Quick Notes are a terrific way to capture text notes on the fly. If OneNote isn’t running, a quick keyboard shortcut runs the Send to OneNote tool. Click New Quick note and start typing to rapidly and efficiently capture any information. The Send to OneNote tool is also just a click away on the View ribbon if OneNote is already running. Quick Notes are automatically saved and stored in the notebook’s Quick Notes section. This video introduces the Send to Quick Note tool and Quick Notes, following the MOS OneNote 2013 exam objectives.
- [Voiceover] We've seen how easy it is to create a OneNote notebook, but what if you need to capture information and don't happen to have OneNote running? That's where something called Quick Notes comes to the rescue. It's a great way of capturing information on the fly, without taking time to open OneNote. And they're much better than sticky notes. Unlike sticky notes, when you close a Quick Notes, it's automatically saved for you. And, if it's a really important note, you can always have it appear on top of any other program you're running at the time.
Maybe you're on a phone call and someone quickly rattles off their email address. We can open a Quick Note to jot down the email address. If we don't have OneNote running, we can create a Quick Note using your Windows key, and the letter N combination. So, I'm just gonna go ahead and press Windows key + N, and right in my Send to OneNote tool, comes up with a choice of a new Quick Note. So I'll click on my new Quick Note. It opens up on top of my screen, and, I can quickly jot down Jane Smith's email address.
Once I'm done jotting down the email address, I can close the Quick Note, and, the great information is, it's been saved for me. If you're in OneNote, you can always get to the Send to OneNote tool directly off of the View ribbon. So I'll simply click on my View ribbon, and there is my Send to OneNote tool, already ready to go. I'll click on my Send to OneNote tool, just like the last time. I'll click on my new Quick Note, and I'll add a note reminding me that I need to call Mary to ask about the new location.
And I'll close my Quick Note. So, where did your Quick Note go? Your Quick Notes are always stored for you at the bottom of the listing of all of your notebooks. In the Office Move Planning notebook that I had created earlier, and, at the very bottom of that list is my Quick Notes. So I have the last Quick Note I took, "Call Mary to ask about the new location," and on my other page, is the information about Jane Smith's email address.
Quick Notes are a great way of capturing all of those wonderful ideas that you have, without having to search for a pen and paper on your desk. So you can use the Windows key + N, and then type an N instead of clicking on Quick Note in the Send to OneNote window that appears. You can also, if you want to remember a slightly longer keyboard shortcut, use your Windows key + Alt + N, to immediately jump into that. Or, the final way we took a look at is if you have OneNote running, click on your View ribbon, and click the Send to OneNote tool.
So we've seen that OneNote is a great way of capturing that information, and I'm sure you'll find it a great timesaver.
The course first explores the MOS certification program and its costs, format, and objectives. Julie then walks through all of the exam objectives in detail. Learn how to create notebooks and add notes, sections, and pages. Find out how to customize and personalize OneNote, including creating templates and configuring OneNote Backstage. Then discover how to organize and find notes, edit text and images, link content between notebooks and from other programs, and share and collaborate with other OneNote users.
There are over a half dozen challenges to test your skills, and a full-length, 50-minute practice test to ensure you're ready for the real exam.
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- Understanding the exam objectives, format, and registration process
- Creating a OneNote notebook
- Capturing information with Quick Notes
- Adding sections and pages to a notebook
- Customizing the notebook style
- Creating templates
- Linking notebooks
- Editing and formatting text and images
- Organizing and finding notes
- Sharing and synchronizing notebooks
- Collaborating with other OneNote users