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[ADDITION] OneNote PRINTING HELP: To the end of this post I’ve added instructions on how to PRINT OneNote items from OneNote 2010 (other versions may differ).
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OneNote is now available for Windows, Apple, and Android devices.
I have created a OneNote binder tailored for academic researchers and writers. The video below previews it. Once downloaded, you can customize and tweak it as you wish.
OneNote is a powerful, robust tool because OneNote mirrors the layout of a physical binder of notebooks, syncs across computers via SkyDrive/OneDrive, and allows for such features as:
- Automatic versioning of OneNote pages
- Tagging of content in OneNote (including creation of custom tags) and searching by tags
- Password protecting of tabs and sections
- Dragging-and-dropping into OneNote
- Adding screen clippings to OneNote
- Printing to OneNote via the OneNote printer
- Deep searching across notebooks, in one notebook, or in one section (including Boolean searching and use of quotation marks to search for exact wording)
- Searching for words in audio and video notes/content
- Inking (handwriting)
- Handwriting to text conversion
- Nesting of notebook sections groups
- Nesting of subpages under pages, with the ability to collapse and expand subpages
- Notebook sharing and real-time collaboration with others
- File attachment
- Page templates
- Docking to desktop
- And more . . .
The learning curve is not bad, and OneNote can become even more powerful for users who read about how to use OneNote, view video tutorials, learn keyboard shortcuts, and add in OneNote add-ins of choice.
One of the best introductory videos about OneNote that I’ve encountered is the YouTube video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuTBdonbYZo. If you already know the basics of OneNote, you might advance to about time stamp 17:44 of the YouTube video for some of the more advanced features and tips.
I’m pairing OneNote with my Livescribe Pulse pen (see this video to get the gist), my Windows laptop (see this video to see OneNote paired with a tablet), and my Windows Nokia Lumia 1020 smart phone to work smart, especially in terms of going “analog” more often when it’s more prudent to hand-write than to work on the computer. See this post and this video and even parts of this wonderful book for more about the importance of balancing analog versus digital working modes for learning and creative/academic work.
OneNote is an application to consider among options such as EverNote and Devonthink. Some people use OneNote in conjunction with EverNote or Devonthink, while others replace EverNote or Devonthink with OneNote. It is helpful to search the internet and read blogs and comments about the differences between OneNote and other similar programs and about different ways of using OneNote in conjunction with other programs.
Trying to figure out how to print an entire section or particular pages in a section from OneNote 2010?
- Click on the desired section tab. Look at the list of pages down the right-hand column.
- Select the pages you want to print, while holding down the
- the CONTROL KEY to select individual pages one at a time or
- the SHIFT KEY to select the first and last page you want . . .which will THEN result in selecting the first page you clicked, the last page your clicked, and all pages in between.
- Click on “File” at the very top of the OneNote program. Then click on “Print.”
- Click on “Print Preview” to format things or scroll through what will be printed . . . and/or click “Print” to print.
- IMPORTANT: If you need a PDF printer, install the free program CutePDF Writer onto your computer, and you will now have a PDF printer installed as an option for printing any time you print any document.
I hope that helps!