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Seeing all your notes with automatic text wrapping

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This next new feature of OneNote 2010 is by no means the biggest and brightest of the new features, but it does eliminate a certain annoyance that would crop up every now and again in the previous versions of OneNote. It's called Automatic Text Wrapping. We're going to use our Conference1 notebook in the Weekly Meetings section and we're on the Meeting page for September 2nd here. This is an example of a page with a single note. If we're to click inside that note and continue typing, we have the full width of the page here, but on occasion you may want to restore down the window so that it doesn't take up your full screen.

Seeing all your notes with automatic text wrapping

This next new feature of OneNote 2010 is by no means the biggest and brightest of the new features, but it does eliminate a certain annoyance that would crop up every now and again in the previous versions of OneNote. It's called Automatic Text Wrapping. We're going to use our Conference1 notebook in the Weekly Meetings section and we're on the Meeting page for September 2nd here. This is an example of a page with a single note. If we're to click inside that note and continue typing, we have the full width of the page here, but on occasion you may want to restore down the window so that it doesn't take up your full screen.

For example, if you're researching, you want to look at something else, another document or browse the Web for example. So let's test this out. When we go up to the top-right corner and click the Restore Down button, you'll notice what happens. Because there's a single note on the page, it automatically displays all of the contents and you can see it's wrapped around for you automatically, so you don't have to use the scroll bar at the bottom of the window to scroll over and be able to read your content. Now this is very handy, if you had something else going over here on the other side of your screen.

Let's just maximize this window again and try one of the new features that we've already talked about, the Dock View. Right up on the Quick Access toolbar you can click Dock to Desktop and this is ideal for researching for example, so that you could link what you're working on to what you're looking at. Let's say we had a browser opened for example, and we want to link to the contents of our web browser. Notice what happens to the note itself. All of the text is visible. Automatically, because there's only one note on this page, the text is wrapped around so we can only see all of its contents.

Let's change our Docked View back to Normal View by clicking the same button, that Dock to our Desktop. Now, if we have a page that has a multiple notes or other content, this won't work. Let's just try it out. We'll go to the Travel section here for example. Now we've got two notes and this one down below is probably going to need to wrap around. Let's see if it does if we go to our Dock to Desktop View. Click that same button. Ctrl+Alt+D by the way is the shortcut, and you'll notice that things are getting cut off down here and that's because we've got more than one note.

So the new feature only works for pages where you've got a single note on the page, but it was an annoyance that has been eliminated because of Automatic Text Wrapping.

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