Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Filling a Notebook with Text, Pictures, Clippings, and More
If you use a browser other than Internet Explorer, your best option is to select all or part of
a web page, copy the selection to the Clipboard, and paste the result into OneNote.
Regardless of the method you choose, OneNote adds a link to the source web page at the
end of the item, making it easy to revisit the source when you review your research later.
Other Office programs allow you to copy and paste a screen shot from any open window.
OneNote offers a more limited Screen Clipping version of that feature.
For full details on how to use screen shots and screen clippings in Office 2010, see “Capturing
and Inserting Screenshots” on page 174. To learn how to customize this feature in OneNote, see
“Our Favorite OneNote Tweaks and Tips” on page 572.
As with the other Office programs, you can use the ribbon to kick off the process: click
Screen Clipping on the Insert tab to select a portion of any window to automatically copy
and paste into OneNote at the current insertion point. When you use this option, OneNote
temporarily minimizes itself so that you have full access to the rest of the screen; just make
sure the window from which you want to clip is visible behind OneNote. Your selection is
inserted in the current page at the current insertion point.
Unlike the other Office programs, you can use the Create Screen Clipping keyboard
shortcut, Windows logo key+S, to capture a portion of the screen, even if OneNote isn’t
running. (If OneNote is open, the OneNote window remains visible on the screen, allowing
you to capture a clipping from one page and paste it in another.) After you use this option,
OneNote displays a variation of the Select Location In OneNote dialog box, shown in
Figure 15-8. You can choose a OneNote section or page or use the Copy To Clipboard button
to save your selection and use it in another program.
Every screen clipping you add to a page is tagged with the date and time it was taken; if
the source is a web page, the tag includes the page name and URL.
Your keyboard and mouse aren’t the only way to put stuff on a OneNote page. The Draw
tab includes a full gallery of pens (shown in Figure 15-9) that you can use to draw, write,
and highlight information on a page.