We could write for days about all the amazing features OneNote has to offer. The above tips are some of the most used in my workflow.
Some of the other features that are worth investigating are…
Pen Annotations with Ink-to-Shape
If you are using a tablet and a stylus, OneNote can use Ink-to-Shape to recognize simple shapes (rectangle, circle, triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon, and hexagon). This allows you to draw a shape and have it converted to a more accurate rendition of the shape.
Like Ink-to-Shape, the Ink-to-Text feature will convert handwritten text to editable text.
To use the feature, after you handwrite text using the mouse or stylus, select the text using the Lasso tool.
Once selected, click Ink to Text from the Draw ribbon.
The result is produced.
Using the Ink-to-Math feature, it is also possible to handwrite a math formula and have it converted into a proper formula that is easily read by others.
Using the same method as Ink-to-Text, write the formula, select the formula with the Lasso tool, then click Math on the Draw ribbon.
The handwritten formula is turned into the following.
What’s even more amazing is that you can click Select an Action and ask OneNote to solve or graph the equation.
You even can also have OneNote show the steps used to solve the equation.