Microsoft OneNote is the best digital note-taking app out there. It’s dependable and easy to use, regardless of whether you’re a Windows or Mac user, and it performs well across all platforms.

With OneNote, it’s like having an actual note pad with the added benefit of being able to access your notes from anywhere. In addition to being able to arrange and collect digital notes, you can also upload pictures, clips, and audio, and then connect them when out and about.

To get the most from OneNote, whether you’ve been using it for a long time or you’re just getting started, here are a few tips and tricks that will surely help you with using onenote

1. You can use your phone to scan and save documents.

OneNote users can get a copy of a document into OneNote using Office Lens, a mobile app that works on iOS and Android. To scan multi-page files into OneDrive, email, or OneNote, simply install the Office Lens app on one’s phone and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up. Then they can use OneNote as a durable collection for necessary records by simply selecting the Notebook they want to duplicate it to.

2. Manually written pages can be converted into text.

Having to type your handwritten text onto your mobile phone or computer can be a hassle and inconvenience to do, as well as it is so time consuming since you need to precisely rewrite or retype the data that you’ve written. Fortunately, the new feature of OneNote has a number of ways you can use it on a stylus-enabled computer, tablet, or mobile device. It is much easier to have and do rather than the actual manual way.

To scan the handwritten texts, users may opt to the following steps.

STEP 1: In the ribbon, go to “Draw” and select “Lasso Select.”

STEP 2: Then, using the lasso tool, enclose the text you wish to transform.

STEP 3: “Ink to Text” can be found in the ribbon.

As much as possible, OneNote will attempt to translate your handwriting into text. There will be mistakes, there is no doubt about that, but the text can be edited and used in different documents.

3. Can help with few simple calculations

It is possible to solve simple math problems in OneNote by writing out the equation. In the example of “200 + 400 =”, OneNote will automatically fill in the solution. It is possible to solve any familiar math problem, such as adding or subtracting or multiplying or dividing, in the same way Even the order of processes, such as “(3 + 7) * 27 =.” is respected by OneNote.*INSERT RELATED IMAGE *

4. Solve calculations that are complex to interpret.

OneNote’s powerful math engine isn’t restricted to quick and easy grade-school mathematics. Stylus writing can be converted into text in OneNote so that it can be used in a different document. However, OneNote can also graph or focus on solving the formula in many instances.

3. Can help with few simple calculations

It is possible to solve simple math problems in OneNote by writing out the equation. In the example of “200 + 400 =”, OneNote will automatically fill in the solution. It is possible to solve any familiar math problem, such as adding or subtracting or multiplying or dividing, in the same way Even the order of processes, such as “(3 + 7) * 27 =.” is respected by OneNote.*INSERT RELATED IMAGE *

4. Solve calculations that are complex to interpret.

OneNote’s powerful math engine isn’t restricted to quick and easy grade-school mathematics. Stylus writing can be converted into text in OneNote so that it can be used in a different document. However, OneNote can also graph or focus on solving the formula in many instances.

1. Draw an equation with a stylus.

2. Using your mouse, trace the text you want to change with a lasso.

3. Select “Math” from the toolbar.

4. Ink to Math” can be used to convert the drawn equation into text. The equation can be solved or graphed by clicking “Select an action” or by selecting one of the available options.

5. Users can record meetings

Meetings can be recorded and audio notes taken with OneNote on a laptop. As an added bonus, you can “bookmark” key instances in the capturing so that you can easily locate them later.

1. You can insert sound by clicking on the “Insert” tab in the ribbon and selecting audio. As soon as you launch OneNote, it will record and store.

2. Make a note in OneNote whenever you hear something you want to remember later. If you want to be more specific, you can type in a long description instead of a single word.

3. The meeting will come to an end when you click “Stop” on the ribbon.

Users should now see small “Play” icons to the left of each of their notes. In OneNote, users can play back a documentation of the exact right time users started inputting a note by clicking “Play.”

6. Users can conveniently save webpages in OneNote.

An extension for Google Chrome called OneNote Web Clipper is a must-have for any Chrome user. Open the webpage you want to copy to OneNote and click the extension icon in the toolbar of your browser after you’ve installed it. You can use the “Region” option to snip just a portion of the page instead of loading the entire page by default. After that, you’ll be able to pick and choose which OneNote notebook you’d like it copied to.

7. Set up a group wiki.

A web page publication shouldn’t need to be advanced and users wouldn’t have to use professional tools. This is a platform for sharing and teaming up on files, methods, meeting minutes and other file types with other people using OneNote.

STEP 1: To generate a wiki-like page in OneNote, all users have to do is reference to other OneNote pages. In order to do so, you can right-click and select “Copy Link To Page” from the drop-down menu.

STEP 2: Add text you would like to link to, then right-click and select “Link.” Click “Insert” after pasting the URL into the “Address” box.

STEP 3 : Schedule this meeting to your entire team by clicking “Share” in the upper right corner of this wiki Notebook. Set the “Can edit” option so that anyone can make edits to your Notebook.

8. View earlier sketch

In OneNote, there is a clever feature that allows you to play back a sketch, drawing, or even just a scribbled note as if it were a short video. To illustrate a point, you can use it to play back the various steps of creating a sketch or solving a math problem.

STEP 1: Select the “View” tab in the ribbon to rewind a drawing.

STEP 2: “Replay” is the second option.

STEP 3: Click “Replay everything on the page” or drag a selection box around the part of the page you want to play back if promoted.

9. In OneNote, you can disable formatting when copying and pasting a file.

In OneNote, when you paste content from a web page, OneNote duplicates the page’s particularly unique configuration and adds a link to the page so you can easily return to the original source. That’s great if you’re doing research, but if you just want the text, it can be a pain. Good news! This feature is deactivated by default.

STEP 1:  Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu at the far right of the OneNote window.

STEP 2: Click “Options” in the Settings pane to open the Options window.

STEP 3: In the “Paste Options” section, select “Keep Text Only” from the dropdown menu and slide the “Include link to source” button to the left to disable it.