OneNote for Windows 10

Digital notebook application in the Windows OS8 H 9 M

Whether you're working on a project or tracking recipes for dinner, OneNote helps you keep it all in one place. In this series, learn how to use OneNote for Windows 10.

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  • Introduction
    • Overview
    • Introduction to OneNote
    • Getting Started with OneNote
    • OneNote Interface and Notebook Navigation
    • Create a Notebook
    • Troubleshooting OneNote
  • Add Content
    • Text and Tables
    • Images
    • Copy from Web and Web Clipper
    • Draw
    • Links
    • Attachments and Printouts
    • Audio and Video
  • Organize and Manage
    • Tags and Search
    • Organize and Manage
    • History, Proof and Print
    • Immersive Reader
  • Collaboration and Security
    • Share Notebooks
    • Password Protect
    • OneNote with Email and Meetings


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  • Episode Description
  • Transcript

Microsoft's OneNote for Windows 10 is the helpful note taking application to keep you organized for any project. Whether is it for working on a large project with co-workers to tracking recipes for dinner, OneNote is a great answer for keeping everything in one place. In this series, you will learn how to create and organize notebooks, add different types of content, stay on task with tags, use helpful features such as the OneNote Web Clipper, and share notebooks with others. This series specifically covers the OneNote application that is part of the Windows 10 operating system.

[SOUND] Hello everyone and welcome to OneNote for Windows 10. I'm your host Vonne Smith, and in this course overview, we are going to be going over well, what exactly are we gonna cover in this particular series? Who is this series for, do we need to know anything before we get started, and any extra tidbits that I have might for you. So, what are we gonna talk about? What we're gonna talk about from the very beginning, we're gonna introduce what is OneNote? Why do we use it? What would I benefit from by using this application? As we're gonna identify that, talk about, there's OneNote for Windows 10 but then there's OneNote 2016. Are they different? They are, so that's why we have two separate series on it. We're getting started with the actual application by talking about a Microsoft account or an Office 365 account. We talk about two different types of users of this product, because of course it is a application that works on the operating system, not with Office 365. You don't have to have that there. So we're gonna get in, get started with signing in, what about opening and closing our notebooks? What is OneDrive? Where is it? Or at least that's where we're going to be putting our files into, so we cover all of that in this introduction. We also talk about the interface of the application. Making sure you understand where the ribbon is, how to get around in your notebook, and actually create a notebook. We'll start a brand new one and create our sections and our pages. Then we'll move into adding content into those notebooks with text, tables, images. We're gonna draw in there, we have a lot of cool drawing tools. And we're also going to add in links within our notebook. And I normally think links as like out to a website or something like that, we're talking about internal links. It's more of like cross referencing and it's actually used to help navigate in the content of your notebooks. We're also going to be copying from the web and talk about the web clipper, which is really cool. And what OneNote does automatically when we go ahead and get information from the Internet. We'll also insert some attachments, we'll talk about the PDF print out and we'll also add audio and video into our pages. Then we'll move into our topic of organizing and managing those notebooks. We're gonna tag stuff up, what does that do for us and how does it help organize ourselves? We'll also be using this search functionality of OneNote, so hey I don't remember where I put the stuff about the cats. Or I mean, it's gonna be everywhere but we wanna go ahead and search for that, so we'll go through the search options. We'll also have a whole episode on that is called organize and manage where we're going to be moving sections, moving pages. How do we make section groups? We're going to be going over all of that. Stuff that may be covered in other places, but we try to keep it one nice central location. And then we're also gonna talk about our history with our page versions and our deleted notes. We're going to proof which isn't nearly as extensive as some of our Office products. We'll print, and then we'll also talk about the inversive reader, which can be really handy and helpful for specific audiences. More towards people maybe learning another language, or learning English, or how to help with readers, and maybe more graceful level. And maybe as an educator, or a parent, you could go ahead and use that to help somebody with their reading. And we'll move in to collaboration security, sharing is caring, so we'll learn how to share notebooks. And then sometimes with notebooks, you might not want people to see certain places, so we're gonna learn about how to password protect sections in our notebooks. And we'll also talk about how OneNote works with emails and meetings which could be Outlook, we have that Outlook aspects since we will have an account whether it's free or a full Office 365. I bet how you can use that to your advantage and collaborating with others. Who is this for? Anybody really, you do not even have to use Office products, you can just have a computer with Windows 10, that's all you need to be able to use this. So it can cover everybody, whether you're an Office user as in capital O with the Office 365 or just you're in an office, you're self employed, right? You just want this in your personal life. How can I use it to help organize it cuz this is the digital notebook application and it's really, really handy. So it can go across all spectrum of work and personal life. We start at the very beginning with our basics and we move up into an intermediate level of OneNote. The nice thing is this program is not too deep. There's not as much we need to know in comparison to Word or Excel. So I would say it's a fairly easy and intuitive application, do you need to know anything? Not really, okay? You need to have Windows, that's one thing. So you definitely need to be a Windows user and you do have to have Windows 10. And having maybe some basic knowledge of the operating system, that would definitely help. Do you know where the File Explorer is? Do you know where the start menu is? Because I just kinda do it, I don't fully explain everything. So maybe a little bit of just using a computer could help. You don't have to have any knowledge of OneNote or really any of the Office products, but its always helpful, okay? So if you know a little bit about Word, you know a little bit about a Microsoft's account whether you've already used one because you play on Xbix, that might be kind of nice. Normally in my series I have files, I have exercise files that I use for you to follow along with. In this particular series, I don't have any. I don't have any exercise files, because what I'd really like you to do is create your own. When I'm creating a notebook, you create a notebook. When I insert an image, you insert an image. So I don't have specific resources for you to work with. This is an application that you could start from scratch. And just get in there, start playing around with it, follow along, but we do have the episode notes. But I do refer to hey go ahead and find the PDFs of the notes that I'm reading from when I do the episodes. That is included, but there are now exercise files. Side note, if you wanted a notebook, you could get them from the OneNote 2016 series. But since it's a little different, you might not actually be able to use those now that I think about it. So you know what, just create your own, you'll be fine. What do we need to know? I just mentioned there is another series, and I do cover OneNote in other platforms, meaning on a Macintosh environment, on an Android phone, on a iPhone, on an iPad. So we just kind of glaze over it, this particular version of 104 Windows 10 is going to be the most applicable to your other platforms, okay? There are always gonna be little differences here and there but if you wanna check that out, I would go to that particular series. And if you just wanna learn more about the OneNote 2016, we do talk about how this particular product, this meaning OneNote 2016 sorry let me clarify that. Is not going to be archaic to Microsoft anymore and the Windows 10 version is going to become the new default. So that third bullet point on the side right here updates happen it's gonna happen a lot in this product. I foresee this particular product being upgraded pretty significantly, pretty regularly, over the course to kinda get it up to speed to where it was in 2016. So updates are going to happen, things are going to change in this. And of course, there's always other options with that. I try to cover everything, but I might have missed a few things. So there's always going to be other ways to do the same things that I'm doing on the screen. You might find some different ways, and of course, since we're gonna have all these updates, and we might find other ways to do things, there's good answers. And go see the Microsoft support pages, just go ahead, and use your favorite search engine, and find the information about it. Definitely make sure you type in OneNote for Windows 10, because you might find information on 2016 that's not going to match. So be careful about that when you are searching for your answers. Everybody uses products for different reasons maybe you work, maybe you don't. Maybe you're a stay at home parent, that's something that you can still utilize those products in your everyday life and it can be really, really helpful for you. And of course, when you're learning, I want you to have fun, try it out. That's the way that we learn all these things, is just get in there, see what it can do. Watch these episodes, and then you try it out on your own, and have fun doing it and I will see you very soon in some future episode. [MUSIC]