One Note

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011 in Challenges, Virtual Assistance, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Writing | 3 comments

I’ve been using Microsoft One Note for the past year or so and limping along with organizing the information on the pages. I loved it I simply didn’t know what to DO with it. Recently I’ve actually taken the time to watch a few video tutorials for OneNote and have learned handy tips and tricks. I’m a One Note junky now!

Picture a three ring binder. Now add tabs for your clients and your own biz plus personal areas of your life where you volunteer, your kids’ homeschooling information—the applications are endless. The tabs in ON are across the top of the page and every tab can have pages and sub pages just like adding pages to a three ring binder.

I strive to be paperless in my biz and have weaned myself from taking paper notes. I use ON to take notes during client calls, I use ON in place of sticky notes as a reminder or quick add item to do list. Believe it or not there is no ‘save’ button, one you add something to a page it’s in there. You can switch between tabs and pages and never have to remember to save anything, even when you exit.

I use Outlook so I am able to send tasks to OL from ON or I can send emails from OL to ON. Another feature I discovered is to ‘clip’ a portion of my screen and send the image to ON. I can then copy and paste the image anywhere, ta-da:

 

One note

 This may seem like such a small tool but it has HUGE applications and I am probably waaaay too excited to discover this feature but I’m kinda nerdy that way. Here are the tutorials I’ve found most useful:

SchoolTube

MS Office

Are you an OneNote nut—I mean user? If so I hope you’ll share your favorite tip or tutorial with us. If you’re new to OneNote and decide to give it a go let us know what you think. Happy note taking!

3 Comments

  1. LOVE and completely depend on ON for business and personal info/organization. My favorite tool is the screen clipping. You can also record audio with ON but I haven’t had much need for that. I wonder what else it can do that I’m not yet aware of? My only wish is that it would accessible online.
    Marianne

  2. I’ve used ON for a couple of years with my clients but haven’t ever been able to get into using it for myself. You’ve inspired me to give it a try in other areas of my life. Thanks!

  3. M the screen clipping is incredibly handy isn’t it!? And yes being online would be a huge plus.
    LJ I’m happy to hear you’ll try ON for your personal organization and note-keeping.
    Have either of you tried the ‘share’ option? it allows you to invite other ON uses to edit a doc together! I plan to test with my lovely intern Leslie, will keep you posted.
    Vugs!

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