OneNote has a very nice and handy calculator. Start using it NOW.
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The Need for OneNote calculator
OneNote is not Excel. Nor does it aspire to be. But sometimes you want to get some calculations done WHILE you are taking notes or happen to be in OneNote for some other reason.
No need to start Excel or the Calculator. OneNote has a built-in calculator.
Just type the mathematical expression and press equals sign = followed by Spacebar. That’s it. OneNote will calculate it. You can add more calculations if required.
15 * 20 * 90 = <spacebar>
You can continue the calculation further if you want…
This works only in some cases. I have not yet figured out when it works and when it does not. When I do, I will post it here.
Plus, minus, divide ( / forward slash) and multiply (*) are the simple ones.
You can also use x or X for multiplication operations.
But it also supports factorial (!), exponential (^) and percentage (%).
Pi or Phi are also supported – you must add them from Insert Symbol.
As though this was not enough, it supports the following functions:
ABS, ACOS, ASIN, ATAN, COS, DEG, LN, LOG, LOG2, LOG10, MOD, PI, PHI, PMT, RAD, SIN, SQRT, TAN
Don’t like the built-in OneNote Calculator? Just disable it.
For whatever reason, if you don’t want the automatic calculations to happen, you can switch them off from File – Options – Advanced
This is a global setting. It will affect all notebooks.
If you want to stop calculation for only few instances, do NOT use this setting.
If an unwanted calculation happens, just use UNDO.
Come on. Show it off to your friends!
You can also refer to this MSDN article for details.