10 OneNote Power Tips

Here are 10 power user OneNote tips. They are definitely not for beginners but if you master them, you’ll be a real OneNote master.

1. If you use shared notebooks, new or edited by other users pages appear in bold, like new emails in your mailbox. When you read them, their boldness is gone. Press CTRL-Q to unread a page – it’ll become bold again.

2. OneNote displays notebook structure on the left and pages on the right. If you find that weird, choose Options – Display – Page tabs appears on the left. Outline+ for iPad displays pages on the left by the way!


3. Press CTRL-1 to create a To-Do tag. Press CTRL-1 again to mark it done!


4. Browse many OneNote templates by Microsoft at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/results.aspx?qu=onenote&av=zsc

5. Do you miss any tags in OneNote? You can create your own tags: right click in a note, select Tag and then Customize Tags.


6. CTRL-A usually selects everything you see in a window, but not in OneNote. First time it selects a paragraph, equal to triple-click. Second time it selects complete note container. Third time it selects entire page.

7. If you experience problems with OneNote, try Safe Boot: press Start – Run and type "OneNote /safeboot".

8. Press ALT-SHIFT-D to insert current date into your note.

9. One window of OneNote is not enough? Press CTRL-M to open a new window of OneNote.

10. There are some hidden OneNote options: create all new pages with ruled lines: open Options – Display.

Outline and Outline+ are updated!

We were thinking, what would be a number one feature to add into the app and counted your requests and wishes. And the winner is…

Multi-level Indented Lists!

  Tab buttons   Wireless keyboard   Auto lists  
New Tab Buttons

Create lists with two additional Tab buttons on the iPad’s keyboard.

Wireless Keyboard

Connect your wireless keyboard and indent lists with Tab and Delete keys.

Magic Auto Lists

Symbols like "-" or "1." will be converted into proper lists!

Update today for free and try it yourself!

OutlineApp on AppStore

Full changelog:
  • Multi-level indented lists
  • TextExpander support
  • Chinese input addressed
  • Stability improvements

iOS App Icon Printable Template

When we were sketching our new app icon, we found that we were spending a lot of time drawing those icon outlines each time a new idea occurred. Because of their rounded corners, the squares were a pain to draw and we were getting different proportions and different roundness of corners, which is not good when you are looking for a perfect icon.

To solve this problem, we have created a template for drawing iOS icons. Here is the template in real life:

ios app icon template drawing

Please download the iOS app icon template for free and use it for your projects! Let us know what masterpieces you have created thanks to the template!

P.S. Many thanks for your feedback about the new icon! You helped us a lot and you will see a new icon on the AppStore very soon!