My slides from the Minnesota SharePoint User Group presentation on Office 365 Productivity Tips
Printing content to OneNote
I think that OneNote is one of the coolest tools in the entire Microsoft portfolio of products. It’s like the Ginsu knife of personal productivity (if I just aged myself with that reference, you can catch up here… The Ginsu (Commercial Offer, 1980)). One feature of OneNote I want to cover today is the ability to print to OneNote just like you would print to a printer or a PDF file. Here’s how…
Making your voice heard at Microsoft – UserVoice sites for our relevant software
Hardly a day goes by that we don’t get a question from someone along the lines of “does do , and why doesn’t it?”. Or, there’s the “when will Microsoft change to allow us to do ” question. Bottom line… we don’t know, and we have virtually no sway to influence Microsoft to change their software… but you do!
Viewing your recent edits in OneNote
With the amount of work we do on a daily basis, it’s often hard to remember just exactly where you updated or changed information. You know you did it in the last couple of days, but you can’t specifically remember where it was done.
If you’re using OneNote to store information, OneNote makes it easy to find everything you changed and where exactly it was updated using the Recent Edits feature. Here’s how that works…
What in the world is an “Interrobang”?
Today’s tip is a bit lighter in nature, as I learned something this week which I had never even heard, much less knew about. Have you ever written an email or a Skype message that was something along the lines of “What do you think you are doing?!?!?!” That series of snarky question marks and exclamation points, when combined, are often referred to as interrobangs.
Changing your user initials in Office programs
A colleague pointed out this option to me the other day, and it’s a good one to share. In Office programs like Word or OneNote, the system often uses your initials to note who made changes. But perhaps you need to change your initials for some reason (duplicate of someone else, you don’t like them, etc.). Here’s how you do that…
Seeing Author information on a OneNote page
Depending on how you use OneNote, you may want to be able to see who updated parts of a OneNote page. There’s an option on the Ribbon Bar called Hide Authors that does that for you.
Additional AutoCorrect options in Office
Recently I talked about how to add and remove particular words and acronyms that Office “helpfully” tries to correct for you. In this tip, I want to point out a few other options that are interesting and might address a pain point or two based on how your fingers and your brain communicate with each other…
Making quick video recordings in OneNote
Let’s say you want to create a quick video of yourself, either to let your team know something, or perhaps just as a reminder to yourself to take care of some items. OneNote has a basic video recording function built in, and it’s perfect for those basic types of videos (not screen captures… just whatever your vidcam is picking up). Here’s how it works…