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how do I select the visible text only from a page?

Onenote has the option to collapse paragraphs based on indentation. Is there any way to select only the visible text when trying to copy this text ?
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Two versions of OneNote (2010 and 2016) I want 2010 to handle the onenote:/// urls. How can I achieve that?

As indicated in the subject line I am running two OneNote versions. Currently if I click on an onenote:/// url Onenote 2016 is started. How can I switch that to OneNote 2010?
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MS OneNote on Mac OSX: Is it possible to export entire notebook to PDF?

The MS instructions I found for exporting an entire notebook to a PDF don't seem to apply on the Mac OSX version. Is there a way to do this on Mac OSX?
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Why can't I sign in to OneNote 2016 (64-bit)?

I am trying to get my computer to sign on to 64-bit OneNote 2016 on Win 7. While the popup window shows up fine, when I input my credentials and although I get no error messages, I get another ...
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OneNote 2016 Font Changing

I received a onenote document from a friend who is using the 2016 version of onenote, just like myself. For some reason, he likes the comic sans font whereas I prefer a more traditional font. Anyway, ...
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Embed OneNote in Excel

I know it is possible to embed an Excel sheet into OneNote... but is the reverse possible? My end goal would be to have a OneNote page directly in my worksheet, so the user can write in OneNote from ...
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how to backup MS OneNote notebooks (on Mac OSX)

The instructions I have found for backing up OneNote notebooks don't seem to apply to the Mac version. I just want to find my notebooks and copy them to a thumb drive. Anyone know how? Thanks.
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How to search for literal asterisk in OneNote

I have a specific string which I need to search for in in onenote 2013. The problem is that the string contains several asterisk *** characters. By default, OneNote treats * as a wildcard in searches, ...
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Cannot convert OneNote 2007 notebooks to new format

I'm moving from OneNote 2010 to Office 365 and OneNote 2016. Some of my older notebooks are in OneNote's 2007 format, and are read-only, as shown in OneNote 2016's Window title: [ I know that I ...
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How to paste regular text from Microsoft Onenote to Evernote

Using Onenote 2013 and Evernote, when I try copy pasting from Onenote to Evernote I get notes pasted as images instead of text. One workaround is to paste into Microsoft Word, and then copy and paste ...
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How to disable or change OneNote 2016 shortcut

I would like to disable ALT+N shortcut in OneNote 2016. [RIGHT ALT] + [n] is special character in polish and I am using it often. I didn't notice this issue in OneNote 2010. Does anyone know ...
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Can't sign into onenote desktop App on Windows 7

I just downloaded latest Onenote desktop app(2016) and installed it, Now when I click sign in a small window opens which asks for my email id and password. After I enter, the window disappears and it ...
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OneNote 2013 Bullet Indents

OneNote 2013: I would like to stop my bullets from indenting. I would like them to be aligned the same as my to do check boxes. Is this possible? I have tried formatting them in MS Word and copying ...
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teacher permisions on class-onenote

I am teaching in a school that uses onenote. For one of my classes there is a class onenote (setup using class onenote), set up by another teacher. The other teacher has added me to the onenote. All ...
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How to Remove OneNote Metro app Windows 10

I'm having issues with a surface-pro-4 and the Touch pen Functionality. When i click the Pen once it opens OneNote Metro app. But i want desktop version to open instead. to resolve this i went into ...
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configuring button on touch pro's stylus to open onenote 2016

So I have two versions of OneNote on my Microsoft Surface Pro 4. OneNote 2016 (Desktop app) and OneNote (Trusted Windows Store app). The former was installed when I installed Office 2016 and the ...
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How to take screenshot into correct version of OneNote?

I have 2 versions of OneNote installed, 2016 and 2013. When I clip screen, in goes to OneNote 2013. This happens even if I call clipping from inside OneNote 2016. How to fix?
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OneNote Access from Several Computers?

I've connected to OneNote using my Microsoft account from two computers and my iPhone without issue. But I have tried unsuccessfully to access it from my laptop and not sure why. You must have ...
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How to scroll Notebooks list at the left to the currently opened page in OneNote?

I have many notebooks and many pages inside them in OneNote. They are always expanded in my work. When I find some page by search, I am unable to locate appropriate section at left. I need to scroll ...
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Moving images and image annotations simultaneously, OneNote 2016

I can insert an image in OneNote, then double click the image to add text on top of it. However, if I later move the image up or down the text I've added stays in one place instead of moving with the ...
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How do you past text and keep the source structure but the destination style

I have to copy text from OneNote to Words and from Word to OneNote. In both program my content is structured with title, subtitle, paragraph,... But if I do a copy/past it will keep the source ...
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markdown feature for Microsoft OneNote 2016

I would like to write my text in OneNote using markdown syntax. I'm looking for an add-in or a piece of code to do the job (I understood later that OneNote does not support VBA like Excel does). ...
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how can I copy One Note page titles into 1 page?

I have one note 2013 and Id like to be able to create a table of contents, so to speak. How can I combine or merge page titles, only the page titles into one page? I know how to combine all pages ...
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OneNote automatically opens a Quick Note when I start the program

I'm using OneNote 2013 at work to keep track of all my notes. The program is great, but everytime I open the program a new Quick Note is automatically created. How do I stop this? I can delete the ...
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What file is executed when pressing Win + Shift + S?

From my understanding, shortcuts are convenient ways of executing files on a computer. What file is executed when clicking Win + Shift + S, the shortcut that allows you to take a snip of the screen ...
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Simulating the Evernote Web clipper with Edge and OneNote

I used to be a heavy Evernote user. I used the Evernote Web clipper to quickly capture and annotate content from web pages. But now, I am forced to use all things MS. I am on Windows 10, and have both ...
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OneNote: Display pdf as book - one page always displayed, click through remaining pages

One of the things that Evernote is able to do that I can’t figure out how to do in ON is import a multipage pdf and have it display like it is a book. For example – the first page of the document is ...
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Disable auto-capitalize in OneNote on El Capitan OSX

I have found how to disable auto-capitalization in other Microsoft Office products, and I found many posts saying how to turn off autocorrect for spelling, but I haven't been able to find how to turn ...
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Moving precisely without using Alt?

For some application, like powerpoint and onenote, when you want to move the object like textbox or image precisely, you need to hold Alt to move it "pixel by pixel". How can I disable such feature?
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Onenote crashes Lenovo Power manager which crashes explorer

Everytime that I restart windows on my Thinkpad it resets my default printer to OneNote (part of microsoft's bloatware). The problem is, if I forget to change it back to the actuall printer then when ...
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Is “Send to Onenote” tool included in Windows 10? If not, can i get it for free?

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently and I no longer have the Send to Onenote tool which I loved using for making screen clippings. After doing some searches it is not clear to me if it is indeed ...
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OneNote 2013 — change the author

Apologies if this is the wrong forum. My co-worker and I are sharing a OneNote 2013 notebook, and we will sometimes make updates on the same page. We have encountered some kind of bug where, if I ...
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Print pdf to onenote doesn't finish, no error displays

I'm trying to print an 18 page pdf from Adobe Reader XI Version 11.0.13.17 to OneNote 2013 on a Win7 x64 machine. I see it Flattening, flattening, flattening everytually message about 100% flashes ...
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OneNote crashes on Surface Pro 4 and iPad

OneNote works fine on my desktop (Windows 8). But on my old iPad and my new Surface Pro 4 it crashes whenever I try to open my newest files.
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Opening onenote password-protected files in windows 10

I have this problem: I have some OneNote password-protected files that I created with Office 2010 (and of course I know the pwd). Now I moved to a new laptop with Windows 10 and don't have the old ...
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Onenote—I reinstalled Windows and now I can't open my .one files

My computer crashed, so I copied my Documents folder off the drive before wiping everything with a fresh install of Windows. Now, I try to open the .one files (Microsoft OneNote) and the application ...
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OneNote 2016 : Choose highlight colour not available to a tag

I'd like to go ahead and change the tag highlight colour on OneNote, to something much more easier/softer on the eyes and the text I'm trying to read. The highlighting for general text in OneNote ...
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Keyboard shortcut to change font colour on onenote 2013?

Is there a way to change the colour of the font in onenote using a keyboard shortcut? (I want it to turn both highlighted font into a different colour and such that if i start to type it will change ...
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Windows 10 calculator exits on open

So, after my touchpad didn't work after upgrading to the next build of windows (10586.17), I reverted to my previous build 10240. But now a bunch of apps instantly close when trying to open them: ...
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Is it possible to embed a OneNote search in a OneNote page?

In OneNote it is easy to add a link to a OneNote page or section. It is also easy to search a OneNote for a word or phrase. Can I embed a link to a OneNote search into a OneNote page?
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OneNote: How to turn off trust center settings?

I use OneNote and have links to other MS Office documents on my local HDD. Every time I click on one of them I get a warning message stating: "Microsoft Office has identified a potential security ...
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Changing default Draw colors for Onenote from Windows App Store

I work daily on the Surface Pro 4 (Windows 10) with the Onenote app from the App Store. Is there a way to change the 4 default colors (Blue, Red, Green, Red) (e.g. substitute Blue for Purple)? I know ...
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export all onenote notebook pages into separate txt files?

Is it any way to export all onenote pages in all sections and notebooks into simple txt files. Each page into separate file? Maybe any script?Onenote offers only export to word or pdf file, if you try ...
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Microsoft OneNote hidden on installing Windows 10

After upgrading my machine to Windows 10, I am not happy with what it has done to "Microsoft OneNote". I used to have a lot of notes on this. Now they are nowhere to be seen. It has forced me to waste ...
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OneNote Can't Resize Columns

I've just now started using Windows 10. Likewise, for the first time I'm using the Windows Store version of OneNote, instead of the older OneNote desktop app. I created a table with the new OneNote, ...
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What does “enable referees in your browser” mean

I am trying to send an e-mails but it keeps coming back with "enable referees in my browser".I have put in Google Chrome but it is not accepted. Am not clear what they are asking for.
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How to add Move to OneNote 2013 button to the Ribbon in Outlook 2010

I started a new job recently. My computer at the office has Office 2010 installed. However, I've also installed my personal license of Office 365, giving me "access" (har har) to the 2013 versions ...
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What is the version of OneNote included in Surface Pro 2?

The Surface Pro 2 ships with a version of One Note built-in. Is it a crippled version? Should I still get a full version?
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OneNote crashes on sync completion

Having some trouble on a Surface Pro 3 with OneNote 2013. The program seems to crash immediately upon syncing to Onedrive. The sync is successful, but the program crashes and restarts immediately ...
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How can I make OneNote 2013 send pages via the native Mail app in Windows 10?

I just started using OneNote 2013 (the one that comes with Office) over the native OneNote app in Windows 10 because it feels more desktop-friendly, the native one is like made for tablets with all ...