Paste as text is a simple yet useful thing. If you copy paste from anywhere into OneNote it takes a little longer than usual, especially if it is from a browser page. It also shows progress bars like Contacting the server. In addition, OneNote automatically pastes the URL of the web page at the bottom of the content pasted.
In most cases this is a good thing. But in some cases, you KNOW that you just want to paste as text. In such cases, you have to click Home tab – Paste Special and choose Keep Text Only. If you need this option often, you cannot add it to QAT. Adding the entire dropdown to the QAT defeats the purpose. It still remains a two click operation. But of course, there is a solution.
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This is a list of articles about Office 365 Groups. Managing teamwork becomes extremely easy and intuitive if you use Groups. These articles explain the details of how to create, use and manage groups. Remember that groups can be used with external parties like consultants, marketing agencies, vendors, suppliers, etc.
This list will be updated as more articles are added.
- Office 365 Groups
- Modern Teamwork using Office 365 Groups – Quick Introduction (5 minute video)
- Office 365 Groups: Automatic Sync between personal and group calendar
- Office 365 Groups: Practical Usage Guidelines
- Office 365 Groups vs. Team Sites
more articles coming soon…
Office 365 has a very useful feature called Groups. In this article, I will explain how Groups can help us work in teams more efficiently than ever before. It is a great example of integration across Office 365 products.
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Capture important moments while conference videos, eLearning, etc. using a powerful OneNote shortcut. These could be specific slides / demos / whiteboard content. Find out how to do it.
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Chances are – you have seen it while printing documents. But of course, you did not know what it is – so you never clicked on it. It is a very powerful feature of OneNote. Here is how to use it – why to use it and how to use it properly. (Reading time 7 min)
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Double click to select all sub-pages in OneNote
OneNote can have pages and sub-pages. Multiple sub-pages can be selected quickly by double clicking on the Main Page. If the main page is not the currently selected one, triple-click on the main page. (First click is for selecting the page and remaining two clicks are for selecting sub-pages. That makes it a total of 3 clicks!). Notice that you can also collapse and expand sub-pages.
Sub-pages are useful for managing sub-topics to main topics. It is also useful in case of recurring meetings with the same customer or similar topic. In case of students, sub-pages can also be used for assignments associated with specific lectures.
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This works for all Office products. When things go wrong or the application starts very slowly, or gets hung while starting or misbehaves in any way, it is worth trying starting it in SAFE mode. How do you do that? Simple.
Press CTRL key while clicking on the Office Application Icon. It will ask you if you want Safe mode. Choose Yes.
Another method is to use a command-line switch – more useful to techies. Press Windows Key and R. The run dialog opens. Write the application name followed by /safe and press Enter. For example:
Here are the exact application names for all products:
winword, excel, powerpnt, outlook, mspub, msaccess, onenote
It opens the application with no customization. All your custom settings are replaced with default settings. No add-ins are loaded. This usually makes the application start very quickly. And now you can troubleshoot which item or setting is causing the problem.
Starting in safe mode is NOT a permanent solution. It is usually the first step in troubleshooting causes of application instability or crashes.
OneNote is going from strength to strength – that too across all kinds of devices. Many of us have handwritten notes. Handwriting search was limited to notes viewed on PC / Windows Tablets earlier. Now it is available on Android and iPad as well.
The only pre-requisite is that the content (the OneNote Notebook) must be stored on OneDrive. If you already have handwritten notes, those will be searchable immediately. If you have actually captured notes just now using Android or iPad, (of course you need a stylus for this), you need to wait for few minutes for the notes to be made searchable.
Try it out. It is amazing.
One Precaution: Make sure you take the notes horizontally. If these are tangential or angled, the recognition is not very effective.
Also remember that the processing of handwriting happens on the OneDrive server. Therefore, you need internet connection for this kind of search to be available.
Read this article to know more about using handwriting in OneNote.
Writing notes in OneNote: Practical Guidelines
When you use OneNote across devices, synchronization happens automatically. In some cases, there are conflicting changes which OneNote cannot handle. In this case, it shows a conflict warning. Learn how to resolve these OneNote sync conflicts. (Reading time 4 minutes)
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If you use OneNote extensively, it will soon have lots of content. Linking to that OneNote content from other applications is a frequent need. Here is how you do it…
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