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Category: OneNote

Secret emoji

Fine, this isn’t strictly a OneNote tip, but it can be kind of useful in OneNote as a form of tagging (if you don’t just want to use the normal tags). If you use Windows 10, and you’re current on all your updates, you might find this to be a fun way to add color (and searchable conceptual tags) to your OneNote pages – or just to your conversations, emails, and Photoshop documents. It’s a…

Cross-notebook links in OneNote

OH MAN. You know you’re in for an exciting ride when that’s the title of a blog post. (Sorry, kids, SEO reasons.) But before you run off, already bored, let me tell you about something that makes my meal planning really easy. (Whoops! This isn’t a writing-related example, per se – but if I didn’t have a meal plan in place, with a household of five adults, I wouldn’t have time to write. So. Tangentially related!) As I might…

Creating tables in OneNote

Tables are the best. (NERD ALERT.) I’m no traditionally-trained project manager, but damn if I don’t love to track things in columns and rows. Here’s a pretty traditional usage of tables in my OneNote notebooks: my breakdown of our first issue of Ships Illustrated. Nothing fancy! Just the content, the person responsible, and the status. Nice and basic. This is another table I created to track a Star Citizen-related project — ship buyer’s guides. This broke…

The “In Case Of” files

One of the stops on my never-ending quest to hack the externalized brain (i.e. make the best note system of all time) is my “In Case Of” notes. It’s a section hanging out in my personal OneNote (the one that acts as a repository for everything I haven’t meticulously organized yet), and it really is just called “In Case Of” at the top. I’ve then broken it down into sub-sections, mostly by whim; there’s no true rhyme…