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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 keeps asking for a password

OneNote just keeps asking for a password and refuses to sync my Notebooks. I've reinstalled Office but it is still asking for that password. Clicking the message doesn't do anything. How do I resolve ...
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How to compare two OneNote sections (*.one files)

I am syncing my OneNote notebooks using Cubby (something like Dropbox) and sometimes, it generates "conflicts", i.e. suddenly there are two sections like this: MyNotes.one MyNotes (conflict at ...)....
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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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Is it possible to save a One Note notebook as a landscape PDF?

OneNote gives you the option of saving an entire notebook as a PDF file. Unfortunately I can only seem to find a way for it to do this in portrait orientation, which doesn't make a lot of sense for ...
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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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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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Possible to disable spell checking in OneNote for a specific page only?

In OneNote, I'd like to disable spell checking for a single page which is written in a fictional language and thus full of squiggly lines. I'd like to keep spell checking on for all other notebooks / ...
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How to paste text only data to OneNote 2013?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to insert "Text Only" data to OneNote2013? Maybe I can assign map keyboard shortcut using macro which could work in most Office products? This is not really an ...
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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 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: 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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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 can I change the language of a OneNote section (or page/notebook)

I have a OneNote section in a notebook named "Personal" and some pages in this section. I can't change the section (or page or notebook) language. I tried changing the Office default language from the ...
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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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How to paste unformatted text only in OneNote 2010?

Is there a keyboard shortcut in OneNote 2010 to paste text copied from a web page without the formatting? I know I can do CTRL-V, CTRL, T, but that's four key presses! Any shorter way?
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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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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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How to disable or change the Windows+S hotkey in OneNote

I've been using some software for a while that uses Win+S and I've gotten used to it. I've just recently started using OneNote 2010 and I find that it's hijacked the Win+S hotkey for doing screen ...
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OneNote 2013: Merging multiple pages or switching continuous viewing

I'm using OneNote 2013. I have used the 'Print to OneNote' facility to import a bunch of textbooks that I'm working with. At the time I didn't know about the advanced option to import large ...
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How to turn off spelling and grammar check in OneNote on Windows 10

I want to turn off spelling and grammar checking in Onenote on Windows 10. It is the OneNote which is pre-installed on Windows 10, not Office OnenNote. I followed How to disable auto-correct and ...
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In Onenote, how do I 'make text in image searchable' enabled by default?

OneNote has a great OCR feature where you can select an image and click make text in image searchable. But I'd like this enabled by default for all images I paste into OneNote - is this possible? (...
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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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Extract Saved Word Document inside OneNote Notebook on OneDrive

In Microsoft Office 2013, saving documents on SkyOneDrive is fully integrated into Word. On a computer using Word 2013, I wrote a document and saved it into a folder in my OneDrive. When I went to a ...
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MS OneNote screen capture stopped working

With MS OneNote installed, I could use the Windows + s key-combo to launch the screen capture utility. But it all of a sudden stopped working. According to this post, that "sometimes happens" and can ...
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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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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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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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Onenote: How to insert Printout at the end of the page (not at the beginning)

It seems that by default, Onenote (2013) ignores the cursor position when inserting a printout amd always inserts the printout at the top of the page. Is there any way to change that? You can ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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Is there a way to unassociate a One Note Notebook from its Skydrive location?

I have a One Note Notebook that I had stored on Web / Skydrive location. But now due to various reasons, I want to unassociate the notebook from my Skydrive and store it on the local machine / on "My ...
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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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Good Digital Pen that Integrates with Microsoft OneNote

Does anyone know of a good digital pen product (like the Logitech IO2) that: Can cleanly integrate with Microsoft OneNote Works with regular paper (not expensive DPS paper) Works with Windows 7 - ...
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How To Add Dates Under Notes In OneNote 2010

I just want to ask how do I make OneNote automatically add a timestamp everytime I add a new note on a page, same as the one on it's title? Are there software out there that could do this, other than ...
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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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Is it true that Microsoft OneDrive and OneNote cannot pass through VPN?

I had spent many days ping pong with the MS technical support for synchronization problems. While they have solved the basic synching, there is still one thing I am unhappy with. These Microsoft ...
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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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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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How can I install MS OneNote offline?

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.