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Digital Notes with Microsoft OneNote 2010

OneNote is an idea processor, a digital notebook, and an information organizer -- sort of like an "elephant" - it remembers everything! Many people find OneNote indispensable once they start using it and we hope you will too!

OneNote now comes with the Office 2010 suite so you probably already have it - why not learn how to use it? Since OneNote integrates particularly well with Outlook 2010 it may just be the most useful application on your computer!

You can quickly organize your lesson plans, or capture meeting notes, brainstorming sessions, ideas and thoughts, audio from discussions, video from interviews, diagrams and other things using the keyboard, the pen on a Tablet PC, or the audio/video recording capabilities in OneNote.

You can also gather clippings from the Web, capture and store e-mail messages directly from Outlook, collect miscellaneous materials for projects and classes, files, pictures, and much more and store all of this information in one place! Once you've gathered all of this information, it's easy to search and find it again -- you can even find text within pictures and audio recordings!

Collaboration with others is easy using a "shared notebook" all can edit in real-time or even off-line when not connected to the shared network. A shared notebook is a great way to see what information group members have gathered, what files and notes are available as sources, and what action items remain to work on.

Here's what we'll cover in class:

  • Creating new Notebooks, then creating sections and pages within your notebooks to organize your information your way!
  • Using Drag and Drop techniques to quickly reorganize your notebooks
  • Taking notes of many types and pasting pictures into your notes
  • Searching notes for typed text, handwritten notes, and text inside pictures or audio/video content
  • Making simple diagrams using the Drawing Toolbar
  • Capturing screen shots of any part of your computer screen
  • Using tags to easily find important items and customizing these tags to fit your needs
  • Using shared notebooks
  • Gathering information from the Web - OneNote automatically inserts the URL to the Web page and the date/time the information was copied
  • Inserting full-color, searchable printouts of any file type your computer can print into OneNote
  • Embedding any kind of file in your notes
  • Capturing email directly from Outlook
  • Creating/managing Outlook Tasks from OneNote
  • Audio and video recording using OneNote

Prerequisites: Good working knowledge of the Windows operating system.


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Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:11:04 AM