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My Strategy to Switch from OneNote 2016 to OneNote for Windows 10

April 28, 2018

This post is inspired by an inspiring tweet from Craig McBain (@CVSTech) where he shared a big step he took recently to use OneNote 2016 less, and the OneNote for Windows 10 App more. What He Did: “unpinning OneNote 2016 from my taskbar and pinning the OneNote app” It is a big step, and a great idea! I Read More

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Using the Recipe Option in the OneNote Web Clipper

March 18, 2018

I am amazed how tools that I use every day continue to provide surprises. I stumbled upon one the other day when using the OneNote Web Clipper. The OneNote Web Clipper extension for the Chrome browser is a huge time saver that makes collecting and organizing research easy. I find the Clip to OneNote interface simple Read More

OneNote 2016 Clear All Formatting button in the right click menu hidden in styles button

How to Clear Formatting in Text Using the Mini Toolbar Menu in OneNote 2016

March 15, 2018

I have whined about the absence of the Clear Formatting button in the Mini Toolbar in Microsoft OneNote 2016 for years. Turns out it’s been there all along. Yeah, that’s right. I stumbled upon my favourite pink eraser command button with the same grace as an adult tripping over their untied shoes. If you click Read More

Video: Quickly Create a Days of the Month Table in OneNote using Excel

March 13, 2018

A video is worth a thousand screenshots. So I’ve created a short video (2:25) to compliment the previous post on How to Use AutoFill in Excel to Quickly Create a Bullet Journal Layout in OneNote. The video below shows how to use the AutoFill feature in Excel to quickly create a table that shows the days of Read More

How to Use AutoFill in Excel to Quickly Create a Bullet Journal Layout in OneNote

March 13, 2018

One tip that I’ve found very useful for building bullet journal templates in OneNote is to use the AutoFill Series feature in Excel 2016. It works well for both dates and months, and when you copy/paste it into OneNote the table formatting is preserved. Here’s a screenshot to illustrate what copying from Excel into OneNote Read More

OneNote for Bullet Journaling

March 12, 2018

I recently joined a OneNote Bullet Journal Facebook group. Despite being called “the analog system for the digital age” by the registered trademark website, this group is taking the “customizable and forgiving organization system” to the digital platform. I’m really looking forward to experimenting with different page layouts to capture and record various types of information Read More

How to Use OneNote to Achieve Inbox Zero

November 25, 2017

Nothing makes me crankier than an inbox full of emails sitting there nagging at me to attend to them. In the near future I will be sharing a more detailed version of the story of how I change my outlook on email and achieved inbox zero using OneNote. It was a painful process that took Read More

How to Sort Pages Alphabetically in OneNote

May 31, 2017

Question:  “Is there a way to sort pages within a section in a Microsoft OneNote Notebook other than manually dragging and dropping?” Use Case: A person has one OneNote Notebook to store recipes. Every page is a recipe. They sort their recipes alphabetically from A to Z. When they add new recipes to the Recipes Notebook (by scanning in recipes Read More

Organizing Pages in a Section in Microsoft OneNote

May 9, 2017

When you start to use Microsoft OneNote to store all of your notes, the number of pages in a Notebook can become overwhelming. Visual clutter has a negative effect on my brain. I compare it to having 16 tabs open in an internet browser. It’s hard to focus. After a while you start looking for ways Read More

OneNote Tools – Add-ins and Extras

March 20, 2017

[UPDATE: May 5, 2017 – There’s now an easier way to get Office Lens on your device. I’ve updated the links below. Kudos to Marjolein at @OneNoteC for the tip! – KM]   After you’ve been using OneNote as a new user for a while, you may encounter a few scenarios where add-ins and extras will come Read More

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