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Evernote Page Tagging in OneNote

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If you’re coming over to OneNote from Evernote you might immediately miss the ability to tag your pages as you’re used to.
Evernote’s page level tagging is a powerful feature but what you may not know is that you can effectively emulate this feature in OneNote too.

OneNote Synchronisation Strategy

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OneNote does some clever things under the hood to provide you with pain-free multi-user synchronisation across your devices. However, a common complaint is that it can be slow to update if the notebook has lots of large embedded PDFs or files. This is pretty understandable if you take a minute to think about it. Adding a lot of new class notes or handouts and then syncing them over dodgy...

Getting Out of a Rut

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Getting a cart out of a rut is hard. The sides are steep and it’s hard to gain purchase. Just a slight turn to either side is ineffective. The wheels won’t catch; they just hit the sides & bounce off. To get it out you need to commit. Making a confident directional change and then giving it a big effort to pull. That pull also needs to go on for some time. But if you keep at, especially...

Hiding Text with OneNote

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An often overlooked feature in OneNote is the ability to collapse and expand hierarchical text.
This allows you to free up valuable page space by hiding content that you don’t need to always see.

Dear OneNote API dev team

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Hi,
I’m only writing this publicly as I don’t know how to get hold of you, and that’s kind of the point.
Sure there are many official channels including your website, Uservoice, Stack Overflow and even Twitter, but none of these seem suitable for certain circumstances.

Tip To Avoid Procrastination

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I keep it short this week: a quick update and thoughts on my coming, time-poor, week. I then share a very effective tip for avoiding the dreaded P-word: procrastination. As always if you have any feedback or suggestions then please do get in touch, I’m bealers@siftware.com. I’m @bealers on Twitter and there’s also @knucklingdown on Twitter. Links from show: The Brain Audit The...

OneNote Workflow Examples

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To give you some ideas of how you might use OneNote I provide a detailed run-through of my personal workflows. This system has evolved over the past 10 years of me using OneNote nearly every day.
It also touches on my morning routine and how I use week planning.

OneNote Guide: Fundamentals

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Quickly get up to speed using OneNote 2016.
This video explains basic OneNote concepts and is ideal if you’re considering making the switch from Evernote.

How To Deal With Overwhelm

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In this episode I run through my Crisis Mode Productivity system that I’ve used successfully in the past when I’ve been feeling completely overwhelmed (usually self-inflected because I’d taken on too much!) It’s a bit longer than I had planned, but I do go through things in detail. I also mention a blog post by Marc Jenkins: Must avoid at all costs and recommend that you...

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