Microsoft OneNote Training when you need it
Microsoft OneNote is a digital note-taking application that allows users to type or add handwritten notes, drawings, audio recordings, file attachments, screen clippings, and video. It’s an application most people have but don’t realise the benefits. We like to describe it as the best application you’ve never used!
If you do lots of note taking during meetings, Microsoft OneNote can help to keep them tidy. Everything in OneNote is searchable, and your notebooks can be accessed via OneDrive for use anywhere.
Microsoft OneNote mimics using a physical notebook. You can create multiple notebooks, sections, and pages, to organise your notes. And you can share notebooks when you need to collaborate on projects.
Microsoft OneNote Introduction
Microsoft OneNote Introduction
Participants on this Microsoft OneNote Introduction half day course will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of note taking with OneNote, learning how to create and manage notebooks to store meeting notes, research, and virtually any other business notes you need.
Once your notebook is built you will explore the powerful search and organisation tools that OneNote offers.
The course assumes no prior knowledge of Microsoft OneNote, however, people with limited exposure to the software and those who are self-taught or currently creating basic notebooks will also benefit from attending this course.
Course Skill Level
6 Students (max)
½ Day Training Course
Upcoming Public Courses
- The OneNote Interface
- Quick Access Toolbar
- The Ribbon
- Backstage View
- The Notebooks List
- Creating New Notebooks
- Creating Sections
- About Section Groups
- Creating Pages
Adding Content to OneNote
- Creating Text Notes
- Copying and Pasting Content
- Attaching Files
- Adding Pictures and Screen Clippings
- Creating Links
- Printing and Sending to OneNote
- Using Web Clippers
- Adding Audio and Video
Working with Linked Notes
- Using Linked Notes
- Starting Linked Notes
- Ending Linked Notes Session
- Viewing Linked Notes
Using Quick Notes
- About Quick Notes
- Taking Quick Notes
- About Formatting
- Formatting with Styles
- Using the Format Painter
- Tagging Content
- Using Tags
- Customising Tags
- Finding Tagged Content
- Searching for Notes
- Searching the Current Page
- Using Quick Search
- Filtering Search Results
- Text Recognition in Pictures
- About Shared Notebooks
- Starting a New Shared Notebook
- Setting Sharing Permissions
- Sharing an Existing Notebook
The OneNote App
- Using the OneNote App
- The Ribbon
- OneNote App vs OneNote 2016
Any of our courses can be tailored to the unique requirements of your team. Our Off the Shelf courses are modularised with this option in mind, which means that you could mix and match from a selection of existing topics, or we can work with you to develop something specific to your organisation. Either way, we are on hand for advice on the best way to structure your customised training course.
To help you with your customised option, you can choose from our extensive list of course topics. We can then help you to assign the appropriate amount of content based on your training timeframe, and the best order of topics to ensure your training flows well. Our aim is to help every participant gain valuable knowledge and skills.
Microsoft OneNote FAQ's
OneNote is a powerful digital notebook application from Microsoft. It allows you to store information such as notes, websites, resources, and much more.
Think of a loose-leaf binder to which you can add sections and pages, and arrange the binder to suit your needs.
OneNote is organised in the same way, and it will sync across your devices so that you can start a note on your phone while getting your morning coffee, and continue it on your laptop back at the office.
Do you take notes during meetings? Do you scribble notes on a paper notepad, or do you use sticky notes? Maybe you use both, with the occasional napkin thrown in when inspiration hits you at the café.
If this is the case, you should probably be using OneNote. It can be used for many different tasks. Some significant features of OneNote are:
- Add drawings and screenshots
- Record Audio
- Automatically save everything
- Sync across devices
- Outlook Integration
- Convert handwriting to text
These are just some of the features of OneNote, there are many more. If you find yourself flipping through a paper notepad trying to find a detail you wrote 3 weeks ago, you will love OneNote.
You can find anything, anywhere quickly and efficiently.
You can send your notes to a colleague via Outlook, or one of several other ways, or you can capture an email into OneNote with a couple of clicks.
Have you ever wondered why the Dummies books are so popular? Well, mainly it’s because so many of us are self-taught, using Google to find out how to use a function, or we are shown how to use OneNote by a work mate.
Although this can be helpful, it also means we spend a lot of time with trial and error, or we are just picking up somebody else’s bad habits. Trial and error, unfortunately, involves a lot of error.
The habits you pick up will probably be passed on to the next person, so pretty soon they spread across the business, meaning everyone is working inefficiently.
At this point, you might head to the bookstore or do an online search to find a OneNote for Dummies book to help with those tricky problems. That’s a step in the right direction, we use reference manuals ourselves. The problem is that it still takes time to find the information you need.
Our OneNote courses are designed to target the key features and tools in the application so you can get back to work and apply them right away.
Attending a Microsoft OneNote with Keystroke Learning will show you how to use the most efficient methods to achieve your daily tasks.
Not only that, but you will discover best practices and shortcuts to make your business tasks even quicker, so you can get on with your day. Our goal is to help you get to the point where you are focussed on the task at hand rather than the tool you are using.
Typically, one of our experienced trainers will walk you through the features and functions of the software, then you will try them out on your own, with tips and guidance on getting the best out of the features.
We also encourage participants to ask lots of questions to help you get the most out of your learning experience.
You’ll receive a manual to take away at the end of the course, as well as exercise files so you can practice later, or just to jog your memory when you need.
Great question! In OneNote, everything you create is saved automatically, so there is no save button.
It’s a bit disconcerting at first because we are all so conditioned to saving our work frequently, but you soon get used to it. In fact, it’s quite a welcome change.
You bet! This is one of the really nice features of OneNote. If you use a tablet or touchscreen device, such as a Microsoft Surface Pro, you can use the stylus to write notes and draw anywhere on the page.
OneNote has a rich set of drawing tools, perfect for those ideas that are best conveyed with images. If you do decide to handwrite your notes, OneNote has a handy ink to text function.
It can also perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) so that later you can even search for text in images.
Don’t worry, OneNote has excellent search capabilities. You can find any content you have created by opening the search box and typing a keyword.
OneNote will highlight anything that meets the search criteria on the current page, the current notebook, or from any of your notebooks. You can narrow down your search by adding more keywords.
Another way to manage your content is by adding tags. By tagging your content, you have another way of finding it.
For example, if you tag several items as “Discuss with Manager”, you can then use a find tags button to have OneNote display all those items grouped together.
OneNote is not a word processor, so there is no need to be neat and tidy.
It’s more of a blank canvas, so you can just click anywhere on the page and start typing. Any content you add to OneNote is stored in a container, and it can be moved or copied wherever you like. And don’t forget, you never need to save anything because OneNote saves automatically.
If you want to rearrange your content later on, just drag it to where you want, or cut and paste if necessary. You can move or copy in a notebook, or to another notebook.
Absolutely. If you have Outlook and OneNote installed, you can use OneNote to manage, record, and log your meetings. Your notes can include the date, location, agenda, topic, and attendees.
To add meeting notes, just go to the Home tab and select Meeting Details. You’ll see a list of today’s meetings from your Outlook calendar.
Select the Meeting and then add the details and they will be added to the current page in OneNote so you can begin taking notes straight away. You can also choose a meeting to another day if you want to look for another meeting date.
Your learning doesn’t stop once you have completed your course.
We hope you will continue your experience by taking some time to practice what you have learned and apply it to your own situation and environment.
If we have done our job well, you may be inspired to learn even more by attending another course. If you are looking for something other than Microsoft OneNote, we have a comprehensive range of courses available for you to choose from.
We are here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further advice.