OneNote works well with a stylus to capture handwritten notes. But did you know that you could convert the Handwritten notes to Tasks? Here is how.
Handwritten notes to Tasks in OneNote
Select the handwritten note (click, touch, lasso select). Right click (extended touch) if required. From the toolbar open the Outlook Tasks dropdown. Choose the deadline. Choose Custom to enter specific deadline and / or delegate the task using Assign Task option. That’s it.
Now go to Task folder in Outlook and check the Task entry. The handwriting is automatically converted to text. The reference to the original handwritten item in OneNote is automatically embedded. Do not delete it. This reference helps Outlook mark the equivalent action item in the OneNote Page as complete.
When the task is marked as complete in Outlook, the equivalent task (handwritten text) in OneNote will be marked as complete automatically (a green tick mark).
Handwritten notes to Tasks feature works with Desktop version of OneNote. This is an amazing example of integration across the Office platform.
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The Need: Task List
We have already seen that work is best executed using the Task list folder. But just making a list of tasks with deadlines is not enough. We need more information – how much time will each task ACTUALLY REQUIRE to execute. Duration can then be used to sort / filter pending tasks and choosing the right task depending upon time available at hand.
Here is how you do it…
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