OneNote notes incorporate text and images. In this video learn to insert pictures and images into pages. Leverage locally stored pictures or find images using Online search. This video continues the exploration of the OneNote MOS exam (77-421) objective including: inserting symbols to pages, adding equations, and using the drawing tools. Review modifying drawn objects changing pen and highlight options.
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- [Voiceover] In this video, we continue our exploration of additional content you can add to OneNote. We'll take a look at adding pictures to your OneNote notebook, to give a little visual interest. We'll also work through adding symbols or equations and finally, we'll take a look at using the drawing tools to help you create your own images. For this video, we'll go ahead and use one of the existing office 365 rollout OneNote notebooks that I had created for you earlier.
So to follow along, navigate back to your desktop, open up the exercise files folder, the chapter 3 folder, the folder 03_07, and you'll see the office 365 rollout OneNote notebook folder that's been created. Open the folder and open the notebook by double clicking on the open notebook table of contents file. We'd like to continue to add some additional information to this notebook so let's first add a new section.
To the right of the rollout plans, click on the create new section, and let's call that "Training Bulletins." And off course, we'd like to make our first training bulletin all about OneNote. So let's simply go on to the untitled page that was created when we created the section and call it OneNote training. We'd like to put the OneNote Logo in to this page. So we'll click anywhere in the page where we think we're at least gonna start adding the logo.
Click on your insert ribbon and on your insert ribbon you'll see there's actually a number of different options on how to insert images. We've already seen that you can insert a screen clipping, whether it be from a powerpoint presentation or a word document or part of a web page. You can also insert pictures that you have stored somewhere on your system. If you don't have a picture, you can always use the online picture option. So, if I didn't have a picture, I could click on the online pictures and it's gonna bring me to a Bing image search.
So I could type in "OneNote," press enter and get a whole bunch of different choices for logos. Now fortunately, I've already downloaded a logo for OneNote that I already like. So I'm just gonna go ahead and cancel out of this window. The final choice that you have off course on the insert ribbon in the images group, is to insert an image that you may have scanned. But I'm gonna go back to my pictures choice and again, you're gonna find the picture sitting in the exercise folder that we've created.
So back to your desktop, exercise files, chapter 3, 03_07 and there is a OneNote logo already created for you. Simply click on it to select it, choose insert and there's the OneNote logo that we put out for you. If you'd like to re-size it, click anywhere on the image and there's sizer handles on all four corners plus half way through every one of the sides.
I'd like to make mine a little bit smaller so I'm gonna go to the re-sizer handle in the lower right hand corner, click, pull down my mouse and simply drag it to the upper left hand corner to re-size. Now that I have the image re-sized, I'd like to go ahead and move it a little bit more to the center. I'm gonna click on the image until I can see the container edge and I'll simply drag the entire container and place the picture about in the middle of the page.
I'd like to add another image. I'm gonna click to the left of the image I've already inserted. I'll go back to the pictures choice and I'm gonna choose the head question picture. Now that one gets inserted and as you can see, it's quite large. So again, let's click on the edge of the picture, grab the selector handle and I'm gonna make it uhn, roughly the same size as the logo I've already inserted. And again, I'm just gonna drag it up, so it's about on the same size.
I think it would be neat if I had the same image on the other side of the logo but facing the other direction. So a simple copy paste is gonna work here. I'll select the image, right click and copy it, click sort of where I wanna place it, right click and paste it. And, I'm gonna flip the image so the face looks the other direction. Clicking on the image, I'll right click and in the shortcut menu that appears, I have an option called rotate.
I'll flip it horizontally and now I have the pictures with the faces pointing in both directions. Let's add some text underneath our pictures. So again, because of OneNote, I can click anywhere I want to and start typing and I'll add my text "OneNote Training." With the text selected, now I would like to make it a little bit larger and maybe change the color. So on my home ribbon, I'm gonna go select my font size box and increase the size to 28 and with the text still selected, on the home ribbon in the basic text group, I'll click the font color drop down and none of those colors are really exactly what I'm looking for.
So I'll slide down to the bottom, choose more colors and see if I can get a color that's a little bit closer to the logo I've just inserted. I'll select that color, looks pretty good, choose okay and now my OneNote training text matches the logo. In addition to adding pictures and text to your OneNote pages, you can also add symbols. So, if I'd like to add, for example, the registered trademark symbol after the text "OneNote" I can simply click in the text and on the insert ribbon, choose symbol and there's the registered trademark symbol that I'd like to insert.
So I simply select it and insert the symbol. You know, it might look a little bit better if I made the text a little smaller. So I'm gonna go back, select the symbol I've just inserted and using the mini-toolbar, go ahead and drop that back down to about 14 points. Now it also probably should be super-scripted. On my home ribbon, In the basic text group, I'll click the subscription drop down and choose superscript to go ahead and raise it up a little bit.
Looking pretty good so far. We can also insert equations. Now, for many, you may not use equations all the time in your work but it's nice to know they're there. So on the insert ribbon, I'm gonna go back to the equation choice, pop it open and I'm gonna select the Pythagorean Theorem and there's a Pythagorean Theorem added into my OneNote notebook. When you click in the formula, you get the equation tool's design ribbon and in there's all sorts of symbols, fractions, radicals, brackets, functions that you can use to your heart's content and that meets what you may need OneNote to do for you.
We also can add our own specific drawings. So I'm gonna go ahead and add a new page, and I think I'll just call this my PowerPoint page and I'm gonna go on to the draw ribbon. On the draw ribbon you have a bunch of tools available to you. Off course, by default, OneNote assumes you wish to type, but you also have all sorts of pen tools so, I'm gonna go ahead and choose my dark green pen and when I move my mouse back in, I can just go ahead and start drawing freehand.
In addition to drawing freehand, OneNote gives you a number of different predefined shapes that you can work with. Towards the right hand side of the draw ribbon, I have a shapes' choice and if I click on the more, I can see a number of different shapes that I may wish to work with. I'm gonna go ahead and pick the diamond shape and I'm gonna go back into my screen and just draw. I can now pick a different color, go back and pick a different shape, and draw in that new color.
Now if you're doing a lot of drawing, instead of always having to go back and re-select the shape that you wish to work with, In the more choice, to the right hand side of the shapes, there's something called "Lock drawing mode" and if you lock the drawing mode in, it will keep drawing the shape that you select. So if I pick a circle and draw and then I go back and I click another diamond and draw, it just stays locked into that drawing mode.
Now by default as you create your drawings, everything is snapping to a grid, but if you'd like to go ahead and move them off grid, you can deselect the choice called snap to grid and as you draw, you can place them anywhere that you'd like to. I'm gonna turn off my drawing mode so I can go back and continue to work in my window. All of the tools that you see in the pen and the highlighters are all working off of built in pens and favorite pens.
Clicking the more box to the right hand side opens up the list and you can add other pens to that list as you'd like to. If I decide I'd like to draw in some wide orange I'm gonna select the pen that I wish to work with and, as you can see, when I go back to the more choice, it's still showing up underneath the built in pen. If I'd like to put it up towards the top where my favorite pens are, I simply right click on the pen that I'd like to work with and I choose "Add to favorite pens." And now, if I go back, that pen has taken up that particular slot.
If that's the pen I'd like to use frequently, once I've added it in to my favorite pens, I can right click on it and choose move it up and I can then manipulate where that pen appears in the list. Using the pens allows you to express your own creativity. I'm just hopeful that you have a little bit more artistic ability than I do. off course, if you'd like to start all over again, you can just choose the eraser that appears on the draw ribbon.
Make it either a large eraser, a medium eraser or what's called the stroke eraser and then you can just click on the edge of any of the objects that you've drawn and be able to go ahead and just erase any pieces that you've worked with. Working with images, pictures, symbols helps you actually make OneNote work for you. So, as a quick recap. When we insert pictures, you can choose to select pictures that you find through an online search, work with a scanned image, a picture that you may have already stored locally or you can insert a screen clipping.
You can also work with symbols that you can add to your notes and those could either be symbols or if you work in a mathematical or scientific arena, you can work with equations. And off course, for the drawing tools, you have the ability to work with freehand drawing or shapes. Now, OneNote is also designed to work with tablets and that's why there is such a focus on pens and highlighters. It works with handwriting recognition and you can use your tablet to take your notes quickly and easily.
And off course, you can set your default pens or highlighters by simply manipulating which pen appears first. This video has demonstrated some additional ways to generate more interest in our OneNote information by adding visual elements.
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.
Disclaimer: Microsoft does not produce, provide, or endorse this video training course.
- 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