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OneNote 2010 Essential Training

Formatting text


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OneNote 2010 Essential Training

with David Rivers

Video: Formatting text

Well, it's one thing to get content into a notebook here in OneNote 2010. It's another thing to make it look good. So, we're going to focus now on formatting text. We're going to start with our Office1 notebook, and you can see I'm in the Recipes section here with the Red Pepper Marinade recipe selected in my page tabs on the right-hand side. Here we have some very plain text and we're going to start with the title. When we click up here at the top in the title, we can actually see some of the settings. For example, if we look up here on the Ribbon under Basic Text, you can see the font that's being used, you can see the size, and if any of these attributes had been applied, they would appear selected.
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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

Formatting text

Well, it's one thing to get content into a notebook here in OneNote 2010. It's another thing to make it look good. So, we're going to focus now on formatting text. We're going to start with our Office1 notebook, and you can see I'm in the Recipes section here with the Red Pepper Marinade recipe selected in my page tabs on the right-hand side. Here we have some very plain text and we're going to start with the title. When we click up here at the top in the title, we can actually see some of the settings. For example, if we look up here on the Ribbon under Basic Text, you can see the font that's being used, you can see the size, and if any of these attributes had been applied, they would appear selected.

So, let's play around a little bit with this title. First, we'll select the entire title by clicking-and-dragging across the top. Now, with the entire title selected, we can go in here and do things like change up the font. If you want to choose something that stands out a little more, such as Arial Black, for example, you can see that that's a much thicker font. It really stands out. If we click anywhere on the blank page, we can really see the effect. Well, let's go back in here and make some additional adjustments. Click-and-drag over that title and let's go to change the color now.

In the same group on the Ribbon, we can change the font color by clicking the drop-down. You can see Automatic. It's black, but if we want to change it to a nice dark blue, for example, we could go down in the blue column here, choose Dark Blue, and then deselect by clicking anywhere on the page, so you can see the actual effect here. So, that looks pretty good. Let's experiment a little bit more now. We'll go down here inside the recipe itself and just double-click Ingredients. That selects it. Now we could go back up to the Ribbon, but when you select something like we have, you start to see the beginnings of this mini toolbar, and as you move up and over to the right with your mouse, the toolbar becomes accessible.

Notice we can see things like the Font, the Font Size, and there is those attributes as well. We can change to Quick Styles. We'll be talking about that in the next lesson. All kinds of formatting and we've also got some other options for applying flags and tags and so on. But let's just make a simple change here. We're going to bold this and underline it. We can do it all from this mini toolbar. We'll click anywhere in the recipe to deselect that selected text to see the end result a little clearer. Let's try that again over here on the right-hand side with Best Served with.

Even though we haven't added that information, this little title, we could do the exact same thing. Bold, underline, deselect, and that looks pretty good. So, that's some simple formatting. Let's get into the recipe again down below where we have the instructions for combining all ingredients, etcetera. We're going to click-and-drag over each of those lines, so we get the entire group of instructions selected. We're going to try something different now. Let's go up to the styles. Now we do have a Styles group here.

We click this little drop-down button to see all of the various styles. You can see we've got number of Headings. There's one for Page Title, Citations, Quotes, Codes. Normal is probably what's been selected. You can see as we hover over, these are keyboard shortcuts, like Ctrl+Shift+N to go back to Normal. Let's go up to the Citation and we'll select that one with a click, and you can see the end result on our selected text down below. The only thing I don't like about this, I like the effect, but I don't want the size, [00:03:289.15] so we can go right back up to the Ribbon and change the Font Size.

Let's bring it back up to 11 with a click. We'll deselect by clicking outside. There, that adds a little pizzazz to our recipe. So, those are just some of the simple formatting commands when it comes to working with text. In the next lesson, we'll get a little bit deeper into those styles.

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