After a bit of testing with Windows Insiders, the latest big update for OneNote is now rolling out to everyone on Windows 10. This update packs a number of new features, but its biggest highlight is a full redesign meant to maintain visual consistency across platforms.
Here's a full look at what's new according to the release notes:
- OneNote Reimagined: It's easier than ever to organize your notes with an improved layout. All of your notebooks, sections, and pages can be found in columns on the side of the app, efficiently navigable with screen readers, keyboards and more.
- Resolve page conflicts: Page conflicts sometimes happen in shared notebooks. We've made it easier to find and resolve the differences. Pages with conflicts will be marked with a triangle icon.
- Your pages, your way: Page previews provide a glimpse of what's in your notes by showing the first few words of text on the page, and a thumbnail of any pictures.
- Hide subpages: Create more room in your page list by collapsing your subpages. Select one or more pages, and from the right-click menu, choose Make Subpage.
- Find text on a page: Use Ctrl+F to quickly search for a specific word or phrase on the current page.
- You're the expert with Tell Me: Click the light bulb in the upper right corner of the app window, and simply type what you want to do in OneNote using your own words. Tell Me will guide you through the process as well as offer additional resources such as Help or Smart Lookup.
- See what's changed: When someone else changes content in your shared notebook, we'll make the page or section name bold so you know.
- Nickname your notebook: Add a nickname to your notebook to make it more personal and easier to find.
- Change the notebook color: Red for work, blue for personal? Change the color of your notebooks to keep things organized.
That's quite a bit of new stuff that should come in handy if you're a particularly heavy OneNote user. More importantly, using OneNote across platforms should be much more of a cohesive experience thanks to the updated look. If you want to check out everything that's new, you should be able to grab the latest update from the Windows Store now.
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