Microsoft OneNote: An insider’s guide (free PDF)
OneNote, Microsoft’s cross-platform notebook tool, lets you tag, flag, recognize, record, and search just about anything. This ebook looks at how you can get the most out of OneNote and what improvements lie ahead.
From the ebook:
Microsoft’s cross-platform notebook tool OneNote has long been a hidden gem in Office. In the last few years its success in the education market has prompted Microsoft to invest more in the application. As well as adding specific Learning Tools, Microsoft is bringing the Mac and web versions closer to parity with the desktop Windows version of OneNote, improving the iOS and Android mobile applications and building a brand-new Windows Store OneNote app that will soon replace OneNote 2016. It’s also making OneNote notebooks part of every SharePoint team site and Teams team. But what can you actually do with OneNote and how do you make it useful?
OneNote is ideal for storing unstructured information—not just the notes you take in lectures or meetings, or digital versions of Post It notes, but also photos, videos, receipts, emails (and attachments), web pages, PDFs, presentations, your optical prescription in case you break your glasses, and the frequencies for your favourite radio stations in cities to which you travel. In short, you can store anything you print, write down, or photograph and might need to refer to one day.
Individual notes live in the sections of a notebook; you can have multiple sections in multiple notebooks that you keep private or share with colleagues and sync across devices. You can open a notebook that someone else has shared with you and have it fully synced on your own device, making it easy to collaborate. As you can rename and move all of these, you don’t need to get the perfect structure straight away. Instead, the first step of making OneNote useful is to enter as much information you might need later as possible, so that you can search for it.