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Manipulating written notes and drawings

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Video: Manipulating written notes and drawings

When working in Pen Mode here in OneNote 2010, especially if you're new to it, odds are pretty good you're going to have to make some modifications to your drawings, even your handwriting, if it doesn't turn out perfectly the first time. So we're going to talk about some options, some tools in Pen Mode for manipulating your drawings and your writing. We're still working with our TwoTrees7 notebook in the AGM section here in the Room Setup page. And we're in Pen Mode, so we've got this little dot that's following us around with our pen or if you're using your mouse, it can be in Pen Mode as well. But let's just switch over to the Select & Type Mode.

Manipulating written notes and drawings

When working in Pen Mode here in OneNote 2010, especially if you're new to it, odds are pretty good you're going to have to make some modifications to your drawings, even your handwriting, if it doesn't turn out perfectly the first time. So we're going to talk about some options, some tools in Pen Mode for manipulating your drawings and your writing. We're still working with our TwoTrees7 notebook in the AGM section here in the Room Setup page. And we're in Pen Mode, so we've got this little dot that's following us around with our pen or if you're using your mouse, it can be in Pen Mode as well. But let's just switch over to the Select & Type Mode.

So up here on the Ribbon in the Draw tab, we'll click Select & Type. This is our default mode. This is where we see our actual I-beam pointer. So as you move around your page, you see the I-beam for selecting and typing text. But we also use it for manipulating text. So if we want to move some of these things around like the last row here, if we need to move it up, we can click and drag. Same thing goes for the handles. We have to be in this mode to be able to change the size. If we click on a shape like our rectangle here, we can make the table a little bit wider by going to those handles.

When you see the double arrow, click and drag with your mouse, as simple as that. And we can move the seats around. Spread them out just a little bit. There we go. Even size them up if we want them to match a little better. So once we're in this mode and even though we're not in Pen Mode, we're working with things that were created in Pen Mode, they're just like objects. And we'll get them all looking nice here. We can also make modifications not just to sizing and moving things around, but if we wanted to change the color for the head seat here for example, we've got Color & Thickness. We'll go there.

Let's just change the color to a nice bright red. So our keynote will be sitting in the red seat, so I can see it's changed color now. Let's just deselect by clicking anywhere outside the selected object. Same thing goes for handwriting. You can see when we click on parts of our handwriting, each of the characters. You can see in this case the capitals at the beginning are separated from the rest of our text. But we can select them if we want to manipulate them, move them around. There are some other options though for selecting, like the Lasso tool.

In this case, if we want all of our name, both beginning and last name, we could go to the Lasso Select. And in this case, we'd just click and drag, encircling both names. And they're both selected like one object, and now we can move this around. So when you move to the border for example or inside anywhere, see the four-sided arrow. You can move it around. You can resize it as well, make it bigger or smaller. And that's how the Lasso Select tool works.

We could do that for example if we wanted to select just the last row. Watch what happens now when we go around the last row here, both sections left and right. You have to encompass the entire object. If we get halfway through a row, notice it doesn't get selected. That's good. It's until we've encompassed the entire object that it's selected. Now we can move the entire last row, over a little bit and back maybe, just like that. Once you've got it in the right spot, you can deselect just by clicking anywhere outside the selected object.

So that's the Lasso Select. What about erasing? Maybe we want to take off a little bit off the edge here of our back row, even some of the other rows. We do have a number of Eraser tools. When you click the drop-down, you've got a Small, Medium and Large Eraser or a Stroke Eraser, which will erase the entire stroke. So let's start with the Medium Eraser. And we'll just come off to the edge here. You can see the size of the Eraser, a little square. And we'll just click and drag over the edge. You can see how it takes off the edge. There we go. So you could do the same thing for any of these, just to smooth them out a little bit.

That looks better. And I'll come down in the middle here and just create a little more space, more of an aisle down the middle, just like that by clicking and dragging. So you could do it with a smaller or bigger eraser, smaller for more detailed areas, or the Stroke Eraser, which will again remove the entire stroke. Let's say we don't want that last row anymore. Click the Stroke Eraser. All I have to do is click once and the entire stoke is removed. Do the same for the other side. And there we go. We're back down to three rows.

So not much really to it. Once you've got the hang of each of these tools for selecting and erasing, you can manipulate any of your objects including handwriting here in OneNote 2010.

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OneNote 2010 Essential Training

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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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