While not a drastic change-up, the new OneNote 2016 brings about a few cool new features. However, for many seasoned OneNote users, the 2016 version also brings with it some initial frustration. If you were a regular user of the old Send to OneNote Tool, you may have had a panic moment upon taking your new 2016 version of OneNote for a test drive after installation. That's because Microsoft did away with it. Poof. Gone without a trace.
Take just a moment and glance at your work email. How many message are sitting in your inbox right now? If you are anything like me, you have gobs of messages fermenting in a virtual bottomless pit of email. If emails were physical things, I'd be a candidate for one of those hoarders episodes.
Like much of the professional world, your workplace probably uses Outlook for employee/staff email. If you or some of your coworkers suffer from a crowded mess of an inbox, you are in luck. Microsoft released a nifty feature some time ago made just for the message cluttered masses. It's called Sweep, and it, well, it sweeps out your inbox for you. You know those little robotic vacuum cleaners that you turn on, turn loose, and they clean up for you on their own? Sweep is sort of the same thing. When enabling Sweep, it serves two basic purposes for you: 1) To quickly clean out accumulated emails no longer wanted, and 2) To automatically keep your inbox clean thereafter. When activating Sweep, you are given four options for which rule you want applied to emails from a specific sender:
Ready to get your email inbox cleaned out and automatically kept neat from now on? Here is the walk-through:
Over the next six weeks, I'll be posting quite a few mini-lessons on using OneNote, with an obvious emphasis on school use. This first entry is just a handout for getting started and setting up a OneNote notebook for a class. Useful for anyone, but geared for middle school and high school students. If you are a teacher, this is hopefully generic enough to download and use with students. This particular .pdf is for doing so with the web version, but I will post the same thing for the desktop and app versions as well, so stay tuned.
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