notebooks
      2m 4s
    5. Creating, moving, and deleting sections and pages
      4m 47s
    6. Working with sub-pages
      3m 51s
    7. Creating a note on a page
      2m 1s
  3. 34m 10s
    1. Working with unfiled notes
      4m 12s
    2. Copying and pasting content
      4m 14s
    3. Adding screen clippings
      2m 34s
    4. Adding audio and video files
      5m 24s
    5. Adding pictures
      3m 1s
    6. Recording audio and video
      4m 25s
    7. Adding files
      1m 45s
    8. Adding math equations to notes
      4m 14s
    9. Sending to OneNote
      4m 21s
  4. 17m 17s
    1. Formatting text
      3m 49s
    2. Using styles from the quick gallery
      2m 14s
    3. Using bullets and numbering
      4m 8s
    4. Checking spelling
      7m 6s
  5. 29m 51s
    1. Organizing the user interface
      5m 20s
    2. Creating new windows
      2m 33s
    3. Searching a notebook
      3m 39s
    4. Creating links to pages with wiki linking
      2m 42s
    5. Tagging notes
      7m 40s
    6. Working with sections
      4m 26s
    7. Using section groups
      3m 31s
  6. 8m 14s
    1. Inserting Outlook meetings
      2m 38s
    2. Sending page information by email
      1m 39s
    3. Working with Outlook tasks
      3m 57s
  7. 15m 19s
    1. Creating a table
      3m 47s
    2. Working with rows and columns
      3m 21s
    3. Formatting tables and data
      5m 45s
    4. Moving tables and data
      2m 26s
  8. 11m 53s
    1. Working in Pen mode
      5m 29s
    2. Manipulating written notes and drawings
      4m 39s
    3. Converting handwriting to type
      1m 45s
  9. 12m 18s
    1. Using templates
      5m 44s
    2. Saving as a template
      2m 52s
    3. Choosing a default template
      3m 42s
  10. 10m 47s
    1. Setting paper size and margins
      4m 46s
    2. Changing page background options
      2m 53s
    3. Adding a background graphic
      3m 8s
  11. 8m 15s
    1. Printing notes and selections
      4m 57s
    2. Modifying print options
      3m 18s
  12. 27m 48s
    1. Saving to other formats
      4m 20s
    2. Saving OneNote content to PDF or XPS
      4m 19s
    3. Creating a shared notebook
      4m 24s
    4. Inviting others and syncing notebooks
      4m 18s
    5. Sending pages in various formats
      3m 1s
    6. Sharing notebooks on the web
      7m 26s
  13. 10m 5s
    1. Knowing who wrote what with author indicators
      3m 27s
    2. Locating newly added content with highlighting
      3m 2s
    3. Seeing past versions quickly with versioning
      3m 36s
  14. 13m 8s
    1. Automatically linking your notes to what you're viewing
      6m 22s
    2. Using the Research pane
      3m 54s
    3. Translating text with the Mini Translator
      2m 52s
  15. 18m 2s
    1. Setting display options
      6m 27s
    2. Changing email options
      4m 37s
    3. Protecting passwords
      4m 1s
    4. Setting backup options
      2m 57s
  16. 18s
    1. Goodbye
      18s

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OneNote 2010 Essential Training
4h 10m Beginner Jun 29, 2010

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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.

Topics include:
  • Adding content to notes, including screen clippings, images, audio, and video
  • Searching notebooks
  • Tagging notes
  • Organizing information in notebook sections
  • Working with Outlook events and tasks
  • Creating tables
  • Converting handwriting to typed text
  • Using templates
  • Printing notes and selections
  • Sharing and syncing notebooks
Subjects:
Business Productivity Note Taking
Software:
OneNote
Author:
David Rivers

Adding a background graphic

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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