Chapter 31. OneNote

OneNote might sound like the world’s shortest song, but it’s a lot more useful—and a lot more fun—than that. OneNote 2013 is a place to create, gather, and store notes. A note can be almost anything you want it to be: a typed line or several paragraphs, a sketch, a picture, a link to a web page, an audio or video clip—you name it. You can enter notes directly into a virtual notebook, pull them in from other Office programs, share them with others, gather them from the Web. One place, tons of notes—OneNote. Get it?

Microsoft has optimized OneNote 2013 for use with tablets and other touch-sensitive devices, so you can jot down notes or draw a diagram using a stylus or your finger (or if you’re partial to your mouse, you can use that, too). OneNote 2013 also makes it easy to store your notebooks in the cloud, thanks to SkyDrive, so you can access them from any Internet-connected device. When you store your notebooks on SkyDrive, you can sync them across all your devices, so you know you’re always working with the most up-to-date version of a notebook. And with SkyDrive, sharing your OneNote notebooks is a cinch.

This chapter introduces the program and shows you how to create and organize notebooks, and then fill them up with information. It shows you the different kinds of notes and how to add them to a notebook page. You’ll also see how to find and tag (label) notes, share your notes with others, and make OneNote work with other Office programs. So get out your pens, ...

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