What is Onenote? • OneNote is a note-taking and information gathering management program that allows ideas and information in electronic form to be easily managed. • You can insert files or web content, create links to web sites or to locally/network stored files. • All the information is in a searchable format. • Notebooks are made up of Sections. Sections can be further organized into Pages.
What is onenote? OneNote Notebooks are like file cabinets. Sections are file folders and Pages are the individual documents within the folders.
Why should I use onenote? Because when you’re working on a project, you have information stored everywhere! OneNote lets you get to all of it from one convenient location.
Getting started For an overview of OneNote’s benefits and features, view the OneNote Guide: • Start Microsoft Office OneNote • In the Notebooks navigation pane, click OneNote Guide • Click the Getting Started with OneNote section tab at the top of the note page • In the side margin, click the tabs of the pages that you want to read.
Navigating onenote OneNote uses a “ribbon” menu made up of File, Home, Insert, Draw, History, Review and View. This menu appears at the top of the OneNote screen:
Create a Notebook • Click on the File tab to open “Notebook Information”. • Click New. • In this example, create a notebook for “History of Chocolate”. The file will be stored on “My Computer” in the specified location. Click on the “Create Notebook” button to complete.
Adding Sections • Once the notebook is created, it’s time to add sections to the notebook. For the “History of Chocolate” notebook, a section is created for “Early History”. Remember that a Section is like a file folder. • A few section tabs are created by default. They can be renamed by double clicking on the tab and typing in the new name. For our example, we’ve created a section called “Early History”.
Section • New section called “Early History”.
Adding pages • Sections are made up of pages and the pages can have different topics. • The page names are entered in this area of the Section: • For the “History of Chocolate”, in the “Early History” section, we’ll create a Page for “Mesoamerica”.
Adding pages • As pages are created, they can be seen in the “New Page” section of the screen. • Additional pages for a section are created by right clicking in the “New Page”, and selecting “New Page”. • The next slide, shows that the “Early History” section contains pages for “Mesoamerica”, “Europeans” and “Industrial Revolution”.
Early History • List of notebooks Page name “New Page” section
Adding info the page Text is added to the page by clicking anywhere on the page and typing inside the resulting box:
Links to web pages • To create a link to a web page, select the Insert tab from the menu ribbon. • Highlight the text that will be the hyperlink. • Click the Link icon, , to open the “Link” dialog box. • Put the urlin the “Address” box.
Linking to Aztec Info This page shows that “Aztecs” is now a link.
Linking to aztec info Click on the “Aztecs” link to visit the website:
Linking to files • Links to files are handled the same way as links to web pages. • By clicking on the open file folder icon, you can easily navigate to where the file is stored: Navigate to files
Linking to other sections • You can easily create links to information on other sections/pages within a notebook and within other notebooks. • Lets view the recipe for a traditional Aztec drink, Xocolatl, by creating a link on the “Mesoamerican” section that will link to the “Chocolate Recipes” section.
Linking to other sections • Highlight the word “Xocolatl”. • Click on Insert in the ribbon menu. • Click on the Link icon to open the “Link” box. Notice the box for “Or pick a location in OneNote:” Beneath this box is a window showing all of my Notebooks.
Linking to other sections • By clicking on the nodes of the notebook “History of Chocolate” we can drill down to the “Aztec Chocolate” page on the “Chocolate Recipes” section. • After clicking on “Aztec Chocolate”, notice that the Address box is populated. Click OK.
Linking to other sections • Now “Xocolatl” is appears as a link: Click on the link to retrieve the recipe on the “Aztec Chocolate” page of the “Chocolate Recipes” section.
Inserting pictures • Click on Insert on the OneNote menu ribbon. • Click on the Picture icon. • Find your picture. • Click Open. • Apicture of a European Coffee house has been inserted on the “Europeans” page of the “Early History” section:
Onenote resources • Getting Started with OneNote • The Story of Chocolate