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OneNote | A Look Inside

I still have a few more notes to move over from Evernote but I am loving OneNote.  I keep to do lists, goals, projects, ideas, genealogy research and so much more in OneNote.  So what does my setup look like?  Lets take a look!



{I usually use OneNote 2016 but I have tried the Windows 10 app and it works just as good.}

The first screen shot below is OneNote 2016 and the second is from the Windows 10 app.  My first notebook is my task management notebook.  In this notebook I have my Inbox, which is my default section for incoming stuff, calendar and lists.  {Emails that I have sent to OneNote and screen clips go in my Inbox section.} The next notebook is for my blog, and then the Genealogy notebook is for research notes, then I have the GBT notebook which I use for notes and reminders for GeneaBloggersTribe, the Reference notebook is for things that don't belong in one of the other notebooks,  and the last notebook is the Archive.




Lets take a closer look at some of these notebooks.  …

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OneNote | Anatomy of a Notebook

For this post on OneNote I was going to show you inside of my notebooks but I thought you should know how the notebooks work first.  

Notebooks have sections, pages, and groups.  A section can have a page and a page can have subpages.  A group can have sections with pages, subpages and also groups. 

Some things you can do in notebooks are:
You can name sections, pages, subpages and groups whatever you would like.You can click anywhere on the page and start typing.You can add images, tables, etc. {you can even add calendars}.You can add audio files as well.

There is a lot you can do in OneNote to make it your own and make it work for you.  It took me some time to get it to where it is now.  I will be showing you inside my notebooks next time!

Do you use OneNote?  How do you make it work for you?


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Evernote to OneNote | Importing Notes

A few weeks ago I posted about moving to OneNote from Evernote.  To start the process I searched for a way export my Evernote notes into OneNote.  At the OneNote website you can download a OneNote importer.  Once it is downloaded double click to open and follow the instructions to link your Evernote account.   {Save the importer because you will be using it a lot to import your notes}.


I do not suggest selecting all of your notebooks and doing them at one time, especially if you have a lot of notes.  Before I started the importer I did a little housekeeping in my Evernote notebooks and deleted notes that were not needed.  You can also create some dummy notebooks in Evernote to break up your notes into smaller chunks so you do not run into any issues when importing to OneNote.  Once in OneNote you will want to move your notes around into your new organization system.

Select your notebook, select next and let the imported do its magic.  It will ask you to sign into your Microsoft account.…