The Wonders of OneNote!

As 2018 comes to a close, Harbor Computer Services is gearing up for what is looking to be a great year ahead! Our elves have been going through your security settings for an end-of-year checkup, ensuring your security is top-notch! We are always looking for the latest and greatest updates to make sure your company is kept informed and safe. This is a great way to wrap-up the year and move into 2019 with a clean slate.


Looking towards 2019, we want to pause for a moment and say Thank You to you, our client. We truly care about you, and want to do anything that we can to help you succeed! Giving you the tools to do that is a big part of that.


Season of Thanks


You may have been using Microsoft OneNote, but even if you are a seasoned user, there are several features that you may not be aware of. Let’s take a few minutes to go through some of the really cool features that may help you work smarter, and not harder.


OneNote has a New Look!

The interface for the newest downloadable version is a bit different from what you’re used to, but don’t worry, it’s all there! Microsoft has arranged it to look like the web interface applications that you might be using, such as Teams, Planner, and SharePoint. This style of interface has your menus open in “Blades”, which is just a fancy word for columns, usually on the left side of the screen.


Change Page Color and add Lines


Did you know that you don’t have to have boring white pages? You can customize pages to be different colors, or add lines of different types. You can even set it to open new pages with lines by default.


OneNote color and lines



Automatic Sourcing in OneNote


You can copy text from a website, and when you paste it to OneNote, the source website will show as a hyperlink below the pasted text. This feature can be turned off.


OneNote automatic sourcing



Make Lists Using OneNote


You can make lists with checkboxes directly in OneNote.

OneNote List checkboxes


Easily Share a OneNote page


OneNote allows you to directly share a page. You can choose whether the recipient can edit it or not.

Share Page OneNote


Password Protect a Section in OneNote


Sections can be set with a password for added security.


OneNote password protected


OneNote Training


Do you think your organization can benefit from OneNote training? Harbor will  be happy to help! We can provide training on any of your Microsoft products. Ask your tech about it!



About Harbor Computer Services

Harbor Computer Services is an IT firm servicing Southeastern Michigan. We work exclusively under contract with our clients to provide technology direction and either become the IT department or provide assistance to the internal IT they already have. We have won many awards for our work over the years, including the worldwide Microsoft Partner of the Year in 2010. We’re the smallest firm to have ever won this most prestigious award. Most recently we were recognized as one of the top 20 visionaries in small business IT by ChannelPro Magazine (2015). And in 2016 as the top Michigan IT firm for Manufacturing. There are a few simple things that make Harbor Computer Services the best choice for your business. •We are Professionals •We are Responsible •We are Concerned About The Success of Your Business

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