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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.
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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