Microsoft OneNote Course

Microsoft OneNote Course

Microsoft OneNote short courses in Sydney, open to everyone.

Learn the digital note-taking app for your devices with our Microsoft OneNote courses in Sydney.

Ideas take shape in Microsoft OneNote. Do you scribble great ideas on napkins and sticky notes? Is precise filing more your style? Microsoft OneNote’s got you covered whatever way you shape your thoughts. Learn Microsoft OneNote with our Microsoft OneNote courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.

This Microsoft OneNote course is a beginner’s OneNote course and aims to give you a thorough grounding in the use of Microsoft OneNote. The skills acquired on this OneNote course will enable you to effectively use Microsoft OneNote to research, capture, organise and share information.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this Microsoft OneNote course you should be able to:

  1. Start OneNote and open and navigate notebooks.
  2. Create a new simple notebook.
  3. Work with sections and pages in a notebook.
  4. Add various forms of content to a notebook.
  5. Gain an understanding of working with linked notes.
  6. Create and use Quick Notes.
  7. Apply formatting to note text.
  8. Work with note containers.
  9. Create and work with an outline.
  10. Work with tables.
  11. Use the drawing tools to create basic drawings.
  12. Create and work with tags.
  13. Search in notebooks.
  14. Create and work with a custom template.
  15. Apply page formatting.
  16. Print and export notebooks.
  17. Work with the security features in OneNote.
  18. Share and work on shared notebooks.
  19. Work with the Outlook integration features in OneNote.

Course Content

The following content will be covered in this Microsoft OneNote course:

Getting to Know Microsoft OneNote

  • What Is OneNote.
  • What Can You Do With OneNote.
  • Setting OneNote as the Default App.
  • Starting OneNote in Windows.
  • Signing in to OneNote.
  • The OneNote Screen.
  • Understanding Backstage View.
  • Opening a Notebook.
  • Showing and Collapsing the Ribbon.
  • Using the Ribbon.
  • Navigating With the Notebooks Pane.
  • Working With the Notebooks Pane.
  • Understanding OneNote Views.
  • Changing the View.
  • Closing a Notebook.
  • Exiting OneNote.

Your First Microsoft OneNote Notebook

  • Understanding OneNote Files.
  • Creating a New Notebook.
  • Typing a Note.
  • Creating Pages.
  • Creating Subpages.
  • Creating Sections.
  • Creating Section Groups.

Sections and Pages in Microsoft OneNote

  • Renaming Sections and Pages.
  • Working With Page Groups.
  • Moving Sections and Pages.
  • Copying Sections and Pages.
  • Inserting Space on a Page.
  • Deleting Sections and Pages.
  • Using the OneNote Recycle Bin.
  • Deleting Unwanted Notebooks.

Adding Content in Microsoft OneNote

  • Copying and Pasting Content.
  • Inserting Pictures.
  • Extracting Text From a Picture.
  • Inserting Screen Clippings Into the Current Page.
  • Inserting Screen Clippings With Send to OneNote.
  • Attaching Files.
  • Understanding Audio and Video Files.
  • Linking to Other Pages.
  • Linking to a Web Page.
  • Sending Web Notes to OneNote.
  • Adding OneNoteNote Web Clipper.
  • Using OneNote Web Clipper.

Working With Linked Notes in Microsoft OneNote

  • Understanding Linked Notes.
  • Starting a Linked Notes Session.
  • Ending a Linked Notes Session.
  • Starting Linked Notes From Word or PowerPoint.
  • Viewing Linked Notes.
  • Removing Note Links.
  • Disabling and Re-Enabling Linked Notes.
  • Using the Research Pane.

Using Quick Notes in Microsoft OneNote

  • Understanding Quick Notes.
  • Creating a Quick Note.
  • Keeping a Quick Note Visible.
  • Reviewing Your Quick Notes.
  • Moving Quick Notes to Existing Notes.

Formatting Notes in Microsoft OneNote

  • Formatting Text.
  • Using Bulleted and Numbered Lists.
  • Checking the Spelling.
  • Applying Styles to Text.
  • Adding Paragraph Spacing.

Working With Note Containers in Microsoft OneNote

  • Resizing a Note Container.
  • Merging the Contents of Note Containers.
  • Moving a Note Container.

Microsoft OneNote Outlining

  • Creating an Outline.
  • Selecting Levels in an Outline.
  • Collapsing and Expanding Details.
  • Moving Content in an Outline.

Working With Tables in Microsoft OneNote

  • Inserting a Table.
  • Adding Content to a Table.
  • Selecting Content in a Table.
  • Inserting Rows and Columns.
  • Deleting Rows and Columns.
  • Formatting a Table.

Using the Microsoft OneNote Drawing Tools

  • Understanding Pen Mode.
  • Inserting Shapes.
  • Drawing With the Pen Tool.
  • Selecting Shapes.
  • Modifying Drawings.
  • Converting Ink to Text.
  • Creating a Favourite Pen.

Tagging Notes in Microsoft OneNote

  • Tagging Content.
  • Creating Custom Tags.
  • Modifying Tags.
  • Removing Tags From Notes.
  • Finding Tagged Notes.

Searching Notebooks in Microsoft OneNote

  • Searching the Current Page.
  • Using Quick Search.
  • Using the Search Results Task Pane.
  • Turning on Search and Text Recognition.

Microsoft OneNote Templates

  • Understanding OneNote Templates.
  • Creating a New Page Based on a Template.
  • Creating a Custom Template.
  • Setting a Default Template.
  • Deleting a Custom Template.

Formatting Pages in Microsoft OneNote

  • Specifying Paper Size.
  • Changing Print Margins.
  • Setting Page Colours and Rule Lines.
  • Adding a Background Picture.

Printing and Exporting Notebooks in Microsoft OneNote

  • Understanding the Print Dialog Box.
  • Printing With the Print Dialog Box.
  • Printing From Print Preview.
  • Exporting OneNote Content.
  • Exporting Content as a Word File.
  • Exporting Content as a PDF or XPS File.
  • Exporting Content as a Web Page.
  • Sending Pages in Different Formats.

Microsoft OneNote Security Features

  • Locking a Section With a Password.
  • Locking All Protected Sections.
  • Unlocking a Protected Section.
  • Removing a Password.
  • Setting Password Protection Options.
  • Setting Backup Options.

Sharing Notebooks in Microsoft OneNote

  • Understanding Sharing Notebooks on OneDrive.
  • Creating a New Shared Notebook.
  • Sharing an Existing Notebook.
  • Inviting Others to Share Your Notebook.
  • Opening a Shared Notebook.
  • Viewing New or Changed Content.
  • Searching Shared Notebooks by Author.
  • Viewing Page Versions.
  • Synchronising a Shared Notebook.
  • Changing Permissions and Removing Users.
  • Using Sharing Links.
  • Accessing Shared Notebooks on the Web.

Integrating With Outlook using Microsoft OneNote

  • Emailing OneNote Pages.
  • Sending Email Messages to OneNote.
  • Inserting an Outlook Meeting Into a Note.
  • Creating an Outlook Task From a Note.
  • Sharing a Meeting With Others.

Intended Audience

Providing comprehensive and thorough coverage of using Microsoft OneNote, this OneNote course is ideal for new or existing users seeking to learn OneNote tasks outlined in the course content.

Delivery Style

This Microsoft OneNote course is presented as a practical, instructor-led computer-based course in a Microsoft Windows environment. You’ll have dedicated access to a computer exclusively for your use so you can follow instructor training and work through examples.

Course Prerequisites

This Microsoft OneNote course assumes little or no knowledge of Microsoft OneNote. You should be familiar with the basic functions of a computer operating system. This includes navigating the environment using a mouse and keyboard, starting applications, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, creating folders, opening and saving files, familiarity with the accessing the Internet and use of common web browsers. If you do not have these skills, we recommend attending the Basic Computer Skills Course before attempting this course.


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