Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a note on a page, part of OneNote 2007 Essential Training.
Well, this is the chapter where we really begin to use OneNote both to create and gather information in a notebook. In this chapter, we are going to do things like typing our own notes; we will talk about what side notes are and how they work. We will look at screen clippings, adding audio and video, pictures and files. You can even send from other applications directly into OneNote. We will talk about that in this chapter as well. But before we get into any of that, let's start with the basics and that's simply entering a new page and a new note in your notebook.
I have opened up a notebook that we are going to work with here. If you have got the Exercise files, you can follow along by going to the Lesson2 folder and opening up this workbook called UserConf1 2008. So, if you open this one up, you will see we have got four sections; one for meeting notes, one for workshops, one for travel information and we have even got a To Do List section. Under Meeting notes, the first tab, you can see we have actually got one page in here where we took some notes for a meeting that was held on September 2, 2008. There are some minutes down below. So, we are just starting to plan this thing for next March it looks like and we have got our first page in our first section of our notebook.
The first thing we are going to do is add a new page; so easy to do. We just go over here to the right-hand side and we click the New Page button. If I click this New Page button, I get a second page which will appear below my meeting of September 2, 2008 page. But there is another option that you should be aware of, if you click the dropdown next to New Page, you can also create what's called a subpage. The subpage is actually a page that belongs to the current page. In other words, it's like it's nested inside that second page. So, if you want another page all by itself, you would choose New Page; if you want a second page that's part of the current page, you would choose New Subpage. We are going to just click on New Page.
So, here is my second page, it's currently untitled, until I start typing in a title. Untitled page will appear over here along with the date and time that I am creating this page. So, just for the sake of having an extra meeting in here, let's follow the same format as our previous meeting. For this page, we will call it Meeting-Sep. 9, 2008. There we go. Now, when I hit Enter, it's locked in that's the name of my page, you see it over here, now there is a special tab just for that meeting, I currently don't have any notes down below though.
Now, it's time to start typing my first note. So, if I wanted to start typing, I could right here where my flashing insertion point has gone to automatically, but the neat thing about OneNote is it's not like a Word Processor. You are not restricted by page sizes, for example, or location. If I want to type in, though, over here on the right-hand side, I just click, click anywhere on the blank page and you will see your insertion point move there, you are ready to start typing your first note. Of course, notes can be moved around and organized and sized a little later on. If you have got multiple notes on a single page, no problem. In fact, as we move through the lessons in this chapter, you will find we have got all kinds of different objects on our page. So, it is easy to move them around and stay organized at any time. So, I am just going to click down here, not quite in the center but down below my title for Meeting-Sep. 9, 2008 and I am just going to type in my first note.
All I do is start typing. Now, you can type whatever you like here, I am just going to type in, Chateau Laurier is the primary candidate for UC venue, I am going to hit Enter, I will move down to a second line. You can see there is a frame that's being drawn around my note as I type. I am just going to type in, Multiple Ballrooms available, and I am going to hit Enter one more time, just add a third line here for this particular note. Let's have one more line, Central location. Perfect! So, that is our first note, we have typed in our lines, you can see the frame around the outside stretched to accommodate the longest line of my notes. But of course, I can move this around or since I move to the top area, you can see a four-sided arrow will appear meaning I can click and drag if I want to move this over maybe up a little bit. If I want to size this down, I can go to the right-hand side, for example, when I see the double arrow, I can squish it down, everything will wrap around for me or I can stretch it out if I want it to. I am going to move it in just a little bit like so. And watch what happens when I click outside the note now. There we go, the frame disappears and all I am left with is the text that I type and of course, I am ready to start typing another note here because I clicked on that empty spot on my page.
As I move my mouse over the note, you will see that the frame reappears just to give me an idea where that frame is if I need to resize it or move it again; very simple stuff. When I am done, just click outside the note to see the end result. So, that's all there is to adding a note, let's go back to the first page now, Meeting-Sep. 2 and just like I did on the second page if I wanted to add an additional note here, I can click down here and start typing.
So, adding notes yourself using your keyboard, very simple. Click and type. Now, there is another type of note you should be aware of. In the next lesson, we are going to talk about side notes and how to work with them.
- Creating and formatting tables
- Adding clippings, audio files, and images to a note
- Protecting notes and notebooks with passwords
- Sharing notebooks and notes with live changes
- Personalizing notes with templates
- Synchronizing notebooks and their content
Skill Level Beginner
Q: The “Send to OneNote” feature does not appear to work on my computer. What could be causing this issue?
A: The "Send to OneNote" feature is only available to 32-bit Windows users. Microsoft has not released a 64-bit driver for this feature. For a workaround, see the solution here: <a href="http://onenoteprintdriver.blogspot.com/" target="blank">http://onenoteprintdriver.blogspot.com/</a>