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Chapter 2: Taking Notes
Chapter 2: Taking Notes
In This Chapter
Entering notes with the keyboard
Working with note containers
Moving, selecting, and deleting notes
Drawing in OneNote
Turning handwritten notes into text notes
Taking screen-clipping and audio notes
Attaching and linking notes to files
To OneNote, a “note” is much more than something you scribble on a page.
OneNote offers you the chance to create a variety of different notes —
drawn notes, audio notes, screen clippings, and linked notes, for example.
This chapter delves into all the kinds of notes you can make with OneNote.
It also shows you how to draw on a page, turn handwritten notes into text
notes, write mathematical expressions, and attach and link files to notes.
Entering a Typewritten Note
The simplest kind of note is the typewritten note. To type a note, simply
click the page where you want the note to be and start typing. Press the
Enter key to begin a new paragraph in a note. You can draw upon the
commands on the Home tab to format the text or change a note’s color. (Later in
this chapter, “Formatting the Text in Notes,” looks at ways to format text.)
If recording when you made a note is important to you, visit the Insert tab
and click the Date, Time, or Date & Time button while writing your note.
Notes: The Basics
Although the program is called OneNote, you can enter many kinds of notes.
You can enter typed notes, drawings, and screen clippings, for example.
Moreover, if you’re using a Tablet PC to scribble your notes, OneNote can
(most of the time, anyway) recognize whether you’re writing by hand or
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