Microsoft Now Has Quick Start Guides For Office 2016

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I will be the first to admit that I like having manuals to read for specific information.  Microsoft has now authored documents called Quick Starts for Office 2016.   You can see the documents at https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-2016-Quick-Starts-25f909da-3e76-443d-94f4-6cdf7dedc51e.

Here are the different versions available.

Resources Online

Download in PDF

Read in Office Sway

For Mac users, the following Quick Start guides exist.  The Office 2016 guides are available to download in PDF.  They include Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote. 

Skype for Business, Mac, and Mobile

Thinking about whether to upgrade to Office 2016?  Take a look at the resource guides to help you decide. 

New Features Added to OneNote

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Figure 1 – Graphic from https://www.onenote.com/clipper

As you know, if you read my blog, I am a fan of OneNote.  One of the reasons I am a fan is that in Dynamics NAV, you can send information from NAV to OneNote.

The features that Microsoft  added in July are making me an avid supporter of OneNote.  The first feature is INK EFFECTS.  The feature allows users to jazz up  notes and drawings with new ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, gold and silver to make anything that is  written is more unique and even more fun.

The second feature is OneNote Web Clipper.  The information below comes from https://blogs.office.com/2016/07/21/onenote-july-roundup.

Our OneNote Web Clipper is better than ever. We have a number of new features on our Web Clipper for Chrome, Safari, and IE to give you more control over your screen clippings before you send it into OneNote.

Preview—Ever wonder exactly what was about to show up in OneNote once you clipped? Problem solved! Now all clipping modes—full page, region, article, recipe and product—provide a preview so what you see is what you get.

YouTube and Vimeo support—You can now clip videos from YouTube and Vimeo pages into OneNote.

Highlight text—When you clip an article, product or recipe you can highlight sections of text, and those highlights will be saved to OneNote.

Clip multiple regions in one go—Clip multiple regions of a webpage and save them all in a single OneNote page.

Use your own title—Change the title of your page in the preview window before sending it to OneNote.

Articles your way—Change the font size and type in your article to improve readability before you even clip it to OneNote.

Update to the latest version to see all the new features or download the extension at www.onenote.com/clipper.

I love the web clipper and have it on my Chrome browser.  I use it almost every day to clip and pop information into my OneNote. I use it to keep track of things I think might be good information  in a blog. Smile

How To Move from Evernote to OneNote

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Image from https://www.onenote.com/import-evernote-to-onenote

I have used OneNote for a long time.  However, because it was easier to link in Evernote, I kept some important stuff in Evernote since I could access it from my iPad or from my Samsung phone. 

Microsoft has been making it very easy for us to switch everything to OneNote because OneNote is now so accessible from any device.  I wanted to see how easy.

Using the Microsoft OneNote Import Tool

I downloaded the importer, and I let it chug.

It immediately found my Evernote – but just the one. I have two Evernote accounts so I thought it might find both of them.

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Image from import tool

As I continued, I received the message below telling me how the content will be organized.

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Image from import tool – Evernote to OneNote

The import to OneNote happens quite quickly.

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Image from the import tool – how the content from Evernote is moving.

When the import was complete, I did get the SUCCESS message below.  (I love this!)

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Image from the import saying that I am successful

However, it actually took about twenty minutes for all my notes to import. 

I downloaded the Android App for OneNote while I was doing the move between Evernote and OneNote.  I was surprised that all of the notebooks were up on my phone before they were fully imported according to my desktop.  It did put each of my folders into different notebooks which is a bit confusing at first. 

If you switch to OneNote from Evernote, let me know how it goes for you.

Cheers!

New Features in OneNote At January 2016

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Figure 1 – Image comes from https://blogs.office.com from the OneNote Whats New In January 2016 article

I was delighted to read that OneNote is getting a facelift.  The Microsoft Office team has announced the new features available in January 2016 in their blog https://blogs.office.com/2016/01/29/onenote-whats-new-in-january-2016/.

For those of you that want to see features only, here they are.

  • Insert shapes on Mac
  • Search all OneDrive notebooks on Mac and iOS
  • Publish notebooks publicly on Docs.com
  • Me-me-me-me (at work, works!)
  • Crop shop
  • Forget-me-now
  • Firefox and Safari users rejoice—clip with abandon
  • Office Lens built in

I hope that these titles intrigue you so much that you go and read the blog. :0

Remember, if you are a passionate OneNote user, you can make suggestions about the features that you would like to see.  Use this link:

Suggestions: OneNote UserVoice

Details on Learning Tools for OneNote

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Figure 1 – Picture from http://blogs.office.com

The Microsoft Office blogs has more information on OneNote Learning Tools.  You can read more at https://blogs.office.com/2016/01/19/learning-tools-for-onenote-improves-learning-for-all/.

Here is what I consider relevant:

Download the Learning Tools for OneNote public preview version today at onenote.com/learningtools.

We designed reading and writing solutions that leverage what works for people with learning differences and for other users based upon research. We are delivering a mainstream tool that benefits all students; it is a great example of inclusive design because it builds on solutions for people with learning differences but it works for everyone and is non-stigmatizing. This matters for students and educators for a few key reasons:

  1. Our ability to read impacts our ability to learn and our lifelong earning potential.
  2. OneNote is growing, and educators are advocating for OneNote because it helps students get organized and gain their independence.
  3. Most importantly, Microsoft can improve learning outcomes through enhanced reading and writing tools.

Learning Tools for Microsoft OneNote

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Figure 1 – Toolbar picture is from https://blogs.office.com/2016/01/19/learning-tools-for-onenote-improves-learning-for-all/.

When I have some free time, I like to catch up on my reading about technology… whatever comes up is what I focus on, when I do my search.  Today, I was captivated by the post on  January 19, 2016 By Anthony Salcito – Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft. 

Anthony was talking about how at,  ” Microsoft we think a lot about these individualized learning experiences and how immersive and inclusive technology can help empower every student on the planet to achieve more”. 

What he is talking about is the Minecraft learning tools, and more importantly to me, the OneNote Learning Tools. I quote from his blog:

It is designed specifically to improve reading and writing experiences for all students, including for those with learning disabilities like dyslexia. Learning Tools incorporates special text formatting and other features that can make classroom activities easier, including advanced dictation, focus mode, and immersive reading.

You can click on the link below to read more.

https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2016/01/19/microsoft-invests-in-new-and-expanded-version-of-minecraft-for-the-classroom-opens-public-preview-of-learning-tools-for-onenote/