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Modify styles in OneNote 2010

I'm running OneNote 2010 and wondering if there is a way to edit the default styles? If you change the default font, the styles won't be changed. Is there any template, registry key or file that ...
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Is there any way to get Google Desktop Search to index Microsoft OneNote data?

I have recently started using Microsoft OneNote, and I like many things about it. However, Google Desktop Search does not seem to be aware of stuff stored there. Is there any way to get Google ...
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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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Using Vim key bindings in Onenote

I found ViEmu, which allows you to use Vim key bindings in Visual Studio and certain Office applications. Does anyone know of similar software for using Vim key bindings in Microsoft Onenote? Free or ...
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What is the closest OneNote Linux alternative?

As in topic; I would especially appreciate notes import from OneNote, some notes sync option and gtk base. Or maybe it is not an overkill to run OneNote on Wine?
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How to stop “Send to OneNote” window from showing when I start OneNote 2013

When I start OneNote 2013, this window pops up in the background. How do I prevent this? (I do want to use the keyboard shortcuts, but I just don't want this window to open.)
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Sync OneNote Notebooks to/on SkyDrive

I've got OneNote running on all computers in our house, using it all the time with several people and computers. The only drawback: I want to keep the copies of OneNote in sync without having to run ...
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How to insert a html type separator line in a OneNote page?

If such functionality is at all offered by this software. I'm talking about <hr> Horizontal Rule. Currently using OneNote 2013 Preview, if this makes a difference.
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What's the keyboard shortcut for OneNote page navigation?

Does anyone know what the keyboard shortcut is to switch between Microsoft OneNote pages?
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OneNote local copy of web notebook?

Does OneNote 2010 maintain a local copy of a web notebook? If so, where? I'd like to ensure my notebooks get backed up
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How to permanently remove attached files from OneNote?

I attached a 3 GB file to OneNote. Then removed it by selecting it and pressing delete. But file size still remained ~3 GB. I emptied the OneNote recycle bin but still the size was same. I attached ...
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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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OneNote: Import data from other sources?

In MS OneNote, is it possible to import data from other sources? (Like Google notebook, Evernote, etc?) If so, what are the steps to do this?
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Any ways to add new (edit) shortucts in OneNote 2010?

I can't find a way to add a customized keyboard shortcut in OneNote 2010. In particular, I want to change the default "ALT + =" shortcut, which adds a new equation. (the key combination doesn't work ...
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Is there a OneNote file viewer for Mac OS X?

I've got a Dropbox account where I store my OneNote files. On my Windows boxes this makes it really handy to work with the same files on multiple machines, however I would also like to be able to view ...
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Can't sign in to Office and OneNote can't connect to SkyDrive in Windows 8.1

The OneNote issue Since I installed Windows 8.1 I can't open my OneNote notebooks stored on SkyDrive with OneNote 2013. When I try to open a notebook in OneNote, I get the following error: We ...
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How can I embed a YouTube video in OneNote?

How can I embed a YouTube video in OneNote?
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Move notes from Evernote to OneNote

I want to move my < 4000 notes from Evernote to Microsoft OneNote 2013. I tried the Ever2One Converter but it doesn't work. Is there any other way to move my notes in a batch?
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Is there a way to change background color for a table in onenote?

In word or excel or power point you can change the background color of a table or selected rows or columns of a table, but I can't find a way to do this is onenote. Is there a way to do this?
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Equivalent of OneNote for Mac

I like the screen clipping function of OneNote on Windows very much, now I have to move to work on Mac, is there any equivalent software on Mac that allow me to do the clipping and writing notes as ...
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OneNote invading my privacy?

I downloaded a OneNote file from our work Sharepoint server. This file contains information relating to a work project. So far so good. I noticed though that in my download folder, OneNote ...
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Trick Windows 7 into Thinking It Is Installed on a Tablet PC

Is there a way to make Windows 7 think it is installed on a tablet pc? (Not like an iPad but a convertible laptop) The reason is, I'm having trouble with OneNote and Wacom Cintiq the handwriting is ...
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User Initials setting in Microsoft OneNote / Author Highlighting

I have ended up with different initials on different devices in Microsoft OneNote. The result of them being different is that it thinks I am a different person making revisions and I end up with ...
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How to paste from Putty to OneNote with colors?

Putty has an option to copy to clipboard in RTF format. This means console colors preserved in pasted text. This works ok in MS Word, but does not work in Microsoft OneNote. Why? Is it possible to ...
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In an audio recording of a lecture, can I reduce the volume of my typing while preserving the volume of the lecture?

I'm playing around with using OneNote 2013 to record some of my lectures. I really like the feature that links the time I wrote each paragraph in my notes with the time in the recording. However, the ...
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saving OneNote notebooks on hard drive and simultaneously on Skydrive

G’day, I love OneNote but there is one thing I hate: it’s one or the other, not both (i.e. I want to save the notebook on my computer but ALSO have it synced online). I DO NOT like the idea of just ...
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Un-Sharing OneNote

I had Onenote 2010 syncing to skydrive, but then I chose to "share" my onenote on a drive on my local computer, so that my wife could see it. As a consequence of sharing it, the notebook was no ...
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How to summarise recent changes in a OneNote notebook?

I know that OneNote keeps a history for each page in a notebook and that I can access this history for each individual page, but is there any way to get a change log for the entire notebook? For ...
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Suppress OneNote adding itself to startup items

I use the MS Office OneNote app from time to time, but not daily. However, every time I use it, it sticks itself back into the Windows startup items, and helps itself to a chunk of RAM and boot time. ...
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How can I print to OneNote without splitting the document?

I've noticed with longer pdf's, after sending to OneNote with Print and selecting a Page to insert to, OneNote ends up splitting my document into its own page and subpages (1 for each page). I want ...
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Can anyone suggest a program like OneNote, but with more database-like features?

I'm trying to use Microsoft Onenote 2010 to organise and create notes for a PhD and it has many advantages, but I'm finding the limitations of the format frustrating. For example, the functionality ...
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How to keep Microsoft OneNote from autostarting on boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suppress OneNote adding itself to startup items How do I keep Microsoft OneNote from autostarting when I boot my computer? Windows 7.
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Online PIM Needed: EverNote + Cozi =?

I am looking for an online solution with free-form note-taking ability like OneNote or EverNote, and also a robust calendaring system (tasks, repeating appts, notifications). Cozi has a great calendar ...
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Is there a way to modify the default size of a new side note in OneNote 2010?

I am a fan of OneNote, but there is one aspect of it that makes it less useful than it could be. When I make a new side note (i.e. by clicking the OneNote icon in the system tray or pressing ...
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In which intervals does OneNote saves my notebook?

How much time elapsed between one save to another? In my area there are a lot of electricity power interruption, so I don't know how much I can count on OneNote autosaving.
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Microsoft OneNote Replacement

I'm wondering if a free, open source replacement for Microsoft OneNote exists. Features it would need to have: Click anywhere on the page and start typing. Automatic revision history tracking. Some ...
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Create re-usable text snippets in OneNote

Is it possible to create re-usable text snippets in OneNote 2010? I often find myself writing the same text. Being able to bind the insertion of configurable text to a key combination would be very ...
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How to show current section in the folder hiearchy in OneNote 2013

In Microsoft OneNote 2013, is there a way to show where the current page's section lives in the hierarchical folder structure? In other words, a command to open the folder tree with the current ...
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Can I encrypt my OneNote 2013 notebooks on SkyDrive?

I'm a big fan of OneNote 2013 including the sync function, however I have privacy concerns using Microsoft's Skydrive cloud. Is there a way I can encrypt my notebooks before they are sent to the ...
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Shortcut to collapse a paragraph/outline in OneNote?

This describes a way to collapse outlines with the mouse. Is this possible to do with keyboard only?
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How to paste from MS OneNote to OpenOffice?

No any text, copied to clipboard from MS OneNote 2010 can be pasted into Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 Writer. Even if it is just small fragment of plain text. Why? And how to fix?
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Can I create OneNote links that open in the desktop app instead of the web app?

I'm trying to create hyperlinks to my most frequently used OneNote notebooks and notes. It's easy to create the links (right-click a notebook/note and click "Copy Link to Notebook/Note"). But when I ...
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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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Microsoft Office: Hotkey for applying frequently used fonts?

When writing technical documents/reports, it is often a good practice to use different fonts for certain concepts, e.g. to use Consolas for the names of datatypes (in the context of software ...
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Optimal Audio Codec and corresponding format/option for the recording of voice in small and large lecture halls

Microsoft's OneNote supplied with Office2010 does very well for note taking software. It includes the function to record audio/video, or just audio. The options in the program for Codec are a) Windows ...
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Syncing OneNote 2010 notebook with Sharepoint 2010 creates a folder on sharepoint but no notebook (0xE000076C error)

I'm trying to sync a OneNote notebook with my Sharepoint site. I create a new notebook, choose to store it on the network and give the location of a document library I have created on Sharepoint, but ...
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Why does my font in the OneNote 2010 beta keep changing back to a non-default?

In OneNote options I've set a particular default font. Then I selected all text in a particular notebook section and change it to the new font. However, whenever I insert a new line in that existing ...
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On Windows 8.1 with a dual-monitor setup, can I run the same Metro-style application on two monitors?

I'm using OneNote to take notes in class, and I'd like to see previous notes while at home and reviewing. The simplest way to achieve this I could think of would have been to have one instance of ...
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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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Can I create my own custom 'language' for OneNote spellchecking?

Do you know a way to add SQL, Perl, C# or any other programming language's keywords as a custom language to OneNote? We use OneNote to document our work. When I add code (SQL, other) to a new page, ...