One of my favourite features in OneNote 2007 is that when you hit tab it auto inserts a table for you, I have found this to be the best way to start making tables. I have only once wanted to enter an old fashion tab in OneNote and I did it by copying and pasting from Notebook/Windows Run dialog. Anyhow it looks like Olya Veselova, OneNote PM, has blogged something new: Workaround for "turning off" the TAB key creating a table instead of a regular TAB in OneNote. Here is her tip:
Create an Auto-correct rule that turns your chosen character sequence (e.g. "\t") into a regular TAB:
- Open Notepad and type one TAB. Select it and copy it.
- Go to OneNote and click Tools > Auto-correct Options…
- In the dialog, put your desired sequence of characters (e.g. \t, or \tab, or TAB, or <t>, or whatever you like) into the "Replace:" field.
- Paste the TAB that you copied from Notepad into the "With:" filed. Click Add.
Now, any \t followed by a SPACE will be replaced by a regular TAB.
Check out the full post here: Workaround for "turning off" the TAB key creating a table instead of a regular TAB in OneNote. Nice post Olya!