How I work in OneNote

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Throughout this class, we've looked at some of the key features here inside of OneNote, with the goal of getting up to speed really quickly. Now, I thought a great way to close out this class would be to look at some of the features that I use on a day to day basis and get an idea of how I work in OneNote. So hopefully, it'll help spark some ideas for how you can work in OneNote, to become more productive. So one of the favorite things that I like to do in OneNote is to capture webpages and the ability to capture webpages is something I do all the time grabbing articles for research. So to do that, I'm going to pull over my web browser here. What we need to do, I'm using Chrome, what we need to do is to install the OneNote extension and there should be an extension for any of the major browsers that you have.

I'm going to come over here to my extensions and let's actually find the OneNote extension here, go to get more extensions to the Chrome Web Store. One notes, the Web Clipper, this is by OneNote comm, you can see there's some that are actually not official, I would highly recommend sticking with the official stuff, just to play it safe, you know that this is actually from OneNote calm, that's Microsoft. So we know that safe, I'm going to add that to Chrome. Add it in. And now that we have this added, now we can actually start to click things. So let's hop back to this article here, and this is just an example.

But if I click on this, now we're going to be able to actually send this to OneNote. Right? So either I can clip the entire page. So basically, this is just going to be an image, I can clip just a region so I can click into Drag in order to clip just that region, I can add this as an article. So what that's going to do is it's going to pull in all the text. So all this text is selectable, it's going to be selectable throughout inside of OneNote as well.

This is really helpful. As I'm reading, you know, I can highlight things Oh, this is something I want to keep in mind. whatever that might be. I'll do that. While I'm researching things a lot of times. One thing to keep in mind with the article is that, depending on the webpage itself will determine how well it can actually be pulled in as an article.

Sometimes things pulling Well, sometimes things do not. That's kind of the nature of the game when it comes to the article. Or we can pull this in as a bookmark. And basically, that's just this is exactly what it's going to look like inside of OneNote. It's just going to pull this in, so that we have this with the idea being that we could have a notebook or a section of just our bookmarks and store everything. thing inside of there.

And then of course, we have the location. So this is going to ask us what notebook we want to actually put this into. So we have all of the different notebooks. These are notebooks associated with my, my Microsoft account that I'm logged into, you can see that here. So the first time you actually install this, it'll actually ask you to log into a Microsoft account, and then it will pull any notebooks that you have there associated with that account. All of these that I have are inside of OneDrive, and that allows them to be in there.

So I'm going to add this to my articles and tell you what, let's just add it to this 3d section. It's not really relevant to that, but just so we can see what that looks like. I'm going to pull that in, click that. And now let's hop back over to OneNote. To see what that looks like. Now, I'm actually not logged into that account.

I set up a different account just just to simplify things. here inside of OneNote for the purpose of this class, so we can switch our account, I actually have another account here. There we go, hop back. And now if I come in and open a notebook, you can see it's pulling from my OneDrive. So now I'm able to actually open this up, we open up this articles notebook here. Give it a moment for one note to actually start sinking everything.

And now we can see, here's that article that we just synced. Very, very cool. And now it's literally just text. It's just as if we had actually typed this in. We can highlight stuff if we want to. We can draw all over it if we want to, you know, however, we want to annotate this mark this up, do whatever we want to do.

We can do that here inside of OneNote. Some really, really cool stuff. And honestly, that's one of the key things that I use here inside of OneNote is to clip a lot of things into OneNote, as I'm researching, and then what I'll do is I'll pull open a new view, in order to write. And so I can have my learning about OneNote. Whatever sort of, I have, I can actually make that fullscreen not really full screen, but you know, get rid of the, the rest of this here. There we go, then I can resize this.

This is easier if you actually have have it going full size because of Windows 10, the ability to actually snap stuff, but now I can come over here and have whatever I want and and be writing whatever I'm writing about it right. And of course, Wikipedia is not always the best source but it actually does do a pretty good job of pulling in and as an article and so I wanted to show that feature there. So that's a really popular way really kind of the core structure to How I actually work inside of OneNote. Now another way, something else that's really key to working here inside of OneNote is the ability to capture email. So I'm going to hop over to Gmail here, because I actually use Gmail, I don't use OneNote, or use Outlook inside of Gmail, if you wanted to send this to OneNote.

If I have this email here, I want to send to OneNote. There's a couple different ways we can do this. Either one, we can forward this email to And that will forward it to your default notebook inside of OneNote. I'm not really going to cover that too much here in this particular class. But if you do want to read up on that, I would recommend doing that.

Here's this blog article about how you can do that. So you can send it here and it's going to send it into your default notebook and your default section inside of OneNote. And unfortunately, you can't really change At this point, you can't email to a specific section. So what I do is I'll actually come in here and I'll print this. And when I tell it to print, one of those items is going to be a destination just like PDF, you can actually print by sending it to OneNote. So it's going to print this here, send to OneNote.

And then it's going to ask me where I want to send it. So I actually have one note open here, and you can see it sent the location. So I'm going to send it into this section right here that I'm already in. And here is my email print out. So now at this point, I can change the title if I want to. And again, it's a print out here so we can actually search through this if we wanted to.

So if I want to search for one note on this page, you can see it's actually highlighting this stuff in here. So it it's a really nice way of archiving it and being able to see all Have that really really quickly. Of course, the research or writing I'm doing in any given day is going to vary. And that really brings up a great point because the real power in OneNote is not the tools themselves, but what you use them for. Think of it like paper and pencil. Those are just tools to help you capture your thoughts, the words you write, or the images you draw with them, or what makes them special.

The same is true for OneNote. Except of course, there's a few more tools and then with paper and pencil, but now that you're more familiar with some of the key tools to capture what's in your mind, you're ready to start using OneNote to help you be more productive. Thanks for watching.

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