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OneNote won't remember which lists are collapsed

I use lists for many things in OneNote and they get big. But sometimes OneNote does not remember which parts of the lists I collapsed, so it shows them as expanded again next time I open OneNote. Not ...
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How to have one master To Do List from To Do lists on different pages?

Is it possible to display to do lists from other pages on a single page for easy and quick access of all tasks?
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Cannot open OneNote

Since I installed Windows 10, I cannot start up OneNote. The app is showing on the screen, but whenever I start it up it asks me to either Upgrade Application or Close Application. When I take the ...
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Can I have favourite pages?

I regulary use specifially pages in OneNote. They are organized in different notebooks so I have to click twice or three times to open this site - finding the right. Is it possible to link these ...
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How to choose where to import files into Microsoft OneNote?

I must have hit something in OneNote because it used to ask which section I wanted the imports in and now all imports go to a Notebook/section that I don't want them in. Any idea how to fix this?
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Can I change language setting in bulk for printouts inside OneNote?

I do research and therefore sometimes move a whole book from PDF into OneNote using the Print to OneNote feature in order to annotate those books. The original is in PDF/A, thus searchable inside ...
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Avoid dead links in onenote

In Onenote, I can create links to pages or paragraphs. But when I delete target, link will be dead. Is there a way to warn me before deleting ? Or is there a way to see the map of links and target ...
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How to open classic version of OneNote in Windows 10?

I have Windows 10 and Office 2013 installed (with latest updates). I wanted to start OneNote so I clicked Start and then typed "onenote": The first (and only) application that appeared is a new ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to select the entire current line in Notepad++?

Microsoft OneNote has a handy shortcut (Ctrl+A) that I use all the time to select an entire line.  And if you click it a second time it selects the entire document. I really would like to use Ctrl+A ...
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OneNote 2013: How to change the Codec from Windows Media Audio 9 to 10

I'm trying to improve the audio recordings in OneNote. I need to be able to record lectures in lecture halls without the audio sounding garbled. HELP PLEASE. I think I might be able to start by ...
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OneNote - associate template with shared notebook

I have a shared OneNote notebook which is used by 100 different network users. I would like to have templates for troubleshooting, guides and the like so they can be consistent and intuitive to ...
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Plain text display in MS OneNote

I have an issue with displaying plain text in Microsoft OneNote. If I paste the text below (the screen taken in notepad++) into OneNote as Keep Text Only, I completely lose the formatting (note, ...
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Can't install Microsoft OneNote for PC

I'm trying to install OneNote on PC (Win8.1). Downloaded and installed the file setuponenotefreeretail.x86.en-us_.exe. All is fine except when I exit program it is nowhere to be found on my machine. ...
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Offline backups for OneNote

I'm using Microsoft's OneNote on my Surface, is it possible to make offline backups of my notes? (Export my notes to a file) I am using OneNote version 16.0.3327.1043, it doesn't say anything about a ...
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Unable to print from Photoshop 12.1 - wants to send printout to onenote

This is the first time I've tried printing from Photoshop 12.1. It wouldn't let me print unless I ran onenote one time. I had no idea what onenote was, so I went to the Adobe website and looked in ...
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Draw directly on image or move drawn lines with image in OneNote

Is there a way to draw with pen on images that are copied to MS Onenote 2013? When I usually draw with pen on image, lines do not add to image, so when I change the position of the image, lines ...
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How to import a webpage into onenote

I have a set of webpages that were generated by a documentation generation system (doxygen) that I would like to import into the company's OneNote system. The doxygen documentation makes a good ...
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Transfer onenote notebook between online accounts???

I have an account online (normal outlook.com) where I have a notebook in onenote with alot of important info that I want to move to another online account so i can use it with "onenote online" there ...
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How can I create an outlook contact from OneNote 2013?

The documentation for OneNote 2007 (here) explains how to create an outlook contact directly from OneNote. Is this feature available in OneNote 2013? If so, how may I access it?
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How to Handle too many tabs (sections) in MS OneNote?

I've been using OneNote for more than a year. My problem is that number of sections (tabs) are growing and I have more than 70 sections in one of my notebooks which makes it hard to navigate and find ...
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Onenote login in to program will not let me type in password so I can sync

So I have Onenote 2013 and I changed notebooks on my computer and when I try to sync the notebooks with my other devices and I go to log in, I can see my email address but I can not type in my ...
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OneNote App Version - Custom Shortcuts

I use the OneNote App for Windows 8.1 (App version, not desktop/office version). I like to use many symbols (→, etc.) in my notes, but it is hard to add them. Does anyone know how I can add custom ...
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Typing Arrow Pointing Leftwards Then Curving Upwards

It seems that the Arrow Pointing Leftwards Then Curving Upwards character doesn't exist. The Arrow Pointing Rightwards Then Curving Upwards already exists. I've searched for how to write that ...
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OneNote without a Signing In?

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro. Pushing the top button on the pen opens up OneNote. Currently I have a LOCAL account on my Surface Pro. I am using a local account rather than a Microsoft account ...
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How to reset containers in Microsoft OneNote

When I create a new page in OneNote using the Windows desktop client, the container works in such a way to be 'responsive' when viewing in a mobile device (Android in this case). I.e. the text reflows ...
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When does local copy of OneNote notebook update?

I created a OneNote notebook on my C:\ drive using the Windows's version of One Note, and have now shared it on One Drive (cloud). I then updated the notebook on my android tablet using One Drive, ...
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How does one restore a OneNote notebook from the local offline cache?

Microsoft OneNote doesn't recognize cached files as a notebook or sections. These are files that weren't synched. Working in Windows 7.
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OneNote multitag search + condensed summary pages

I am looking for the ability to search for multiple tags in a notebook, then have a summary page created which includes only those notes (paragraphs) that are tagged with both tags. Currently I see ...
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Unable to edit styles with Onetastic in OneNote 2013

Onetastic is claimed to be able to edit styles in OneNote. Unfortunately it doesn't work for me. When I open Syle Manager, I see all controls disabled:
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OneNote format changed after export to Excel

Following an export of the OneNote data into an Excel file for sharing, I cannot now make changes in the OneNote file. There is a cross shaped icon instead of a cursor that allows typing. ...
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Transferring my OneNote - notebook hyperlinks (links to pdf files) to new pc with a new userpath

I have a large onenote-notebook that I have been using for study notes. There are many hyperlinks to pdf files. The problem is that all these hyperlinks refer to paths starting with: "C:\Users\RL..." ...
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How to export a OneNote template?

I have built a OneNote template that I wish to share with colleagues? Is there a similar mechanism to the word .dotx files that I can use to save and share the file?
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OneNote 2013 not syncing over network, maybe domain related?

My issue is i'm trying to sync notebooks over a network with other work colleagues, now it's been working all fine up until my OneNote isn't logging in as my domain account anymore, and it just logs ...
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How to remove background color in OneNote 2013?

I have pasted text from internet, where background was black. Text was not black on web page, but OneNote made it black itself. So I got black text on black background and can't rid off background. ...
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How can I expand or collapse bulleted or numbered lists in OneNote?

When I make lists of things in OneNote, sometimes I wish that I could collapse some sections down so that I can view more of the "outline" of what I am writing, as opposed to all text. For example, I ...
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Onenote crashes every few minutes

Onenote crashes few minutes after starting it. Three message are shown then, something like: "The application doesn't work anymore. It will search for a solution." "Microsoft tries to restart the ...
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Does anyone know how to search a phrase in OneNote?

In OneNote 365, the search for a phrase, although identified in quotes, still produces results to each component word which is thereby useless when the phrase contains common words like a, an, the, ...
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How do I uncheck “Don't ask me again and always do the following:” in Send To OneNote tool?

I am running Office 365 on Windows 8.1. When doing a screen clipping in the Send To OneNote Tool the option is given as to which notebook or recent pick I would like to send the screen shot to in ...
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Move OneNote file to another OneDrive account

Is it possible to move a OneNote notebook from one OneDrive account to another? I have one very large notebook (several thousand pages) and it is going to be tedious manually copying. I no longer ...
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How to enter 4 x 1 matrix in One Note Math Editor?

How to enter 4 x 1 matrix in One Note Math Editor? I don't see any appropriate visual option and I don't see any non-visual options at all.
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Pasting code from gist to OneNote 2013 places extra newlines. How to solve?

Pasting code from github gists inserts extra newline to OneNote. //-------------------------------------------------- // constexpr and Constant Expressions   const int flies = 20; // OK ...
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Share OneNote without sending an email

OneNote lets you invite people to share your notebook and there are great instructions here. Inviting a person by adding an email address seems to send an invite email. Is there a way to add an ...
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How to enter sub- and superscripts in Equation Editor in MS One Note?

It is possible to enter complete script boxes with but this way I will be required to retype all base formula. For example, suppose I wish to enter If I already entered (a-b) and then select ...
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Use Microsoft OneNote sharing link without a Microsoft account

I would like to share a OneNote 2013 notebook with a user who does not have (and does not want!) a Microsoft account. I can create a "Sharing Link" in the notebook's "Share Notebook" options, and ...
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MS OneNote: open a site at the side

I use MS OneNote to take a lot of Notes about my projects and other ongoing things. I am orgnaized with a lot of sections and sites. By default I want to have one site at the sidebar. I know, there ...
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The pen of Surface Pro 3 doesn't distinguish between writing and selecting

I have a problem with the pen with Surface Pro 3 and OneNote 2013(desktop version). The pen worked normally until recently, when it stopped properly distinguishing between writing and selecting. For ...
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How to collapse an area/section in Microsoft OneNote

In my notes I have a lot of screenshots, it would be great if I could collapse/hide them to avoid long scrolling. How can that be achieved?
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OneNote: Align “Paragraphs” or maybe snap to a grid?

Is it possible to easily align all the paragraphs in a OneNote page? I looked through the options for any mention of "Snap" but could not find anything. My goal is to be able to select all the ...
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Weird Hyperlink behavior in OneNote for local links

I'm a big fan of OneNote and use it very often for my daily note-taking activities. Right now, I am facing a really weird behavior of hyperlink function in OneNote for local hyperlinks. I mean all ...
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How can I install MS OneNote offline? [closed]

is there a Microsoft Onenote which is free, standalone offline installer for windows? onenote.com offers a installer but i want a version to install on an offline PC.