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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.
One option for gathering content to be placed in an OneNote notebook is to take a screen clipping. That is to capture all or part of another screen on your computer. We're going to work with our TwoTrees notebook here. Let's say for example, we wanted to take something of the Internet and add it to our notebook. The first step is to go find that information. So in Internet Explorer, if you're following along with me, we're going to go to the author page for David Rivers here at lynda.com. We might already have some of this information in our notebook and we want to get the picture, so a piece of the screen in this case.
Well, we go back to OneNote, and go to the appropriate location. In this case, we want the AGM section, Annual General Meeting. We want to go to the Speaker List page. Here we do see we've got some text information on David Rivers. What we don't have is the image. So we're just going to click anywhere above that text, where we want to place the image. You'll see a flashing cursor. Now it's time to insert the screen clipping. To do that, we go up to the Insert tab on the ribbon. You'll see in the Images group something called the Screen Clipping.
Now as you hover over that, you do see a little bit of information. So you can copy part of the screen into OneNote as an image. Notice the keyboard shortcut is Windows and the S. So the Windows function key plus a letter S is the same as clicking this button. Let's do it. You can see it kind of hides our OneNote screen and takes us to what was open in the background. In this case, Internet Explorer with our current page. You can also see this crosshair. Now it's time to click-and-drag over the content you want to capture. In this case, we're going to go to the image, click-and-drag across and down until we get all of the image that we want, and release. So it captures it and it pops it into our flashing cursor location in our Speaker List page here of our AGM section.
You can see it right there it's kind of its own note. But there is added information. It's not just the image. You can see that's there. But down below, we've also got where it came from. So you're going to see the hyperlink that will take you directly to that spot. You'll also see the date and time when it was captured. If you wanted to, you can make some changes like let's size that up a little bit. We don't want it to be too blurry. We'll click anywhere outside just to see the finished product. In this case, we see the image, plus we're going to keep all of the info. If you didn't want the info, no problem, just click inside there.
You can take that information out if you wanted to, click-and-drag, press your Delete key to remove it. Now we've just got the image. It's totally up to you what you keep from that screen clipping.
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