4. “Dock”


The meaning of the word “Dock” is that the user interface of “OneNote” is minimized and the current “Page” and “Section” in “OneNote” is visible at the side of the screen.

You can find the “Dock” icon on the “Quick Access toolbar” and the option is also present in the “Ribbon” under “View”.

You can click on the same option again to un-dock the window.


This gives us the following result:



5. Autosave

While you take notes or go to another “Page” or “Section” or even if you close a “Notebook”, the work you’ve done is saved automatically in “OneNote”. You do not need to save your notes manually, even if you close the application.


6. Quick notes

Even without opening a “Notebook”, you have the option to quick start “OneNote”.

If you want to create an annotation or a short note you need to press the combination of“Windows key+N“.

This key combination launches OneNote in a window with minimal options.

In this window you can create your notes in the same manner as before. The first line at the top of the page is the title. If you’ve finished entering your notes, you can simply close the window. The individual notes are automatically saved. After closing the window, a message appears at the bottom right hand corner of the application window:



In “OneNote”, you can recover your notes under “Unfiled notes”. When “OneNote” is opened, the “Unfiled notes” “Section” can be opened..



Now you can put the notes in their proper places by moving or copying them.


7. Standard “Template” Set

For each new “Page” or sub-page, you have the option of selecting a “Template”. This is possible only when you create a new “Page”. Once a “Template” is created, it cannot be changed.

How is this done?

Click on the ” New page” option found at the top right portion of the application window.

The “New page” and “New subpage” options give you a blank “Page”. The various options below each give a different look to the “Page”. This allows you to preview each category which has its own “Template” so that you can compare the different appearances.

You can try out all the different “Templates”.


Example of a “Template”:

If we click on the “Page Templates” option in “New Page”(last option at the bottom), a window opens up:



Here we have a range of “Templates” to choose from.
If you click on the plus sign a list is displayed with several “Templates”.
You can view them one by one and then make a choice.

This can be done only for new “Pages”. If you click on an existing “Page”, a new “Page” will again be created.


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