By using shortcuts, you learn how to quickly create sections, a group of sections, pages, and subpages. By organizing notes with these sections and page layouts, you can focus on relevant information and keep like ideas together.
- [Instructor] With every new notebook created, you get one section and one untitled page. How you set it up after that is left to your imagination. I'm going to show you shortcuts to give your notebook structure quickly. Let's start with sections. The plus sign that you see to the right of any existing sections of course allows you to create a new section. But, instead, let's actually use a keyboard shortcut for this. Okay, now that we have a new section created, you'll see that we need to give that section a title.
Let's call this our quarterly reports. There we go. What if we have to focus on a group of sections? Well, we can actually create what's known as group sections. To do this, we need to right-click on an existing section and from the menu select new section group. Now, you'll notice that this is called out a little bit differently than all the other sections that are in this notebook. We need to give it a name, of course it's highlighted indicating that, so let's call this locations. Now, to take a look at this group section, we're going to go ahead and click right over that.
Now, all of the other sections that were there and pages have disappeared. They're still there, we're just focusing on this specific set of sections. Now, there's no content yet, obviously, we need to go ahead and add that. We'll use the plus sign to create a new section, and we do have the plus sign over to the right to create pages within each of these sections. Now, once you're done setting up your content or viewing your content in this grouped area, to get back to all of those other sections of the notebook, we'll use that green arrow that we see just to the left of that section.
That's going to navigate us back to the parent level, which is showing us all of the sections and pages as well as that new group section called locations. Let's focus on pages and sub-pages next. With the new quarterly reports section that we just created, let's add a new page. Since this page already exists, let's go ahead and title this quarter one. Great, now let's make a new page, and we're going to call this new page January. Now, we may want to actually organize this by quarter one, two, three, and four.
We're going to focus on quarter one, and since we already have one of the months that are contained within that quarter listed as a page, let's actually group these together or nest these together. We're going to do that by right-clicking on the page that we'd like to turn into a sub-page. We're going to go ahead and find make sub-page from that menu. Notice the January page is now indented. If we hover the mouse over quarter one, you'll notice there's a carrot over here to the right. It's what looks like an up arrow. By clicking on this, we collapse down to just the top level, quarter one.
If we need to focus on those specific months within that quarter, we can click that dropdown arrow again and go to the pages that are created. I hope these shortcuts help you get your notes organized.
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- Converting handwritten text to typed text
- Converting hand-drawn shapes to polished symmetrical shapes
- Importing content from other apps
- Sharing notes in a Skype for Business meeting
- Marking up web pages and saving to a notebook