Word Count for OneNote 14

OneNote is a great tool for folks who want to jot down random thoughts or ideas.  It’s a tool that appeals to the neat and organized, as well as to the awkward and clumsy note taker.  At OneNote, we affectionately refer to these two stereotypes as “filers” and “pilers”. OneNote is often used as the…


Note Tags

A friend of mine recently got a new Tablet PC and decided to show off some of it’s cool features. He also knows that I work for the OneNote team and so he decided he was going to impress me with his knowledge of OneNote. He told me he loves the idea that he can…


Printout Manager for OneNote 2010

One of the new features added in OneNote 2010 is the ability to manage DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected documents.  DRM is a technology that allows the author of a document to limit who can view the content in their document.  This is a great step forward for privacy.  OneNote now keeps track of the…


Insert or Print Documents to OneNote

Before OneNote came along, I would typically attend a meeting, bring a pen, and take lots of notes right on the handout. Aahh, good times, right? Actually, a lot of that still goes on today. Look around you the next time you attend a meeting and see if you can spot one of these pre-historic…


Template Manager for OneNote 2010

I have heard from a number of readers that you want an updated version of the Template Manager for OneNote 2010.  Well, the wait is over.  Here it is.  Once installed, click on the Insert tab, then click on Template Manager. Happy Holidays! -Jeff TemplateManager.zip


Audio and Video Recording in OneNote

I don’t know about you, but when I was in college, there were times I wish I could have sent someone else to take notes for me during class. I was too busy working or too tired to get out of bed or just having a nice conversation with someone who’s company I enjoyed, (if…


Page Tabs in OneNote 2010

Here at Microsoft, we’re approaching the tail end of our release cycle.  We’ve been working hard on the new version of OneNote since we released OneNote 2007 and it’s almost ready.  I wanted to give you a taste of some of the OneNote 2010 goodness that will be coming your way in the coming months….


Searching for Notes in OneNote

For years OneNote’s toughest competitor has been the paper notebook.  It’s versatile, flexible, and extremely easy to use.  It never stops working, it’s always available, and it never complains if I misspell a word.  But one thing I can’t easily do with a paper notebook is search my notes.  Sure, I can turn the pages…



One of the new features we’ve implemented in OneNote 2010 is the ability to use predefined styles. This is a great way to keep formatting consistent across your notes. There are 11 new styles available for use. Here’s what they look like: Tips: A style is applied to the entire paragraph. You can select multiple…


New Page Tab Powertoy for OneNote 2010

As mentioned in a previous post, one of the new features introduced in OneNote 2010 is the ability to collapse and expand subpages.  This gives you the ability to easily de-clutter your section and only view the top-level pages.  If you have multiple page groups in your section it can become burdensome to collapse/expand each…