Let’s wrap up OneNote (for now) with another couple of things I bet you didn’t know you could do!

Day: 179 of 365, 186 left
Tools: OneNote, Outlook
Description: Drawing and Adding content to your OneNote

Related Posts and other Resources:

Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 175 What is OneNote?
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 176 Formatting and applying Tags in OneNote
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 177 Online Notebook vs OneNote
Official OneNote Site
OneNote 2013 Quick Start Guide
eBook: OneNote 2016 Tips & Tricks
Differences between using a notebook in the browser and in OneNote
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 178 OneNote and Outlook


Under the Insert Tab you’ll find:


This option allows you to either insert a current Excel Spreadsheet – or create a new one. Keep in mind that it only creates a copy of the spreadsheet in your OneNote – changes will not be syncronized either way.

Screen Clipping:

Quite nifty to add a quick snapshot of something on your OneNote. The last window you accessed will be opened to make the screenshot of.

Record Audio / Video:

This is quite useful when making notes for meetings as you can either record the audio or video. Think Demo – cool right?!

Time Stamps:

Simply clicking on the Date, Time or Date and Time will insert current Date/Time on your page.

Under the Drawing Tab you’ll find all the tools you need for drawing or writing on your OneNote. This helps a lot if you have a touchscreen device with a pen. Take note that you can also convert Ink to Text and Ink to Math (not with my ugly handwriting you won’t, haha).



History is all about the versions / authors and recent edits. Very useful if you have a team of people collaborating on the same notebooks.Notebook020


Review is similar to other Office products, check your spelling or set a password on pages if necessary.Notebook021

And that’s me on the basics of OneNote, I’m sure to return to it again later.

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.