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Double click to select all sub-pages in OneNote

Double click to select all sub-pages in OneNote

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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OneNote Handwriting Search: On Android, iPad in 25 languages!

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

Did you know: Hyperlink within the same document

This is a brilliant feature. Often unknown. It is really very simple. Hyperlink usually refers to an external file or web page. But it need not. It can also refer to a part of the current document – provided we can identify the parts. This humble icon packs so much power – we have no idea what we have been missing. I myself learnt so much WHILE writing this article!

Hyperlink story

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Shared OneNote: Worried about who has edited what?

Shared OneNote

Shared OneNote notebook is a very effective method of working in a team and keeping everyone informed – without sending a single mail. However, I have noticed that people are worried about sharing a notebook where everyone can edit everything – and potentially overwrite what you have written.

Don’t worry! OneNote has thought of this issue and it provides extensive solution to this issue of tracking changes and audit trail.  Estimated reading time 7 min.

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