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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 feature that's new to OneNote 2010 is the ability to create links on your pages to other notebooks, or other sections and other pages in a notebook. It's called Wiki Linking. You can see that if we open up our Personal2 notebook here, and click the Bird Watching tab, selecting the very top page, Local Birds on Record, we have a number of items here that appear as links. That's because Wiki Linking has been applied here. For example, if we want to go directly to the Loons page we can click it here in the list, and this is just a bulleted list where the text has been setup as a link.
So if we click Loons, we're taken directly to the Loons page. Let's click the Local Birds on Record page to go back there. You'll notice one of them has a dotted underline. It's highlighted. That's because that page has nothing on it. So, you can easily see links that take you to empty pages. If we click Chickadee, it takes us to the page. There is nothing there. If we click anywhere on the page and start to type a note, so that we do have content, let's just enter something here. There we go.
Now we've got some content. If we go back to that page, Local Birds on Record, you'll notice now that it's got a solid underline. One of these items doesn't have anything. So we're going to set up a link. Look at the Woodpecker here. If we go to the Woodpecker page, which we can, the Pileated Woodpecker, there is actually something there. There is some text, and we've even got some video. So let's go back to our original page, and select the text for Woodpecker. You can double-click or click and drag. Now it's time to create the link and we do that from the Insert tab on the Ribbon.
Click the Insert tab and then click Links. Now here is where we can set up all kinds of links. It could be a link to a Web Address where we could type it in right here, or it could be to another file, another document we can browse to. But the new part is the ability to come down here and pick a location in OneNote. So it could be another notebook or it could be the same notebook and a different section or page. In this case, we want to go to the Bird Watching page. Double-click the Expand sign here, the symbol for expanding our section.
We'll go down to the Pileated Woodpecker page. Click once to select it. Then click OK. You can see what happens. It's highlighted. That means that it's a new link and it also means, because it's underlined with a solid underline, there is content there. When we click, we're taken directly to the page. It's as simple as that to set up something known as Wiki Linking or Wiki Style Linking here in OneNote 2010.
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