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Digital Notebooks: OneNote

A guide to using digital notebook software, including Microsoft OneNote and Evernote.

What is Microsoft OneNote?

Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook and information management program that is now freely available from Microsoft for Windows, Apple, and Android devices in addition to a web-based interface.  It is included in the Microsoft Office package and is often preinstalled on Cincinnati Children's PC computers.  

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Seven Tips and Tricks to Get More Out of OneNote - from


  • How to take quick notes without opening OneNote
  • Recommended keyboard shortcuts
  • Clipping webpages to read later
  • Inserting files, links, math equations, photos, etc.
  • Customizing the layout to compliment your workflow
  • Using templates and add ins
  • Integrating OneNote with other Office programs (such as Outlook)

10 Awecome OneNote Tips You Should Be Using All The Time - From


  • To-Do list shortcuts
  • Page templates to jumpstart your projects
  • Drawing/sketching
  • OCR feature to convert words in pictures to text
  • Audio/video capture
  • Password protection

Keyboard Shortcuts for OneNote 2010

Learn about keyboard shortcuts for OneNote 2010 to improve your productivity.

Learn More

These ebooks are available to Cincinnati Children's employees through our UC affiliate status.  If working off-site you may need to log in to the catalog.  Instructions are available online here: